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Not sure if I have an issue with the Kraken X40 I installed yesterday.

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I installed the Kraken X40 onto my 4670K/MSI Z87 gaming motherboard lastnight and I noticed right away there was an apparent issue.


The LED on the Kraken cooler never turns off, even when the system is shut down. It always glows.
I'm not sure if this is related, but my PC will also not shut down on its own. It gets to the "shutting down..." screen on Windows 7 and my keyboard backlighting turns off, but it never shuts down. I have to do it manually.
Its weird because I am using the same SSD with the same Windows OS, RAM, case, PSU and graphics card as my previous build, I just upgraded to Intel and got rid of the Hyper 212 EVO from my previous AMD 8320 setup. I never had the refusing to shut down problem before installing the new hardware.


I tried switching USB headers and to no avail. I also updated my motherboard BIOS to the newest version (1.70).


I'm not sure if the Kraken LED always being on is the reason my PC won't shut down by itself, but figured it would be worth asking!
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Switching from AMD to Intel without reinstalling the OS might have left some stuff behind. Your OS may be trying to shut things down that aren't there or who knows what. Maybe I'm just old, but I always reinstall my OS when changing systems.

I have no clue about the Kraken being the cause, but I would doubt it.
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I agree. Switching from Intel to Intel doesn't usually cause much problems but AMD
-> Intel is a different case altogether. Clean install if possible.

LED glowing even when system is shut down is odd, I don't see how Windows would affect that. May be slightly faulty. Some motherboards power usb even when computer isn't on, maybe that could be the reason?
Edited by Seid Dark - 3/4/14 at 9:10pm
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Switching from AMD to Intel without reinstalling the OS might have left some stuff behind. Your OS may be trying to shut things down that aren't there or who knows what. Maybe I'm just old, but I always reinstall my OS when changing systems.

I have no clue about the Kraken being the cause, but I would doubt it.

Friggin' genius, right here. I went into My Programs and found some old Asus mobo drivers still installed and after deleting them everything is back to normal! Even the LED light shuts off now...weird.

Only puzzling thing left is why Hardware Monitor starts up after first booting into Windows.
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Only puzzling thing left is why Hardware Monitor starts up after first booting into Windows.
Did you already check startup options? Running msconfig.exe should list all the automatically started apps.
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