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What is AmdK8?

AmdK8.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 OS, hardware etc.
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AmdK8.sys file information

The process known as AMD Processor Driver or Processor Device Driver belongs to software AMD Processor Driver or AMD Athlon64 Processor Driver or Microsoft Windows Operating System by Advanced Micro Devices (www.amd.com) or Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: AmdK8.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file AmdK8.sys is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 36,352 bytes (36% of all occurrences), 36,864 bytes and 9 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/amdk8.sys.html 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows system file. The file is a Microsoft signed file. AmdK8.sys seems to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 15% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify AmdK8.sys related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as AmdK8.sys, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. Therefore, you should check the AmdK8.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.


User Comments

Required by MB's supporting AMD Athlon Processors
  Richard P. Jones  
clock speed
is ein amd cpu treiber
amdk8-sys on the abm processor driver disk is needed
Seems to provide the support for the AMD "Cool & Quiet" technology.
AMD Sempron™ Processor Driver for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 Version (x86 and x64 exe)
  Norberto   (further information)
AMD Sempron 3000+
essential for Windows
acer aspire 3100
ghost windows
Processor Driver Disk
Advanced Micro Devices Processor (05/27/2006
when recovering the system with windows SP2
Good for games.
if is definately related with Cool and Quite AMD processor technology, as it dissappers from C:/Windows/System32/Drivers folder after uninstalling ot this technology from my Asus motherboard using Asus genuine unistalation tool
totally changed how my AMD 64 Mobile Athlon Amilo 1650 runs - now quiet and cool - previously overheated and died. amdk8 saved my computer.
An AMD driver supporting "PowerNow" and Cool 'n Quiet
    (further information)

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of AmdK8.sys: based on 31 votes with 19 user comments.
24 users think AmdK8.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks AmdK8.sys is dangerous and recommend removing it. 8 users don't grade AmdK8.sys ("not sure about it").

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