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MSI Kombustor 2.0.0

What is MSI Kombustor?

MSI Afterburner is a graphics card utility that promises to help you monitor your GPU and bring it to its maximum performance. The main goal of the application is to overcome the original limits set by the vendors, allowing you to adjust memory clocks, voltages and fan speed. However, it is advisable to modify these settings only if you are sure of what you are doing. Otherwise, your actions might cause instability issues.


The main program executable is kloaderwin32.exe. The software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 32.84 MB (34,438,123 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: event.msi.com/vga/afterburner
Help link: forums.guru3d.com/forumdisplay.php?f=55
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\MSI Kombustor\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\MSI Kombustor\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 32.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MSI Kombustor 2.0.0

Program executable:kloaderwin32.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\msi kombustor\kloaderwin32.exe
Additional files:
  • etqw.exe - MSIKombustor (MSI Kombustor - Overclocking Validation Utility)
  • MSIKombustorDX10.exe
  • MSIKombustorDX11.exe
  • MSIKombustorDX9.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • cudart32_30_9.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA CUDA 3.0.9 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 3.0.9)
  • curl.exe
  • FreeImage.dll (by FreeImage) - FreeImage (FreeImage library)
  • PhysXCooking.dll (by NVIDIA) - PhysXCooking Dynamic Link Library
  • PhysXCore.dll - PhysXCore Dynamic Link Library
  • physxcudart_20.dll
  • PhysXDevice.dll - NVIDIA PhysX Device Module
  • PhysXLoader.dll - PhysXLoader Dynamic Link Library

How do I remove MSI Kombustor?

You can uninstall MSI Kombustor from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program MSI Kombustor 2.0.0, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove MSI Kombustor.

Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.19%
Windows 10 12.55%
Windows XP 4.45%
Windows Vista 0.81%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.58%
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.77%
Windows 7 Professional 17.41%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.45%
Windows 10 Home 2.83%
Windows 10 Pro 2.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.07%
  France 11.38%
  Germany 5.86%
  Canada 4.48%
  United Kingdom 2.76%
  Australia 2.41%
  Sweden 2.41%
  Taiwan 2.07%
  Netherlands 1.72%
  DZ 1.38%
  Finland 1.38%
  Hong Kong 1.38%
  Argentina 1.03%
  Austria 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 21.90%
ASUS 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 11.43%
Dell 8.57%
MSI 7.62%
Intel 1.90%
Common models
MSI MS-7681 4.42%
MSI MS-7673 2.65%
MSI MS-7751 2.65%
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3-B3 2.65%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 2.65%
Gateway FX6840 1.77%

About MSI Co., LTD

Micro-Star International (MSI) is a motherboard and video card manufacturer that also manufactures a wide range of products including notebooks, gaming laptops, All-in-One PCs, servers and workstations, industrial PCs, household appliances, car infotainment products, barebone systems and communication devices.
Publisher URL: www.msi.com


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