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Oversee Desktop Performance From Your Phone

Graphics card and motherboard manufacturer, MSI, has coupled with a software programmer named Nick Connors to create a version of the Afterburner overclocking program for the Android operating system. With the awesome new app, users will be able to fine tune their processing settings on and desktop or laptop over a shared WiFi connection.

Of things that can be tweaked and tuned include; frequency, temperature, voltage, and fan speed. In order to get everything set up, the user must first install the appropriate software (Afterburner program) on the host PC before anything can be modified.

How is this useful? Well, let’s say you’re playing a first-person-shooter, or any full-screened game for that matter. With this app, you can easily overclock graphics settings without switching screens or exiting the game. This is optimal to use for newer games that require a bit more juice than the user has installed in his or her computer.

Users will also be able to check on their computer from other rooms, which could be useful when a new cooling system is installed and internal temperatures need to be monitored. The application was shown at Computex 2011, and will be initially developed exclusively for Android.

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