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[Release] AMD Processor Driver Update from MS Update

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There is an update on MS Update for AMD Processors. I couldn't find any info about it on the MS website, but I did manage to find some info about it on the web, and even a download of all of the files it includes so you can manually install it.

I've attached it here. It basically enables the AMD Cool'nQuiet features on all processors that support it. This has both the x86 and x64 driver, and the inf will install the proper one for whichever OS (XP or 2k3 32-bit or 64-bit, and possibly even 2k, not sure tho)

It can be integrated via nlite's driver integration, and satisfies MS Update. Make sure you integrate this in the driver integration portion, of nlite, not in the Addons section.

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Very interesting!

I wonder know if my poor AMD Duron 950 MHz could be "enhanced" with this driver...

BTW, despite the fact I'll ask an stupid question, could this new driver for AMD processors cause some kind of problem if I install a WinXP CD with this driver integrated in a PC with Intel processors?

** EDIT1: I tried install these drivers by the .ini file, but ir shows an error window with a "error loading setupx.dll - Fail to find specific module" message (or something like this. My WinXP SP2 is a portuguese one, and my english isn't so good...)

Edited by KillerOh, 24 March 2008 - 06:14 PM.


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Very interesting!

I wonder know if my poor AMD Duron 950 MHz could be "enhanced" with this driver...



as far as i know it was only meant to work with athalon 64 processors or above

little more info about it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cool'n'Quiet
and http://www.amd.com/u...5E10272,00.html

Edited by ccl0, 24 March 2008 - 09:25 PM.


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Very interesting!

I wonder know if my poor AMD Duron 950 MHz could be "enhanced" with this driver...

BTW, despite the fact I'll ask an stupid question, could this new driver for AMD processors cause some kind of problem if I install a WinXP CD with this driver integrated in a PC with Intel processors?

** EDIT1: I tried install these drivers by the .ini file, but ir shows an error window with a "error loading setupx.dll - Fail to find specific module" message (or something like this. My WinXP SP2 is a portuguese one, and my english isn't so good...)

It shouldn't affect anything with intel processors. It just has a more recent driver date, so when windows looks for drivers for your processor, if this driver supports the processor, windows chooses it over the default one.

You dont install this by the inf file, you install it by integrating via nlite's driver integration, or thru device manager, like any other driver. This is NOT an addon, and I will not make an addon version of this. It's too simple to go to device manager, find your processor, right click it and click update driver for me to bother making an addon for it. If this driver does support your processor, the device manager will let you install the driver. If this driver doesn't then it will say unable to find any new drivers for this device.

The easiest way to tell if you need this driver is to go to MS update (on a clean non-updated install) and look in the hardware, optional section. If you see anything about AMD Processors, then you know you need it.

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Thanks, that's really useful :yes:




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