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What the latest and greatest method?
Tried old methods, no luck.

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What drivers, and what version of MSI AB?
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Doesnt this program called Trixx get past the CCC limits? https://www.sapphireselectclub.com/ssc/TriXX/TriXX.aspx

I havent tried it as my 7970 runs too hot when at 1125/1575mhz
post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

What drivers, and what version of MSI AB?

12.8
2.2.1

Quote:
Originally Posted by jerrolds View Post

Doesnt this program called Trixx get past the CCC limits? https://www.sapphireselectclub.com/ssc/TriXX/TriXX.aspx
I havent tried it as my 7970 runs too hot when at 1125/1575mhz

Trixx are for kids biggrin.gif
I hate Trixx, buggier than smart doc
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12.8
2.2.1
Trixx are for kids biggrin.gif
I hate Trixx, buggier than smart doc
True, but it does work, it's what I'm using right now. The new Afterburner wont unlock the clocks even with the -XCL or /XCL switches. I think an older beta version does it but I'm not sure which one. You can turn on unofficial overclocking in the cfg file but it won't hold any clocks for me. That is on version 2.2.2.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by grunion View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

What drivers, and what version of MSI AB?

12.8
2.2.1

Quote:
Originally Posted by jerrolds View Post

Doesnt this program called Trixx get past the CCC limits? https://www.sapphireselectclub.com/ssc/TriXX/TriXX.aspx
I havent tried it as my 7970 runs too hot when at 1125/1575mhz

Trixx are for kids biggrin.gif
I hate Trixx, buggier than smart doc

Try the xcl / profiles method. wink.gif

  • On your MSI AB shortcut, add -xcl at the end (so it'll look like "C:\Program Files\MSI Afterburner.exe" -xcl) (or wherever its installed to)
  • Run MSI AB, but do not reboot like it asks you to.
  • Remove that xcl from the shortcut, THEN reboot as directed.
  • Your clock limits have now been increased.
  • Save a 100% bone stock profile (say Profile 1)
  • Play around with your overclocking (make sure to set power limit to +20%).
  • Once you have a stable overclock, save that as another profile (say Profile 2)
  • Go to MSI AB settings, scroll over to "Profiles" tab. Set "2D Profile" to your stock profile. Save "3D Profile" as your overclocked profile.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

Try the xcl / profiles method. wink.gif
  • On your MSI AB shortcut, add -xcl at the end (so it'll look like "C:\Program Files\MSI Afterburner.exe" -xcl) (or wherever its installed to)
  • Run MSI AB, but do not reboot like it asks you to.
  • Remove that xcl from the shortcut, THEN reboot as directed.
  • Your clock limits have now been increased.
  • Save a 100% bone stock profile (say Profile 1)
  • Play around with your overclocking (make sure to set power limit to +20%).
  • Once you have a stable overclock, save that as another profile (say Profile 2)
  • Go to MSI AB settings, scroll over to "Profiles" tab. Set "2D Profile" to your stock profile. Save "3D Profile" as your overclocked profile.
It won't even launch on the new version with that switch. What version are you using?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by UsedPaperclip View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

Try the xcl / profiles method. wink.gif
  • On your MSI AB shortcut, add -xcl at the end (so it'll look like "C:\Program Files\MSI Afterburner.exe" -xcl) (or wherever its installed to)
  • Run MSI AB, but do not reboot like it asks you to.
  • Remove that xcl from the shortcut, THEN reboot as directed.
  • Your clock limits have now been increased.
  • Save a 100% bone stock profile (say Profile 1)
  • Play around with your overclocking (make sure to set power limit to +20%).
  • Once you have a stable overclock, save that as another profile (say Profile 2)
  • Go to MSI AB settings, scroll over to "Profiles" tab. Set "2D Profile" to your stock profile. Save "3D Profile" as your overclocked profile.
It won't even launch on the new version with that switch. What version are you using?

He stated 2.2.1. That's the same version I'm running.
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post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

He stated 2.2.1. That's the same version I'm running.
I saw that, I was asking you wink.gif
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Quote:
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud View Post

He stated 2.2.1. That's the same version I'm running.
I saw that, I was asking you wink.gif

Oh derp. doh.gif Selective reading for the lose. -_-
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