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Currently available for Android, but coming soon for iOS, Afterburner gives users all voltage and frequency adjustments as well as monitoring tools. But the true selling point is to be able to have access to all these options on a device not tethered or bound to the PC itself. Why? In case you're in the midst of a breakthrough and all of a sudden your benchmarks starts to product artifacts, instead of ALT+Tabbing out and interrupting the run, you can just fire up the mobile Afterburner app and tweak settings to prevent your system from a complete melt down.
I know Asus already has this with their ROG series boards(well some of them), this is compatible with almost all boards and venders. Its a pretty cool setup with your phone and computer. Would be useful for when you are benching/gaming/folding and you dont want to leave the screen to check your temps. I also look on the Android marketplace and didnt find it, it might be released after Computex

Also i hope i did the format right, first time posting a thread like this...
Edited by phibrizo - 6/1/11 at 6:53pm
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No snippet of the article?
That's usually how I know if it's worth the read.
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As i understood, it´s only for video cards (Afterburner is video-specific). It's a nice find though.
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i could use this... specially if im in game ^-^
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I have this via Bluetooth on my Mobo works great!
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I have this. Would be nice if the BT-go module actually worked. Not worth an RMA over though.
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Wouldn't this app still require a bluetooth enabled device on the motherboard/graphics card? The only way I can see it not needing this type of connectivity is via an internet connection, but who would want to risk overclocking that way?
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I can see it right now. Someone makes a virus tailored for a phone that takes over and sends rediculous voltage commands... your computer fries and the phone is then programmed to laugh while it simultainiously sends out illegal pics to all your facebook friends, wipes your online contacts, kills your account and then procedes to self destruct.
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Originally Posted by HAF_wit View Post
Wouldn't this app still require a bluetooth enabled device on the motherboard/graphics card? The only way I can see it not needing this type of connectivity is via an internet connection, but who would want to risk overclocking that way?
WiFi connection.

http://www.geeks3d.com/20110601/msi-...s-and-tablets/
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Ahhh. That makes more sense, but still not quite as secure as I'd hope for given the delicate nature of our PCs. Thanks for the link though!
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