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AMD Opteron 180 Drivers?

Is there any drviers or software i need when installing a new Opteron 180 CPU?

I vaguely remember having a disk with drivers when installing my 3700+ SD CPU...
that was ages ago mind you, hence why i am asking...
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...Erm no You do not need drivers for a CPU. Under XP the Dual core patch was needed but under Vista your OK.
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I am running XP Pro SP3...
What patch do i need?
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AMD's Dual-core optimizer (google it) might help you, but with my dual core Opteron, I prefered to just add /usepmtimer to the boot.ini file when needed.
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Quote:
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AMD's Dual-core optimizer (google it) might help you, but with my dual core Opteron, I prefered to just add /usepmtimer to the boot.ini file when needed.
Thats the one.
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ANy horror storys of this AMD Dual-core optimizer?

The 1st link i clicked on on google was about how his system kept crashing as soon as this AMD's Dual-core optimizer software was installed...

in short...why do i need this software?
what it going to do for me / pc?
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AMD Processor Driver Version 1.3.2.0053 for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 (x86 and x64) - Allows the system to automatically adjust the CPU speed, voltage and power combination to match the instantaneous user performance need. This package is a user friendly localized software installation of the driver designed for end-users. This driver supports AMD processors on Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003 SP2 x86 and x64 Editions.

AMD Dual-Core Optimizer - The AMD Dual-Core Optimizer can help improve some PC gaming video performance by compensating for those applications that bypass the Windows API for timing by directly using the RDTSC (Read Time Stamp Counter) instruction. Applications that rely on RDTSC do not benefit from the logic in the operating system to properly account for the affect of power management mechanisms on the rate at which a processor core's Time Stamp Counter (TSC) is incremented. The AMD Dual-Core Optimizer helps to correct the resulting video performance effects or other incorrect timing effects that these applications may experience on dual-core processor systems, by periodically adjusting the core time-stamp-counters, so that they are synchronized.
in short...its a good thing
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I never had an issue with it.
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Originally Posted by Valllldondo View Post
ANy horror storys of this AMD Dual-core optimizer?

The 1st link i clicked on on google was about how his system kept crashing as soon as this AMD's Dual-core optimizer software was installed...

in short...why do i need this software?
what it going to do for me / pc?
4.8ghz? whats that lol
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Originally Posted by Vegnagun666 View Post
4.8ghz? whats that lol
i don't understand?...lol

so....

1. Install AMD_Processor_Driver_1320053
2. Install AMD_Dual-Core_Optimizer_113
3. Install WindowsXP-KB896256-v4-x86-ENU.exe
4. Run this .reg edit file
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Con trol\\Session Manager\\Throttle]
"PerfEnablePackageIdle"=dword:00000001


all in that order? or different order?

but i am also reading on other threads that you do not need any of the above if your SP2 and above?!
Edited by Valllldondo - 6/13/08 at 4:00am
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