MSI Releases Afterburner V2.1.0 Graphic Card Overclocking Software
February 24, 2011 | 10:24
New Predator Feature Enables In-Games Video Capture at Any Time
MSI, the leading motherboard and graphics card manufacturer in the world, announced today that its Afterburner V2.1.0 overclocking utility and its Kombustor V2.0.0 testing utility is now available for all gamers to download worldwide.
The new version of Afterburner not only supports the latest NVIDIA GeForce 500 and AMD Radeon HD 6000 series of graphics cards*, but also adds the Predator in-games video capture function. Gamers can now capture all of their most intense moments in their favourite games and share them with the world on sites like YouTube.
Kombuster Version 2.0.0
In addition, Version 2. 0.0 of the popular graphics card testing utility Kombustor is also being released alongside this major update. Gamers can use the new KMark mode to measure a graphic card’s true performance using several rendering benchmarks effect, such as Tessellation and PhysX. Users can easily upload and compare their results with other users around the world.
Download the latest version of MSI Afterburner V2.1.0 and Kombustor V2.0.0 to experience the fun and power of these powerful and costfree utilities yourself!
Information and download links
• For the MSI Afterburner V2.1.0 changelog and more, click here
• To download the latest versions of MSI Afterburner V2.1.0 and Kombustor, click here or here
• For the MSI Afterburner forum @ Guru3d.com, click here.
MSI Afterburner features:
GPU Overvoltage √
Memory Overvoltage √
PLL (VDDCI) Overvoltage √
GPU Clock √
Memory Clock √
Built-in Benchmark Test √
GPU Temperature Display √
GPU/Shader/Memory/Temperature Monitor √
Advanced Fan Control √
Device information √
Multi-GPU support √
Plug-in support √
Video Capturing √
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MSI Launches Android Overclocking Utility For Graphics Cards
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MSI announced a new application for Android devices that will let you monitor and overclock your graphics card directly from your smartphone or tablet using a Wi-Fi connection. The new MSI Afterburner App lets users monitor core temperature, frequency, memory clock speed, fan speed, and CPU and memory usage. In addition, the Afterburner App’s calibration functions let users see information about the graphics card’s core, frequency, and fan speed in real time. Gamers can also adjust display card settings while playing multi-screen 3D games.
MSI Launches it’s Afterburner App, the World’s First Android Overclocking Utility for Graphics Cards.
Turn Cellphones and Tablets into Overclocking and Monitoring Devices
[Taipei, Taiwan] Leading graphics card and mainboard manufacturer MSI, has released the world’s first overclocking software utility for Android systems: MSI Afterburner App. MSI Afterburner app allows you to monitor and overclock your graphics card anytime, anywhere.; MSI Afterburner App can even overclock and overvoltage. Whether it is extreme overclocking, gaming, audiovisual or even scientific computing, users will be able to use Android handheld devices like smartphones and tablets to their graphics cards. Rush to the Android Market to download your copy of Afterburner App to experience the fun and convenience of wireless overclocking!
Transform your smartphone or tablet into an Overclocking controller
The Afterburner App overclocking utility was co-developed by MSI and well-known software programmer Nick Connors. Not only has the app eliminated the need to be physically present at the computer to adjust the graphics card, it has also replaced the mouse, the keyboard and even the external monitor and overclocking panel. With a Wi-Fi connection, users will be able to monitor the core temperature, frequency, memory clock speed, fan speed and even CPU and memory usage as well as a host of other useful information anywhere and anytime. More importantly, Afterburner Apps calibration functions allow the display of the graphics cards core, frequency and fan speed in real time. Even the highly praised triple overvoltage of Afterburner is available in its entirety within the Afterburner App, putting graphics card information right at a users fingertips!
Access and control graphics cards to perform calibration at the optimal moment
With the Afterburner App, extreme enthusiasts can use a mobile handset to monitor frequency /temperature/voltage data in real time and fine-tune key parameters for specific test scenarios. This detailed tuning ability allows overclockers to push the performance of their graphics card to its limit and breaking records effortlessly. Gamers can also perform simultaneous adjustments on display cards while playing multi-screen 3D games, thus making the games visual experience realistic and smooth and keeping performance at its maximum level. Users who employ the GPU to carry out scientific computing projects such as Folding@home are not tied to their computers, either. As long the handheld devices are connected to the computers, they will be able to monitor operating status of graphics cards. The Afterburner App does indeed bring a great deal of convenience and flexibility to anyone with a graphics card.
For more information about the MSI Afterburner App, visit http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/
Android Market download URL for MSI Afterburner App: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.msi.afterburner
Possible solutions to appcrash, DirectX errors, computer freezes.
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1. Check the temperature of all components.
1.1 GPU temperature can be checked by MSI Afterburner
Temperatures above 90 degrees under load indicate the presence of problems with cooling!
1.2 CPU temperature can be checked Aida64
Tip: Do not run multiple monitoring programs at the same time, errors may occur.
2. Check that the power supply matches your computer configuration.
The power supply is very important for the stable operation of the PC, an approximate calculation of power consumption can be done here. http://ru.msi.com/power-supply-calculator/
Keep in mind that over time, power supplies can degrade and produce much less power than stated on the label.
