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Windows 7: AMD Services & Startup


18 Jan 2012   #1
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 
AMD Services & Startup

Background:
I was trying to get RAGE to work & had to DL & install the AMD Catalyst™ - Rage Performance Driver & game works fine now (though my Graphics Card is on the low end performance-wise).

Catalyst Question:
I DL'd the AMD Catalyst™ - Rage Performance Driver, then proceeded to run it; after it installed, it then asked to install the Catalyst Install Manager (which I did). Why the double installation & do I need both?

AMD Services Question:
After the installations, I have 2 new Services running. What are these 2 & can I stop/disable them?:
1. AMD External Events Utility
2. AMD FUEL Service

AMD Startup Question:
Can I remove the Catalyst Control Center from Startup since I probably won't be changing it's settings much ... if at all? I can always start it w/the R-Click Command Menu.




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18 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I have disabled them long time ago and i don't see any problem.
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18 Jan 2012   #3
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

All 3?:
1. AMD External Events Utility from Services
2. AMD FUEL Service from Services
3. Catalyst Control Center from Startup
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18 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

yes, all 3
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18 Jan 2012   #5
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

Going to give it a go, thanks.
Do you happen to know what they are used for?
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18 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I'm not shore now, i didn't remember the things i read, but since i don't have any problems without them...
p.s. i don't play games, so i don't know if there is any impact on gaming performance( AMD FUEL Service?)
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31 Jan 2012   #7

win7x64
 
 

you can disable all three safely

-- ccc.exe just preloads the applet for display settings, you can always get to ccc thru windows display options (assuming you installed it)
-- fuel.exe is used for the power options manager through ccc - you don't need FUEL unless you use want to change power options/plans thru ccc
-- atiesrxx.exe (or other similar) is for External Events Monitor used for user defined keyboard shortcuts through the ccc

Furthermore, you don't need CCC unless you want to change things like antialiasing, overclock gpu, etc.

The driver is available as a separate download, without all the other stuff, from amd.
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31 Jan 2012   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would not 'remove' them. Just disable. Then you can always reenable them when you think it impacts your games.
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31 Jan 2012   #9

win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I would not 'remove' them. Just disable.
Was what I meant to say, thanks for catching that. Fixed.
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01 Feb 2012   #10

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional
 
 

The Rage Performance Driver is now and old release, I'd go with Cats 12.2 preview with CAP3, thats what catalystMaker and CatalystCreator recommend on twitter.
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