I am also having an issue with the Radeon HD 8210 driver and Windows 10. It causes high CPU usage with the process SYSTEM AND COMPRESSED MEMORY. Tried downloading latest driver (15.300.1025.1001) but that didn't help. Rolled back the driver a while a go to fix the problem but Windows 10 keeps updating the driver so I have the same problem again. Finally disabled the driver completely and now its good as far as memory usage is concerned but still needs a solution???
Acer Aspire V5-122p Radeon HD 8210 A4-1250 Windows 10
Same experience here. AMD basically told me to fly a kite in that they won't fix the issue and that I need to get a new video card for the netbook that won't allow an upgrade to it's embedded video card... Pretty insane that they won't accept responsibility and actually fix the problem. Not sure how to put any heat on them... Had to give up and go back to Windows 8.
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**SOLVED** I tried numerous "new" drivers as well, but got the black screen (Aspire V5-122P-0869). I finally switched the driver to "Microsoft Basic Display Adapter". It resolves the compressed memory - high CPU utilization, as well.
AMD, I hope you can resolve this through your next update!
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OK I hope this helps somebody. I have a Acer v5-122p-408, forcefully upgraded to windows 10, an have been suffering the same problem with "system and compressed memory" running up to 50% when installing the latest APU drivers. This is not really a fix but it will help a lot.
CREATE A RESTORE POINT!!!!!!
Then read this https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930.
I totally deleted the video drivers, and anything AMD, in "programs and features", restart.
Then ran the AMD driver cleaner which can be found here AMD Clean Uninstall Utility reboot
Then ran CCleaner CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download run the cleaner and registry functions.
Download Download Display Driver Uninstaller - MajorGeeks (PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS)Then run DDU in safe mode (hold left shift and click restart for safe mode option). Reboot.
Run CCleaner again.
Look thru Program Files and Program Files X86 for any AMD files and manually delete if you find any. Reboot.
Check CCleaner, in main menu you should see your using the default Microsoft Video Driver.
This you'll have to find, Google it, "amd-catalyst-15.11.1beta-64bit-win10-win8.1-win7-nov14", and download from where you feel its safe.
Install and reboot ( I didn't install raptr from the options menu but that's up to you).
Now in my case the "system and compressed memory" will run the CPU between 3-7% which is much more acceptable.
Now get really fancy and unlock the hidden menu in your BIOS in your 122p and enable hidden features in insydeH20, specifically SVM support.
Download this EFI Shell and extract
Format a USB to FAT32 and move extracted folder to it.
Enter BIOS (look it up if you don't know how) and enable the "f12 boot menu" on the main tab and then "set a supervisor password" on the security tab, "disable secure boot" on the boot tab and save/restart.
Mash the f12 button like mad
Select boot from USB
You'll see a few lines in yellow text
Type "setup_var 0x217 0x01" without quotes, enter and let it run, it only takes a second.
You have to manually shut down, holding the power button. Remove USB when it shuts down.
Power up and mash f2 like crazy to get into BIOS and type in your password.
Go to main tab and find hidden menu at bottom of list, press enter, PROFIT!
There is a vid on this but I believe its in Malayalam. Find it here Cara Unlock Hidden Menu BIOS insydeh20 - YouTube
I take no reasonability if you mess up. I'm just letting you know this worked for me
I have a Acer v5-122p-0647 and had the very same problem. It went wild a few days ago. I kept getting <Thread stuck in device driver> BDODs that broke every Windows Update attempt. The latest Cumulative Update ((KB3197954) is rather huge and failed to install again and again. Each time, there was a roll back and it got downloaded again on the next reboot, My laptop was useless for a week or so, Tried to install fresher drivers to no avail. Finally read your message and fixed my problem.
I have used [Guru3D]-radeon-crimson-15.12-win10-64bit to get my sons Acer v5 122p working again. Seem to be running fine now.
Thanks for your reply. I've tried without success to locate that
driver, could you give me a link to where I can download it.
I tried that driver, but it resulted in complete lock-up Finally had to retire the machine and replace it, maybe I will re-install the original windows 8.1 so that it can be used as a portable 2nd machine.
I think I had the same problem as you. I have two V5-122P’s, and on one notebook, after I removed the bad driver, Windows updated the driver again before I could prevent it from doing so. That left me with a notebook that seemed to freeze up during the boot process. The fix is to boot to Safe mode using the instructions found in the second half of the video here http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-2569556/safe-mode-windows.html (for some reason the instructions aren’t posted on the page but they are in the video). You’ll need either a restore USB or a install USB. Once in Safe mode, run the “AMD Clean Uninstall Utility” and the “Download Display Driver Uninstaller - MajorGeeks”, reboot (not into Safe mode) and then immediately run the Microsoft "Show or hide updates" troubleshooter package. All those links are in thanosprime’s post. Once you’ve stopped Windows from messing with the video drivers, then install the AMD 15.12 drivers.
After doing that I have a surprisingly responsive notebook. On my second V5, even though it was the first one that I tried this on, I must have been ahead of Windows update, and I didn’t have to go through these extra steps.
I have the same problem Aspire V5-122P-42154G50nss Un-usable with high CPU on Compressed Memory Service. Disabling or uninstalling the HD 8210 driver solves the problem until it automatically updates again. I don't know whether the problem belongs to AMD or Microsoft, or even Acer, but we need a solution.
I'm having the same issue. I've tried various version of the catalyst software (13-16) and all display the same issue regarding CPU usage. Does anybody know if an official fix is available?