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HP PCs - HP OMEN Gaming Hub

You can use OMEN Gaming Hub to optimize performance and customize OMEN laptops, desktops, and accessories. Different features are available depending on your system. Although OMEN Gaming Hub is available for download on all Windows 10 computers, the specific features available depend on the HP OMEN computer or accessory associated to the profile.

Note:

OMEN Gaming Hub replaces OMEN Command Center.

Note:

Install the latest version of OMEN Gaming Hub from the Microsoft Store. Older versions of OMEN Gaming Hub feature different navigation and require HP Support Assistant to be installed.

Earlier OMEN PCs require a BIOS update to support all features in the Microsoft Store app.

Overclocking

Use the overclocking screen to monitor and adjust system performance. The tools available vary based upon the computer hardware configuration.

Note:

HP OMEN notebooks require the use of the external power supply to access the Overclocking screen.

Overclocking with Intel CPUs

Use the overclocking screen to determine the current performance level of the computer (benchmark) and make changes to the system to improve performance (tune).

Note:

The End-User License Agreement must be accepted to use the overclocking tools.

Note:

Intel overclocking is available only on certain computer models with an unlocked processor (K series), including OMEN 25L GT11-1xxx Desktop PC, OMEN 25L GT12-1xxx Desktop PC, OMEN 30L GT13-0xxx Desktop PC, OMEN by HP 880-p0xx Desktop, OMEN X Compact Desktop PC P1000-xxx, OMEN X by HP 900-xxx, OMEN X by HP 900-0xx Desktop, OMEN by HP Obelisk Desktop PC 875-1xx, OMEN X by HP Laptop 15-dg0xxx, and OMEN X by HP 17-apxxx Laptop series.

The first time that the overclocking screen is opened, a prompt displays to get started using the tutorial. This option can be skipped by experienced overclockers. The tutorial uses a red dot to demonstrate the steps to successfully overclock the computer.

Red dot for overclocking tutorial

The overclocking screen displays information about CPU performance at the top of the screen.

  • CPU Utilization: Displays the percentage of the maximum workload the CPU is using.

  • Max Core Frequency: Displays the maximum operating speed of the processor using current settings.

  • Package temperature: Displays the current temperature of the CPU.

    CAUTION:

    Consult the technical specifications of the CPU to determine its maximum safe operating temperature.

  • Active core count: Displays how many of the CPU cores are currently in use.

Benchmarks

A benchmark score represents the current level of performance of the computer components. Click the Run benchmark button to obtain a benchmark score.

OMEN Gaming Hub stores up to five benchmark scores to demonstrate the effects of changes made to the system through tuning.

Overclocking benchmark scores

Tuning

Use the sliders to adjust processor core, core voltage, and the processor cache to improve system performance.

Note:

Use the Discard changes button at any point during tuning to restore defaults.

OMEN tuning
  • Processor Core Ratio: Use the slider to change the speed at which the processor cores operate.

    Note:

    Click Show more options to adjust speeds for individual cores.

  • Core Voltage: Adjust the amount of power supplied to the CPU.

    CAUTION:

    Exceeding the maximum allowable core voltage causes the chipset to become unstable. Consult the chipset specifications to determine the maximum allowable core voltage.

  • Processor Cache Ratio: Change the maximum operating frequency of the CPU cache to core interface.

System instability

Overclocking can cause the system to become unstable. If this happens, OMEN Gaming Hub resets the system to the last stable settings and restarts the computer.

The warning message If your PC freezes and does not auto-restart, press the power button to restart it. Save your work before proceeding. displays each time you click Apply in the Overclocking window.

Note:

To prevent this message from displaying, check the Don’t remind me again box.

Warning message displays after clicking Apply

Memory Turbo Mode

HP Certified Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) compatible RAM can be overclocked to run at faster speeds.

  1. In the Overclocking screen, use the Memory tab to access the Turbo Mode option.

    Memory tab in Overclocking screen
  2. Click the desired clock speed for the memory modules.

    Note:

    The default clock speed is used unless Turbo Mode is selected.

  3. A prompt to restart the PC is displayed when the memory speed is changed. Click Restart now to finish memory tuning.

Overclocking options

Increase the speed of your PC by overclocking the processor.

There are 3 options to overclock your PC. Each requires a PC restart.

Overclocking tab
  • Default: Allows to run an auto benchmark.

  • Intelligent: A patented algorithm that identifies the highest optimal setting for your CPU and automatically overclocks it for you.

  • Custom: Manually set the Core Multiplier, Cache Ratio, and Core Voltage Offset.

Overclocking with AMD CPUs

Use the overclocking screen to adjust the current performance level of the computer and view the history of adjustments made.

Note:

The End-User License Agreement must be accepted to use the overclocking tools.

Note:

AMD overclocking is available only on certain computer models with an unlocked processor, including the OMEN by HP 880-p0xx, OMEN 25L GT11-1xxx, and OMEN 25L GT12-1xxx Desktop series.

The first time that the overclocking screen is opened, a prompt displays to get started using the tutorial. This option can be skipped by experienced overclockers. The tutorial uses a red dot to demonstrate the steps to successfully overclock the computer.

Red dot for overclocking tutorial

The overclocking screen displays information about CPU performance at the top of the screen.

  • CPU Utilization: Displays the percentage of the maximum workload the CPU is using.

  • CPU Temperature: Displays the current temperature of the CPU.

    CAUTION:

    Consult the technical specifications of the CPU to determine its maximum safe operating temperature.

  • CPU Average Speed: Displays an average of the current speeds of all the CPU cores.

Tuning for AMD processors

Use the sliders to adjust the core multiplier and core voltage to improve system performance.

Note:

Use the Discard changes button at any point during tuning to restore defaults.

Overclocking the AMD CPU
  • Core Multiplier: Use the slider to change the speed at which the processor operates.

