MSI Afterburner No CPU temp Ryzen/ How to enable FPS in MSI Afterburner want to keep an eye on your system’s performance while you play? What’s the best way to see what your equipment is capable of? Does it reveal itself completely or is something preventing it?
You may have already seen game reviews with system performance information right on the computer screen while playing and wondered: How did they do it?
This information, shown in the upper left corner of the screen, is called OSD or On-Screen Display and is one of the most frequently used functions in MSI Afterburner. It allows you to monitor the performance of your video card and other hardware while you play, and thus gives you important information about what can be improved to increase performance. Want to know how to get this information on your screen? Just follow our directions below!
First, you need to get the latest version of MSI Afterburner and Rivatuner Statistics Server. Both programs are included in the MSI Afterburner installer. (Download here)
1. Launch MSI Afterburner
2. Click “ Settings ”
3. Click “ Monitoring ” and go to “ Active hardware monitoring graphs ” and select the information you want to display in the OSD (we use “GPU usage” as an example)
b. To display information of interest on the screen, check the “ Show in On-Screen Display ” option.
c. In the “ Properties ” column, you will see the inscription “ in OSD ” (in the menu). Select other information to be displayed on the screen in the same way. You can change the order of the information displayed on the screen by dragging the desired menu items up or down the list.
d. The text shown in “ Override group name ” to be displayed in the OSD menu can be changed as you like. (Here we changed the name “GPU usage” to “GPU load”)
e. Don’t forget to click OK to save your changes and exit to MSI Afterburner.
Now when you launch the game you will see the OSD!
But that’s not all! You can also customize the appearance of the menu. You can easily customize the OSD using the RivaTuner Statistics Server utility, which is automatically installed with Afterburner.
1. Click on the “ Riva Tuner Statistics Server ” icon
2. In the menu that opens, you will see the settings that you can change. Here are some of the more interesting options to change:
How to Install MSI Afterburner on Windows 10
Users are looking for how to download MSI Afterburner from the official website in Russian. There really is such an opportunity, since you can change the localization of the interface right in the program. It is also recommended to choose a more convenient program skin, since the standard one is not suitable for every user.
It is worth noting before installation that you need to be careful when using the MSI Afterburner program. Since the hardware overclocking functionality and the ability to adjust the fan speed can harm the computer, especially in the hands of beginners.
- We go to the official website of the MSI Afterburner program and in the Downloads section, click the button Download Afterburner .
- Next, open the downloaded file and follow all the steps of the program installer.
The main thing is to make sure that MSI Afterburner and RivaTuner Statistics Server are selected at the step of selecting the components of the program to be installed. Since RivaTuner Statistics Server extends the capabilities of MSI Afterburner by adding the ability to enable FPS monitoring.
After installation, we immediately start changing the language of the program interface. Just open MSI Afterburner and go to the settings by clicking the gear at the bottom of the program. Then go to the Interface section and select the Russian language in the Regional settings item .
So, dear friend, for some reason you decided to overclock your video card, or you are looking for a video card that can be overclocked in the future. The following tips will help you, young overclocker, not make a mistake in your choice, and, perhaps, protect you from rash acts.
First, ask yourself a question – does it make sense to overclock the card? If you currently have a lower tier card than the GTS450 and hope to improve performance in modern games such as TES: Skyrim, Battlefield 3, etc. – I have to disappoint you, the increase in productivity will be hardly noticeable. The effect of overclocking is noticeable only on cards that provide at least a minimum level of playability.
Secondly, pay attention to the cooling system. There are three main types, these are:
Such cooling systems are not designed for overclocking, not only because of the lack of active cooling of the radiator, but also because of the lack of ventilation of the memory and batteries. And if the memory, in principle, does not heat up so much, then the batteries, when critical temperatures are exceeded, can please you with a small salute. It is for this reason that overclocking such video cards is not recommended.
Turbine cooling systems are mainly found on reference video cards. Such cards cannot boast of good overclocking potential, but they can still be overclocked. A feature of such a CO is that the radiator touches all the heating elements of the board.
The main advantage of turbine COs is that they throw hot air outside the case – this is justified for cases with poor ventilation. This is where the advantages of turbine COs end, and the cons begin: not too high efficiency and increased, relative to classical COs, noise level.
