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I have been trying the past few days to OC my GPU. However, for some reason it does not appear that MSI Afterburner is applying the voltages I ask it to. When using Precision X, the voltages are applied correctly (Checked in GPU-Z and with DMM), but not with Afterburner. I really want to use MSI's software since 1. I like it better and 2. I have an MSI card. Can anyone shed some light on this?
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You are testing it under load right? Voltage will stay low at idle and only ramp up when in a 3D clock state. I have a 580 Lightning and use voltage control perfectly fine with Afterburner. Also if you are using Afterburner I would completely uninstall Precision X.
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Yes, I am testing under load. And I have totally uninstalled it, I just did it to test to see what is going on. Did you have to change any of the dip switches on the card itself in order to get the voltage control to overclock?
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Yes, I am testing under load. And I have totally uninstalled it, I just did it to test to see what is going on. Did you have to change any of the dip switches on the card itself in order to get the voltage control to overclock?

No I didn't need to mess with any of the dipswitches. Are you using any other programs to monitor voltage? Like AIDA64 or something?
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