The System panel provides an overview of the components inside your computer, including any Corsair Link-capable hardware connected and also temperatures for most major components (CPU, graphics card(s), and drives), CPU activity, and graphics card fan speeds. The icons are moveable so you can drag and drop them around the image to simulate the component placement in your build. The background images provided are of Corsair case products and can be changed to a custom image that reflects your system.
By clicking on a fan in the Corsair Link System panel, you can choose a variety of pre-programmed modes as well as configure a custom fan speed curve that maps to activity in a pre-defined Group. For example, front intake fans can be configured to increase in speed depending on GPU temperatures, or exhaust fans can be set to spin faster if a thermal sensor inside the case reads too high a temperature.
RGB LED Control
Corsair Link RGB LED strips attached to Corsair Link Mini or Lighting Nodes, H80i and H100i coolers, and the Dominator Airflow Platinum can all have their RGB LEDs configured to any number of colors. You can also configure lighting to change depending on a specific temperature defined by group, or just cycle colors. For example, if your CPU is running hot, you can set the lighting in your H80i to gradually change from blue to red.
The Groups panel allows you to assign fans and LEDs to different internal temperature readouts. This provides the reference for temperature-dependent fan curves or RGB LED settings.
The Graph tab allows you to choose and graph temperatures and fan speeds being monitored by Corsair Link in real time. You can choose any of the temperature inputs or fans to be graphed.
The Power tab appears in Corsair Link only if you have an AXi or HXi Series power supply installed and connected to either an internal USB header, a Corsair Link Commander, a H80i/H100i, or a Commander Mini through the Corsair Link Digital connection. In this tab, you can monitor your power supply’s consumption, efficiency, load, temperature, and fan speed. You can also enable or disable Over-Current Protection, and in the AXi Series, configure the cutoff points for that protection. You can also configure the fan speed to run 100% of the time by selecting a specific PWM % for the fan. The minimum is 40% and will be overridden by the PSU if the temperature inside the PSU gets too hot under higher loads or temperatures.
Multiple tabs within the Options panel allow you to configure Corsair Link, set up e-mail alerts, update the firmware of select Corsair Link hardware, and even log any number of variables being monitored and/or controlled by the software.
Corsair Link Installer
Change Log 7/28/2015:
- Windows 10 support
- H80i/H100i firmware updated to v1.1.3
- H80i/H100i detection problem
- Fix an issue that FAN and Pump of H100iGTX/H80iGT might be flashing red in C-Link and lose control in some cases
- Enforce FAN/PUMP/LED grouping constrain rule so that only devices that accepts external temp input can be associated with that temp group
- Uninstaller will clean up user profile directory
- Duplicated GPU/HDD devices discovered by CPUID will be numbered
- There is a driver conflict between the new H80i GT/H100i GTX and the original Commander unit. The new software installs a new driver that is required for support of these units that interrupts the recognition of the Commander unit. A firmware update for the Commander will be issued with a new software release to address this issue.
- SLI/Crossfire setups only show one GPU. Registry edits needed to correctly discover certain USB devices (H80i and H100i) are not being correctly installed on some Win 8 systems. Manually editing the registry on these systems is still needed.
- LED saved settings for “cycle color” not persistent after restart if two of the colors are set to 0 (255, 0,0) New firmware revision to address issues will be available in a later release.
- On certain Intel motherboards (Z87/Z97) that use the Intel USB 3.0 drivers it is necessary to change the “Legacy USB Support” to Disabled in BIOS for detection of the H80i/H100i/Commander units.
- When changing to a new language the UI window will minimize to the system tray and stay minimized. To bring back the UI use the system tray and "Show Corsair Link".
- RGB LED strips connected to a Commander Mini flash when a custom curve fan profile speed change takes place.
- If you currently have an original Commander unit do not install this version of the software. The Commander unit will no longer be recognized by the system! See below for instructions on how to manually fix this.
After installing and launching v3.1.5525 in a system that has the older Corsair Link Commander unit, if the Commander unit is missing from C-Link software, you can follow the instructions listed below to fix this problem:
- Exit C-link software from the C-Link ICON on system tray.
- Open Windows device manager and find the problematic “Corsair Hydro Series 7289 USB Device” on the USB device list.
- Right click and select Update Driver Software. Select Browse My Computer for Device Software Manually and hit Next.
- Select Let Me Pick from list of device drivers on My computer and hit Next.
- Select USB Input Device and hit Next. After that, Windows will successfully update driver back to correct one.
- Restart C-Link software and Commander unit should appear back into C-Link software.