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Well, I've never had trouble... the drivers usually check the hardware and will refuse to install if it doesn't recognize it... Of the three laptops I have, one is ATI and 2 are Intel integrated graphics. None of them will run GPU tasks since they are all old tech...

With AMD FPU products, I discovered (and noted in spreadsheet) that it takes a whole CPU core to run them. If you only have one CPU core/thread to run a GPU, then you can't do both. Also, with laptops with integrated graphics... the system may become hard to use while GPU tasks are running... there is only so much one can do with the particular hardware...

Anyway, I'm glad you got it running. Nobody is better suited to determine what is best for your needs and hardware than you!

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Some quick googling got me up to 11.12 Catalyst. So that went well. tongue.gif And yea, I only run the GPU tasks when I'm not running any graphically intensive stuff. Thanks again, Tex. smile.gif
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Always glad to help!

Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas to you and your family as well! smile.gif
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