AMD Processor Drivers

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ste_w, May 19, 2006.

  1. ste_w

    ste_w Moderator

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    Hey All

    Just wondering if i need to update my AMD Athlon Processor driver, ive never heard of these drivers before untill yesterday and have never updated them. Is it worth doing? What problems do they fix? Any improvements?

    It Wont mess my computer up will it?

    I Looked on the AMD Site Briefly and only found AMD Utilities and not the Drivers. Are they official or not AMD Processor Drivers?

    If anyone can find a link let me know.

    Please Help

    Thanks

    Ste
     
  2. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    The AMD drivers are old news. They were only required for a special combination of AMD CPU release and version of windows that would not play nice together.

    No updates are required and in most instances the drivers are not actually required. Installing should not cause a problem.
     
  3. fasionoide

    fasionoide OSNN One Post Wonder

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  4. vertigo

    vertigo OSNN Senior Addict

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    they're for enabling cool n queit on athlon64 cpu's. i dont like the new version 1.3.1, get the one before it
     
  5. fasionoide

    fasionoide OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Whats the new thing im 1.3.1?
     
  6. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Doesn't make any difference to me with the old or the new.

    Stick with what you have unless you format or something I would say.
     
  7. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Yeah, the drivers (as far as know) are for Cool 'n' Quiet.
     
  8. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    It's good to run the drivers now and then. For instance, Dual core processors like the Opteron and X2, had issues while running games because of a driver problem. AMD recognized this and created a driver to fix this issue.
     
  9. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    Yah, the drivers only are for Cool N Quiet, i didnt bother to install that on my computers, someone told me it hinders the performance...
    I'm not sure what type of computer you have, but usually computer manufacturers will have any neccessary processor updates on there driver page. I know Compaq does...

    There was an amd processor update for the amd 64 that didnt fix much, it required way too much work to be worth it so i didnt bother.
     
  10. akamarkwalteraka

    akamarkwalteraka OSNN One Post Wonder

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    thanks for the driver guys
     
  11. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    There's a new version of this that was released on the 30th. Version 1.3