AMD, or Advanced Micro Devices, is a major manufacturer of CPUs and graphics cards.

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AMD Phenom II X4 955 or AMD FX4300

I am doing some basic music production works for myself on my own old computer with Cubase 5. I am using AMD Athlon x2 64 5600+, and with those production plug-ins, it slows down and is not enough for ...
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How do I uninstall the AMD Graphics Card drivers but not the CPU drivers?

I'm installing a new 750ti SC and I need to uninstall my current drivers (AMD video card) before installing the nVidia card into my computer. The problem is that I can only find guides to uninstalling ...
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Is it possible to use an AMD A4 APU on AMD E1 mainboard?

I would like to change my AMD E1 APU with an AMD A4 APU. Is the socket BGA and BGA-413 the same? Is that possible and would it work?
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Why is my CPU running slower than it should be?

I have an AMD FX(tm)-6100 Six-core processor that should run at 3.30 GHz, however upon trying to overclock the processor (which I never got around to doing) I have found that it is running at 1.4 GHz ...
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Computer enters strange unresponsive state when idle after motherboard replacement

A few weeks ago I was playing a game on my PC when suddenly, I heard a screech typical of what you hear right before the power cuts out via my headphones. I thought that was the case. However, my PC ...
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BSODs from AMD driver when using Flash or HTML5 in Firefox for Windows only

I have a r9 290x on my system with Windows 8.1 and Arch Linux installed. On Windows when watching videos in Firefox (Flash or HTML5), I will often get a BSOD identifying my AMD driver as the culprit. ...
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Can't choose AMD GPU on switchable graphics options

I have HP Pavilion dv6 6b80ee with AMD Radeon 6770M. We all know how to use AMD switchable graphics by right-click on the desktop then choose configure switchable graphics. The problem is that on ...
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Why did adding memory significantly increase gaming performance on an AMD APU?

To be clear from the beginning, this is not a problem. This is just something that I really want to know the secret behind. System specifications CPU: AMD A10-6790K 4.0 GHz GPU: AMD ...
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AMD FX-9590 - Max memory speed

First let me tell you my system config. Cpu: AMD FX-9590 Ram: Kingston 2x8Gb 2400MHz SSD: kingston 120 Gb HDD: 1 Tb PSU: 750 watt corsair GPU: 2Gb NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 Motherboard: Asus crosshair V ...
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Can I install an AMD Turion X2 64 RM-70 on a Toshiba Satellite L505D-SP6983R?

The original processor was an AMD Turion X2 64 RM-74 (dead) The board is named V000185220 Rev 1.10 This board accepts S1G2 processors, and should accept the RM-70. But I am not so confident when ...
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Skyrim not running despite system requirements being met

i've been searching for quite some time for a possible solution to this problem. I've been playing skyrim on my laptop a few months now, but despite my system being reasonably capable i'm unable to ...
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Socket vs Surface CPU temperature for AMD

I looked through 5-10 different suggested questions here and they all dealt with Intel CPUs, and I happen to have an AMD FX 8100 series 8 core CPU. I have also looked through several google results ...
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Catalyst Control Center Stops working when graphic card is being used

It's been a while since I have this problem with my system. Whenever I use programs (except games) that somehow use Hardware Acceleration such as Browsers, Video Converters, Photoshop etc, my screen ...
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Update AMD HD Radeon 7670m graphics card on HP laptop

I cannot get my AMD card to update to the new 14.4 Catalyst driver. I have an HP laptop that is only a year or so old with a Core i7 processor and an HD 7670m graphics card. What could be causing ...
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What is the difference between Nvidia's G-SYNC and AMD's FreeSync?

I recently read about Nvidia's G-SYNC technology and it sounds pretty cool! Their solution seemed quite elegant to me. That is, until I read about AMD's FreeSync technology. The main difference I ...
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Is my Corei7 Running too hot?

I purched a gaming comupter from avatar This one It randomly started shutting itself off out of nowhere. I checked it's temps using speedfan and temp2 is 127C. Basically it shows a fire icon beside ...
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Horizontal lines flash randomly over laptop display

I have a 2 year old laptop. The model is Sony Vaio SVE1511W1EB. I never encountered any serious problems with it until now. However, last week I plugged a beamer into the laptop and did a Powerpoint ...
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AMD APU integrated graphics - do calculations conflict with video?