For the most part, classic COs can be described as “a heatsink with fins perpendicular to the card, with one to four fans that blow around the heatsink”.
The most controversial type of cooling systems. Similar SOs are installed mainly on non-reference cards, and this is where the manufacturers have room for a flight of fancy. And this means – what? That’s right, every manufacturer tries to somehow stand out. Either a striking appearance, or performance (and often both), or price. And here you need to take a closer look at the map. No, my friend, do not look at the appearance and original design solutions, you are an overclocker, you should only care about quality.
The easiest way to evaluate SO performance is to google it. There are many comparisons of the same cards with different COs on the Internet, and no less overclocking results. On them, you can approximately estimate what maximum frequency this or that card “takes”, and to what temperatures it warms up.
However, this is not all. Definitely – you hear, friend, be sure to check if there are radiators on the power supply system of the video card. If they are not there, the consequences, even with a seemingly good PCB airflow by the cooling system fans, can be rather sad – I already talked about them when I talked about passive cooling systems.
The video card power system can be identified by the abundance of such gizmos:
These are mosfets, without proper cooling they like to warm up, and when overclocked, especially with raising the voltage, they also burn out, which is accompanied by popping and sparks, sometimes even smoke. Therefore, immediately see if they have a radiator that looks something like this:
However, the presence of airflow and a radiator does not always save mosfets from burnout – especially if you are carried away by excessive voltage increase. Despite the fact that most cards now have protection (OCP – Over Current Protection, or OVP – Over Voltage Protection), this is not a 100% guarantee that the mosfets will be fine with excessive overclocking.
Remember, for example, the story of the GTX590 overclocking and raw firewood, which did not include protection, which caused a lot of burnt cards. However, the GTX590 burned (and are burning) under overclocking and with good firewood, so if you, mon ami, are the happy owner of this card, you have never overclocked anything, but you really want to, it’s not worth it. Just not worth it. First, better practice … On cats.
Thirdly, find out how many power phases are soldered on the video card. How to do it? Either by googling, or simply by counting the number of chokes on the video card. In the picture below, they are highlighted with a red rectangle:
In the general case, the number of phases has the formula G + M, where G is the number of power phases assigned to the GPU, that is, the graphics processor is what we want to overclock. M is the number of power phases reserved for memory. There is no particular point in driving the memory, it consumes little energy, the phases do not heat up much. The number of power phases reserved for memory does not bother you.
For the “standard” number of phases, you can take the number of phases set on the reference model of video cards. And, in general, the more phases, the better. Too many of them will not cause harm, and there will be no benefit for non-extreme overclocking either. But, obviously, a more complex map will cost more. But too little number of phases leads to an increased load on them – that is, on the mosfets. What does this lead to? To overheating and to the consequences described above. Manufacturers seeking to save money reduce the number of phases, which reduces the overclocking potential and increases the risk of card failure during overclocking.
My young friend, you are probably already fidgeting with impatience in your chair and want to ask me: well, everything is clear with the pieces of iron, but how to overclock? Patience, I will answer you, only patience. Acceleration does not like hasty and thoughtless actions.
There are many utilities for overclocking video cards – Riva Tuner, PowerStrip, Asus SmartDoctor, MSI Afterburner – here is an incomplete list of them. It is clear that I will not consider everything, this is not necessary. I will only talk about the latter, since, from my point of view, it is the most convenient for overclocking any video cards.
However, an overclocking utility isn’t the only thing you’ll need. Do you want the video card to work not only fast, but also stable? This means that utilities will also be needed to, oddly enough, check stability. 3D Markers can act as such utilities – for example, 3D Mark 11 for video cards with DX11, or 3D Mark Vantage for video cards with DX10. OCCT is also suitable for checking the stability of the card, it will quickly give an idea of how stable the card is at the moment.
And now we proceed to the most interesting – to overclocking.
If there is a desire to overclock the card with an increase in voltage, in the main window press the “Settings” button and tick off what is highlighted in the screenshot below with a red rectangle:
Those. “Unlock voltage control” and “Unlock voltage monitoring”.
