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Hey guys so I find this really strange and hope there is a way around this silliness, I recently done a clean install on my rig and tried to return my overclock settings on afterburner when I realized the program wouldn't apply my settings.

The sliders would just go back to zero. Then I adjusted the cfg file and did the whole "I am aware of unofficial overclocking" stuff in it and still no luck. I then did some more research and realized that amd took out two dll files from there install which allowed unofficial overclocking.

I then added these two files and placed them according to these instructions from this site, http://www.setiusa.us/showthread.php?3331-AMD-no-longer-allowing-quot-Unofficial-quot-OC-with-Catalyst-12-2-and-above.

Am I doing something wrong or ....

Like what's the point of having such a massive headroom for overclocking when they disable this ?..

Any help will be appreciated smile.gif

Don't like being stuck with CCC maxed out... Lol


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Some entries needed by MSI AB are absent in the newest releases of Catalyst.

The solution to this is to install the 12.2 preview drivers ( http://support.amd.com/us/kbarticles/Pages/Catalyst122Previewdriver.aspx ) and then install the newest drivers over these, or at least without totally removing the 12.2 previews with a driver cleaner.

If you do this, MSI AB will be fully functional again, even with the 12.3 or 12.4 drivers.
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There is a way better solution in my thread in the drivers and overclocking section here.

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It's works for me on 12.3,All I did was reinstall Afterburner after I installed AMD/ATI 12.3 driver.
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You might encounter functionality losses with 3rd party apps like RadeonPRO, Trixx or AfterBurner with 12.3 WHQL. That’s because AMD (in their infinite wisdom) decided to remove a dll file from their builds thus removing compatibility with some tools like those enumerated earlier. To “overcome” this “minor setback” you need to copy this dll: http://download.benchmark3d.com/Tools/Catalyst-DLL/atipdlxx.dll to Windows\SysWOW64 for x64 operating systems or Windows/System32 for a x86 OS. Credits for this quick fix go to SolidEther.

Works like a charm!
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Cheers exostenza followed your fix works great. Nut think the 12.3 drivers I have on are causing some instability with this fix I'll see how I go while gaming mite have to revert to 12.2 if it is unstable frown.gif


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