What does the amd_dc_opt.exe file do?
The amd_dc_opt.exe process is also known as AMD Dual-Core Optimizer and is a part of Dual-Core Optimizer. This software is produced by AMD (www.amd.com). An obsolete or defective version of amd_dc_opt.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- AMD Dual-Core Optimizer has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- AMD Dual-Core Optimizer has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- amd_dc_opt.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module amd_dc_opt.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about amd_dc_opt.exe AMD Dual-Core Optimizer
amd_dc_opt.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file amd_dc_opt.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 77,824 bytes.
The program appears as a window on the desktop. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The amd_dc_opt file is not part of the Windows operating system. You may uninstall the related program using Windows Control Panel. For this reason, 9% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves amd_dc_opt.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about amd_dc_opt?
|amd dual core optimiser |
|AMD Dual-Core Optimizer - The AMD Dual-Core Optimizer can help improve some PC gaming video performance by compensating for those applications that bypass the Windows API for timing by directly using the RDTSC (Read Time Stamp Counter) instruction. Applications that rely on RDTSC do not benefit from the logic in the operating system to properly account for the affect of power management mechanisms on the rate at which a processor core's Time Stamp Counter (TSC) is incremented. The AMD Dual-Core Optimizer helps to correct the resulting video performance effects or other incorrect timing effects (further information...) |
|its called dual-core optimizer and its from AMD, dont know what it does exactly |
|Allows certain programs to run more efficiently with AMD multi-core processors. Running may increase the speed of certain applications/games. (further information...) |
|"This driver is for Windows XP only." (further information...) |
Summary: 5 users judge amd_dc_opt.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Dual-Core Optimizer
To remove AMD Dual-Core Optimizer from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Dual-Core Optimizer in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if amd_dc_opt.exe (AMD Dual-Core Optimizer) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of AMD Dual-Core Optimizer. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for AMD Dual-Core Optimizer or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or amd_dc_opt.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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