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[Guide] How to setup MSI Afterburner On Screen Display using RTSS

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Posted · Original PosterOP

A fair few people have asked me how to setup MSI Afterburner On Screen Display (OSD).

 

I checked this subforum and to my surprise there was no guide on how to do it. So I figured I'd make a guide for everybody out there struggling.

 

1. Downloading and Installing

You will need to download a few things before we continue.

 

Also, the obligatory disclosure that this will only work on Windows.

 

If you don't have RTSS installed then make sure to download and install it.

If you don't have MSI Afterburner installed then make sure to download and install it.

 

Generally the MSI Afterburner installer will have the option to also install RTSS. If that's the case then no need to download the RTSS installer separately.

 

Download Riva Tuner Statistics Server (RTSS) Standalone - https://www.guru3d.com/files-details/rtss-rivatuner-statistics-server-download.html

Download MSI Afterburner (make sure it's not the Beta version) - https://www.msi.com/page/afterburner

 

2.  Setup MSI Afterburner

First, get into the settings.

 

For this example I'm using an RX 480 8GB.

 

You don't need voltage control to be unlocked.

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You may want to allow MSI Afterburner to run at startup and open minimized.

 

Next we move onto the Monitoring tab in Settings.

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Tick all the properties you want in your OSD and also tick the "Show In On-Screen Display" checkbox for each item you want shown.

 

You can choose to setup hotkeys to enable or disable the OSD.

I personally also have system time shown on my OSD but you can disable this.

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3. Setting up RTSS

Now we're onto setting up RTSS.

 

If RTSS isn't running already, open it.

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If it is already running, you can open it from the task tray by clicking on the RTSS icon.

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The first changes you'll probably want to make are to enable it to start with windows and minimize on startup.

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You may also wish to change the rendering mode from the default Vector 2D to Raster 3D.

 

You can also change the font and font-size by clicking on the dropdown arrow on Raster 3D.

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You can also change the colour of the OSD by clicking on the OSD palette circle.

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You can also change the position of the OSD by clicking on any of the 4 corner buttons in the bottom right hand square or by clicking on the arrows to adjust the vertical or horizontal height of the OSD.

 

4. Finishing up

 

You will probably have to restart Windows for this to take effect.

 

Once you've restarted, if you open up a game you should see the OSD in action.

 

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Thanks for reading and if you know somebody struggling with this then please share this guide.

 

Thanks.

- AluminiumTech 😎


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Origami Cactus said:

Ok a bit off topic, but wth is going on in the euro truck 2 screenshot?

What kind of curve is that? To me it seems like you were driving on the wrong side of the road...😠👮‍♂️

 

I missed the ramp I was supposed to get off at :D.


How to setup MSI Afterburner OSD | How to make your AMD Radeon GPU more efficient with Radeon Chill

Samsung Galaxy S8 Exynos variant (Late 2018 - present) | Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 Edition (Late 2018 - present) | Lenovo Thinkpad T480 i7-8550U with UHD 620 Graphics (Mid 2018 - present)

Samaritan XL (Early 2019 - present) - AMD Ryzen 7 1700X (8C/16T) , MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon, Corsair 16GB DDR4-3200MHz ,  Asus ROG Strix RX Vega 56 , Corsair RM850i PSU, Corsair H100i v2 CPU Cooler, Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD, Seagate BarraCuda 2TB HDD (2018), Seagate BarraCuda 1TB HDD (2014), NZXT S340 Elite, Corsair ML 120 Pro, Corsair ML 140 Pro

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I will try out your guide tomorrow sometime, but thanks for the help, really informative! 

 

EDIT: I have had no experience with RTSS or MSI afterburner at all.

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Hello! Thanks for this guide.

I'm trying this settings too, but I see you have three different colours for gpu, cpu and framerate.

I'm only getting the colour I choose from rivatuner settings.

 

What could be? I'll post my screen when I will on the PC.

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