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Windows 7: AMD External Events Service?

18 Apr 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Home)/ Win 7 Enterprise 32 Bit (Work)

Most have the answer already. But I normally simply start up "msconfig" ad simply disable the service from starting up (In this way there is no need to fuss around the registry. The entry will still be there but it will disable it)
As for the drivers:
After almost all Software comes along with a lot of crappware that I really do not need, or fancy taskbar Icons I have no use for like almost all Graphic cards have, I found the best way to install drivers by NOT using the EXE files they come with.
Simply download all the drivers in on directory (all in their own subfolder of course).
After reinstalling Windows (or when you would like to update the drivers) go to the Device manager. If there are devices without drivers still they will show up.
Go to "Update driver" and point manually to the location where you downloaded all the drivers.
Windows will simply grab all the files it needs from there without installing all the crappware along with it
If the device only has an outdated driver, it might not show up that obvious in the Device manager, but you still can browse to the device which you want to update the drivers and simply click again "Update driver"
My Task manager show much less services and other stuff running when I go about it that way.

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31 Jul 2011   #12

win 7 home 32 bit

By a process of elimination I found these 2 services were causing huge system interrupts. Like Marwerno says I just disabled them in MSConfig. This only started after installing SP1
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09 Apr 2012   #13
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07 Aug 2012   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

If you got an Intel processor with Switchable graphic you cant disable AMD External Events,
Behavior i noticed on cpu while service not runing:
Instead of Cpu going idle to 36C (ambient temp 30C here) it would do 40C
also some 3/4C diference on Cpu Load too, that service is controling GPU and CPU it seems
since VGA driver also have the Intel Components install too.

Definitly dont recommend disabling that for systems with dual graphics.
Also i notice no diference on performance disabled or not, other than helping rising cpu temp.
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19 Nov 2014   #15

win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Can cause extreme slowdown

My laptop always welcomed me in 5-6 seconds and got to the desktop quickly, but my Welcome screen started taking 1min,20sec to finish and my games started running slow at the same time. Using a clean boot allowed me to check my running services one-by-one to try to find a culprit. It turned out to be the AMD External Events Utility. I couldn't find what this was attached to, but deleted the service. Computer runs fine now.
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19 Nov 2014   #16
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It's part of Catalyst bloatware which I would uninstall to use only the actual display driver.

I would keep a Clean Boot for best performance, with only the AV, Sync, any gadgets or stickies you want to start with Windows. Nothing else is needed though many try to sneak in to spy on you.
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