MSI Afterburner OC Scanner Tool - Scan failed with code 3

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AMarkham

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I was trying the OC Scanner tool for the first time in the latest version of MSI Afterburner (4.6.2.15631 Beta 1) & about 10 seconds into the scan it stops with the message "Scan failed code 3". I have a RTX 2070 series card with the latest Nvidia drivers (430.86). I have the "Unlock voltage control & Unlock voltage monitoring" options checked & the the Core Voltage, Power Limit & Temp. Limit" sliders all the way to the right before beginning the test. Any ideas?
 

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Try uninstalling and reinstalling the latest drivers again. 

It seems to be at times Nvidia will not install the file nvml.dll in the correct location according to this post on the Nvidia Geforce forums.

It is highly recommended anytime you do update drives to do a clean install where all older files are removed before the new installation is started to prevent conflicts and issues from arising.

Here is the link to the GeForce forums if you wish to give it a look over and see if it may help you resolve the technical issues your facing. 

http://https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/1091450/geforce-drivers/you-can-now-test-nvidia-oc-scanner-feature-released-with-rtx-on-pascal-as-well/1/
 

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cyb3rs34l date=1559669410 said:
Try uninstalling and reinstalling the latest drivers again.

It seems to be at times Nvidia will not install the file nvml.dll in the correct location according to this post on the Nvidia Geforce forums.

It is highly recommended anytime you do update drives to do a clean install where all older files are removed before the new installation is started to prevent conflicts and issues from arising.

Here is the link to the GeForce forums if you wish to give it a look over and see if it may help you resolve the technical issues your facing.

https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/1091450/geforce-drivers/you-can-now-test-nvidia-oc-scanner-feature-released-with-rtx-on-pascal-as-well/1/
Still getting the same "Scan failed code 3" error. Did a clean NVidia graphic driver install & verified the nvml.dll file was in the C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVSMI folder.
 

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Hello, I have the same problem as in the topic. After 40 sec delay, MSI Afterburner v.4.6.2 15745 stops the scan with the message "Scan failed code 3". I have the MSI RTX 3070 with November Nvidia drivers 4.5.7.30. I have nvml.dll file in the C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NVSMI folder as in the screenshot. December Nvidia drivers(3060 Ti Compliant of 2 Dec) have the same problem,additionally it works incorrectly with GPU and memory clocks with 3070 Series. The clean installation of Nvidia drivers 4.5.7.30 was done. Any solutions available ?
 

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The support service answered me that the issue is with the MSI Afterburner version. Hopefully, new version will correct it.
 

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I also had this problem with my new Gigabyte RTX 3070 Eagle OC. However, by enabling experimental features in GeForce Experience settings, you can access a new "Performance"options in the overlay (Alt-Z), which allows automatic overclocking. It worked great, similar to MSI Afterburner. My results was only +85MHz, without any extra voltage, but it is already an "OC" card. Geekbench 5 Compute increased from 134,000 to 139,000. I only have an old i5-2500k at 4.5GHz though until I get all the components to finish my planned new gaming PC.
 

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As this thread had been resurrected already and non-MSI cards are discussed it will be locked.
:floblock: ocked
 
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