What is AmdPPM?

The genuine AmdPPM.sys file is a software component of AMD Processor Driver by Advanced Micro Devices. The chipset support driver for the AMD processor, this application starts with Windows and provides advanced optimization support for your AMD processor. It allows you to configure a small amount of options to assist in your processors performance and efficiency. AMD is the second largest producer of x86 microprocessors in the world and is a world leader in graphical processing unit production.

AMDPPM stands for AMD Primary Processor Module

AmdPPM.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 AmdPPM.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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AmdPPM.sys file information

The process known as AMD Processor Driver or Processor Device Driver belongs to software AMD HwPState Processor Driver or Microsoft Windows Operating System by Advanced Micro Devices ( or Microsoft (

Description: AmdPPM.sys is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AmdPPM.sys is located in the C:\Windows\System32\drivers folder. The file size on Windows 8/7/XP is 33,792 bytes. 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. The file is not a Windows core file. AmdPPM.sys is a trustworthy file from Microsoft. AmdPPM.sys appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 16% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify AmdPPM.sys related errors

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

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AmdPPM. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 AmdPPM.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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