Next, you need to increase the core clock (Core Clock), for example, in increments of 10 MHz, it depends on the specific card model, and conduct an express stability test. You can take both larger and smaller steps.
Express testing method: Download OCCT, install. In the GPU tab: 3D, set these
settings. The test window opens:
In it, you are only interested in the “Errors” indicator. As long as it remains at zero, everything is in order. If errors begin to appear, it means that the card has reached the overclocking limit at the current voltage. A small number of errors is not terrible, in games it may not appear at all. However, if their number increases at an alarming rate – this is a clear overclocking, artifacts will begin to appear in games.
So, if the card has reached the overclocking limit, reduce the frequencies a little, set the value “0 h 15 min” in the “Duration” field in OCCT – that is, 15-minute testing – and, in fact, test. If during these 15 minutes the temperature of the card does not rise above 95 degrees and the error rate is at zero or small, then this is the overclocking ceiling. If the temperature does not rise to 95 degrees, it means that the card can be driven further. That is, increase the voltage and frequency of the core, conduct express testing, and so on until you hit the voltage or temperature limit. The maximum safe voltage for each specific card can be Googled, but usually Afterburner does not allow you to go beyond it anyway. However, it’s better to be safe. The maximum safe temperature is 100-110 degrees, depending on the card model,
After the card is overclocked either to the limit or to the desired frequency, a thorough stability test needs to be carried out. This is, for example, 3-4 runs of 3D Mark and half an hour in Unigine Heaven. If annoying artifacts are observed, or the screen blinks / crashes to the desktop, and at the same time a pop-up message “The video driver stopped responding and has been restored” appears in the tray – this is overclocking. If the temperature is normal, it is necessary to raise the voltage, and if it is overheating, reduce the voltage and frequency.
Another overclocking technique is overclocking at known frequencies and voltages that the card is capable of. For this you need:
1) google the overclocking results of this particular card (keep in mind that if you have, say, a Gigabyte GTX580 SO, then you need to google the results for the Gigabyte GTX580 SO, the overclocking results of other GTX580s will not work). 2) Find out what approximate values are maximum (of course, you should look at the results with native cooling, you don’t need the results of overclocking under liquid nitrogen). 3) Set the same voltage and a slightly lower frequency. 4) Conduct a rapid test, and based on the results, decide whether to drive further.
That, in general, is all that a beginner should know about overclocking video cards. Good luck, and may the force be with you!
PS The author is not responsible for dead pieces of iron, natural disasters, wars and Martian attacks caused by the use of this instruction. Everything you do – you do at your own peril and risk.
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How to enable FPS in MSI Afterburner
- Open the MSI Afterburner program properties by clicking on the settings gear .
- In the window that opens, go to the Monitoring tab, find the Frame rate item .
- Activate the Frame rate item by checking the box and check Show in OED below .
- Opposite the current item, select the Text or Graph value , which will display the number of frames per second.
In the monitoring tab, you can also enable other options that the user considers necessary to be displayed on the monitor during the game. Please note that various graphics core boot parameters or temperatures are available in MSI Afterburner without the additional RivaTuner Statistics Server component. If you don’t have frame rate monitoring settings, then make sure that RivaTuner Statistics Server was installed along with MSI Afterburner.
Enabling the necessary monitoring settings We recommend setting up hotkeys that will allow you to switch visibility during the game, show, hide the current monitoring indicators.
- Open MSI Afterburner properties by pressing Ctrl+S key combination .
- Next, go to the GED tab and set the values for the Show GED and Hide GED items .
The final step is to customize the appearance of the overlay OSD. You can choose one of the available styles, or just customize the fonts and colors for yourself.
Style settings are available in the properties of MSI Afterburner. It is enough to go to the Monitoring tab and, having selected the desired monitoring schedule, press the button Select the style of the Overlay Screen Display in the form of three dots next to the Show in OED item .
In the window that opens, just select the active display style you like or customize the current style by changing its properties.
As well as additional settings for displaying the Overlay Screen Display can be found in the RivaTuner Statistics Server utility. It is enough to directly open the RivaTuner Statistics Server utility or in the MSI Afterburner properties go to the OED tab and click the Advanced button .
