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How to change skins in MSI Afterburner?

MSI Afterburner is a tool used to overclock GPUs. While earlier the tool was restricted to only MSI GPUs, owing to its increasing popularity, MSI made the tool compatible with just about any GPU on the market.

However, there’s more to the tool than just overclocking GPUs. There’s a touch of customisation in the form of numerous skins that users can apply to the software to give it a personal touch.

In this article, we’re taking a look at how to change skins in MSI Afterburner and where you can download more skins should you don’t find the inbuilt ones to your liking. 

Also read: How to control the fan speed on MSI?


How to change skins in MSI Afterburner?

Just like everything else Afterburner does, changing skins is also a breeze. Here’s how.

Step 1: Open MSI Afterburner and press the Settings icon.

How to change skins in MSI Afterburner? | Candid.Technology

Step 2: Head over to the User Interface tab. Suppose you don’t see the tab use the arrow key buttons to the right. 

How to change skins in MSI Afterburner? | Candid.Technology

Step 3: Under User interface skinning properties, you’ll find the skins dropdown followed by a preview of the skin and a few other skin customisation options.

How to change skins in MSI Afterburner? | Candid.Technology

You can change things like skin scaling, transparency and composition mode. 

Also read: How to setup MSI Afterburner?


How to download and install MSI Afterburner skins?

If for whatever reason the in-built collection of skins isn’t good enough for you, Afterburner has support for third-party skins that you can download and use.

While there’s no official marketplace for Afterburner skins, you can find a bunch of skins on sites like DeviantArt or MindTricks.

Once you’ve downloaded the skin files, you need to place them in the following directory.

C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI Afterburner\Skins
How to change skins in MSI Afterburner? | Candid.Technology

You can also remove skins from Afterburner by deleting the skin files from the above directory. 

Also read: How to use MSI Afterburner to overclock GPU?

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