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

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Any way to tell apart a CPU defect from a mainboard defect?

I have a fairly modern desktop computer, an AMD Athlon II X2 based silent PC, that does not work. When turned on, it will start physically (all fans are rotating, disks start up...) but not give a ...
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AMD Graphics Drivers won't install properly

Windows 8 x64 I have an MSI Frozr II AMD Radeon 7850 2GB. I bought it maybe about two weeks ago and upon installing it I've been having problems with the HDMi audio from it. I have another question ...
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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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How can I change my BIOS splashscreen?

How can I change my BIOS splashscreen? I have an AMD Athlon64 PC with Windows 7. I have a MS-7367 motherboard. My BIOS = American Megatrends, Inc. v3.0. (date: 06/06/2007) (got the info from CPU-Z)
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Multi-core CPU: can I say I have a 3x2.1GHz=6.3GHz CPU?

I have an AMD A6-3500 three-core CPU. AMD System Monitor shows each core with a maximum 2100 MHz. This also shows in AMD OverDrive. Does this processor run at the speed 3*2100 MHz? Edit Can I say ...
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How to stop windows resizing when the monitor display channel is turned off / switched to different source

Have a new 6870 ati radeon adapter with its drivers set to 1080p 60hz resolution hooked up to a 2008 47" high end Samsung HDMI based TV. However, when the tv is turned to a different hdmi input ...
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Is my mobile AMD card being used?

I have a new Sony E Series Vaio with an intel i5 and an AMD 7xxx mobile card. Despite making sure sure my app (game) is set to High Performance in switchable gfx and choosing high performance power ...
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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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Do I need the same brand of video card to Crossfire?

I've got an XFX 5850, and I'd like to get another to do Crossfire. Does this second card need to be an XFX or is any 5850 fine? The Sapphires, for example, are much cheaper.
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ubuntu: amd64 vs i386?

cant understand what these are even though i've read articles about them. does it has something to do with 32 bits and 64 bits CPU? so why is it saying "AMD"64 and "I386"? AMD is a label just like ...
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Hardware error messages from syslogd

I have a 64-core AMD server running CEntOS on which I was running a long job. In the midst of the output, I see these lines. It appears to be a memory error. How severe is this and what exactly does ...
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How to remove the black borders after installing Windows 8?

I installed Windows 8 on my PC and now only 80% of the screen is used. There is a black border around my screen. I own a Acer Predator G3610 with AMD Radeon HD 7670 and a 1920 x 1080 Acer monitor ...
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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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Where to find new Micro-BTX (uBTX) motherboards? Or should I just replace the box?

OK, so I'm guessing that it's dead. It's not my machine, and the owner is on a very fixed (IE, none) income. I'm generous, but I'm not that generous, since I already gave him what (at the time) was a ...
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How do the cores in an AMD Bulldozer module compare to Intel HTT virtual cores and two separate cores, in terms of multitasking performance?

This question is basically an extension of Hyper-Threading and Dual-Core, What's the Difference? The Bulldozer-based AMD FX processors are marketed as having four, six, or eight cores, but ...
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AMD CPU Equivalents

Could someone clarify the following: Intel Core 2 Core 2 Duo Xeon Xeon Quad Core Core i7 What would the AMD equivalents be? I have no particular reason for asking, I'm just curious.
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Intel hd or Mobility Radeon? [closed]

I have decided to get a new Dell Studio 15 laptop. They have an option of adding a "ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4570, 512MB" card for an extra $100 instead of the included "Intel HD Graphics" card. How ...
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New motherboard or new PC to gain access to RAID drives

I have a PC that refuses to boot. I have 4 disk drives on a RAID array (RAID 0, or possibly 1), that is provided by my motherboard. I have 1 primary HD, and an extra 4 for the RAID. I want to recover ...
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Why is my new Phenom II 965 BE not significantly faster than my old Athlon 64 X2 4600+?

I recently rebuilt my 5 year old computer. I upgraded all core components, in particular from an Athlon 64 X2 4600+ at 2.4 GHz with DDR2 800 to a Phenom II 965 BE (quad core) at 3.6 GHz with DDR3 1333 ...
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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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How prevalent are old x64 processors lacking the cmpxchg16b instruction?

The cmpxchg16b instruction for doing atomic 128 bit memory exchanges is not supported on old versions of the x64 processor but it seems like this has been supported by newer versions of the processor ...
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Does AMD Cool n Quiet Slow Down Your System?

I discovered today that having AMD Cool n Quiet enabled in my BIOS appears to be slowing down my Windows XP SP2 system by about 29% on memory & CPU intensive workloads. I was wondering if (a) ...
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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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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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How many 2560x1600 resolution monitors can Eyefinity support?

How many 2560x1600 resolution monitor can Eyefinity support? AMD states it can support up to 6 monitors but they don't state the resolution.
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HDMI Audio Lower than Computer Audio

I have two outputs for Audio. One is an audio jack on my monitor that uses HDMI and the other is the built in audio in the computer. I have noticed that audio on the computer is much louder than the ...