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What is amd_dc_opt.exe?

Part of AMD Dual-Core Optimizer by AMD

Description of amd_dc_opt.exe from AMD
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 that these applications may experience on dual-core processor systems, by periodically adjusting the core time-stamp-counters, so that they are synchronized.
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How is amd_dc_opt.exe loaded?

Startup files (all users) run - amd_dc_opt.exe is registered with the run identifier 'amd_dc_opt' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\AMD\Dual-Core Optimizer\amd_dc_opt.exe' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.
Startup files (user) run - amd_dc_opt.exe is registered with the run identifier 'AMD Dual-Core Optimizer' and the execution command 'C:\Program Files\AMD\Dual-Core Optimizer\amd_dc_opt.exe' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the amd_dc_opt.exe file.Of the 0.4% of amd_dc_opt.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\amd\dual-core optimizer\amd_dc_opt.exe

Are there other versions of AMD Dual-Core Optimizer?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

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File details

File name: amd_dc_opt.exe
Publisher: AMD
Name: AMD Dual-Core Optimizer
Description: AMD Dual-Core Optimizer
Version: 1, 1, 3, 0
Size: 76 KB
Original file name: sync_tsc.exe

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: amd_dc_opt
Command: C:\Program Files\AMD\Dual-Core Optimizer\amd_dc_opt.exe

Startup files (user) run details

Name: AMD Dual-Core Optimizer
Command: C:\Program Files\AMD\Dual-Core Optimizer\amd_dc_opt.exe

Image hashes

MD5: 3fc634e7bdfd98d8b7bde0c919a16890
SHA-1: c1b5778f30b2a682834122717ef94d7ff0b60cf4
SHA-256: ab14c4ab7264bc1a59caa422eacd08323584c8c64dd72d3638b27716ed44e06d

PE image details

File packed: No
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