  • Core Voltage: Adjust the amount of power supplied to the CPU.

    CAUTION:

    Exceeding the maximum allowable core voltage causes the chipset to become unstable. Consult the chipset specifications to determine the maximum allowable core voltage.

System instability

Overclocking can cause the system to become unstable. If this happens, OMEN Gaming Hub resets the system to the last stable settings and restarts the computer.

The warning message If your PC freezes and does not auto-restart, press the power button to restart it. Save your work before proceeding. displays each time you click Apply in the Overclocking window.

Note:

To prevent this message from displaying, check the Don’t remind me again box.

Warning message displays after clicking Apply

Undervolting

Change the CPU power consumption to reduce the heat of your computer. The higher the CPU voltage requirement is set, the higher the heating capacity of the CPU is. This feature can reduce the CPU core voltage without reducing the CPU performance.

CAUTION:

Changing the CPU voltage might cause system instability.

Note:

Undervolting is available only on certain computer models, including OMEN 15-ekxxxx Laptop PC, OMEN 15-dhxxxx Laptop PC, OMEN by HP 16-b0xxx Laptop PC, Victus by HP 16-d0xxx Laptop PC, OMEN by HP 17-ck0xxx Laptop PC, and OMEN by HP 17-cbxxxx Laptop PC Notebook series.

By default, the undervolting function is turned off.

Undervolting tab

On the Undervoltage tab, the CPU temperature, frequency, and voltage display in real-time. The Test Results section displays the reference data for system performance after the undervolting feature is enabled. These test results depend on the temperature of the computer and might be different each time you run a benchmark test.

To run a benchmark test, click Run test. The test process might take a few minutes and your computer might display a blue screen several times until the test is complete and the new values have been applied to the computer.

Intelligent mode

Intelligent mode automatically analyzes and tests the computer to give a recommended value for the core voltage offset.

Intelligent mode testing in progress

Custom mode

In Custom mode, you can manually set a required core voltage offset value.

Custom mode activated

OMEN Performance Control

Change the performance of your OMEN notebook to the mode that works best for the task you are performing. The notebook remains in Default mode until you switch to comfort mode or performance mode.

Note:

Performance Control and Fan Control are available only on certain computer models, including OMEN 25L GT11-1xxx Desktop PC, OMEN 25L GT12-1xxx Desktop PC, OMEN 30L GT11-1xxx Desktop PC, OMEN 30L GT12-1xxx Desktop PC, OMEN by HP 15-dg0xxx Laptop PC, OMEN by 15-dh1xxx Laptop PC, OMEN by 15-dc0xxx Laptop PC, OMEN by HP 15-dc1xxx Laptop PC, OMEN by HP 15-dc2xxx Laptop PC, OMEN by HP 15-ekxxx Laptop PC, OMEN by HP 15-enxxx Laptop PC, OMEN by HP 17-cb1xxx Laptop PC, and Victus by HP 16 Laptop PC (16-d0xxx, 16-e0xxx).

On the Performance Control dashboard, CPU temperature, GPU temperature, and CPU utilization are displayed in real-time.

Performance Control screen set on Default

Comfort mode

Comfort mode lowers CPU and GPU temperatures, making it suitable for casual tasks. This mode keeps the computer cooler when convenient.

Comfort mode is only available on certain computer models. Comfort mode is only available by updating to the latest version of OMEN Gaming Hub (version 6.2.3.0 or later) and updating the BIOS to version F.06 (or later).

Performance Control screen set on Comfort

Performance mode

Performance mode optimizes gaming performance by dynamically allocating power between the CPU and GPU. Performance mode is available on certain configurations only.

Note:

Performance mode might increase heat and noise levels.

Performance Control screen set on Performance

Auto mode (select models only)

Auto mode allows the computer to choose the optimal fan speed for the selected performance.

Performance Control screen set on Auto

Max Fan mode (select models only)

Max Fan mode enables the maximum cooling solution bypassing the default mode.

Performance Control screen set on Max Fan

Performance Control with Thermal Control

The Performance Control with Thermal Control settings are available on select HP OMEN notebook computers.

Note:

Performance Control with Thermal Control is available only on certain models, including OMEN 15-ek1xxx Laptop PC, OMEN 15-en1xxx Laptop PC, OMEN by HP 16-b0xxx Laptop PC, OMEN by HP 16-c0xxx Laptop PC, and OMEN by HP 17-ck0xxx Laptop PC.

Performance Control screen with Thermal Control option
  • Balanced: Suitable for common tasks. Fan speed and power to the computer is balanced depending on the requirements of the activity.

  • Performance: Suitable for gaming and content creation. Power is increased to the CPU and graphics to add maximum performance. Additional fan noise and heat is generated by increased fan speed.

  • Thermal Control:

    • MAX: The fan operates at maximum speed regardless of the load, cooling the system as quick as possible. Additional fan noise and heat is generated.

    • AUTO: The computer adjusts the fan speed depending on the load (amount of work it is performing). This is automatically controlled in the BIOS. This setting is the most efficient option for matching the required fan speed to the load on the system.

    • MANUAL: Setting Thermal Control to MANUAL enables the System Fan Speed slide bar. Move the slide bar to adjust the system fan speed to your preferred fan speed range, reducing or increasing the noise and heat generated. The computer automatically adjusts the power to the CPU and GPU to match your preferred fan speed.

      • If you need higher performance, adjust the slider to the right to increase the fan speed. Increased fan speed generates more noise and heat.

      • If you need a quieter environment, adjust the slider to the left to reduce fan speed. Reduced fan speed lowers the performance of the computer.

Network Booster

Adjust network priorities to boost system performance.

