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AMD A series laptop APU in combination with Windows 10 issues.

Question asked by jaapje1988 on Dec 19, 2015
Latest reply on Dec 21, 2015 by jaapje1988

I have a problem with Windows 10 and the AMD driver for the AMD A8 4500m APU.

After upgrading to Windows 10 everything seemed to work fine, until I updated the graphics driver from the AMD website. The fan kept blowing at full speed all the times. The fan started to blow at 100% as soon as Windows logs in. If i removed the AMD drivers and let Windows 10 install their own again the problem would be gone.


There are no processes that use the processor, show me tops about windows is off and the processor isnt running any hotter than without the driver from the AMD website, this i know simply by feeling the air that comes out of the fan. (While doing something cpu intensive the air gets alot hotter)


Somehow my laptop thinks (dont know if its windows 10 or the amd driver or whatever) that my cpu is at a much higher temperature than it really is. Piriform Speccy shows 95C but it's way colder than that. I know that because the air coming out of the ventilator is ice cold. If i remove the drivers and let windows 10 install their own PiriformSpeccy shows 37C at idle and the fan goes back to normal speed. I have no idea how to fix this though, but now i know it is a software related problem. Who's to blame? Windows or AMD? I hope someone knows the answers to these questions.


APU: AMD A8-4500M Trinity 32nm Technology

Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. K55DR (P0)

OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit