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AMD Dual-Core Optimizer


AMD Dual-Core Optimizer is a software program developed by Advanced Micro Devices. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package is about 1.58 MB (1,652,736 bytes) when donwloaded. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 36% of users of AMD Dual-Core Optimizer come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Russia.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\amd\amd_dc_opt
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{886C92E6-4AF1-4290-BB86-4B5064A1BB7D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.58 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by AMD Dual-Core Optimizer

  • amd_dc_opt.exe - sync_tsc Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • amd_dc_opt.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'amd_dc_opt' which loads as "C:\Program Files\AMD\amd_dc_opt\amd_dc_opt.exe".

How do I remove AMD Dual-Core Optimizer?

You can uninstall AMD Dual-Core Optimizer from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AMD Dual-Core Optimizer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove AMD Dual-Core Optimizer.

Win 7 (SP1) 42%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 45.16%
Windows XP 35.48%
Windows 10 19.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.00%
Windows 8 Pro 6.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.11%
  Germany 13.89%
  Russia 8.33%
  United Kingdom 5.56%
  Colombia 2.78%
  France 2.78%
  Australia 2.78%
  Sweden 2.78%
  Mexico 2.78%
  DZ 2.78%
  Austria 2.78%
  Netherlands 2.78%
  DK 2.78%
  Canada 2.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.74%
Acer 17.39%
American Megatrends 13.04%
ASUS 8.70%
Samsung 4.35%
Intel 4.35%
Dell 4.35%
Common models
Unknow Unknow 4.55%
Samsung RV410/RV510/S3510... 4.55%
Packard Bell imedia S3220 4.55%
MSI MS-7599 4.55%
Micro-Star MS-7597 4.55%

About Advanced Micro Devices

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) develops computer processors and related technologies for commercial and consumer markets.
Publisher URL: www.amd.com


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