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How does one manually restart graphics drivers?

To reset the graphics stack in Windows, press Win+Ctrl+Shift+B.
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What is 'clean install' vs 'install' in AMD Graphics software?

Install - regular install without removing old drivers/software. Clean Install - use in a situation like an upgrade from previous version. The clean install will remove the old drivers first and then ...
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How to get X to ignore my primary GPU?

So after a lot of digging I found that the answer lies here, in the descriptions of the options available for xorg's "OutputClass" section: Option "PrimaryGPU" "boolean" ...
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Radeon HD 4670 driver for Windows 10

There never were any drivers for that card in Win10. It was legacied before Win10 was announced. Best you might do is the appropriate Win 8 diver from https://www.amd.com/en/support/graphics/amd-...
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How does one manually restart graphics drivers?

You could also use ToastyX's awesome restart utilty. Inside the CRU zip file downloaded from the link above, you'll find two utilities named restart.exe and restart64.exe that can be used to restart ...
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VGA temperature is allegedly 511 °C

If it was a proper value, your computer would have caught fire, I think. Notice: decimal 511 = binary 111111111. This may be a software bug or a sensor error. I mean: something didn't know what the ...
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Windows Creators Update broke my AMD driver - how can I fix it?

It seems that Microsoft or AMD have decided to ship an "update" to the driver, which actually just ends up disabling it. Presumably this is due to its unsupported nature and in order to drive more ...
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How to know what is the maximum supported resolution by my GPU?

The first result on Google for AMD radeon HD 8600/8700M is this page: http://www.amd.com/en-gb/products/graphics/notebook/8700m-8800m It includes a link to a PDF document for full specifications for ...
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what is the difference between Radeon Software Crimson and AMD Catalyst Control Center

Comments pretty much covered the gist but here's an answer anyway... AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition is the new Control Panel software for AMD graphics cards. It's basically a UI upgrade from the ...
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Laptop brightness adjustment not working AMD graphics card

This issue affects lots of AMD cards and drivers. The fix is as follows. Go to the registry editor (start > regedit) Change both of the following registries to 0 KMD_EnableBrightnessInterface2 ...
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Will installing Debian firmware affect Windows 10?

Well, you already have an answer at Unix SE. I’ll repeat the facts quickly: This type of firmware is saved in volatile memory (no flashing involved) It will typically not affect Windows at all You ...
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Can I use both Integrated and Discrete graphics for increased FPS?

You cannot combine their power. To do so would require a lot of management and knowledge of the strengths of each GPU and preferably game support as well. Ideally graphics processors require ...
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Reset/purge OC profile without opening AMD crimson / radeon settings

Got it! I'll leave this here for anyone else with this issue. The crux of it was DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller), but these were my exact steps: (Boot into safe mode first) Not sure if this helped ...
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Intel HD Graphics And Radeon Graphics

Quite often, laptops will have two graphics chips. Will AMD graphics cause conflict with the installed Intel graphics driver? Not unless something goes wrong, in laptops they usually supplement ...
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How to stop windows resizing when the monitor display channel is turned off / switched to different source

Highly recommend a pure software solution "PersistentWindows" ( original version ), as mentioned by previous posts. The application keeps track of window size/location, and automatically restores ...
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Confirm correctly working of hardware acceleration in Chrome (Windows 7)?

YouTube uses VP9 format on Chrome and hardware accelerated decoding for VP9 is not supported on older chips. If your GPU or APU supports h264, you can use h264ify Chrome extension to force YouTube to ...
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How can I improve yellow tint of on monitor?

The monitors are calibrated differently - though they might not be "wrong" as opposed to different. It feels like different colour temperatures to me. The 'classic' colour temperature most higher end ...
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How to set a custom resolution on amd graphics card?

First, upscaling isn't useful for what you're trying to do. I would put it back to the default. Second, Virtual Super Resolution (like nVidia's Dynamic Super Resolution) will disable your ability to ...
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Unreadable text at native resolution 2560x1440

You’re using a Single-Link DVI cable. This is not enough for 2560×1440@60Hz: Single link DVI employs a single 165 MHz transmitter that supports resolutions up to 1920 × 1200 at 60 Hz. (Wikipedia) ...
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AMD Graphics Card missing after reformat

I suggest the following procedure: If you still have the previous HDD, boot with it and see if the GPU still functions. If the GPU still does not function, then it's simply broken or while ...
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Can I connect two external monitors to a laptop has two graphic cards (embedded and external)?

While I couldn't find an official statement that the laptop can handle three displays, if you look up your video card it does show up on Intel's list of supported three-display configurations. I'm ...
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Which one is best Radeon Software Crimson Edition Beta or Catalyst Software Suite?

This is one of those rare "which is best" questions that actually has a valid, evidence-based answer. When AMD abandoned this generation of GPUs, they left you with 2 choices, the last ever release ...
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How to use vga passthrough in Ubuntu 15.10 with two AMD graphic cards using the same driver

One solution would be to let EITHER vfio-pci OR pci-stub (depends on whether you use the newer -device vfio-pci or older -device pci-assign) bind the card for passthrough first. Depends on whether ...
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How to determine max supportable display resolution?

The monitor sends out EDID data which contains the monitors ability list. See here for more details. https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/114359/how-to-get-edid-for-a-single-monitor How do you ...
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Change Windows low resolution smoothing algorithm

2017+ update Since the answer was posted, Blizzard rewritten Starcraft rendering completely, so methods described no longer work with that game. It should now have an upscaler built in, and brand new ...
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How to install AMD drivers in a offline installation

Download manually from any connected computer, then copy over by local network, USB stick etc Official Driver download page - http://support.amd.com/en-us/download Latest drivers for cards old & ...
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AMD Radeon settings: "to ensure compatibility this application is locked" for important apps like chrome

This is only half a solution, as it's not "free", but I'm really happy I found it, and it never occurred to me until today, so I'm going to share it. I bought a new laptop, one with a nVidia GPU (...
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AMD RX 570 vs nVidia GTX 1060 - can there be a substantial difference in rendering ingame 3D scene?

Driver settings can overwrite in-game settings. There are many things to consider, but from what you describe it appears that on the NVIDIA graphics card you actually have lower general settings - ...
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Why does MSI afterburner grey out the values for voltage, Temp, Core clock, memory clock etc

Change the theme of MSI Afterburner. I had the same problem with a GTX 960 and that fixed it. Everything is now useable.
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Why does MSI afterburner grey out the values for voltage, Temp, Core clock, memory clock etc

You have to run an application or game which uses your amd graphics card. I had this same issue so just run an application and open afterburner then it will display the values...
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