What is Armoury Crate? Do I Need it on my ASUS Gaming PC?

Read here what is the Armoury Crate app that comes pre-installed on ASUS laptops, what it does, and whether you need it or not on your PC.

What is it? Armoury Crate is an app that comes pre-installed by default on ASUS ROG/TUF Gaming laptops or desktops. It allows users to control and adjust many software and hardware settings since Armoury Crate is directly linked to the PC’s hardware components.

You don’t need Armoury Crate on your PC since it is only an optional app developed by ASUS; thus, it is not essential for your PC. But if you are not an advanced user, I suggest you keep it since it allows you to monitor and adjust many hardware settings requiring a certain knowledge level.

If you are still trying to decide whether you need Armoury Crate or not, keep reading to know exactly what it does and what alternatives you have in case you want to uninstall it.

What Does Armoury Crate Do?

In the table below, you can see the main functions of Armoury Crate and what alternatives you have to these functions if you plan on uninstalling it.

Armoury Crate functionSoftware Alternatives
Displays detailed CPU, GPU, RAM, Disk, and fan data such as usage, temperature, and voltage.You can have some of this information in the Resource Monitor (located in the Performance tab of Task Manager) or use the app HWMonitor to obtain very detailed data.
Adjust and adds Aura lighting effects. It lets you toggle between different visual modes.You can change your display settings in Settings > System > Display.
Toggle between performance modes such as Windows, Silent, Performance, or Turbo.There is no replacement, but if you uninstall unnecessary programs and manage your startup items, your PC will already be at its fastest.
Regulates GPU power savingYou can set your GPU to power saving, system default, or high performance in Settings > System > Display > Graphics
Disable applications to reduce CPU/memory usage while gaming.You can manage your startup items and end unnecessary tasks in the Task Manager.
Update motherboard drivers, BIOS, and utilities.You can update drivers via Windows Update or using a third-party app. BIOS should be updated manually (only by advanced users)
Allow you to apply specific settings for each game by the creation of different profiles.There is no replacement.

If you plan to uninstall Armoury Crate, read the next section to make sure you do it the safe way.

How to Safely Uninstall Armoury Crate

As I said at the beginning of this article, it is ok to uninstall Armoury Crate, but since it is linked to your laptop’s BIOS or hardware components, make sure to use the uninstall tool provided by ASUS.

To safely uninstall Armoury Crate:

  1. Open the Armoury Crate Support website.
  2. Under Driver & Tools select your OS:
  3. Click on the Expand All button on the upper-right corner of Utilities: Armoury Crate:
  4. Looks for the Armoury Crate Uninstall Tool and download it:
  5. Extract the folder inside the zipped file you downloaded and run Armoury Crate Uninstall Tool.exe:
  6. Follow the wizard to complete the uninstallation.

If you need to reinstall it later, do the same steps above but look for the Armoury Crate Full Installation Package instead in step 4.


Armoury Crate is an app that comes pre-installed on ASUS Laptops. It allows you to monitor and adjust hardware settings, lighting effects, and other functions.

Since it is not an essential app for your laptop, it is ok to uninstall it; however, you might want to keep it as it provides a few useful functions but is not usually accessible to non-advanced users.

If you decide to uninstall it, use the Armoury Crate Uninstallation Tool developed by ASUS.

If you have slow Wi-Fi on your ASUS gaming laptops, read my article on how to fix slow Wi-Fi on ASUS Laptops.

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My first desktop computer, back in the 1990s, opened a whole new world for me; since then I am a heavy PC user (who will never get used to smartphones.) I worked for five years in the PC software industry, and my favorite version of Windows is still Windows 95.

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