Note:

Network Booster is only available on certain computer models, including OMEN by HP 880-p0xx Desktop, OMEN X Compact Desktop PC P1000-xxx, HP OMEN X 900-xxx, 900-0xx Desktop, OMEN by HP Obelisk Desktop PC 875-0xx, 875-1xx, OMEN by HP 15-cexxx Notebook, OMEN X by HP Laptop 15-dg0xxx, OMEN by HP 15-ce1xx Notebook, OMEN by HP 15-dc0xxx, dc1xxx Notebook, OMEN 15-ekxxxx, enxxxx Laptop PC, OMEN by HP 17-anxxx Notebook, OMEN X by HP 17-apxxx Notebook, and OMEN by HP 17-an1xx Notebook series.

Prioritization mode: Off

With the Network Booster feature turned off, OMEN Gaming Hub displays network bandwidth usage for all running apps.

Prioritization mode: Auto

The auto mode sets the foreground app to high priority and all other apps to low.

Note:

Low priority apps continue to work, using only network bandwidth not being used by higher priority apps.

Prioritizing foreground app

Prioritization mode: Custom

In custom mode each app can be assigned priorities, blocked, and assigned to different connections.

  • Change app priorities

    Click the priority level of the desired app to change the priority setting.

    Note:

    The dual force slider must be in the OFF position to change app priorities.

    Changing app priority
  • Block an app

    Click and drag the slider to the right to block an app from using bandwidth. The app can be unblocked at any time.

    Blocking an app
  • Dual force

    Dual force enables the use of Ethernet and Wi-Fi at the same time. High priority apps are automatically assigned to Ethernet while all other apps are assigned to the Wi-Fi connection. This can be changed in the settings tab.

    Running Dual Force

Network Booster settings

The setting tab displays information about current network connections, usage, and Dual Force settings.

Network Booster settings
  • Mode: The current prioritization mode displays, as well as total upload, download, and bandwidth usage.

  • Connection information: Lists information about each available network connection. This includes the controller or adapter name, IP address, Mac address, and the maximum capacity for both Ethernet and Wi-Fi connections.

  • Dual Force settings: Use the Dual Force setting to determine which apps use which connection when there is an Ethernet and Wi-Fi connection. Use the slider next to each priority to determine the connection type used for all apps assigned that priority.

    Note:

    The Dual Force slider must be in the OFF position to change dual force settings.

Lighting

Configure the LED lights on the OMEN computer or peripheral device. Lighting features vary by product. Each lighting area displays as a separate tab.

Note:

Your device might look different from the one shown, but the lighting configuration steps are similar.

Note:

Chassis lighting is available only on certain computer models, including OMEN X Compact Desktop PC P1000-xxx, HP OMEN X 900-xxx, 900-0xx Desktop, OMEN by HP Obelisk Desktop PC 875-0xx (only on models with a transparent side panel), OMEN by HP Obelisk Desktop PC 875-1xx (only on models with a transparent side panel), and OMEN X by HP 17-apxxx Notebook series.

Static Color

Configure the OMEN LED lights to have a single, static color scheme.

  1. Select the Static color lighting mode.

  2. Select the desired brightness.

  3. Click the zones to configure the color for each zone.

    The color selection window opens.

    Selecting static color
  4. Select the desired color for the zone.

  5. Repeat these steps for each zone.

Color loop

Configure the OMEN LED lights to have a multistage light show color scheme. The lights cycle through a sequence of customizable color configurations.

  1. Select the Color loop lighting mode.

    Configuring color loop
  2. Use the add icon or remove icon to set the number of phases in the color loop.

    Note:

    Phase 1 and 2 cannot be deleted.

  3. Click the number of the phase to edit the colors, brightness, and duration for each phase.

  4. Click the zones to configure the color for each zone.

  5. Select the desired brightness.

  6. Select the duration of the phases:

    • Short: 1 second

    • Medium: 3 seconds

    • Long: 6 seconds

  7. Repeat these steps for each zone and phase.

System Vitals

Configure the OMEN LED lights to change colors based upon system usage and temperature.

  1. Select the System Vitals lighting mode.

  2. Select the desired brightness.

  3. Click one of the four diamond-shaped zones to select the type of system monitoring to be displayed in that zone.

  4. Click the type of monitoring that is to be displayed in the selected zone.

    Clicking the type of monitoring to display

    There are several types of monitoring available.

    • GPU Utilization: Depicts the percentage of maximum GPU performance currently being used

    • CPU Utilization: Depicts the percentage of maximum CPU performance currently being used

    • GPU Temperature: Portrays the current temperature of the GPU

    • CPU Temperature: Portrays the current temperature of the CPU

    • Memory Utilization: Depicts the percentage of maximum memory currently being used

    • Download Speed: Depicts the current network download speed

    • Upload Speed: Depicts the current network upload speed

  5. Click the color spectrum to be associated with the monitoring type chosen.

  6. Click each zone to choose the monitoring type and color spectrum.

Audio Pulse

Configure the OMEN LED lights to change based upon audio output.

  1. Select the Audio Pulse lighting mode.

  2. Select the desired brightness.

  3. Click the outer diamond to select the color to be associated with the treble audio output.

    Selecting treble or bass
  4. Click the desired color for the treble audio output.

    Selecting treble color
  5. Click the inner X to select the color to be associated with the bass audio output.

  6. Click the desired color for the bass audio output.

Keyboard animation lighting

Choose an animation effect for the keyboard to display.

  1. Select the Animation lighting mode.

  2. Select the desired effect.

    Selecting an animation effect

    Customization options display.

  3. Customize the animation effect using the options available.

    Note:

    Customization options vary based upon the selected animation effect.

    Customizing keyboard animation effects (Ripple)

Keyboard zone lighting

Configure lighting in zones on your keyboard.

Note:

Your device might look different from the one shown, but the lighting configuration steps are similar.

