AMD E1-7010 APU with Radeon R2 GPU Not Being Used

Discussion created by salmycheetah on Sep 23, 2018
Latest reply on Sep 27, 2018 by me262schwalbe1

I got an Asus laptop F555Y

It comes with an AMD E1-7010 APU with Radeon R2 and 8GB RAM.

I thought it'd go great for the every-day stuff and also to play some games, but reality is that it's barely usable at all. When going to youtube, for example, all videos are jumpy and sloppy, no matter which quality.

So I recently decided to just try to figure out what's going on, so I downloaded the AMD System Monitor.

What I discovered is that the R2 GPU is not being used AT ALL. A plain 0% no matter what I do and/or if it's graphics-related or not.

So of course, with just a dual-core 1500Mhz cpu, it can barely keep up with is life without the GPU's aid.

Any idea why this could be? OS is Windows 8.1, but it was also happening on Windows 10. Latest drivers. Yes, I already deleted them and reinstalled them.

The GPU is listed in the device manager.

As you may see in the history, it's never used. Also... shouldn't it display '400 mhz' instead of 0?

Any help would be most appreciated.


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