An APU beginner question - let's say I have AMD "Kaveri" APU with integrated GPU cores, but NO discrete video card. Can I use these GPU cores for calculations (via OpenCL)? If yes, what part of the ...
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failed AMD Radeon 5XXX graphic card

At the beginning..,I installed windows 8 with defined graphics card amd successfully After several days, and after running the store and download some software and games, began to show lines on the ...
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One cpu core working harder than the rest

I have seen that with my AMD A8 cpu one of the cores is working harder than the rest. See below: The running processes: Does any one know if this is a problem or just a natural assurance.
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video and graphic option missing in amd catalyst control center

I was struggling with an issue of catalyst control center could not be started there are currently no setting that can be configured using AMD CCC. So I contacted Dell CC and he sent me a link to ...
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Do I need an external graphics adapter to use AMD X4 740 on FM2+ motherboards? [closed]

I thought I didn't need any graphics adapter because of built-in GPU. When I installed the CPU, pc didn't boot/beep. Now I see I need an extra graphics card and AMD X4 740 is not an APU, it's a ...
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Validate CPU virtualization support on Windows 7

On Windows 7 hosts, how do I validate that CPU virtualization support such as AMD-V or VT-x is enabled without rebooting the machine and installing additional or third-party software. In that case, ...
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Artifacting ever since I updated to catalyst 14.4

I recently updated to the Catalyst 14.4 drivers and it was fine for about a day then while I was playing a game, my entire screen was artifacting. I alt-tabbed thinking it was just the game but I was ...
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CPU compatibility with GA-78LMT-S2P

I've been considering upgrading my CPU (currently an AMD FX-4100), but I'm a little unsure how I can identify which models will be compatible with my motherboard (GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P, rev 5.0). ...
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AMD Phenom 2 x4 955 Pin out

I broke 2-3 pins of my AMD Phenom 2 x4 955 Black Edition. Now, I am trying to find its pin configuration. I cant get its pin out or its data sheet. Please Help. I tried using a copper wire. I ...
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Why does AMD CPU temp in BIOS creep up to shutdown/crash but temp ok under OS?

ASRock FM2A75PRO4, A10 5800K. Watched CPU temp in bios for a while to check that heatsink was seated properly with even contact to CPU for heat transfer. Temp started at typical idle (30 Celsius), ...
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Why does the same RAM chip benchmark 2x faster on Intel CPUs?

Compare memorybenchmark.net's benchmarks for the "Kingston KHX2133C11D3/4GX 4GB" chip in the read uncached ddr3 intel vs read uncached ddr amd benchmarks. The Intel speed is listed at 14,881 MB/s , ...
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Does any motherborad and CPU fit in normal cabinets

I have this Computer case It had Core 2 Quad Q600 processor Intel MB 975xbx2 motherboard As that MB has only 8gb Max RAM so i thought i need to replace the MB and processor to get more RAM. so i ...
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AMD black flicker every now and then

using and AMD APU(A8-6600K) I get occasional screen flickers. sometimes it happens 5 times in 10 minutes, sometimes it happens once every hour or so. the interval is unpredictable and the flash only ...
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Cannot see GUI when trying to install AMD Catalyst

I am trying to install the amd driver for linux.When I run the .run file the GUI appears without any of the text for the widgets being available.
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Graphics Card vs Integrated Graphics on CPU

How does performance vary from dedicated graphics card vs graphics built into a chip like AMD A10-6800K Richland 4.1GHz (4.4GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 100W Quad-Core Desktop Processor - Black Edition AMD ...
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Dual display using onboard and PCI-E Video card

I have an ECS A790GXM-AD3 Motherboard with a AMD Phenom II X3 and a XFX Ati R7 240 video card. I have 2 VGA monitors that I want to configure in extended desktop and the video card doens't support the ...
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AMD Clean Uninstall Utility Deleted ALL AMD drivers. Mouse and Keyboard Completely Unresponsive

So I tried updating to Catalyst 14.4 Beta from Catalyst 14.3 Beta, which just came out today. For some reason the screen went black, with a command line cursor blinking on the top left. It was there ...
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AMD Phenom II x4 940 Black edition Pinout?

