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post #21 of 29
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So if I don't care about the power saving function, 6 red/6 green is utilizing all phases?

Correct
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post #22 of 29
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I just uninstalled Afterburner Beta, and it still said Unknown Graphics Card. Tried installing a non-beta Afterburner, and MSI APS still gives me the same error.
hmm

This is exactly what I did:

Uninstall Afterburner and MSI APS
Restart
Install Afterburner from the cd that came with the 580
Restart
Install MSI APS from cd
Restart
Then it just worked
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post #23 of 29
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Those switches are mostly there for subzero setups.

If you are really curious why not just flip one of the switches, hook up a multimeter and see what the voltages change to.

Here's what they do specifically:

- Memory and GPU voltage (how much it changes I don't know)
- PWM ClockTuner, lets you select PWM clock frequency from 260mhz to 310mhz
- A switch to increase PLL voltage (no idea how much)
- A switch to remove the overcurrent protection of the card
I am aware what they do but my question was if using them could increase performance/overclocking efficiency.

Or if tuning the voltages in Afterburner would be enough to get the max out of it.
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post #24 of 29
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It's my understanding that the switches do the same voltage tuning you can do from inside Afterburner, so I don't think you would get anything extra out of using the switches.

I think it's more of a marketing thing to the hardcore OC crowd then anything.
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post #25 of 29
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hmm

This is exactly what I did:

Uninstall Afterburner and MSI APS
Restart
Install Afterburner from the cd that came with the 580
Restart
Install MSI APS from cd
Restart
Then it just worked
Okay I got APS to work, but no matter how long I fiddle with it, only the red LED's go off on the GPU. I'd like both the red, and green ones off because it's really bright and annoying
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post #26 of 29
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It's my understanding that the switches do the same voltage tuning you can do from inside Afterburner, so I don't think you would get anything extra out of using the switches.

I think it's more of a marketing thing to the hardcore OC crowd then anything.
The switches will add voltage on top of what is set in afterburner, but on air/water afterburner will supply enough to max the card out for the cooling.
The switches are more for the sub-zero benchers.
    
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post #27 of 29
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Okay I got APS to work, but no matter how long I fiddle with it, only the red LED's go off on the GPU. I'd like both the red, and green ones off because it's really bright and annoying
Some phases have to be active so that's why some of the green LEDs are still lit.

It would be nice to have the option to disable the LEDs though.
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post #28 of 29
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Some phases have to be active so that's why some of the green LEDs are still lit.

It would be nice to have the option to disable the LEDs though.
That's a shame they do that... I'm not far from just putting tape over the damn things
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post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by Mitchp911 View Post
That's a shame they do that... I'm not far from just putting tape over the damn things
Do they bother you that much?! Doesn't your mobo has more lights or don't you have any fan with LEDs?



Anyway, just in case someone else tries to use this thing:
It doesn't seem to work in SLI.
When I installed it, it only worked on my bottom card and there is no options to select both cards or one of them or anything actually (the program only have one menu with two choices: activate APS; and start automatically with windows).

It is completely useless as it can not even remember your previous setting (which is ON or OFF ) upon restart, and you must choose again every time you restart (as it was already said here)...

Whats up with MSI!? Have they fired the software guys or were they just lazy to finish the software? I mean, why would they spend money putting the APS control and LEDs on the videocards and then simply forget about the software to control that?!
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