  1. Choose a custom lighting area using a keyboard template or manually select zones from the keyboard image.

    Zone lighting Basic color picker
  2. Select a color in the Basic tab, or click the Advanced tab for customizing the hue and brightness for the selected zone.

    Zone lighting Advanced color picker

Off

To turn off the OMEN LED lights, select the Off lighting mode.

OMEN Light Studio (BETA)

OMEN Light Studio is not a full release and is still under development. The OMEN Light Studio team is updating support for additional OMEN and non-HP peripherals. Not all OMEN or other peripherals are or will be supported.

Install OMEN Light Studio

OMEN Light Studio is designed to be a separate app and is not included in OMEN Gaming Hub. After you install OMEN Light Studio, you can launch it from the OMEN Gaming Hub home page.

You must have OMEN Gaming Hub installed to use OMEN Light Studio. If OMEN Gaming Hub is not installed, the computer displays a message showing that you must install OMEN Gaming Hub to use OMEN Light Studio.

  1. In the Microsoft Store, search for OMEN Light Studio.

  2. Download and install OMEN Light Studio.

Open OMEN Light Studio

After you install OMEN Gaming Hub and OMEN Light Studio, you can launch OMEN Light Studio from the OMEN Gaming Hub home page.

  1. Click the Launch button on the OMEN Light Studio card, or click the OMEN Light Studio menu item.

    lternatively, search for and open OMEN Light Studio from the Start menu.

Differences between OMEN Gaming Hub lighting and OMEN Light Studio

By default, when OMEN Light Studio is installed, any supported devices are added to OMEN Light Studio.

When you open the OMEN Gaming Hub Lighting tab for a device that has been added to OMEN Light Studio, you are given the following options:

  • Proceed with basic lighting: The OMEN Gaming Hub Lighting tab opens and the device is removed from OMEN Light Studio.

  • Open OMEN Light Studio: OMEN Light Studio opens.

When you open the OMEN Gaming Hub Lighting tab for a device that has not been added to OMEN Light Studio, a Configure with OMEN Light Studio button is displayed. Click this button to open OMEN Light Studio and add the device.

Layout Editor

To open Layout Editor, click the Layout tab.

In Layout Editor, you can click and drag each device to rearrange the device positions and layout. You can also rotate the orientation of each device by clicking the corner of the box. In this mode, the Layers and Effects panels are not displayed.

To navigate the canvas, use the scroll bars or mouse wheel or click and drag the empty space on the canvas. Use the re-center button to center the canvas.

To zoom in or out, simultaneously press ctrl and scroll the mouse wheel, click the zoom-in/out buttons, enter a percentage, or click the fit-to-screen button.

Effects Editor

To open Effects Editor, click the Effects tab. By default, OMEN Light Studio opens Effects Editor. Effects Editor remembers your previous settings.

There are three main components in Effects Editor:

  • Layers panel

  • Zone Selection panel

  • Effects panel

Layers panel

OMEN Light Studio effects are layer based. Each layer contains one set of selected zones and one effect setting. Multiple layers are used with different zones and effect settings to create complex lighting effects for your devices.

The following menu items are available:

  • Create New Layer: Creates a new layer. There is no limit to how many layers you can create.

  • Eye icon: Show or hide a layer.

  • Effect icon: Indicates the effect selected for the layer.

  • Pen icon: Enables you to rename the layer. Every new layer is named New layer. Layers can have duplicate names or an empty name.

  • Copy icon: Duplicates a layer.

  • Trash icon: Deletes the layer. You can delete any layer except the last layer.

  • Three-bar icon: Click and drag this icon to rearrange layer priority. The layers are prioritized. For example, if overlapping zones are selected, the top layer effects overwrite the following layers.

Zone selection panel

In the Zone Selection panel, select the lighting zones for the layer. There are several zone selection methods. Click the icon for your chosen method.

  • Per-zone method

    • Click each zone or key on a device.

    • Press and hold ctrl to select multiple zones or keys.

    • Click and drag the mouse to create a marquee area to select a group of zones. Press and hold ctrl to select multiple groups.

    • If a selected area overlaps a previous selected zone, the selection is inverted.

  • Marquee method

    • The rectangular marquee area can be moved, resized, or rotated.

    • The marquee area is associated with the canvas, not the devices. If you move a device, the marquee area does not change and continues to apply the lighting effect only to the lighting zones within the marquee area.

  • Per-device method

    • You can choose a device from the drop-down menu to select all zones on that device.

    • You can choose All devices.

    • You can choose select devices within a category.

Effects panel

The Effects panel is located on the right. After you select the effect type, the corresponding effect settings are displayed.

Note:

If you change multiple effects within the same layer, all settings revert to default. Each layer saves only the last chosen effect and settings.

You can select any of the following effect types.

  • Static: A static solid color is displayed on the selected zone. You can choose a color present or a custom color.

  • Ambient: Uses a real-time sample of the display to map the color onto the selected lighting zone. For example, the RGB keyboard can have lighting similar to the display. You can choose to sample the entire screen (including which display), or to sample only the foreground app. You can set the image sampling quality and sampling rate to get a balance between quality and performance.

  • Color Cycle: The selected zones cycle through a series of colors. You can choose a preset theme or customize the color theme using the Color Editor. You can also change the speed of the color cycling animation.

  • Audio Visualizer: Reacts to the audio output to produce real-time animation based on the sound frequency range. You can select either Waveform or Power Bar mode. You can also select solid colors, where you choose two main colors and a background color, or gradient color, where you customize the gradient with Color Editor.

  • Wave: Linear motion of a set of colors. You can choose a preset theme or custom color. You can select the speed and the direction (360 degrees) of the wave motion.

  • Breathing: An animation of two colors fading in and out. You can choose two colors, or set either one to random color. When random color is chosen, the Color Editor is disabled. You can also set the speed of the animation.

