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

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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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Notebook Hybrid Graphic on external monitor

I got an Dell Vostro notebook with AMD Hybrid Graphic. I want to play games on an external monitor, but the problem is, that if you connect an external monitor the notebook uses always the integrated ...
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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 ...
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How do I turn off hardware acceleration by AMD VISION Engine Control Center ? (AMD Radeon HD7250G) Win7 32bit

I need to turn off hardware acceleration permanently (not just for a single app) in order to fix an issue. The usual Windows 7 setting is greyed out. I assume graphics card is blocking it. I can't ...
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AMD Drivers Is Not Able To Detect My Card

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop Windows 7 , With An AMD Graphics Card HD 8730M , I installed it once then it didn't work so I deleted every file related to AMD ( From Program files(86) & from ...
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Tons of programs crashing - Stackhash

So I decided to start mining LiteCoins again, and thus I installed the older Catalyst version, 12.8, which is supposedly better for gaming , and also installed the AMD SDK. Immediately after that, ...
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How to properly identify legacy AMD (ATI) IGP graphics unit and install drivers for it?

I have this OEM board made by ASUS. The model number is M2R-FVM. I have done a clean install of Windows Vista and I need to install proper drivers for it. I'm not sure what drivers to get. If I open ...
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How do i remove internal SATA disks from the “Safely Remove Hardware” menu?

I have installed Windows 7 (Ultimate) on a pc with an ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX motherboard, which is an AMD AM3+ motherboard with an AMD 760G/SB710 chipset. Everything installed ok with the latest drivers ...
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windows commandline affected by amd/intel differences?

I think that some of my software is affected by the difference from Intel and AMD, but it's hard to tell if it's the hardware or if windows is setting some sort of flag. some of my applications that ...
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Can't find/enable virtualization

I have a AMD Athlon 7850 Black Edition and I can't seem to find VT-x or AMD-V. I've looked literally every where in my BIOS. My BIOS is a ASUSTeK M2N68-AM Plus (AM2). I looked it up and yes, my CPU ...
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Underscan with AMD HD7560D proprietary driver on Philips TV

I've just started setting up and HTPC and installed Zorin OS. I've got some problems when plugging it into my tv via hdmi. If I use the open source drivers I get no audio via hdmi. So I did some ...
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Can I upgrade Lenovo IdeaCentre K430 to AMD graphics?

I have a Lenovo IdeaCentre K430 with an NVidia Geforce Gt620 graphics card. I would like to upgrade to an AMD Radeon HD 7750 but don't know if this is possible. If I got the GT620 model, am I limited ...
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Can't update GPU drivers on my Samsung NP-350V5C under Windws 8.1

I get Batman GOTY edition, but I can't run it: I have something like 1 or 2 FPS or I get the error ?FRA?Launch.Errors.Error.FailedToCreateD3D9Device?, it depends on the selected driver. As far as I ...
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AMD R9 290 600watt enough?

I have got an AMD R9 290, with a 600 watt power supply(Coolermaster GX 600 watt). Now, when i am playing a game everything works fine, but when i am trying to mine bitcoins, my system crashes(no ...
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R9 280X crashing

So, I'm running a mining Rig with 3 Gigabyte R9 280X's. I'll start by listing the hardware/software: Hardware CPU: AMD Athlon X3 Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z Video Card: 3 Gigabyte R9 ...
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How do you completely uninstall AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta 9.5 Driver in order to revert to a previous version?

I have recently installed the AMD Catalyst 13.11 (Beta 9.5) Driver which has effectively nuked my system from a computational overlord to a substandard turd-brick. Thus, I have set out on a valiant ...
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Gigabyte R9 280x blue screens - Windows 7

I'm building a new mining rig right now and I just installed Windows 7 x64 Home Premium on the Hard Drive. I installed the Chipset Driver, the USB Controller Driver, and the LAN Driver. That is ...
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Disabling CStates/TurboMode in Windows

In Linux I know how to boot and have cstates disabled to get full CPU power. How is this done in Windows? Does it vary based on Intel and AMD?
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Is AMD Opteron 2382 2.6GHz comptabile with supermicro H8DME-2?

