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Old February 12, 2011, 09:59 PM
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Hi all,

MSI Afterburner 2.1.0 Beta 7. Aware of the following:

To enable unofficial overclocking in this version it is necessary to:
  • Set UnofficialOverclockingEULA field to the following text: I confirm that I am aware of unofficial overclocking limitations and fully understand that MSI will not provide me any support on it
  • Set UnofficialOverclockingMode to 1 to keep PowerPlay active (may not work on old ASICs), 2 to traditionally disable PowerPlay or to 0 to temporary disable unofficial overclocking path
Yet this has no impact on the slider limit for vram and the card is clearly capable of more than Afterburner is willing to give it. Does anybody know how to unlock or raise the vram slider in Afterburner?

In case it matters, the card in question is a MSI GTX460 768MB, and the vram slider has a max of 2340. Thanks!
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Did you check the box for "Unlock voltage control" in General Settings?
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Old February 13, 2011, 09:01 PM
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Indeed I have. It is not voltage adjustments which I would like to unlock but rather the memory clock ceiling imposed by Afterburner.
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It shouldn't be Afterburner, it should be a limitation from your VGA BIOS.
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Not sure how it would work on the GTX460, but you might want to give Nvidia Inspector a try. It shows unlocking for memory in the overclocking tab on my GTX480.OrbLog Blog Archive NVIDIA Inspector 1.94 Tool
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Old February 15, 2011, 12:35 PM
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ilya - I think you're right. I know that I had to edit the BIOS of my fermi cards to allow for higher voltages, so the same is probably true of the vram limit.

Gav - thanks for the link. I'll check it out! I actually saw it a couple days ago on the screenie on your hwbot submission and wondered what it was. Thanks again!
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