Here, in another interface, you can adjust the color, font, size and select the position of the text. And also many other options are available and the ability to immediately view the configured text options.
MSI Afterburner is a powerful tool for managing and monitoring graphics adapter settings. The user just needs to download and install the MSI Afterburner program from the official website. The ability to select the Russian language of the interface is immediately after installing the program.
MSI Afterburner allows you to enable game monitoring, namely, enable the display of the number of frames per second (FPS). Previously, we considered programs that show FPS in games, although MSI Afterburner did not make the list, but it can also display a frame per second counter and more. Also see how to use the SpeedFan 4.52 program, since it is more suitable for beginners and also control the speed of coolers connected to the motherboard.
Undervolting: reduce noise and heat of the video card
Warming is just around the corner, which means that soon computer cooling systems will be worse at their tasks. How to reduce the temperature, noise and power consumption of video cards without spending a single penny on it? Read this article about graphics adapter undervolting.
Undervolting is the term used to reduce the voltage, and therefore the current, used by the video card, resulting in a significant drop in temperature under load (in some cases by 10 degrees). However, this is not the only advantage of undervolting, this procedure also helps to combat video card noise in games.
As a rule, lowering the temperature by even a few degrees will reduce the speed of the fans of the active cooler, which makes a noticeable difference in the noise level. In some programs (MSI Afterburner, Trixx) you can go even further and further reduce CO noise by adjusting the cooler algorithm. As a first approximation, you can focus on a temperature of 80 degrees Celsius. That is, change the fan speed so that under load the chip does not warm up above 80 degrees. However, this is another topic, but today we will talk about undervolting.
How to reduce stress?
It is desirable to lower the voltage gradually. For example, from 1.200 V first to 1.150 V, and then in steps of 0.01, i.e. up to 1.140, 1.130, etc. After each decrease, you can test the stability of the video card, that is, keep it under load for a while. To do this, you can use the same FurMark.
Undervolting is somewhat like overclocking, only in the opposite direction – instead of increasing the frequency, you need to lower the voltage. After the first failure (the driver will display a message), you should go back one step by increasing the GPU voltage, and thoroughly test the stability of this mode.
Consider several ways of undervolting. The first two are reduced to the use of special utilities, and the third, more advanced, to flashing the BIOS of the video card.
In the main window of this program, there is an adjustable parameter Core Voltage, which is responsible for the level of voltage supplied to the core of the video card. As a rule, this parameter is in the range of 1.100–1.200 V and is set by the manufacturer with some margin.
In principle, you can reduce the Core Voltage indicator with any step (but preferably with a small one), this operation cannot somehow harm the video card. The worst that will happen is that the computer will freeze, or, more likely, a message will appear in the system tray stating that an error has occurred in the video card driver.
The disadvantage of the MSI Afterburner program is that it allows you to adjust the voltage of far from all video cards.
Despite the fact that the name of the Sapphire Trixx application, as in the case of MSI Afterburner, contains a mention of a specific manufacturer of video cards, the utility works with adapters from all companies, not just those indicated.
The advantage of Trixx is that this program can adjust the voltage of more video cards. In other words, if Core Voltage is disabled in Afterburner, try Trixx.
The voltage regulation procedure in Trixx is not fundamentally different from that for Afterburner. The required slider is located in the Overclocking tab and is called VDDC.
The only drawback of Trixx in terms of undervolting is that the utility cannot restore the voltage value when the computer is restarted. Only the core and memory frequencies are restored, and the voltage must be set manually each time. Afterburner does not have this drawback, but, as already mentioned, it supports fewer video cards.
Changing settings in the graphics card’s BIOS
Let’s start with the usual warning in such cases. You carry out all the operations described below at your own peril and risk. Do not flash the BIOS if you are not sure of the correctness of your actions. A damaged or failed firmware update can damage the graphics card, voiding the manufacturer’s warranty.
So, what to do if the video card is not supported by the Afterburner program, and you don’t want to set the voltage manually using Trixx after each reboot of the PC? In this case, you can edit the parameters specified in the BIOS of the video card.
You can use the GPU-Z utility or ATIWinflash to save the BIOS to a file on your computer . The second program is preferable because it will come in handy again later to update the BIOS, while GPU-Z will no longer be used.