Wraith Prism Ryzen 2700X

fabio.lanza

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Hi all,

Today I assembled my new AMD PC today, with the 2nd gen Ryzen 2700X, and I have a question regarding the Wraith Prism stock cooler.

The cooler has 3 cables, 1 power, 1 for RGB, and 1 USB. I installed the power and RGB but was not sure if I should or not connect the USB cable.

Sorry for my ignorance, but can someone please let me know what the USB cable in the cooler is for?

The PC is on and cooler working as expected.


Thank you so much,

Fabio
 
There are two USB headers on your motherboard. One is located to the left of the USB 3.1 connection and the other USB header is to the left of the ROG extension connector. See manual on page 1-2 for the motherboard layout as the USB headers are both marked #17.

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM4/ROG_CROSSHAIR-VII-HERO/E13835_ROG_CROSSHAIR_VII_HERO_UM_WEB.pdf?_ga=2.103404227.293747936.1524922107-158568094.1521497937

If you are using both of those headers, then you can also get a USB header splitter for pretty cheap. Something like this will work:

https://www.amazon.com/Motherboard-header-Extension-Connector-Splitter/dp/B06XD3WZ77
 

fabio.lanza

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Thanks for your reply, that may be it. It is a shame that I did not find any manual on this cooler. I just wanted to be sure before plugging cables to avoid damaging the device.
 
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@feelingfroggy777 is correct, it's to control the RGB light. apparently though the rainbow ring always stays on?... THe software is at http://www.coolermaster.com/amd-ryzen-wraith-prism-rgb-software/
 

fabio.lanza

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I don't know where to plug it in my mobo though. I have an Asus Crosshair VII Hero and the USB header is already being used by the front panel USB ports. I did not find another USB header to connect the cooler, therefore I won't be able to test if it is possible to turn off the ring led.

Thanks for confirming @feelingfroggy777 answer.

 
There are two USB headers on your motherboard. One is located to the left of the USB 3.1 connection and the other USB header is to the left of the ROG extension connector. See manual on page 1-2 for the motherboard layout as the USB headers are both marked #17.

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/SocketAM4/ROG_CROSSHAIR-VII-HERO/E13835_ROG_CROSSHAIR_VII_HERO_UM_WEB.pdf?_ga=2.103404227.293747936.1524922107-158568094.1521497937

If you are using both of those headers, then you can also get a USB header splitter for pretty cheap. Something like this will work:

https://www.amazon.com/Motherboard-header-Extension-Connector-Splitter/dp/B06XD3WZ77
 

fabio.lanza

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Thank you so much. I saw it was an USB header but because it had a different format from the other one I was afraid to use it. I connected the cable and now it works. Awesome.

Thanks
 

fabio.lanza

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Hey @feelinfroggy777, quick question... It seems that the software is making no effect on the colors of the cooler. Should I unplug the RGB cable connected to the mobo to be able to set the colors?

Thanks
 
You can try. I dont have the wraith prism cooler, so I can confirm on how to change the colors. Are you trying to change the colors through the bios? I am sure there is a software you can download from AMD to change the color scheme through windows. I find those programs are easier to use than bios changes, but that is just me.
 

fabio.lanza

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I downloaded the software you are mentioning, but it is making no effect on the colors. I believe it is because I have the RGB cable connected in the mobo RGB header. I will see if I can make it work by disabling that through the BIOS or phyisically unplugging the RGB cable.

Thanks for all your support!
 

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