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    Default Overclocking 7970M with MSI Afterburner 2.2.3 or where can I find 2.2.1?

    Has anyone had any luck overclocking with Afterburner 2.2.3? I read a post by someone, somewhere that said they were able to do it, but it's giving me trouble.

    If it's not possible, anyone have a good source for 2.2.1?

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Overclocking 7970M with MSI Afterburner 2.2.3 or where can I find 2.2.1?

    I assume that you have unlocked msi afterburner for overclocking the 7970m? If you haven't, you can use my guide (in sig) for detailed steps

    Here is a link to 2.2.0 which is what i'm using:

    MSI Afterburner 2.2.0 Beta 2 download from Guru3D.com
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    Talking Re: Overclocking 7970M with MSI Afterburner 2.2.3 or where can I find 2.2.1?

    Hey there, it is entirely possible to overclock the 7970m in v2.2.3
    The problem is that after v2.2.1 the file named "atipdlxx.dll" is not included anymore.
    Supposedly you can obtain this in the AMD driver version 12.4.

    But easier you could simply save that file into another directory after installing MSI Afterburner v2.2.1

    Instructions:
    To overclock the 7970m in Afterburner v2.2.3
    1) Install v2.2.1 and copy the file name "atipdlxx.dll" to another location - located in default C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI Afterburner
    2) Update to v2.2.3 and move the file you just copy into the same install directory
    3) Overclock should now be available
    *Note after following slickdude's guide to unlocking unofficial overclocking ofcourse :P

    Hope I helped.

    Here's a link to v2.2.1 I found off Google
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    Default Re: Overclocking 7970M with MSI Afterburner 2.2.3 or where can I find 2.2.1?

    In order to OC, do you have to run on full discrete GPU mode (fn+f7), or can this be achievable on switchable graphics mode?

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    Default Re: Overclocking 7970M with MSI Afterburner 2.2.3 or where can I find 2.2.1?

    Quote Originally Posted by hellsfire View Post
    Hey there, it is entirely possible to overclock the 7970m in v2.2.3
    The problem is that after v2.2.1 the file named "atipdlxx.dll" is not included anymore.
    Supposedly you can obtain this in the AMD driver version 12.4.

    But easier you could simply save that file into another directory after installing MSI Afterburner v2.2.1

    Instructions:
    To overclock the 7970m in Afterburner v2.2.3
    1) Install v2.2.1 and copy the file name "atipdlxx.dll" to another location - located in default C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI Afterburner
    2) Update to v2.2.3 and move the file you just copy into the same install directory
    3) Overclock should now be available
    *Note after following slickdude's guide to unlocking unofficial overclocking ofcourse :P

    Hope I helped.

    Here's a link to v2.2.1 I found off Google
    Download MSI Afterburner - MSI Afterburner Free Download
    Thanks for pointing that out! rep+

    Quote Originally Posted by zipidy928 View Post
    In order to OC, do you have to run on full discrete GPU mode (fn+f7), or can this be achievable on switchable graphics mode?
    zipdiy, i would go full discrete mode before doing any overclocking
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    Default Re: Overclocking 7970M with MSI Afterburner 2.2.3 or where can I find 2.2.1?

    Thanks guys! +rep!
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    Default Re: Overclocking 7970M with MSI Afterburner 2.2.3 or where can I find 2.2.1?

    You can also install v2.2.1 (or 2.2.0) and just update it to 2.2.3. You then just need to change the afterburner.cfg file. I found that you just need to change the line "UnofficialOverclockingMode" from 0 to 1. No need to change "UnofficialOverclockingEULA".

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    Default Re: Overclocking 7970M with MSI Afterburner 2.2.3 or where can I find 2.2.1?

    for some reason i still cant get OC to work on the 7970m. I opened it using note pad, edited what it said and saved and still no go. Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: Overclocking 7970M with MSI Afterburner 2.2.3 or where can I find 2.2.1?

    Did you edit the registry files?

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    Default Re: Overclocking 7970M with MSI Afterburner 2.2.3 or where can I find 2.2.1?

    Following Slickdude's guide and Hellsfire's post in this thread, it works just fine for me, using Afterburner 2.2.3.
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