Installation & Lighting
The memory installs like any other DDR4 memory, just slide them into the open DDR4 slots in your motherboard. You can either connect this kit using the fan power source or the RGB headers, let’s start with the fan power source first. There is a single Y-connector that you connect to each module and then connect to either a fan header on your motherboard or a fan hub. These connections are on the top of the modules for your reference.
With the modules connected like this you get four different lighting modes, Red, Green, Blue, and RGB cycle mode. How you switch the mode is actually the red section of the heatspreader. Remember those markings on the back side of the heatspreader? Those stand for Red, Green, Blue and RGB cycle. So if you are using this mode be sure to select the correct setting for each module.
As you can see the light bars at the top of each module light up and the EVO X logo lights up as well. While in RGB cycle mode I did notice that the kits tended to get off-sync, which really did not look that good.
The second way to connect these modules is by the RGB headers on the bottom of the modules. GeIL includes a 3-way RGB header connector that you can use to connect the modules and then you connect them to a RGB header on your motherboard or RGB controller. You no notice that while we had no problem running the RGB extension cable that came with our motherboard, the connection to the memory is right up against our graphics card. So I would suggest connecting the RGB splitter to the modules before you install them in your system.
We of course connected the memory to the RGB header on our motherboard (Aorus Z270X-Gaming 9). These modules are compatible with ASUS AURA SYNC, ASRock AURA RGB LED, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, and MSI Mystic light so you can easily control them with software. It is great to be able to match up the LEDs on our motherboard with the ones on our memory!