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

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Switch ubuntu graphics driver

I had an install of ubuntu on an old hard drive in a computer with a nvidia graphics chipset in it. I just moved the drive to a new computer with an amd card, and I am having troubles switching over. ...
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What kind of switchable graphics technology does ATI/AMD have?

AMD (formerly ATI) seems to have a lot different products (or names) for hybrid graphics technology. Which technologies does AMD have and what are the differences between those? NVIDIA has just one ...
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Windows 7 on an old machine

My PC has AMD Sempron 2600+ (1.6 GHz) processor, 1.25 GB of RAM, low-end video card integrated on the motherboard: VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP (64 MB). I am running Windows XP on it. If I put Windows 7 ...
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Why are there no motherboards that are designed for both Intel and AMD CPU chips?

I've been looking at motherboards for quite a while and noticed that they all belong to either one chipset family or the other. The chips themselves look identical to my inexperienced eyes, each ...
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AMD 6700 video card powers monitor through DP to HDMI adapter but not 3 simultaneous monitors

AMD 6700 video card powers monitor through DP to HDMI adapter but not 3 simultaneous monitors. Is this because of my DisplayPort adapter? Specs on the DP to HDMI converter box, DisplayPort to HDMI ...
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fglrx driver doesn't start DRI in Debian Wheezy

I have a Toshiba Satellite P745D-SP4161M laptop with a AMD Radeon HD 6620G graphics card and a AMD A8-3500M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics CPU. I have dual boot with Windows 7 and Debian Wheezy/Sid. ...
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HD4570 Mobility reports OpenGL 3.0 but in spec OpenGL 3.2

I just updated my drivers to 11-12_mobility_vista_win7_32-64_ccc.exe. I than checked it with OpenGL Extensions Viewer and I see that my card is 100% OpenGL 3.0 and only 60% OpenGL 3.2. In the spec ...
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Does AMD have a webpage similar to ark.Intel.com?

I am considering buying an AMD CPU, but it seems that AMD is hiding their information. Maybe I missed it, but is there a webpage like this: http://ark.Intel.com or more specifically Intel Core i5 680 ...
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Upgrade CPU from Athlon 64 X2 4200+

I have a Gaming PC with the following specs: Mainboard: M2N-SLI Deluxe CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4200+ I want to buy a new CPU, but I am unsure, what is up and down in AMD's CPU series. The ...
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How can I update my southbridge driver?

My motherboard is an AMD SB780 model. I think the AMD PCI Express (3GIO) Filter Driver is the northbridge driver. But I can't find the southbridge driver? Where can I download and install the ...
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Driver is not intended for this platform?

I've downloaded a special hybrid version for 32bit/64bit but my Windows 7 keeps saying "Driver is not intended for this platform"? What can I do? I've tried to install with the setup.exe and with the ...
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AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 8-core, worth it? [closed]

The majority of reviews and posts I see referring to the zambezi say it rocks and do so hard. However, I'm seeing isolated posts of problems w/ compatibility with hardware and some older games... and ...
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RAM optimized for AMD systems?

I've been told by G.Skill, that my RAM is actually optimized for Intel systems. Is this even possible? By now, I'm also looking for new RAM, and would like to know if there are any brands or types ...
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Can I upgrade my laptop's AMD processor to an i3?

I'm using an Acer® Aspire AS5253-BZ493 Notebook (LX.RD502.053). Am I able to upgrade its processor to an i3 or i5? Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit Processor: HD Internet ...
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Why do Nvidia graphics cards have a faster memory clock, but lower FLOPS than AMD cards?

AMD claims that the 6870 has around a 1 GHz memory clock, Nvidia says that the 560 ti has around a 4 GHz memory clock, and AMD claims that the 6870 can reach 2 TFLOPS, while I've heard that the 560 ti ...
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Computer restarts with OpenGL and Catalyst newer than 11.7

You guys are my last hope literally, before I have to replace my motherboard/CPU/RAM and Graphics Card. When I start OpenGL Programs in fullscreen and the same resolution as my desktop, my computer ...
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Installing Current and Legacy Catalyst Drivers at the Same Time

I have a Radeon HD 5450 PCI Express card and a Radeon 9250 PCI card. The computer they're being installed in is running Windows XP SP3. After installing the drivers for both cards, I get a BSOD with ...
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Can I use an old sempron stock heat sink with a Phenom II processor?