As a rule, voltage drops are to blame for the instability of the PC, it makes no sense to measure the voltage programmatically, we take a multimeter in our hands and check the compliance of the voltages with the load turned on. ATTENTION! Never disassemble the POWER SUPPLY included in the mains! DANGEROUS!
3. Check the RAM for errors.
You can check it with a regular Windows 9 RAM diagnostic tool0005 or Memtest.
If you have «overclocking memory» it makes sense to check in what mode it works, if XMP mode is set in the BIOS, then change it to SPD mode and test the memory again. Be sure to conduct a memory test if the system has several memory sticks from different manufacturers and different sizes installed! Check the timings and operating voltage on the bars! (voltage and timings are usually written on the nameplate of the RAM)
4. If your system is installed on an SSD drive, and especially if it is on a SandForce controller, be sure to reinstall the system on another hard drive and test. Also check the integrity and connection of all loops.
5. If you have an SLI/Crossfire configuration on your system.
5.1 For AMD, if errors occur, you can try to disable the low power mode (ULPS), you can do this in MSI Afterburner on the «Basic» tab video cards. In single mode, such a video card can work stably, but not in a paired configuration.
5.3 In some cases, to ensure stable operation, you need to increase the voltage on the GPU core (at your own risk) Information on safe values \u200b\u200bcan be found on the Internet, specifically for your video card.
6. Conflicts and errors.
6.1 Pay attention to what Windows tells you.
Write down error codes, it’s much easier to understand what the problem is.
I personally had an error with which I struggled for six months, it consisted in freezing the computer 10-15 minutes after entering the game, then there was a DirectX error, a crash to the desktop, the whole system fading and eating but a manual reset, just reboot.
After the reboot, everything returned to normal, it was possible to play 24/7.
It turned out that the systems did not like my IEEE 139 controller4.
After starting the system and entering the game, for some reason she tried to fix something with it at the driver level))) Disabled it manually, the problem was gone.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980932/en [support.microsoft.com] here is a description of the problem.
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@sheepdog_Rex Thanks for a great, informative post!
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I have 2 memory slots, one is 2GB and the other is 4GB, can this cause the game to crash or blue screen?
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Very possible. Check with another RAM.
Or at least check the one available for errors, check as described above.
Be sure to check the timings as set.
They can be different for two planks. Hence the error.
Check where the brackets are installed, if there are 4 slots on the motherboard, then they should usually be installed in slots 1-3 or 2-4, i.e. in memory bank A and B according to the bracket, if bios allows, then you can try to separate the timings for each memory bank separately, in case the memory is different.
Mega thanks for the effective solution mileyhappy:
Overclocking a video card using the program
If the game slows down, then it is not necessary to postpone it until a better moment until you buy a more powerful video card, because you can try to overclock the existing one. Overclocking a video card, as a rule, comes down to increasing the operating frequencies of the core and memory. This can be done in various ways. Some motherboards provide the ability to overclock video cards from the BIOS environment, but a more convenient way today is software overclocking. There are a large number of utilities for this, however, from my point of view, the most attractive, especially for novice users, is the simple MSI Afterburner program.
MSI Afterburner is a free utility and supports all manufacturers of graphics cards based on AMD and Nvidia chipsets. Distinctive features of the program are ease of use, safe overclocking and real-time monitoring of the state of the video card. Some video cards do not have a potential headroom for overclocking, in which case MSI Afterburner will show the frequencies set to the maximum and not be able to exceed them.
But first of all, I consider it necessary to identify some factors that must be considered before deciding whether to overclock a video card:
— It makes no sense to overclock built-in or budget low-performance video cards, because you will not get much performance gain from them, and programs like MSI Afterburner will not work, for example, with built-in ones at all.
— If the card is not equipped with at least a simple internal cooling, then after overclocking, the risk of its rapid failure increases as a result of constant work at maximum frequencies, as a result — overheating.
— It makes no sense to overclock the video card if you have an insufficiently powerful processor and a small amount of RAM.
— Perhaps the reason for the slowdowns is not that you have a weak video card, processor or little RAM, it may turn out that you have outdated or incorrectly installed drivers. Or perhaps the performance has dropped simply because of the many programs simultaneously running in the background.
Well, now we can proceed to the description of the overclocking process itself.
Attention. Despite the fact that the described methods for overclocking a video card using the MSI Afterburner program are the safest, you carry out all actions at your own peril and risk.
Download the latest version of MSI Afterburner from the official website using this link:
The installation process is standard, so we won’t dwell on it, but immediately Let’s move on to the program.
The working window consists of two parts (areas)
On the left, the video card settings are adjusted, and on the right, its status monitoring (temperature, GPU load, fan speed, core frequency) is displayed, which is very convenient because all the changes made can be monitored visually on graphs.
In order to overclock the video card, we need only two parameters: «Core Clock» (video core frequency) and «Memory Clock» (memory frequency).
But remember, the key to overclocking is gradualness. Therefore, you should not rush to set the frequencies immediately to the maximum values. For Nvidia video cards, let one step be in the region of 50-100 Mhz, and for ATI — 20-50 Mhz. After each upgrade, press the «Apply» button and test the new settings on a modern, resource-intensive game by playing for at least half an hour (preferably an hour or two).