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

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by Antipathy, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. Antipathy

    Antipathy Notebook Consultant

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    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!
     
  2. SlickDude80

    SlickDude80 Notebook Prophet

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  3. hellsfire

    hellsfire Notebook Enthusiast

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    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
     
  4. zipidy928

    zipidy928 Notebook Geek

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    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?
     
  5. SlickDude80

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    Thanks for pointing that out! rep+

    zipdiy, i would go full discrete mode before doing any overclocking
     
  6. Antipathy

    Antipathy Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks guys! +rep!
     
  7. SkylineLvr

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    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".
     
  8. dandan112988

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    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?
     
  9. SkylineLvr

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    Did you edit the registry files?
     
  10. Antipathy

    Antipathy Notebook Consultant

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    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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