I'm upgrading from an old AMD Sempron 140 to a Phenom II 945. The motherboard will be the same. Assuming I'm not planning to overclock, can I still use the same stock AMD heat sink that came with ...
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Overclocking GPU

I am running a AMD Radeon HD 3650 Graphics Card. My Graphics Card Software (Catalyst) came with overclocking software to overclock my GPU. I have a few questions though: How bad for my GPU is ...
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Does AMD Support on-die video decoding?

Do any AMD processors support on-die video decoding in the same vein as the Intel core series? If so, can anyone point me to any articles that compare the two?
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why are AMD CPU's generally slower then comparable intel CPU's, despite being clocked higher? [closed]

Generally, AMD processors are slower then comparable Intel procesors, despite being clocked higher. A friends intel i7 is clocked at 3.2GHz, my AMD phenom is clocked at 3.4GHz. Both are quad cores, ...
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Will a standard (off the shelf) modern graphics card work in a Mac Pro?

I have a Mac Pro, early 2008 model with a Quad Core Intel Xeon CPU. Since 2008, I have installed the graphics card upgrade kit that Apple started selling around mid 2010, the Nvidia GTX285. I'm ...
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Upgrading single core AMD processor to duo+ core in my laptop [closed]

I own a Compaq Presario CQ60. Processor: AMD Sempron Processor SI-42 2.10 GHz, Level 2 cache 512 KB Memory: 4GB (2x 2GB) Storage: 160 GB SATA Hard Disk Drive 5400 rpm Video: NVIDIA GeForce 8200M ...
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best single core performance from an AMD chip [closed]

I am a programmer who spends most of the time writing serial python programs. The programs I write often take quite long to run so I would like to upgrade my cpu to the AMD chip with the fastest ...
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Can't install AMD graphics card

For the life of me I cannot work out how to properly install the drivers for an AMD graphics card. I have an Acer laptop with a Radeon HD 6550m in it. I go to the official AMD support site (after a ...
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1680x1050 via VGA won't work correctly in Windows 7 32bit

I am trying to connect a Samsung 22" SyncMaster with my laptop running Windows 7 32-bit, an AMD HD 6500 Mobility. Though Catalyst Control Centre as well as Windows identify the correct resolution of ...
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Replacing nVidia GeForce 8800 GT with AMD Radeon 6870

I'm going to buy AMD Radeon 6870 to replace my old nVidia 8800 GT. Which steps should I follow while replacing the graphics card? Do I need to reinstall Windows? Computer specifications: ASUS ...
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Please help me with my PC build [closed]

This is my current build: (Larger version) Could you please review it? I have also been told that the socket on the motherboard I've chosen is not adequate for the CPU I've selected, and also that ...
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Hard drive, CPU, or other issue?

It seems my computer has crashed but not sure what the problem is. I have an HP Pavillion p6310f with Windows 7 home edition. I bought it less than 2 years ago. 6GB RAM, 1TB Western Digital (green ...
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Strange performance from RAID5 using WD RE4 disks

I've noticed a bit of a performance issue with some WD RE4 drives I'm using under AMD's hardware RAID solution. First a bit of background: Environment: Windows 7 home premium x64 HDD's: 3x 1TB WD ...
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Phenom x6 overheating: temperature montiors show constant 0 degrees C

I have an AMD Phenom II x6 processor which is overheating very easily, especially considering it's water cooled. I'm trying to monitor the temperature (in Windows 7) to see what's going on, but I ...
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What are Radeon stream processors and SIMD engines?

