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Should I remove AMD OverDrive?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,030
United States Rank #3,753
Reach 0.1339%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.33 days
186.83 days >
Average installed length: 98.16 days


VersionDistribution 0.72% 29.14% 26.53% 9.25% 3.60% 1.36% 3.18% 3.79% 5.15% 1.10% 2.24% 2.84% 2.46% 0.42% 0.11% 3.18% 1.97% 2.20% 0.23% 0.08% 0.38% 0.08%

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AMD OverDrive

What is AMD OverDrive?  (from Advanced Micro Devices)

The award-winning AMD OverDrive™ gives you complete control of your system. Personalize your experience in real time with easy-to-use screens designed for novice to expert users. AMD OverDrive™ allows user to tune parameters to help system stability, optimize performance, and control cooling/acoustic characteristics. P...  Read more


AMD OverDrive is a software program developed by Advanced Micro Devices. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named AMD OverDrive.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 21.13 MB (22,157,677 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 50% of users of AMD OverDrive come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.amd.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AMD\OverDrive\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{EB0F4554-AD4F-4C8C-9764-66AC2CF8D184}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 21.13 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by AMD OverDrive

Program executable:AMD OverDrive.exe
Name:AMD OverDrive™ Utility
AOD Application
Path:C:\Program Files\AMD\OverDrive\AMD OverDrive.exe
Additional files:
  • AMD OverDrive.exe
  • Device.dll - AMD OverDrive (Device Dynamic Link Library)
  • Platform.dll - Platform Dynamic Link Library
  • QtCore4.dll (by Trolltech ASA) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Trolltech ASA)
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • AODAssist.exe
  • CustomLogo.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AMD OverDrive.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{722BA36D-7FA6-4895-9F78-7BA92923E65E}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • AMD OverDrive.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named CPUTempMonitor.
  • AODAssist.exe runs as a service named 'AODService' (AODService) "AOD assistant service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • AMD OverDrive.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AOD Application' and executes as C:\Program Files\AMD\OverDrive\AMD OverDrive.exe.

How do I remove AMD OverDrive?

You can uninstall AMD OverDrive 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 OverDrive, 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 OverDrive.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.61%
Windows 10 36.46%
Windows XP 2.68%
Windows Vista 1.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.69%
Windows 7 Professional 11.24%
Windows 10 Pro 9.15%
Windows 10 Home 8.74%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.34% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.34%
  Germany 10.37%
  United Kingdom 6.67%
  Canada 3.17%
  Italy 3.13%
  France 2.58%
  Netherlands 1.77%
  Poland 1.33%
  Australia 1.33%
  Sweden 1.30%
  Finland 0.90%
  Czech Republic 0.90%
  Japan 0.81%
  Russia 0.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.67%
Acer 18.32%
ASUS 12.69%
Dell 8.39%
Lenovo 4.40%
MSI 2.56%
Samsung 1.94%
Toshiba 1.13%
Common models
MSI MS-7693 6.78%
MSI MS-7640 4.09%
MSI MS-7599 3.32%
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 3.32%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.32%
MSI MS-7721 2.94%

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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