  • Blinking: An animation of two colors switching. You can choose two colors, or set either one to random color. When a random color is chosen, the Color Editor is disabled. You can also set the speed of the animation.

  • Interactive: The lighting is initiated by a key press. You can choose two colors, or set either one to random color. There are several types of interactive effects:

    • Key wave: A circular ripple effect expands from the position of the pressed key.

    • Key fade: The pressed key is lit for a time, and then slowly fades.

    • Key wave (Filled): A circular filled area expands from the position of the pressed key.

    • Key wave (Rainbow): A circular ripple effect expands from the position of the pressed key. There is a rainbow color scheme that cannot be customized.

    You can adjust the speed of the animation. You can adjust the size of a key wave animation. The interactive effect moves across all available zones depending on the placement of your devices. The zone selection does not select the active lighting zones, but only defines which keys activate the effect. The interactive effect only supports per-zone selection.

    When Interactive is selected, only supported keyboards (per-key RGB) are displayed. All other devices are disabled.

  • Image: Uses a sample of an image file to map the color onto the selected lighting zone. If you sample an animated GIF, the animation affects the lighting.

Most effects allow you to customize the color using Color Editor. You can any of the following to select and customize a color:

  • Use the color wheel to select a color.

  • Adjust the brightness on the horizontal slider.

  • Enter the RGB values for a color.

  • Adjust the opacity on the vertical slider.

  • Select a preset or recent color.

  • Customize a gradient. This option is not available with the Static effect.

    1. Select the linear or circular gradient mode.

    2. Add, delete, or move a gradient stop.

    3. Select a color for each gradient stop.

HP Monitors - Save monitor settings using OMEN Gaming Hub

Sometimes monitor settings can’t be saved using the OSD button and reset to the default settings after the monitor is turned off and on. To resolve this issue, change your monitor settings using OMEN Gaming Hub.

Configure monitor settings using OMEN Gaming Hub

To change and save your monitor settings using OMEN Gaming hub, use the following procedure.

  1. Connect your monitor to your computer and any other video source devices.

  2. From the Start menu, search for and open OMEN Gaming Hub.

    Note:

    If you do not have OMEN Gaming Hub installed, you can download the app from the Microsoft Store. Go to https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9nqdw009t0t5 (in English).

    Open OMEN Gaming Hub from the Start menu
  3. In OMEN Gaming Hub, select the monitor that you want to change settings for in the MY GEAR section.

    Selecting the monitor from the My Gear section
  4. Select Settings.

  5. On the Settings tab, adust the monitor settings.

    Note:

    Setting options vary depending on your device.

    Adjusting monitor settings in the Settings tab
  6. To save the settings, click Apply.

Macros

Configure the macro keys (P1-P6) on the OMEN computer to initiate a series of recorded key presses using a single keystroke.

Note:

The macro feature is only available on OMEN computers with dedicated macro keys, including OMEN by HP 17-anxxx Notebook, OMEN X by HP 17-apxxx Notebook, and OMEN by HP 17-an1xx Notebook series.

Create a macro

Record a series of keystrokes to be initiated using a macro key.

  1. Select the key set to choose which key press or combination of key presses initiates the macro.

    Creating a macro
    1. Select the key set

    2. Select the key

  2. Choose a key for the new macro, then click Create new.

  3. On the Create Macro screen, name the macro.

    Creating a macro
  4. Select a delay option.

    • Recorded delay: The time between keypresses is recorded and applied when the macro is initiated.

    • Fixed delay: Assign a uniform delay between each keypress in the macro.

    • No delay: All keys in the macro are activated at the same time.

  5. Click Record to begin programing the macro.

  6. Press each key in the desired macro sequence.

  7. Click Stop to finish the macro.

  8. Edit any keypresses or delays that require change.

    Editing a macro
  9. Click Save to finalize the macro.

Assign a recorded macro to a macro key

Determine which macro key initiates a macro.

  1. Select the key set to choose which key press or combination of key presses initiates the macro.

    Assigning a macro
    1. Select the key set

    2. Select the key

  2. Click the menu next to the desired key.

  3. Choose the desired macro from the list.

Edit a macro

Make changes to a recorded macro.

  1. Click the pen and paper icon to make changes to the macro.

    Edit a macro
  2. On the Create Macro screen, click a key or delay in the sequence to make a change, or click Resume to add onto the end of the macro.

    Editing a macro
  3. Click Save to finalize the macro.

Delete a macro

Click the red X icon next to the macro name to delete it, then click Yes in the pop-up message.

Enable macros on the OMEN Reactor Mouse

With the OMEN Reactor Mouse, assign macros to the side buttons, scroll wheel, and right-click button.

Note:

The macro function must be enabled on the mouse before using macros. Press and hold 1 + 2, and then right-click.

Pressing two buttons on the side of the mouse to activate the macro feature

Rewards

The Rewards feature allows you to complete challenges to win prizes. This service is enabled in partnership with Versus Systems.

Note:

Rewards are available only in the US and China. The Rewards feature is only available on certain computer models.

Create a Rewards account

You must have an HP account to access OMEN Rewards.

  1. Sign in using an HP account to access OMEN Rewards. Type your date of birth when prompted.

    Note:

    You must be 16 years or older to participate in the Rewards feature

    Enter date of birth
  2. Click Accept to allow Versus Systems to authenticate using your HP account.

  3. Click either Turn on location tracking in Windows Settings or Continue without turning on location, and then follow on-screen instructions.

  4. Click a reward card to learn more about the challenge.

    Starting a challenge
  5. Click Start Challenge on the reward card to begin a challenge.

  6. Complete the challenge to earn the reward.

After you successfully complete a challenge, a message displays that describes your reward and an email is sent to the email address you used during the sign up process. Open the email, and then follow the instructions to redeem your reward.