So I got an AMD Phenom II x4 940 Black Edition. The number on it is HDZ940XCJ4DGI. It uses an AM2+ socket. I think the important part is the socket, but I'm not sure. I'm trying to find the power and ...
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Crossfire R7 260X with R9 270X?

A friend bought me a R7 260X to use with my PC. Long story short, it wasnt powerful enough for my needs and so I went and got an R9 270X that is performing much better. I have dual PCI-E slots in my ...
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Windows 7 x64 3.2Gb RAM usable instead of 4Gb installed [duplicate]

I have two questions that bothers me, and for which I couldn't find an adequate answers here. This is my laptop's configuration: HP Probook 455 G1 (Windows 7 Ultimate x64) AMD A8-4500M - 1.96Ghz ...
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Graphics card not working even with the latest drivers?

I have a new laptop Acer Travelmate P-255 MG which had linpus Linux on it, and has a graphics card: Name: AMD Radeon 8750M Vendor ID: 1002 Devicde ID: 6600 I installed Windows 7 x64 on it, and I ...
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AMD Radeon HD 7670M driver installation in fedora 19

I have a AMD Radeon HD 7670M in my laptop and am trying to install the driver for it. When I do a normal installation i get the following error, Your graphics card is not supported by this ...
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What do I need to know before upgrading the CPU of a laptop?

I have an AMD laptop, which has AMD APU (e1-2500). I don't really like the speed of it and would love to upgrade to faster APU. There are some AMD APUs available in ebay. So the question is: What do ...
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AMD Catalyst Overdrive worry [closed]

Last night, I explored catalyst and found this feature called Overdrive. I checked the box and raised the following parameters I raised the clock speeds by 200mhz for both gpu and memory. I also ...
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Will a phenom x6 Thuban fit in a K10N78M Pro?

TL;DR Will a phenom x6 Thuban fit in a K10N78M Pro? Or Will an AM2+ socket with AM3 support, yet doesn't list the specific model CPU support it as long as very similar models are also stated as ...
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Quad-CPU vs Dual-CPU AMD performance difference [closed]

important note: in this text - CPU is a CPU (processor, physical object) and CORE is a CORE (invisible, inside cpu)... Quad-CPU systems are expensive, and there is not so many information about them. ...
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Trouble installing an AMD CPU to socket G34 motherboard

I have the following supermicro motherboard which I am having some issues installing a CPU into. The CPU is as follows Opteron 6386 SE Part Number OS6386YETGGHK 6300-series "Abu Dhabi" (32 nm) The ...
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How to re-enable AMD Turbo Core

I have Sony Vaio Fit 15e (Canadian model around May 2013) with AMD A10-5745M, 2.10 GHz quad core. Because of AMD Turbo Core, the CPU runs upto 2.70 GHz when plugged in, but the problem is that if I ...
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AMD-V on MSI A75 Motherboard with AMD A8-3850 APU in BIOS

Actually I want to run VMware on my Windows 8.1 PC but it says error that only AMD-V supports virtualization. But I am Unable to See/Use AMD-V on MSI A75 Motherboard with AMD A8-3850 APU in BIOS ...
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Troubleshooting AMD graphics card w/ artifacts and BSODs

I am running a fully updated copy of Windows 7 Ultimate on a self-built PC with AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 gHz CPU with 8.0 GB RAM and a discrete AMD Radeon HD 5570 graphics card. A problem I've been ...
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How do I switch back to Ati after changing to Intel on Linux Switchable?

I have a laptop with Ati/Intel combo. I am using Amd driver on Debian Jessie 64. I was able to use the Ati driver with it for a while. Then I decided to switch back to Intel card using the Ati/Amd ...
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What's the difference between a AM3, FM1 or FM2 AMD processor?

I am thinking about upgrading my computer, and my PC store offers three different branches of AMD processors: AM3, FM1, FM2. Which technical differences do those branches have? Is FM1 obsolete (by ...
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Cannot get Ubuntu 13.10 to work with AMD Catalyst 13.12 - black screen

I have installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 13.10 x64 and AMD Catalyst 13.12. When booting up, I see the Ubuntu logo splash screen for a second, then it just goes to a black screen. I am using the R9 290x ...