The iCUE battery drain issue can be easily fixed by doing the following. no need to uninstall iCUE if you wish to continue using the application to customize your keyboard lighting patterns:
key + R.
enterto open up the Services snap-in.
-Scroll down to the
C'sand locate three Corsair services (
Corsair Gaming Audio Configuration, Corsair LLA Service, Corsair Service).
-Right click each service and select
-Change start up type value to
Apply. -Press the
Stopbutton to stop the service.
You need to perform the above action for each service. This will prevent the services from running in the background and spiking the CPU clockrate every time their service polls hardware status information. Bear in mind that you will have to repeat the above steps every time you let the iCUE software update itself. Once the services are off your battery life should return to normal, and you’ll still be able to use keyboard lighting if you wish.
NOTE be sure to setup your profiles BEFORE you disable the services. that way you can enjoy your profiles without the drain