Corsair iCUE LINK Smart Component Ecosystem Review & LCD Screen Upgrade Guide

Corsair iCUE LINK LCD Top Upgrade

Upgrading Corsair’s iCUE LINK H150i with a new LCD top

I’ll be honest here. Upgrading the top on Corsair’s iCUE LINK H150i is so simple that writing about the subject almost feels overkill. There are no screws to remove, no major safety procedures to follow, or any skills that are required. If you were able to install your heatsink in the first place, you will be able to upgrade it.

Our only recommendation is that you upgrade your system’s AIO when your PC is switched off. Like most component changes, you are best doing it when your PC is powered down. From there, the upgrade process is simple.

To remove your existing H150i top, you just need to give it a tug. That’s it. Below it you will see where the power/data connection port is for your new LCD top. Simply slap the new top on and presto, we’re done. Seriously, it is that easy.

Step 2

Ok, ok. There is a another step that you will need to take. If you were wondering that the unused USB port on your iCUE LINK H150i was for, here’s your answer. The port is for providing data to the unit’s LCD screen upgrade. The LCD upgrade ships with a USB connector for this purpose, and a USB splitter cable just incase your PC has no available internal USB headers. Just plug the USB cable into your AIO and PC and you’re done.

Power on your PC

Now that everything’s connected up, we can now power on your PC. Corsair’s iCUE LINK software will automatically take care of the rest of the upgrade process.

Once installed, you will now be able to control the IPC LED screen on your AIO as you wish. The screen is 2.1 inches in size and features a resolution of 480×480. The screen supports 24-bit colour and can display animations or video at 30 FPS.

We quite like using this AIO’s screen to showcase system information. Though we could use it to display our company logo, an animated GIF, or some memes.

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