For many PC enthusiasts, looks are equally as important as their builds’ performance. To achieve top-notch aesthetics, many users opt for components with RGB lights combined with the right software to control them.
Aura Sync is one of the top choices for such RGB-control programs, and if you think you can benefit from having it installed on your PC, this guide will show you exactly how to do that.
Let’s take a look.
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What Is The ASUS Aura Sync Software?
When it comes to RGB lighting control, Aura Sync is one of the most popular choices.
Even though it’s developed, published, and maintained by ASUS, Aura Sync users can utilize the software’s features to link and control the lighting of other hardware components in their system, despite them being manufactured by a different sub-brand (ROG, TUF, etc.).
The Aura Sync software offers a wide variety of features for controlling the lightning on your RGB components, with over a dozen different effects ranging from static lightning to rapid flashing and sound-based color changes.
Needless to say, it’s a must-have software if you are a fan of RGB lighting and your PC has at least one or more such components.
With that said, let’s take a look at where you can find the download source for this software.
How To Download ASUS Aura Sync For Windows 10 & 11
The best way to download any hardware control software is through the manufacturer’s official website. When it comes to ASUS Aura Sync, this is not an exception.
The first thing you need to know is that there are two similar utility programs by ASUS. Aura Sync and the Aura Creator tool.
If you’re just looking to use pre-built lightning profiles and effects for your RGB components, then you only need the Aura Sync tool. If you want to create your unique lighting profiles with stunning effects for your custom aesthetic RGB look, then you’ll need the Aura Creator as well.
If you are not looking to create your lightning profiles, we recommend going with the Aura Sync utility only.
For RGB lightning control, users can choose to download either ASUS’s Armoury Crate, an all-in-one software with multiple tools and features included in one pack, or the standalone version of the Aura Sync Utility.
Note: The ASUS Armoury crate will be regularly updated in the future, while the Aura Sync standalone software will stop receiving updates soon.
As of the creation of this guide, the latest standalone version of the Aura Sync Utility is the v1.07.79_v2.2, while the Armoury Crate one is always updated and added as the latest as it’s in continuous and active development.
How To Install ASUS Aura Sync On Windows
Whether you choose the full Armoury Crate pack or the standalone version of the Aura Sync utility, the installation setup is relatively straightforward.
You’ll need software for unpacking archived files, and we recommend WinRAR as it is free to use.
When downloading the files from the official ASUS website (specifically for the standalone Aura Sync utility), you’ll receive them packed in an archived file. Once you open the list of files, run the setup (.exe) file and go through the installation process.
As for the Armoury Crate package, you’ll only receive one file, which is the setup Exe file, so simply run it on your computer and wait until the process is complete.
You’ll be required to provide administrator rights before starting any of these two installation setups, so make sure the Windows user profile you’re currently on has the required permissions.
At the end of the installation, even though it may not be mandatory and requested by the software itself, it’s wise to reboot your PC.
Using ASUS Aura Sync For RGB Lightning Control
Now that you have ASUS Aura sync installed on your system, it’s time to change the looks of your PC using its controls.
To begin, you need to launch the Aura Sync utility with administrator rights. You can do this by right-clicking the shortcut on your desktop (or a different location, depending on where you placed the shortcut) and clicking on Run as administrator.
Now the Aura Sync utility will launch, and if you don’t have any components linked, you’ll see the same screen as shown in the image below.
To sync your compatible components, you’ll need to click on the red circle icon below each one of them and then confirm the changes by clicking “yes,” as shown in the image below.
In this particular case, only the GPU component in this computer can be synced with the AURA utility, but if you have more devices available, the procedure is the same for all of them. Simply click on the link button and then confirm the changes as you previously did.
Now that your devices are linked, you are free to click on each one of them and choose the effects you wish to see. There are many combinations you can make, so take your time to come up with the perfect one for your setup.
Or, if you want to see colors and don’t really care about customizing things, use either the Music or Color Cycle profile, as those two do not require input from the user, yet still look good and provide a lot of entertainment for your eyes.
If you ever feel tired of the colors or simply wish to pause the RGB lightning for a while, you can toggle off one or all components by simply “switching off” the button in the top-right corner of the panel, as shown in the image below.
Note: Like other software, the ASUS Aura Sync doesn’t always work flawlessly. There are indeed quite a few bugs that can sometimes make you believe there’s something wrong with your RGB components.
This happens when you haven’t launched the Aura Sync program for a while, and so your RGB lights will go back to random patterns instead of the ones you chose for each component.
Most of the time, launching the program anew will make your computer “re-read” the settings once more, and your lightning will go back to normal once again.
With that said, you now know how to use one of the most popular RGB lighting control programs in the PC community, the ASUS Aura Sync for Windows 10 and 11.
Hopefully, this guide was clear enough and will help you customize your PC’s lightning the way you want it to be while playing, listening to music, or simply relaxing and admiring the aesthetics of your RGB components working in perfect sync.