Coaching

Use the Gamer Performance Index (GPI) with the Coaching feature to identify strengths and weaknesses on critical game skills.

Coaching is enabled in partnership with Mobalytics and is free for one year to all OMEN PC users. If you do not have a Mobalytics account, you can create one.

Note:

Coaching is available only in the US. The Coaching feature is only available on certain computer models.

Link your Mobalytics to OMEN Gaming Hub

To use the Coaching feature, you must have an HP account and a Mobalytics account.

  1. Sign in using your HP account.

  2. Sign in to your Mobalytics account. If you do not have an account, click Create account, and then follow the on-screen instructions.

    Sign in to Mobalytics account

Your HP ID and Mobalytics accounts link.

Gamer Performance Index (GPI)

Mobalytics GPI uses in-game data to analyze eight areas of play.

Mobalytics graphic for analyzing showing gaming skills

GPI is calculated based on the last 50 games in the role. Play four or more ranked or normal draft games to generate your GPI Chart.

Message advises that at least 4 games need to be played before Mobalytics can evaluate skills

Click a skill to monitor your performance. Choose any of the drop-downs to view your score for that item.

Graphic and data to analyze game performance

Coaching settings

Click the Settings tab to manage Mobalytics from within OMEN Gaming Hub.

Logging in to Mobalytics account from OMEN Gaming Hub

My Games

My Games is a feature that groups all of your games in one place.

Note:

Dual-screen models have a different layout to fit the smaller screen, functionality is the same.

Note:

The My Games feature is only available on certain computer models, including OMEN by HP 880-p0xx Desktop, OMEN X Compact Desktop PC P1000-xxx, HP OMEN X 900-xxx, 900-0xx Desktop, OMEN by HP Obelisk Desktop PC 875-0xx, 875-1xx, OMEN by HP 15-cexxx Notebook, OMEN X by HP Laptop 15-dg0xxx, OMEN by HP 15-ekxxxx Laptop PC, OMEN by HP 15-ce1xx Notebook, OMEN by HP 15-dc0xxx, dc1xxx Notebook, OMEN 15-ekxxxx, enxxxx Laptop PC, OMEN by HP 17-anxxx Notebook, OMEN X by HP 17-apxxx Notebook, and OMEN by HP 17-an1xx Notebook series.

Launcher

The My Games Launcher provides a list of games installed on your PC.

  • Click any title to launch the game.

  • Click the plus sign to add more games or apps to the list.

  • Click the trash can to remove any title from the list.

  • Select a sort filter from the drop-down list.

  • Click the star to mark favorites.

List of all available games with filter to sort by alphabetical, recently played, or last game played

Game Time

Use Game Time to track your gaming habits.

  • Track time spent on gameplay for games in the Launcher.

  • View reports for the last 24 hours and the last 7 days.

  • Compare gameplay between weeks.

  • Turn tracking on or off at any time using the toggle switch.

Bar graph of time spent on each game

Game Stream

Game Stream is a gaming service delivered through OMEN Gaming Hub. A minimum of two computers are required to use Game Stream. A supported OMEN PC functions as the host, and all client PCs must be running the Windows 10 operating system.

Note:

The Game Stream hosting feature is available only on certain computer models.

Set up an account in Game Stream

The first time you open Game Stream, you are prompted to create a user account. Your account can only be created on a host PC. To use Game Stream, you must create an account.

  1. On the sign in screen, first time users are directed create an account. Click Don't have an account? Sign up.

    Sign up for a Game Stream account
  2. On the Create your HP account screen, fill in the information and click SIGN UP.

  3. A verification code is sent to your email. Fill in the email verification code and click Submit.

    A screen verifies that your host account is set up.

    Note:

    This screen disappears as soon as a client PC signs in with the same credentials.

    Screen verifies that your host account is set up
  4. Install OMEN Gaming Hub from the Microsoft Store on your client PC.

  5. Open OMEN Gaming Hub on the client PC and log in using the same credentials as the host PC.

Game Stream is now ready for remote game streaming.

Understand the host settings on Game Stream

When a user signs in on a client PC the host settings page displays. Depending on the number of clients signed in, the host settings page varies accordingly.

  • One host, one client PC connected

    Host PC showing one client connected
  • One host, one client PC connected and streaming

    One host, one client PC connected and streaming
  • One host, multiple client PCs connected

    Host PC showing multiple clients connected
  • One host, no client PCs connected

    Host PC showing no client PCs connected

Use a client PC on Game Stream

When you sign in to Game Stream on a client PC the Launchpad screen displays. This displays the recently used applications on your OMEN.

Game Stream Launchpad screen

Choose your favorite apps

Click the star in Recent apps or Browse apps to mark them as favorites. Click the star again to remove a favorite. You can choose up to five favorites.

Choosing favorite apps screen

Browse all apps

Click Browse apps to see an alphabetical list of all apps on the host PC. You can select up to five favorite apps.

Browse apps screen

Start a stream from a client PC

Start a stream from a client PC by clicking an app in the Recent apps, Favorites, or All apps list. You can also start a stream by clicking Launch as remote desktop.

Starting a stream on Launchpad

Understand the client settings on Game Stream

The Settings screen displays the number of hosts connected to the client PC.

  • One host connected in streaming state

    Game streaming with one host
  • Two hosts connected

    Client connected with two hosts
  • No host connected

    No host connected with client

Test the client PC streaming performance

Check the network connection between the client and the host PC.

  1. At the bottom of the Settings screen, click Test your streaming performance.

  2. To start the test, click Run.

    Testing the streaming performance
  3. Use the table to determine the streaming performance of your computer. The performance rating and ping (or latency) scores are displayed in the Test your streaming performance section of the Game Stream window.

