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Average installed length: 134.80 days


VersionDistribution 10.27% 56.12% 2.49% 0.10% 17.22% 13.80%

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Athlon 64 Processor Driver

What is Athlon 64 Processor Driver?

This is the software driver package for the installed Athlon 64 Processor. The driver package is required in order for the Athlon 64 Processor device to function properly and is the software that allows your computer to communicate with this hardware device.
The Athlon 64 is an eighth-generation, AMD64-architecture microprocessor produced by AMD.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named amdcon.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 2.87 MB (3,011,144 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.atheros.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AMD\Athlon 64 Processor Driver
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{C
Estimated size: 2.87 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Athlon 64 Processor Driver

Program executable:amdcon.exe
Name:Windows (R) 2000 DDK driver
Windows Setup API
Path:C:\Program Files\AMD\Athlon 64 Processor Driver\amdcon.exe
Additional files:
  • amdk8.sys (by Advanced Micro Devices) - AMD Processor Driver

How do I remove Athlon 64 Processor Driver?

You can uninstall Athlon 64 Processor Driver 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 Athlon 64 Processor Driver, 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 Athlon 64 Processor Driver.

Win XP 89%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 95.74%
Windows 7 3.22%
Windows Vista 0.62%
Windows 10 0.31%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 96.12%
Windows 7 Home Premium 1.47%
Windows 7 Professional 0.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.73%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 0.42%
Windows 8 Pro N 0.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.09%
  Germany 12.05%
  Italy 5.68%
  France 4.80%
  United Kingdom 4.19%
  Canada 2.71%
  Romania 2.27%
  Poland 1.66%
  Spain 1.57%
  Taiwan 1.40%
  Netherlands 1.31%
  Czech Republic 1.31%
  Croatia 1.31%
  Finland 1.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
American Megatrends 38.21%
Sahara 25.65%
Dell 17.04%
Hewlett-Packard 7.23%
MSI 1.89%
Toshiba 0.52%
NEC 0.52%
Gateway 0.52%
Acer 0.34%
Common models
Dell Dimension E521 11.35%
Dell Dimension C521 6.26%
K8UNF K8Upgrade-NF3 4.50%

About Atheros Communications

Qualcomm Atheros is a developer of semiconductors for network communications, focusing primarily on wireless. The Atheros chipsets for the IEEE 802.
Publisher URL: www.qca.qualcomm.com


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