Is AMD Opteron 2382 2.6GHz comptabile with supermicro H8DME-2? Anyone knows?
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AMD CPU with dedicated GPU and the onboard VGA port

I am wondering why my motherboard has a VGA port, if my AMD CPU(not APU) is not capable of graphics processing(or so I believe). What will happen if I use the VGA port? Will there be a display at ...
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HP Pavillion dv6 laptop - No Windows 8 driver for ATI HD 5650

I couldn't find the driver for ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 for my HP Pavillion dv6 laptop for Windows 8. I have searched both AMD and HP for the driver but couldn't find for Windows 8. Is there a ...
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Where can I find the instruction sets for Intel or AMD microprocessors? [closed]

I'm sorry if these are stupid questions or if they don't pertain to this website. I don't really know where else I could ask this. Okay first of all, I don't really understand how instruction sets on ...
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How to set a default graphics card? [duplicate]

I'm facing a problem in which I have an AMD graphics card and an Intel integrated graphics chip.The AMD graphics board is not the default display and as such my system is using the Intel graphics. ...
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System does not boot to operating system

I recently installed Linux Mint on a system with Windows 7. After the installation completed, the system restarted to show me this message: Intel UNDI PXE-2.0(build 083) Copyright(c) 1997-2000 Intel ...
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Some games freezing during startup and using 100% of one CPU core

I have a Radeon HD 5870 and Windows 7 with all updates installed. I used 13.4 drivers previously, but upgraded to 13.9 now. When I start Metro 2033 in DX10 or DX11 mode the game freezes before ...
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ESXi 5.5 on unlisted AMD A10 6800K possible?

I've done some initial googling.. and found AMD's A10 6800K supports virtualization via AMD-V. I'd like to install ESXI 5.5 on a USB thumbdrive to drive two+ VM's running Lubuntu. Has anyone seen ...
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Invalid refresh rate when full screen in games

Since I've been looking for a week for a solution and did not find any, I hope to find one hear. I have a Dell 2407-WFP monitor which support all resolutions but 1920x1200 at 75 Hz. This leads to the ...
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Strange behaviour:System applications and file manager apps show no content

I have recently installed updates on my Linux Mint to find that nothing can be displayed over the Desktop...when I open a folder it only displays as a black border...same with the welcome dialog.The ...
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Broken UAC, cant edit File/folders or change settings in user account

It appears that UAC is broken cant move/delete some file/folders, when asked to use administrative right (and say yes) it shows the loading bar and then nothings gets moved/deleted, no error ...
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Cannot install AMD graphics driver

I had AMD graphics installed on my windows 7 laptop. Last week, I performed a clean install of windows 8.1 and since I could not change brightness and other display settings (well, I could change the ...
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How do I change the scaling options in AMD Catalyst Control Center?

I've just switched out my old GTX 470 for a new ASUS Radeon R9 280X and now when I choose the resolution 1920 x 1080 it doesn't fit my 1920 x 1080 monitor. It just doesn't fill up the whole screen and ...
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How can I install OS X on my AMD laptop?

I have hi-end AMD laptop and I want some links about installation of latest OS X OS to it. Is it possible to install OS X to AMD computer? P.S. It's legal in my country (laws have priority over ...
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AMD Catalyst 13.9 installation failure

Earlier today I installed Windows 8.1, and when I wanted to go into Catalyst Control Center, I noticed some odd error of CCC not being able to display options. I then figured I needed a driver update, ...
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got error in amd-radeon driver installation in debian wheezy

i tried to install amd catalyst graphics driver for my HP-Notebook with specifications as follows: lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor ...
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AMD switchable graphics are not working OR I don't know how to make them work

I don't know if this is the right place for this question, but I'll give it a shot. I have a Dell Inspiron 17R 5721. It's supposed to be using switchable graphics. It has an Intel HD 4000 and a Radeon ...
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Connecting 5 monitors to graphic card - AMD Radeon HD cards configuration

First of all I am new to this hardware stuff. I have few graphics cards with me: 1x1 AMD Radeon HD 6670 1x2 AMD Radeon HD 6600 1x1 AMD Radeon HD 6450 1x1 AMD Radeon HD 3600 I have my PC setup in ...
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How do I correctly apply thermal paste on a laptop CPU with a small surface area?

I watched several videos on YouTube, went through a lot of overclocking forums and websites, but I am yet to find a "correct" answer to this question. Some agree with the "pea method" where you apply ...
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What's the newest/most powerful processor a AM3+ 880 motherboard supports?

It's an Asrock 880GMH/USB3, I been thinking about getting a more powerful processor, preferably a hexacore since I do a lot of multitasking and I could use the extra 2 cores. Could I get a piledriver ...
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my AMD Phenom II X6 1065T don't activate TurboCore anymore

I have a HP pavillon p7 1044 at home with a AMD Phenom II X6 1065T. ...
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How can I determine if NX is enabled on AMD A6?

How can I determine if the NX bit is enabled? What I am doing right now is trying to run rdmsr, but I get an error: rdmsr:pread: Input/output error This is when I do: rdmsr 0x1a0 The CPU is an ...
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Missing option tabs in Catalyst Control Center

My Specs: CPU: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 CPU 1055T (6x2.8Ghz) RAM: 12GB (mixed manufacturer - had the problem before I upgraded so it should be irrelevant) GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD5830 OS: Windows 8 ...