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a10-5800k - Problem with graphics/applications

Question asked by sammi on Jul 5, 2016
Latest reply on Jul 9, 2016 by amdmatt

Hello, I just made this account to ask this question because I cannot find a solution to my problem - I don't even exactly know what it is. I hope some of you tech-savvy kind people can help me.

I had bought myself a complete tower PC build from an online shop, sadly by now the time I can return it has run out - with the seller not answering to phone calls and emails... So I just hope to be able to solve this issue with your help.

 

So, here's the problem: part of the graphics don't work. Watching videos, youtube, whatever all works but:

- Windows Aero tells me my graphics driver must be updated. The system and search for a driver tell me it's the most recent one (it's from 2006? can that even be the most recent?)

- Windows Experience Index tells me it can't calculate because of a hardware or driver problem

- my PC won't hibernate or sleep, the options are greyed out

- Benchmark Sandra failed all things relating to the graphics, telling me to update the driver

- with the exception of one game (Gemcraft) everything in my steam library crashes on startup (e.g. Path of Exile, Dark Souls, Assassin's Creed)

- on the first startup of Photoshop it told me that some features will be disabled due to driver or graphical incompatabilies, but I unfortunately missed what it really said

 

I have an AMD A10-5800K APU with Radeon Graphics and 16 GB RAM. Motherboard is A68HM Plus. Win 7 (x64) ist installed on a small SSD, my programms and files are on a 1 TB HDD.

(sorry - english is not my first language and I am not the most tech-savvy person...)

I would be very grateful for help!

Thank you.

 

EDIT: Going by the how-to-page of the autodetect utility shouldn't it recognize the hardware as 'A-series APU'?
Sorry it's in German - it says it couldn't find a driver for my system - no supported AMD hardware found.
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Also, would it help to install the win 7 x64 version of the A10-5800K with Radeon™ HD 7660D from the 'Desktop APU drivers' page? I'm afraid of doing more harm than good.

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