Top GeForce video cards have 480 GUDA cores (60 multicores by 8 stream each). They are like general purpose CPUs, but with specialized instructions, registers and memory working modes, and are ...
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Sempron 3500+ never clocking up (always at 800MHz)

According to CPUID CPU-Z and Windows Vista resource monitor the AMD Sempron 3500+ (1800MHz) in this Packard Bell Easynote SJ51 is never clocking higher than it's lowest speed. It's running at 52C so ...
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How to compare Intel and AMD Processors when different sites give such different rankings?

How can I get reliable information on the actual speed in practice of different processors? For example, I'm comparing 2 laptops with these processors: Intel Core i3-2310M AMD A6-3400M According ...
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Difference between amd quad core and i7 processors [closed]

I would like to know the difference between AMD quad core processor and i7 processor. Which one of them is best suited for high end programming needs?
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computer randomly rebooting — PSU connector very hot to touch

I was forced to move my computer yesterday for texturing work to be done on the ceiling. Took the opportunity to blow it out really well with a can of compressed air. It worked fine for quite a ...
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Games can't be shown in full screen

My games can't view in full screen, What can I do? I have try to set full screen from the AMD VISION Control center but nothing has changed. I have HP 635
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Computer loads windows 7 with 2 GB of RAM, but not with 4 GB (2 x 2GB of identical sticks)

I have an AMD system - It is currently running with 1 stick of 2GB ram. Lately, I added another identical 2GB stick to it. However, Windows 7 is not booting with 2 sticks of RAM. It will boot with ...
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Is it better to use an offset or manually set CPU voltage (with respect to CPU longevitity)?

The Background: I recently built a new computer, and I'm working with the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro motherboard and Intel i7 2600k processor. While this question does not pertain specifically to my hardware, ...
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CPU lost a core?

I have a quad core processor. AMD Phenom II x4 965 3.4 MHz Which is about a year old. It has never been overheated and has never really been stressed for any long periods of time. I don't think I've ...
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Does AMD llano APU support triple display?

I'm a little bit excited about AMD's new APU. I googled about its capability of triple display, but could not find an answer. I looked at a motherboard, ...
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What alternative methods are available for overclocking?

I'm aware that overclocking software isn't exactly the best way to overclock your hardware, but I am not sure what else to do. I have a HP computer, which has HP's BIOS which eliminates a possibility ...
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Does using a hexacore CPU make sense?

I'm currently planning to upgrade my computer system and I want to exchange CPU, board and RAM. I already had a look at some hexacore-CPUs from AMD and would like to know if it makes any sense to use ...
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Is integrated graphics card Radeon HD 4200 capable of handling full HD?

I enjoy my integrated graphics card Radeon HD 4200 at resolution of 1280x1024 pixels on a 19" inches LG Flatron (5: 4 aspect ratio) (playing FIFA 10 at max resolution, max quality). But recently I ...
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How to overclock an ATI/AMD graphic card further than Overdrive allows?

I've got a fresh HD 6850 overcloked to 850 MHz with OverDrive. I heard its possible to run it at 1000 MHz but how? Please don't educate me about the risks of overclocking!
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Is it necessary to have catalyst control center processes enabled for graphics options to function?

I have a very low performance computer (AMD C-50) and I just want my thirty core processes enabled at boot time. I was wondering if the MOM and CCC proceesses for the catalyst control center are ...
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Athlon 64 4000+ rapidly heats to 70° after power up

Is it normal that my A64 4000+ AMD CPU rapidly heats up to 70+ degrees Celsius? It is visible in the BIOS config, and in a Windows tool. I do not know the exact data it used to run, but I had ...
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Does DDR3 ram need to be installed in pairs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Matched DRAM — Why? Is it important? I'm building a machine with the following motherboard and processor. MSI 890FXA-GD65 Socket AM3/ AMD 890FX/ DDR3/ ...
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What is AMD Bulldozer?

I am in need of replacing my motherboard and processor, and was looking at getting the AMD Phenom II x6. Then I started seeing posts about AMD's bulldozer project. What is that?
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I can't find WLAN drivers for my ThinkPad Edge 13 (AMD)

So, today I bought this machine (Croatian site but you should be able to analyze the specs). There were no CD's in the box. Fortunately, the Windows Update service (I installed Win 7 x64) was able to ...