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max0x7ba
Adept III

What does "AMD External Events Utility" service do?

This service causes Freesync flicker in some games, so that people often stop and disable it and that fixes the problem.

What does "AMD External Events Utility" service do, what is its purpose?

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s_mcduck
Adept II

Re: What does "AMD External Events Utility" service do?

I think it picks up keyboard shortcuts that are related to the graphics driver, like start/stop relive recording and so on.

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riot123
Journeyman III

Re: What does "AMD External Events Utility" service do?

Thanks, disabling this fixed my flickering and micro stutters i was getting on 17.12.2 with my Vega 64.

elstaci
MVP

Re: What does "AMD External Events Utility" service do?

this website give a general description of the process: https://www.file.net/process/atiesrxx.exe.html  and this website mentions about how Freesync is affect by the process: AMD External Events Utility disables Freesync??? | guru3D Forums

sharktooth
Elite

Re: What does "AMD External Events Utility" service do?

it fixes it because killing the process disables freesync.
You can disable freesync manually and it will fix the flickering.

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max0x7ba
Adept III

Re: What does "AMD External Events Utility" service do?

It does not disable Freesync, no. The windmill demo shows that Freesync still works, and it is on in all my games: PUBG, Battlefield 1 & 4. And I would not be able to play without Freesync.

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elstaci
MVP

Re: What does "AMD External Events Utility" service do?

This thread is about a year old but it may be useful. It concerns about the subject matter. Possibly this issue could have already been fixed by this time.

amd external events utility

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sharktooth
Elite

Re: What does "AMD External Events Utility" service do?

no, it's not fixed as of Adrenalin 17.12.2 drivers.


EDIT: Mitigated with Adrenalin drivers. Flickering is much lower, but it's still there. Also, i confirm that killing the service, will kill freesync. Just tested...

loccothan
Adept III

Re: What does "AMD External Events Utility" service do?

It is directly resposible how Freesync handles things (software-driver side)

I like to have both external events on High Priority w/Admin rights:

C:\Windows\System32\atieclxx.exe

&

C:\Windows\System32\atiesrxx.exe

I hope this will help you.

Im on Best 1440p Freesync Monitor -> 10Bit IPS Iiyama 70Hz (FS Range 28-75) + Fiji HBM 1050/550

7pcgamer
Adept I

Re: What does "AMD External Events Utility" service do?

Hey, does it impact other settings such as FRTC, Chill, Wattman, Crossfire or enforcement of game profiles etc...?

Running adrenalin 17.12.2 on win7 x64 with rx vega x2

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