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High CPU usage when using A8-7410 display drivers

Question asked by rgwns on Sep 25, 2016
Latest reply on Sep 27, 2016 by antonioerre

Hi - I'm on a HP notebook with an AMD A8-7410 APU running on Windows 10.

 

I've recently noticed the system has slowed down - even when I'm not doing much, every 3-4 seconds the system will freeze for about a second. Looking at the task manager, I can see the culprit:

 

I digged deeper and analyzed the system with Windows Performance Analyzer. The two modules causing the most noise included atikmdag.sys, which I found out was related to the AMD display driver:

 

To confirm my suspicions, I uninstalled the AMD display driver, and sure enough, CPU usage went back to normal. Upon reinstalling it, it went right back up, without even rebooting.

 

Does anyone know what could be causing this, and how to solve the issue? Thanks!

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