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 09/19/2013 10:44 PM
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crazzywolfie
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i was wonder if anyone knows where i would look for drivers for my processor. i can't seem to find them and in the device manager it says AMD processor model unknown but i know it has a amd athlon 4850e. my computer is using drivers older than the processor to run it and ya it works  but i figure if i can find the correct driver it would run better.

 09/19/2013 11:56 PM
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Processors don't really have "drivers" atleast not in the way that you are thinking.  The closest thing would be your motherboard BIOS version.

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 09/20/2013 10:00 AM
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In an unusual situation newer versions of the Windows O/Ss do have an AMD FX model CPU driver to enhance CPU performance, but other than that there is no special driver as is typically required for a video card.

A BIOS update is typically required if the CPU is released after the mobo was released. Most mobo makers list the appropriate BIOS version required for a specific model CPU, at their website.



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 09/20/2013 01:06 PM
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ok. thanks for the info. i don't think upgrading the bios would do much in this case since the last bios upgrade for the pc is dated before the proccessor was released also. i think the mobo has no problem identifying the processor but windows xp pro does. i guess one of these days i might have to upgrade operating systems and see if it runs better. i know i have been meaning to wipe the hard drive and start over for years but that has never happened. 

 09/20/2013 02:35 PM
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One of these days better be before April 2014 when XP support dies completely.

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 09/28/2013 07:59 PM
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Or in the case of linux, you need a kernel 3.2 to properly shedule Bulldozer cores.

Most other processor features are so old that the operating systems cope with

whatever you plug into the socket.

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