OC Scanner Low Average Overclock?


New member
Aug 2, 2020
I'd like to preface this by saying I'm brand new to overclocking, which is why I'm using the OC Scanner in the first place. I have an MSI RTX 2080 SUPER GAMING X TRIO graphics card that I'm trying to overclock. Unfortunately, whenever I run the scan to find out what the best core speed would be, I get the result that the average overclock is 7MHz (originally 5, but I restarted and ran it again). I'm not sure what could be causing the problem ,but here is the log from the OC Scanner:

17:31:41 Connected to MSI Afterburner control interface v2.3
17:31:43 GPU1 : VEN_10DE&DEV_1E81&SUBSYS_C7241462&REV_A1&BUS_1&DEV_0&FN_0
17:31:43 Memory clock +0MHz
17:31:43 Overvoltage 100%
17:31:43 Power limit 114%
17:31:43 Thermal limit 88 °C
17:31:43 Fan speed 1 Auto
17:31:43 Fan speed 2 Auto
17:31:43 Start scanning, please wait a few minutes
17:31:47 Scanning point 1 of 4
17:36:02 Scanning point 2 of 4
17:42:42 Scanning point 3 of 4
17:46:39 Scanning point 4 of 4
17:51:07 Scan succeeded, average overclock is 7MHz
17:51:07 Dominant limiters
17:51:07 Power
17:51:07 Overclocked curve exported to MSI Afterburner

I'm pretty sure that's a SUPER low number for overclocking, so I'm a bit lost as to what's going on. If anyone has an idea what it could be, I'd appreciate it greatly!


Apr 9, 2020
Are you using Afterburner version 4.6.2? And make sure you have updated graphics card driver to the latest version before running the scan.
In Afterburner, try to reset the settings with the reset button, and then leave the Core Voltage at default (+0), set Power Limit and Temp Limit to max, find the most stable memory frequency, then start scanning. Usually it takes 10 to 20 mins, and let's see how it goes.


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Global Moderator
Jan 25, 2007
There is no guarantee any further oc will work. Your card is most likely simply maxed out.
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