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

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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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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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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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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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What is “C1E support” on my AMD CPU?

I'm building a new computer and have found in the bios the following options on the "CPU Feature" screen: AMD Cool'n'Quiet C1E Support SVM Support I understand what "Cool'n'Quiet", and "SVM ...
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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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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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How to find my Windows OS is x64 or ia64?

Let me explain the scenario. While I scan many executables in my windows director with ProtectionID, I had to scan Windows Explorer. And the results or given below. Scanning -> ...
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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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What is AMD FUEL service?

I found it on my new AMD APU (E2-1800) based notebook. What services it provides, any reason I should keep it ON? Since notebook have an APU I can't even tell is this service corresponds to integrated ...
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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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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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What kind of SATA interface is on a Thinkpad X120E?

I recently ordered a Thinkpad X120E with an AMD Fusion (Zacate) chipset. I am eyeballing an SSD for it, however newer SSDs are coming out with 6Gbps SATA interfaces. I doubt such a cheap laptop has ...
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Is there a difference between AMD and Intel processors?

I am about to upgrade my dell machine and will getting a custom pc built soon. There are two options that I see in my budget for the processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition - Quad Core, ...
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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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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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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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How can I find a list of all SSE instructions? What happens if a CPU doesn't support SSE?

So I've been reading about how processors work. Now I'm on the instructions (SSE, SSE2, etc) stuff. (Which is pretty interesting). I have lot of questions (I've been reading this stuff on Wikipedia): ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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Overclocking software for AMD?

I know that software-based overclocking is a bad idea - the problem is I am in a bit of a predicament. I am busy with an AI project that is due soon. I am busy running some very CPU intensive ...
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Upgrading the CPU on a Gateway MT6450 Laptop

I have an old Gateway MT6450 laptop which shipped with an AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-50 processor; the CPU has the following specs: dual-core 1600 MHz clock speed 31 W TDP Socket S1 I located a Phenom II ...
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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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CPU Temp Advise

I have a AMD X2 64 7750BE. My system bios show my CPU temp is at 64 degrees centigrade(64C). Is it too hot? MY CPU fan RPM is 2355. Is the rpm speed normal?
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Is the Athlon 64 X2 (W) 4600+ 2.4 GHz a 64-bit processor?

I have an Athlon 64 X2 (W) 4600+ 2.4 GHz processor, with Windows XP 32-bit. I have read that the AMD 64, is actually a backwards compatible (32/64) processor, so you can run either Windows 32-bit or ...
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AMD vs Intel. What is the real difference? [closed]

I am prepared for this question to be closed. If that happens...so be it. I am not looking to start a flame war as I have a real question that I have researched and not found any satisfactory answer ...
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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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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 - Support OpenCL or not?

I wanted to run Folding@Home on my laptop. I downloaded version 6.41 which supports GPGPU for ATI with the r_700 switch. It seemd too work slow so I took a look with GPU-Z and I was puzzled. ATI ...
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What is a good program to check CPU properties?

My computer is running an AMD Phenom II quad core CPU but it didn't come with the piece of software that I see people have in a lot of YouTube videos. The software is kind of like the ATI Catalyst ...
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Display corruption when switching virtual terminals in Linux

I run Fedora (currently version 16, but this problem has been around a while) and occasionally when I switch virtual terminals (VTs) the new VT shows a corrupted version of some data that was ...
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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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How to choose a processor for my needs?

uh... I am going to try really hard not make this subjective or in anyway that might be a problem. Ok here is the run down. My current computer is less than a year old and is showing signs that the ...
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Is a Black Edition AMD processor required in order to unlock cores and/or overclock?

As the title says, I'm planning on getting an ASRock N68C-S UCC board. It has unlock CPU core technology but would I need to have Black Edition processor in order to make use of that feature?
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Is A.C. necessary for Desktop PC or Server, if i live in too Hot region?

Is A.C. necessary for Desktop PC or Server, if i live in too Hot region? where summer temp. is 48 centigrade.
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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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Are there significant problems with the AMD FX Bulldozer processors? [closed]

I'm considering buying one, because of the great price. Though the advertised specs and features are enough to more than justify the price, some reviews and benchmarks I've read have a very 'mixed' ...
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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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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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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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Linux Mint 14 ATI RV370 hardware acceleration

I have installed Linux Mint 14 Nadia on a machine with an oldish ATI graphics card the "Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV370 [Radeon X550]" It used the free drivers on install default and I have ...
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How to get AMD Catalyst working on Arch x86_64

I've got a Dell Inspiron 15R 7520 with AMD's hybrid "PowerXpress" graphics. The integrated graphics card is (if I understand it correctly) integrated with the i7-3612QM processor, and the discrete ...
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AMD socket AM2+ CPU in an AM2 socket motherboard?

Is there a way that I can determine whether an AMD socket AM2+ CPU such as the Phenom X4 will work in a motherboard with an AM2 socket? I have an old box with an AM2 socket motherboard that I'd like ...
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Asus 6950 most likely broken, second opinion?

I recently purchased an asus 6950. Upon installing the drivers for the first time on windows 7 64bit, the screen went blank. After restarting the computer and installing the drivers a second time ...