AMD Dual-core driver for Vista x64?

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Carlos, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. Carlos

    Carlos Guest

    Deleted AMD processor from Device manager.
    Popped out Athlon 3500+
    Popped in Athlon dual-core 4200+.
    Windows Vista x64 detected the new processors with no problems.
    Is the current AMD dual core processor driver v 1.3.2 from June 2006
    functional in Vista x64?
    Has anybody tried it?
    I don't want to trash my Vista rc2.
    Carlos, Nov 8, 2006
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  2. Carlos

    Dennis Pack Guest

    I'm running the AMD 4400x2, with Vista RC2 (5744) x64. I have 2
    processors listed under processors, driver date 6/21/06, version
    6.0.5744.16384, source Microsoft. I haven't tried installing the AMD driver
    since the available driver wouldn't install on beta 2.
    Dennis Pack, Nov 8, 2006
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  3. Carlos

    Carlos Guest

    Thanks, Dennis.

    Carlos, Nov 8, 2006
  4. Carlos

    jabloomf1230 Guest

    I've only tried it with XP x64 and it does work there. With Vista, the
    built-in AMD CPU driver with RC2 should be fine as long as you:

    1) Boot into your BIOS setup. Write down any settings that are not default.
    2) Turn your computer off, reset your CMOS (usually with a motherboard
    jumper and/or removing the CMOS battery.
    3) Swap the CPUs.
    4) Reboot into the BIOS setup. Update any settings that weren't default
    in step #1.
    5) Check to make sure your BIOS is recognizing the CPU correctly.
    6) Reboot into Vista. It should work fine.
    jabloomf1230, Nov 9, 2006
  5. Carlos

    Aaron Kelley Guest

    Should work fine without installing the AMD driver. If it were me, I would
    wait until they release one that specifically says it supports Vista before
    installing it.

    - Aaron
    Aaron Kelley, Nov 9, 2006
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    Theo Guest

    The driver in the Vista base is from AMD and is the current
    driver which supports single and dual core CPUs.
    Theo, Nov 9, 2006
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