What is amdagp?

The genuine amdagp.sys file is a software component of AMD AGP by AMD.
Amdagp.sys is a system driver for the AMD Accelerated Graphics Port bus filter. A driver is a computer program that provides easier communication and better functionality between hardware and software. The AMD Accelerated Graphics Port is an outdated channel for attaching graphics cards to a PC motherboard. It has since been replaced by the PCI Express. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is an American corporation that develops solutions in semiconductor technology and its applications in computer processors, motherboards, graphics processors and embedded systems for business and consumer markets. The company was founded in 1969 by Jerry Sanders and is currently based in Sunnyvale, California, United States.

AMDAGP stands for AMD Win2000 Advanced Graphics Port Filter Driver

Amdagp.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if amdagp.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Amdagp.sys file information

The process known as AMD Win2000 AGP Filter belongs to software Windows (version 2000 DDK Driver) by Advanced Micro Devices (

Description: The original amdagp.sys is an important part of Windows and rarely causes problems. The amdagp.sys file is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 43,008 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The amdagp.sys file is a Windows core system file. The program has no visible window. Amdagp.sys is a Microsoft signed file. There is no detailed description of this service. amdagp.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 2% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify amdagp.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as amdagp.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the amdagp.sys process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving amdagp issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with amdagp. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the amdagp.sys process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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