Aura Sync is an application that lets users control the RGB lights of various PC components. Using Aura Sync, users can fine-tune their RGB setup to their liking. However, the app often fails to detect the motherboard, which happens due to a faulty connection or a simple outdated app or BIOS version.
Below, we have explained how to fix it when your Aura Sync application doesn’t detect your motherboard, by updating the app, disabling fast boot, and various other solutions. So, read on.
Why Aura Sync is Not Detecting Your Motherboard?
Most of the time, the Aura Sync failing to detect your motherboard is a connectivity issue. So, make sure that you have connected everything properly. You should also check for compatibility. Oftentimes, users who report that the Aura Sync is not detecting their motherboards are actually using an unsupported motherboard or RGB components.
Below, we have prepared a list of fixes that you should try chronologically to fix the issue.
How to Fix Aura Sync Not Detecting Motherboard?
Try the following fixes one by one until you find a fix that solves the issue for you. We’ll start with the easiest one.
A. Restart the Aura Sync App
Sometimes, the Aura Sync app not detecting your motherboard is a software issue. Therefore, your first order of action should be restarting the app. With a fresh new start, it just might be able to detect your motherboard. You should do it preferably after a PC restart.
B. Run it As Admin
Sometimes, apps with insufficient admin privileges fail to detect the hardware properly. To check if that’s the case with you, make sure that you run the app as administrator. For that, right-click on the Aura Sync icon and select Run as administrator. Select Yes on the next screen.
C. Check for Compatibility
As stated earlier, your motherboard must have Aura Sync compatibility. Otherwise, it will fail to detect your motherboard, no matter what. Therefore, your next course of action should be checking for compatibility. You can either do it by checking your motherboard model online, or you can simply refer to this list for a full list of Aura Sync-compatible motherboards.
D. Check Your RGB Connections
RGB components connect with two sets of cables. One is for connecting it to the power supply, the other is to connect it to the motherboard, which is usually called a USB header. Make sure that you have properly connected both, otherwise, the Aura Sync might not detect everything properly. Make sure to turn off your computer before checking and fixing the RGB header connections.
E. Disable Fast Startup
The fast startup or quick boot feature often starts up Windows without loading up all the drivers, especially the ones that aren’t essential. Therefore, you should disable that feature and see if Aura Sync can detect your motherboard then. Here’s how you disable it:
- Press the Window key + R to open up Run.
- Type powercfg.cpl there and hit enter.
- click on the Choose what the power buttons do.
- then click on Change settings that are currently unavailable.
- then untick the Turn on Fast Startup (recommended) and click on Save changes.
- Now restart your computer and see if the Aura Sync can detect your motherboard.
F. Update the Aura Sync Application
New motherboard models are added to the compatibility list all the time. So, updating your Aura Sync application is worth a shot. You can either do it by checking for updates from within the application, or, you can simply download the latest version and install it.
Also, uninstalling and reinstalling Aura Sync is also something you can try, instead of checking for updates manually.
G. Turn Off and On RGBs Manually
You can also turn off the RGBs manually and turn them back on again. This might help the Aura Sync app detect them and your motherboard. To do it, enter your BIOS settings while your computer boots up. Then find the RGB LED Lighting option under Advanced Settings (the exact names might vary depending on your motherboard model) and turn it off. Save the BIOS settings and restart your computer, enter BIOS again, and turn it back on.
Also, since BIOS plays a crucial role in RGB settings, you might consider updating your BIOS as well and see if that works.
People Frequently Look For
Q. Does Aura Sync work with any motherboard?
Yes, ASUS Aura Sync works with non-ASUS motherboards as well. You just need to look for the Aura Sync-compatible logo on the package. If it’s there, your motherboard is compatible with Aura Sync.
Q. Can Asus Aura control the MSI motherboard?
MSI motherboards are not Aura Sync compatible. So, use Mystic Light to control your RGBs if you own an MSI motherboard.
Q. Can Aura Sync control RAM?
It depends on your RAM manufacturer. Certain manufacturers enable Aura Sync support through a plugin they provide. So, look for such plugins on your RAM manufacturer’s website.
To Sum it Up
When your Aura Sync doesn’t detect your motherboard, first restart your PC and the application itself. Make sure that it has the necessary administration privileges. If that doesn’t work, check for any faults in the physical connection. Keep your BIOS, Aura Sync, as well as your Windows up to date. And remember to check for device compatibility online before purchasing.
Thanks for reading.