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MSI Afterburner makes your PC run games faster

18 December 2017 | Reymart Jan Sarigumba

If you are interested in overclocking, MSI Afterburner is the ideal software for you. It may be one of the oldest overclocking software out there, but it’s still one of the best. MSI Afterburner comes with a number of features and supports graphics cards such as Nvidia and AMD processors.

Overclocking is a way for you to wring as much performance from your PC's hardware when you don't have the means of buying something faster or newer. It is a way for your older computer to keep in touch with the latest PC titles and run them at impressive frame rates – and all without breaking your bank.

To overclock your graphics/video card’s GPU(Graphics Processing Unit), it starts with a decent overclocking software, such as MSI Afterburner. Its latest version comes with a number of essential utilities that work not only for MSI video cards but also for all other brands of graphics cards. Aside from boosting your video card’s performance, here are other impressive features of this overclocking tool.

Easy-to-use User Interface

MSI Afterburner's interface looks very simple compared to other overclocking software on the market, but don't let that deter you. Its hardware monitor panel lets you view fan speed, GPU temperatures, RPMs, and GPU usage. As you move down, you will see an array of additional monitoring data. Not only can you monitor the status of the video card(s), but you can monitor other essential components in your PC as well. Aside from that, you can also monitor usage, CPU temperatures, and system memory usage.

Voltage control

Overclocking raises the amount of power running through the motherboard to the Central Processing Unit (CPU). If not regulated, this might lead to overvolting that deteriorates the electrical pathways of your PC faster. That is why you need an overclocking software like MSI Afterburner that lets you tweak voltage control and monitor the GPU’s current voltage.

Fan Control

One of the best features of the MSI Afterburner is its user-friendly fan control system. It lets you configure fan speeds based on estimated GPU temperatures. By turning up the fan speed, you will be able to prevent overheating issues while gaming, as there’s an increased internal airflow that helps your PC cool down.

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