    Viewing the score of the streaming performance test
    Range of values

    Rating

    Latency (in milliseconds)

    Packet Loss (%)

    Excellent

    0 to 15 ms

    0 to .24%

    Good

    15.01 ms to 25 ms

    .25% to .49%

    Fair

    25.01 ms to 50 ms

    .5% to .99%

    Poor

    50.01 ms or higher

    1% to 100%

Enable Game Stream (PCs with NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 graphics)

Enable Game Stream on PCs with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 graphics card.

  1. To open the NVIDIA control panel, right-click anywhere on the desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel.

    Selecting NVIDIA Control Panel
  2. Select Manage 3D Settings.

    Manage 3D settings in the NVIDIA Control Panel
  3. On the Global Settings tab, under Preferred graphics processor, select Auto-select.

  4. On the Program Settings tab, click Add.

  5. Select C:\ProgramFiles\WindowsApps\AD2F1837.OMENCommandCenter_5.1.308.0_x64_v10z8vjag6ke6\win32\Streamer\omen.exe, and then click Add Selected Program.

    Selecting the file
  6. If you see Select the preferred graphics processor for this program, select High-performance NVIDIA processor, and then click Apply.

  7. Restart the computer, and then you can connect to other computers and use NVIDIA graphics.

OMEN Oasis

OMEN Oasis is a downloadable add-on to OMEN Gaming Hub. It gives gamers an easy way to share their gaming in a high-quality streaming experience with social chat features. You can download it from OMEN Gaming Hub or from an invitation from an OMEN Oasis user.

OMEN Oasis is for small, exclusive gaming watch parties by invite-only. You send a link to your friends, for a quick and easy way to share your gaming.

OMEN Oasis home screen

OMEN Oasis features include real-time game stream sharing, video and audio chat, links back to OMEN Gaming Hub, an attendee (party) list, text chat with an expandable window, advertisements (free version only), and camera, speaker, headphone, and microphone device controls.

Install OMEN Oasis

To run OMEN Oasis, your computer must be running Windows 10 version 1903 or later.

  1. On either the OASIS tile or OASIS tab, click INSTALL.

    Selecting INSTALL on the OASIS tile

OMEN Oasis is installed. If OMEN Oasis does not open automatically, click LAUNCH on the OASIS tile. Follow the on-screen instructions to create an account.

Start a party and invite friends

After you create an OMEN Oasis account, you can start a party and invite friends.

  1. Sign in to OMEN Oasis.

  2. On the OMEN Oasis home page, click START AND INVITE FRIENDS.

    Click START AND INVITE FRIENDS button
  3. To copy the invite line, click COPY.

    Copy the invitation link
  4. Send the link to up to fifteen friends.

  5. After the party has started, click INVITE in the PARTY panel to invite more friends.

    Click INVITE
  6. Click the Share Screen icon to share your screen with your party.

Accept an OMEN Oasis invite

After you receive an OMEN Oasis invitation, you can join the party. If it is your first time using OMEN Oasis, you must install OMEN Oasis.

  1. Click the OMEN Oasis party link.

  2. When prompted, click DOWNLOAD to download OMEN Gaming Hub (if you do not already have it installed).

    Download OMEN Gaming Hub
  3. Select RUN to download and install OMEN Gaming Hub and OMEN Oasis.

  4. If your party does not open automatically after your installation is finished, click your party link again.

  5. To participate in video chat, audio chat, and text chat, sign in.

Limitations of game sharing, webcam, and chat

OMEN Oasis has the following limits.

  • There is a sixteen-person limit, including the host and fifteen friends.

  • Each person can participate in up to two Oasis parties at one time.

  • Only one person can share their screen at a time.

  • Only the host can invite people.

  • Only the host can accept, deny, or remove people from the party.

  • Only people who log in with an HP ID (OMEN Gaming Hub/Oasis) account can share their screen, participate in video chat, audio chat, and text chat.

Device management

You can change the microphone, speaker, headphone, and camera settings.

Click the menu icon next to the microphone, speaker/headphones, or camera icon to select your device and set the available settings.

Community Rules

Click the Community Rules icon to view the Community Rules.

Recommended hardware for OMEN Oasis

HP recommends the following hardware.

Minimum configuration

See the minimum requirements for your game. In general, if your computer meets the game’s minimum requirements and you have a fast and stable internet connection, the OMEN Oasis experience should be enjoyable.

However, if your game is maxing out your GPU or CPU, or if you or the person sharing their game has a slow or unstable internet connection, the Oasis experience might be slow or choppy with reduced FPS and lower resolution. Game sharing is best from systems with nVidia discrete graphics with GPU available for OMEN Oasis during gameplay.

Recommended configuration

Windows 10 version 1903 or later is required for both the host and participant systems. There are additional recommendations for your system and internet connection.

The following are recommended for the host or streamer system:

  • GPU: nVidia Discrete Graphics GeForce GTX 1060 or higher, or RTX

  • CPU: Intel i5, i7, or i9 6th Generation (Skylake) or higher, 4 cores or more

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 or higher, 4 cores or more

  • Memory: 8 GB RAM minimum; 16 GB or more recommended

The following are recommended for the participant or viewer systems:

  • CPU: Intel Pentium or higher

  • CPU: AMD Athlon 3000 series or higher

  • Memory: 4 GB or higher

You and others in your OMEN Oasis watch party must have a fast and stable internet connection with available bandwidth for a smooth and clear streaming experience. The following are the recommended minimums for your internet connection:

  • 4 mbps download or higher

  • 4 mbps upload or higher

  • 30 ms ping or lower

OMEN Oasis Frequently Asked Questions

Review the following frequently asked questions (FAQs) to find answers to common questions about OMEN Oasis.

How do I get OMEN Oasis?

You can download OMEN Oasis from OMEN Gaming Hub. Open OMEN Gaming Hub on your computer, and then select INSTALL on the OASIS tile or OASIS tab.

