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faqu
Challenger

18.2.3 prevents MSI Afterburner from starting with Windows

Today I did a clean install of the new 18.2.3 Adrenalin driver and i have noticed that with this driver version MSI Afterburner is not launching at the Windows startup anymore , despite the fact that the app is set to . After seeing this , i switched back to 18.2.2 to make sure if the driver is faulty or not , and surprisingly or not , with 18.2.2 Afterburner is launching at the Windows startup without any problems.

I tried to do a 2nd clean install of the new 18.2.3 driver , but the issue remained the same .

It'll be highly appreciated if someone can test and confirm this issue .

Note: I even reinstalled the app (MSI Afterburner) but the issue is still there with 18.2.3 , so i concluded that it is the driver's fault , not the app's .

PC Specs :

i7 6700 @3.40GHz

Gigabyte H110M S2H rev 1.0 (F25a bios)

16GB DDR4 2133MHz

RX 480 8GB

Driver Adrenalin 18.2.3 (clean installed)

Windows 10 Pro 64bit (Build 16299)

Edit #1 : I forgot to mention that i am using the MSI Afterburner 4.4.2 Stable/Final version

Edit #2 : The issue was solved with the help of elstaci​ and kingfish​ . All i had to do was to create a new task schedule for Afterburner , using the Window's Task Scheduler

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dargo_3dc
Adept II

Re: 18.2.3 prevents MSI Afterburner from starting with Windows

No problem here, MSI Afterburner starts as usual.

elstaci
MVP

Re: 18.2.3 prevents MSI Afterburner from starting with Windows

never mentioned the MSI Afterburner version you have installed.

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faqu
Challenger

Re: 18.2.3 prevents MSI Afterburner from starting with Windows

Sorry for not mentioning the program's version . Right now i am using the 4.4.2 Stable/Final version , which is the newest one if i'm not wrong .

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plumboby
Miniboss

Re: 18.2.3 prevents MSI Afterburner from starting with Windows

Dont use 3rd party sites like afterburner with AMD radeon settings it conflicts it everytime. use the standard Radeon software all you need + more & you got way more control Afterburner is only good if you got a crapper card from nvidia. Lesson learnt from some 1 who use to use afterburner dont bother with using with the AMD cards since new drivers as the Adrenaline & latest drivers from AMD are to counter & eliminate needing the use of 3rd party software. I can do all i need & more with the Radeon software compare to afterburner. As well afterburner will from conflicts & issues.

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faqu
Challenger

Re: 18.2.3 prevents MSI Afterburner from starting with Windows

Afterburner is way superior than Wattman for my needs so I don't plan on stopping to use the application. That being said , if you can't provide me any useful information about how could I fix my issue , i please you to just quit the topic.

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elstaci
MVP

Re: 18.2.3 prevents MSI Afterburner from starting with Windows

Plumboby was just informing you that MSI Afterburner does have conflicts with AMD Wattman, even if you don't have Wattman installed. Some users doesn't seem to have problems with the program running on their setup but many others it does. Anyway, it is recommended by most knowledgeable people in AMD Forum to uninstall 3rd party software like MSI Afterburner since it isn't entirely compatible with AMD Wattman.

But that is up to the individuals users discretion.

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plumboby
Miniboss

Re: 18.2.3 prevents MSI Afterburner from starting with Windows

want problems use 3rd party OC software for AMD cards. Best advise use the proper software that AMD or you card maker provides wont cause conflicts. Simple solution if running win 10 with afterburner with AMD drivers Afterburner will always conflict issues with wattman even not activated. Want to solve issues run the best driver of the AMD drivers you like & tune to suit. I wont be using afterburner ever since AMD software is good from the get go. A lot comes down to the interface & learning to use it properly. Want issues use 3rd party software be warned tho will cause issues cause conflicts. read the disclaimers when installing software when doing driver updates its in full details. So before giving the driver team grief its known issue & not going to be fixed as you people wanna run 3rd party programs that are not designed to suit the driver software AMD release. All in the small print.

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faqu
Challenger

Re: 18.2.3 prevents MSI Afterburner from starting with Windows

I am already aware that Afterburner may conflict with Wattman , but since Wattman is not even close to being as good as Afterburner for my needs , I don't plan to stop using Afterburner.

Anyway , my current issue is not a big one , since I can open Afterburner manually , but I was just wondering if anyone had a similar issue with the new 18.2.3 driver , and that's why I created this topic .

Replys like : "do not use 3rd party apps" ; are not helpful for me , and that's why I told mr. Plumboby to quit the topic . To clear any confusion , I didn't meant to be mean to him or anything .

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plumboby
Miniboss

Re: 18.2.3 prevents MSI Afterburner from starting with Windows

you havnt gone in depth with wattman properly yet to be using afterburner. Not being mean or nasty here but wattman is way superior. Tho i done bother OC my cards as they done actually need much off a buff. Wattmans improved over the last few updates just takes a bit of trial by error testing to get it working properly. I will do a few Relive videos of wattman when i get half an hr or 2. I been busy with my daughter & things & just fixed a couple issues i have had with the updates on drivers with my cards. Havnt done a proper full test thi i will be to show how wattman used properly works & works as good or better. Once my system runs stable for another day or 2 i will do a few videos & post them. I am going to do an in depth guide for people who run into issues. There alot of hidden features in the Radeon software that beats Afterburner. Only time i will use Afterburner is for an older build on Nvidia cards if i am going to do a quick sale or a quick repair. Tho once i get a few hrs & make sure all my issues & hardware is where it should be going to do a few to help. Another idea maybe if running into issues would be over riding the Radeon software so Afterburner takes control & tweak you setting to suit in your windows parameters. As windows has been causing some issues with afterburner latest updates to.

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