MSI Z690 Godlike Motherboard RGB Not Working. Mystic Light not changing board lights.

Oct 3, 2022
Hello, I previously had the RGB software working fine and the board was fully working with RGB using MSI Center.
I transitioned to a fresh installation of Windows 11 from 10. After that I have not been able to get ANY of the RGB on the board working. The IO Cover and Audio RGB area was randomly just on RGB.
After following this reddit guide , my RGB now is all off. I have uninstalled MSI center using the uninstaller and restarted etc etc. Still all black. The screen still works and I can customize it though. My GSKILL RAM is responsive to MSI mystic. Just not the board.

I use Corsair iCUE however iCUE does not even see the board and I have it blocking MSI's RGB software plugin.

Should I uninstall iCUE and install MSI first? Any ideas? Thanks

Alan J T

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Global Moderator
Sep 11, 2020
Can you check to see if Memory Integerity under Core Isolation is enabled if so turn it off and try MSI Center again
Recetnt Updates to WIN 11 has caused some problems with MSI Center

Update BIOS and see if there is any Firmware updates in MSI Center under Live update Advanced scan


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Oct 4, 2022
I have the exact same issue. Most of my components are not being detected by the respective RGB software (AIO doesn't appear on ASUS Armoury Crate, Thermaltake Fans don't appear on their respective software, iCUE Fans behavior is erratic and non of the supposed plug-ins work to control RGB from mystic light as promised)

Regarding the Motherboard, not even Mystic Light can change the RGB settings on the motherboard itself 50% of the time. Tried reinstalling Windows, MSI Center, Motherboard Bios, reseting CMOS, Re seating the RAM slots all to no avail.
All connections are correct as per the recommended settings and drivers up to date.

System Info:
Product Name: MEG Z690 GODLIKE
OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro 64-bit Ver.2009 (OS build 22621.525)
BIOS Version: 1.80
BIOS Release Date: 07/25/2022
CPU: 12th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-12900KS
Memory: 64 GB @
- 32 GB DDR5-4800, G Skill Intl F5-5600J2834F32G
- 32 GB DDR5-4800, G Skill Intl F5-5600J2834F32G
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
Drive: SSD, Seagate FireCuda 530 ZP2000GM30013, 1863.02 GB
Network: Intel(R) Ethernet Controller (3) I225-V #2
Network: Intel(R) Wi-Fi 6E AX211 160MHz
Network: Marvell AQtion 10Gbit Network Adapter
Power Plan: GUID: 381b4222-f694-41f0-9685-ff5bb260df2e (Balanced)

Programs and Features
CPUID CPU-Z MSI 2.01 , 2.01, 20220929
Intel(R) Network Connections ,, 20220916
CORSAIR iCUE 4 Software , 4.28.177, 20220928
Microsoft Update Health Tools ,, 20220916
NVIDIA Graphics Driver 517.48 , 517.48, 20220928
NVIDIA GeForce Experience ,, 20220928
NVIDIA PhysX System Software 9.21.0713 , 9.21.0713, 20220919
NVIDIA FrameView SDK 1.3.8107.31782123 , 1.3.8107.31782123, 20220928
NVIDIA HD Audio Driver ,, 20220928
AURA lighting effect add-on x64 , 0.0.24, 20220919
ARMOURY CRATE Lite Service , 5.3.3, 20220919
Google Chrome , 105.0.5195.127, 20220916
Microsoft Edge , 105.0.1343.53, 20220928
Microsoft Edge WebView2 Runtime , 105.0.1343.53, 20220929
Intel(R) Wireless Bluetooth(R) ,, 20220917
Corsair Plugin for Asus Aura Sync , 2.0.32, 20220918
Realtek USB Audio , 6.3.9600.2342, 20220928
MSI Center SDK , 3.2022.0916.01, 20221002
AURA lighting effect add-on , 0.0.24, 20220919
ROG Live Service ,, 20220928
ASUS Framework Service ,, 20220919
LED Sync , 1.1.1, 20220918
Trident Z Lighting Control , 1.00.31, 20220928

Windows Hotfix
KB5017026 , Update,
KB5019311 , Update,
KB5017233 , Security Update,