You can also download OMEN Oasis from an OMEN Oasis party invitation.

How do I start a party?

On the OMEN Oasis home page, be sure that you are signed in, and then click START AND INVITE FRIENDS.

Click the START AND INVITE FRIENDS button

How do I invite people?

On the OMEN Oasis home page, be sure that you are signed in, and then click START AND INVITE FRIENDS.

Click the START AND INVITE FRIENDS button

Copy the invitation link and send it to your friends.

After the party has started, click INVITE in the PARTY panel to invite more friends.

Click INVITE

How do I share a game stream?

Click the Share Screen icon to share your screen with the party.

OMEN Oasis Share Screen icon

How many people can be in an OMEN Oasis party?

Sixteen, including the host.

What if I want to add more than 16 people to the party?

Currently, someone must leave the party for another person to be added if there are sixteen people in the party.

How do I report someone for offensive behavior or posting inappropriate content?

Click the Feedback icon in the lower-left corner to send an email to Support.

OMEN Oasis Feedback icon

What happens if I break the Community Rules for OMEN Oasis?

You must abide by OMEN Oasis’s Community Rules. If the rules are broken, OMEN Oasis admins might end a stream, end a session, or suspend your account.

You can click the Community Rules icon to view the Community Rules. HP uses moderation to enforce our rules. HP abides by regional laws.

How do I create an account? How do I log in?

If you are not prompted to create an account, click the Account icon in the upper-right corner and enter the required information. A Gamer Handle is required to use OMEN Oasis.

OMEN Oasis Account icon

Why can’t I invite people?

You must be the host (that is, the person who initiated the session) to invite people.

Why can’t I share content?

You must be logged in to share content, including a game stream, video chat, audio chat, and text chat.

Why can't I get into a room?

The host must accept you.

Why can't I share my game?

Only one person can share at a time. You must be logged in to share a game.

Why can't people see or hear me?

There are several reasons other people might not be able to see or hear you. Make sure that your system is configured properly.

  • You must share your camera.

  • You must unmute.

  • You must select the device that you are currently using.

  • Make sure that you are not already sharing your camera in another app.

  • You must be logged off of corporate networks and VPNs to share.

How do I send feature requests?

Click the Feedback icon in the lower-left corner to send an email to Support.

OMEN Oasis Feedback icon

How do I report bugs?

Click the Feedback icon in the lower-left corner to send an email to Support.

OMEN Oasis Feedback icon

Do I need access to the internet?

Yes, you must have a stable, high-speed internet connection to enjoy OMEN Oasis.

Do you need OMEN Gaming Hub to use OMEN Oasis?

Yes, OMEN Oasis shares services with OMEN Gaming Hub. OMEN Oasis is a part of the suite of OMEN Gaming Hub experiences. You can close OMEN Gaming Hub while you use OMEN Oasis, but you cannot uninstall OMEN Gaming Hub and still use OMEN Oasis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Review the following frequently asked questions (FAQs) to find answers to common questions about the HP OMEN Gaming Hub.

How do I install the latest OMEN Gaming Hub version?

You can install the latest OMEN Gaming Hub version from Microsoft Store.

  1. In Windows, search for and open Microsoft Store.

  2. In the store, search for and open OMEN Gaming Hub.

  3. Click Get, and then click Install.

    Note:

    Installation of apps from the Microsoft Store requires a stable network connection for correct download and installation.

How do I reinstall the OMEN Gaming Hub?

Uninstall and then reinstall the app.

  1. To unistall the app, use one of the following methods.

      1. In Windows, search for OMEN Gaming Hub.

      2. In the list of search results, right-click the OMEN Gaming Hub icon, and then select Uninstall to remove the app.

      1. In the Start menu, click Settings > Apps.

      2. In the Apps & features list, click OMEN Gaming Hub.

      3. Click Uninstall to remove the app.

  2. After the app is uninstalled, see How do I install the latest OMEN Gaming Hub version? for reinstallation.

Why does my OMEN Gaming Hub only have Game Stream after a Windows update, or why are other previously available features now missing?

Some features of the OMEN Gaming Hub app are available for select products only. If a recent Windows update did not complete successfully, the OMEN Gaming Hub app might need to be updated or reinstalled.

To make sure you have the latest version of the app, see How do I install the latest OMEN Gaming Hub version?.

To reinstall the app, see How do I reinstall the OMEN Gaming Hub?.

Why doesn't the OMEN Gaming Hub app open when I press the OMEN key on my keyboard?

This may be caused by an out-of-date version of the OMEN Gaming Hub app.

To make sure you have the latest version of the app, see How do I install the latest OMEN Gaming Hub version?.

To reinstall the app, see How do I reinstall the OMEN Gaming Hub?.

OMEN Gaming Hub displays a pop-up message: "HP System Event Utility is required to enable full functionality"

The OMEN Gaming Hub app requires an updated version of the HPSEU software. If your computer has an older version of the software, this message is displayed. Click Install to complete the update or installation of the required software.

OMEN Gaming Hub displays an error message when using Network Booster.

One or more drivers on your computer might need to be updated. Click the update package link shown on the message and follow the instructions to download and install the update package.

Click the link to update the package

OMEN Gaming Hub displays an error message when it opens.

An error message when the app opens could indicate the app has crashed, some data is missing, or an app upgrade did not complete successfully.

To reinstall the app, see How do I reinstall the OMEN Gaming Hub?.

How do I add games to the My Games list in OMEN Gaming Hub?

OMEN Gaming Hub automatically adds games from your Start menu to the My Games list. To refresh the list after adding a new game, click Refresh List from the OMEN Gaming Hub.

To manually add a game to the My Games list, click the plus sign icon (+) from the My Games screen in OMEN Gaming Hub and follow the on-screen instructions.


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