How to use MSI mystic light

Step 1
step 1 screen
  • ADownload MSI Center software (or applicable software) HERE, , or from the Support Tab of MSI product page. Install and reboot your system.
  • BLaunch MSI Center. Click the "Features" tab and click Mystic light "Install" icon to set the Mystic light in place. .
  • COnce the installation is complete, you can find the Mystic Light in the “Installed”.
Step 2
Step 2: DETECT
  • AOpen Mystic Light in the "Installed" section to enter the utility.
  • BA list of auto-detected products will be displayed on the top of the control panel.
Step 3
  • AClick the product icon on top to change RGB LED light for each product.
  • BSelect any LED style, color, effect, light speed or the brightness you prefer, and click “Apply” button to save your preference.
  • CRGB PC Lighting Sync: click the big chain icon in the upper left corner, you may sync RGB LED light effect to all product. The light effect is still adjustable as previous step.
  • DYou can also change settings for single product. To do that, click the red chain icon under the product icon and turn the chain color to gray. The broken-chain icon indicates the product is not synchronized.
For more information of Mystic Light or Dragon Center software installation, please download the manual HERE.


What is Mystic Light?
MYSTIC LIGHT software is an application, which users can either download from MSI website or via Dragon Center (Please refer to download page of your product), that allows you to control RGB LED light effects of MSI & partner products.
What is Mystic Light Sync?
MSI Mystic Light SYNC is a feature of Mystic Light software which allows you to easily control all the colors and effects of Mystic Light Sync compatible product.
Find the compatible MSI Product Here and compatible Partner product list Here.
What is Mystic Light Extension?
Mystic Light Extension is a feature of Mystic Light software which allows user to control colors and effects of partner’s product such as RGB LED Strips, RGB PC Fans or RGB PC Case via on-board JRGB / JRainbow / JCorsair pin header.
  • JRGB (4-Pin / PIN-definition: 12V/G/R/B): The JRGB pin header provides up to 3A (12V) power supply for non-addressable 5050 RGB LED solution showing single color.
  • JRAINBOW (3-Pin / PIN-definition: 5V/D/-/G): The JRainbow pin header provides up to 3A (5V) power supply for addressable WS2812 RGB LED (ARGB) solution showing rainbow color.
  • JCORSAIR (3-Pin / PIN-definition: 5V/D/G): The JCorsair pin header provides up to 3A (5V) power supply to Mystic Light software compatible CORSAIR devices.
What is RGB motherboard?
The motherboard which has on-board RGB LED and Mystic Light Extension pin header, also is capable of showing multiple colors and effects.
What RGB fans works with MSI Mystic Light?
Check the Compatible Product in this website and select the compatible model you want.
How to install RGB LED strips in pc?
  • Check what kind of the RGB LED strips it is and find the matched pin-header on MSI Motherboard.
    Note: There are 3 types of pin headers on MSI Motherbaord.
    • A JRGB (4-Pin): The JRGB male header is for non-addressable 5050 RGB LED strips which shows in single color.
    • B JRAINBOW (3-Pin): The JRAINBOW male header is for addressable WS2812 RGB LED (ARGB) which shows in rainbow color.
    • C JCORSAIR (3-Pin): The JCORSAIR male header is for Mystic Light software compatible CORSAIR devices.
  • Connect the RGB LED Strips header to the correct RGB LED header on the motherboard. You can also extend the length of the LED strips by connecting other LED strips with the connector to decorate your RGB gaming pc. Or just leave it as the way you like.
  • Use MSI Mystic Light software to control the lights.
How to change the RGB LED strips lighting?
Go to Motherboard icon tab in Mystic Light software and locate the matched pin-header option, then just simply adjust the light as you want.
How to detect my pc components showing in the Mystic Light Software?
First of all, make sure you are using MSI certified products and connecting those products to MSI RGB motherboard. After that, it will show up in the software device icon tab automatically. If not, please follow the steps as below,
  • Make sure the device is correctly connected to your system. Unplug and re-plug it if necessary.
  • If the step 1 does not work, close and restart Mystic Light software.
  • If the step above does not work, restart your system and restart Mystic Light software.
How to sync all the light from my computer in Mystic Light?
Simply click the top-right chain icon to switch all detected devices to sync mode (If the devices are properly selected, the chain icon below each devices would be shown in red). Then choose the colors or effects as you want.
How to control the intensity and the brightness of the lights in Mystic Light?
If the component or peripheral supports light speed and brightness adjustment feature, go to component or peripeheral icon and find the light speed or brightness bar below.
(Not all components and peripherals support this feature.)
How to turn off Mystic Light?
Switch all detected components or peripherals to sync mode and choose “OFF” light effect.
How to update MSI Mystic Light?
You may scan / update Mystic Light software via either Live Update or Dragon Center software.
(Please refer to software manual for detail procedure).
How to sync CORSAIR DRAM, CPU Cooler or the other components and perpherials with MSI Motherboard?
Connect all Cosrair devices to proper connectors (ie. DRAM to DIMM slot, Fan to JCORSAIR pin or USB header), then control them via Mystic Light software.
Please note that conflict might occur between Mystic Light software and other lighting control software.
Make sure other software is close or uninstalled.
Which model supports Ambient Link?
Primary Model:
  • GAMING Laptop: GT75/GT63 Titan series, GS65/GS75 Stealth series, GE75/GE63 Raider series, GP75 Leopard series, GL73/GL63 series
    With per-key RGB keyboard and 8th gen Intel processor (or newer).
  • GAMING Desktop: Trident X Plus
Paired Model:
  • GAMING Graphics Card: GeForce RTX 2080 Ti LIGHTNING Z / GeForce RTX 2080 Ti LIGHTNING / GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING X TRIO / GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING TRIO / GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO / GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING TRIO / GeForce RTX 2070 GAMING Z / GeForce RTX 2070 GAMING X / GeForce RTX 2070 GAMING
  • GAMING Monitor: Optix MPG27CQ2 / Optix MPG27CQ / Optix MPG27C
  • CPU Cooler: Core Forzr XL RGB
  • Peripherals: Clutch GM50 GAMING Mouse
Can I Sync the RGB lightings of Ambient Devices such as Nanoleaf light panels and Philips Hue together with MSI device?
Currently the MSI Mystic Light x Nanoleaf Ambient link only syncs during gameplay, such as: ASSASSIN'S CREED: ODYSSEY DLC 2, so if the game is not in progress, these two devices do not sync. But, MSI is also working with other game developers; hopefully, we can release more games to work with MSI shortly.
Are there other ways to control Ambient Device via MSI Mystic Light if I’m not playing games?
Yes, MSI has created 9 exclusive preset lighting effects in the “Ambient Mode” tab of MSI Mystic Light, you can access on the default light effects without other additional set up.
Since those MSI exclusive effects are presetting, if you’d like to do customize set up on the Ambient Device, please check on the Ambient Device APP.
Why does the light on the Ambient Devices look like not sync during some effects of the game play?
Due to some different connection and hardware used, in some effects (just few of them) during game play, there is limitation on syncing all the different (brands) devices in the same time, but in order to provide great experience to all MSI users, our team is working towards on the improvement.
Are there any upcoming games to be supported in the future?
Yes, we are working on adding other big title games into the list, and will release to all of you soon.