Enable Higher Clock Limits With -xcl + .dlls (not Unofficial Method)

Discussion in 'MSI AfterBurner Overclock Application Discussion' started by Espionage724, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Espionage724

    Espionage724 Guest

    1. Acquire the .dll's found in the Afterburner Patch

    You can either manually extract the .dll's from the original patch file found at: http://www.sendspace.com/file/r7jys0
    Or get the same dll's from my zipped file: http://puu.sh/1iFoY

    2. Put atipdlxx.dll and atipdl64.dll in Afterburner's folder
    The folder by default can be found in either location:
    (x64) C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI Afterburner
    (x86) C:\Program Files\MSI Afterburner

    3. Create a shortcut of MSIAfterburner.exe
    (can be also found in Afterburner's folder)

    4. Add -xcl to the Target box
    The Target should look like:
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI Afterburner\MSIAfterburner.exe" -xcl
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    5. Run the Shortcut

    6. Should be prompted to reboot afterwards, but don't reboot just yet

    7. Delete the two .dlls you put in Afterburner's folder (step 2)

    8. Reboot

    9. Profit :)

    You should now have higher clock limits in Afterburner, and not have any older .dll driver files lingering around. Doing this method also prevents the screen flickering for some people who used the Unofficial method.

    Tested with Afterburner 2.2.4 and Catalyst 12.10 and 12.11 drivers on a 7850 PE:
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  2. heroxoot

    heroxoot Master Guru

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    Will try. Mine screen flickers like a angry old woman.

    Edit:

    Worked like a charm. This solves my OC problem using my cards regular bios.
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2012
  3. SlazsH

    SlazsH Active Member

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    This should be STICKIED.
    This is the only alternative to Unofficial overclocking and desktop flickering.
     
  4. heroxoot

    heroxoot Master Guru

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    Thing is unofficial OC mode 1 makes my GPU able to idle with the bug. But the flickering is unbearable.
     

  5. jeffvmahar

    jeffvmahar New Member

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    Hey this seems to work great except for one thing.

    After following your steps my MSI Afterburner shortcut that I added the -xcl to changed to the generic "unknown" icon?

    Any ideas?

    After following your steps can I launch MSI Afterburner from the regular exe or do I need to continue using the edited -xcl shortcut?
     
  6. Espionage724

    Espionage724 Guest

    Hmm, perhaps the target was edited accidentally a bit more than just adding -xcl to the end? May want to recheck it to be sure.

    Also you should use the regular AB shortcut, or just remove -xcl afterwards.

    Edit: Btw, this method also seems to raise Catalyst's limits too
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. Kail Bland

    Kail Bland New Member

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    This guide is much better than others I have seen. I made a account here just to reply & I think I will stick around to see what I can learn & teach. Thank you so much for the XCL line as it hasn't been posted any of the one's I've seen...
     
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  8. Mudo675

    Mudo675 New Member

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    amazing. Only solution that actually worked. Searched for 2 days, and only found trivial make-do fixes, like replugging the DVI cable everytime you restart your pc etc. But this workeds just fine, thanks very much.
     

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