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Is MSI Afterburner safe or compatible with a EVGA Geforce GTS 250 graphics card? I am wanting to increase my GPU voltage (anyone know a safe voltage) so I'll have more room to Over Clock. Msi afterburner appears to good to be true so im a bit hesitant to try before I have other peoples suggestions.
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You can't adjust voltages on a GTS250 with software.
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MSI will work, and don't worry its completely safe. I think 80% of OCN use Afterburner thumb.gif

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Originally Posted by AyeYo;12178467 
You can't adjust voltages on a GTS250 with software.
Would he need to flash it with another bios or something?
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Originally Posted by Roweyi7;12178476 
MSI will work, and don't worry its completely safe. I think 80% of OCN use Afterburner thumb.gif



Would he need to flash it with another bios or something?

Other guy says no, And the Afterburner system requirements doesn't list my card for voltage tunning.
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The GTS 250 doesn't have adjustable voltage (Volterra Vregs), so you can't go over (assuming) 1.2v on it, the card's voltages also vary though, some manufacturers produced lower voltages, some as high as 1.3 (ASUS I think), so the only real way is doing a Volt Mod with a Soldering Iron.

I saw somewhere, someone had a jumper on the back of their card, they read with a Multimeter the other point was producing 1.3v, so switched it to that from 1.2v setting, but it made no difference to the OC,

I was gonna try flashing my BIOS to the ASUS DK, altering naming info and clocks to my own defaults (aswell as adding 2D clocks), but decided I couldn't be bothered and it'd probably fail anyway. tongue.gif

MSI AB and EVGA Precision work with any cards for OCing AFAIK. smile.gif
The Voltage adjustments, obviously depend on whether the card allows it.
 
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