AMD Processor Driver Version v1.3.2.0053 (Win2k)

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AMD Processor Driver Version v1.3.2.0053 (Win2k)

PostPosted by OldBoy2k » Sun Jun 20, 2010 5:35 am

Hi :),

good news for all AMD users.BlackWingCat looked at the AMD XP Processor Driver and released a Windows 2000 version: visit: blog.livedoor.jp to download AMD Win2k Processor Driver

Supported AMD CPU:
AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3200+
AMD Opteron Processor xxx
AMD Opteron Processor 1xx
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor
AuthenticAMD x86 Family 15 Model 47


from the readme:
General Description

This package contains release Version 1.3.2.0 of the processor driver, amdk8.sys, with Microsoft® digital signature, and release Version 1.0.0.0 of the AMD Processor Power Management Driver.

AMD PowerNow!™ and Cool’n’Quiet™ technologies allow the system to dynamically and automatically select the processor speed, voltage and power combination that match the instantaneous user performance need.

The processor driver is compatible with the AMD Athlonâ„¢ 64, Mobile AMD Athlon 64, Mobile Sempronâ„¢, Sempronâ„¢, AMD Turionâ„¢ Mobile Technology, AMD Phenomâ„¢ and all Opteronâ„¢ processors including Quad-Core.

This software will not run on a system that does not support the AMD PowerNow! or Cool’n’Quiet technologies via specific features of the motherboard and BIOS.


Edit:
Just saw that there's a japanese left over in the amdk8.inf.Scroll down to where it says:
ProcessorClassName = "ƒvƒƒZƒbƒT"

and replace the expression with Processors
ProcessorClassName = "Processors"

Then save the inf and install the driver.

Edit2:
This is only the Dual-Core driver and it does not enter the boot.ini /usepmtimer entry so it can be necessary to enter this entry manually as described in Microsoft Hotfix KB835730

Edit the Boot.ini file Manually edit the Boot.ini file in the root folder of the system drive to add the /usepmtimer switch to the appropriate operating system line. To do this, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Run, in the Open box, type CMD, and then click OK.
Type attrib c:\boot.ini -r, and then press ENTER.
Type exit, and then press ENTER.
Click Start, click Run, in the Open box, type notepad c:\boot.ini, and then click OK.

A window opens to display the Boot.ini file. The line that starts with "default" is the location from which Windows 2000 will load on startup without user intervention.Locate the line for Windows 2000 that corresponds to the information on the default line. It should look similar to the following:


[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect

At the end of the line, add a space, and then type /usepmtimer. The line should now look similar to the following:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional" /fastdetect /usepmtimer

Save the file, and then exit Notepad.
Restart the computer.


BR
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Re: AMD Processor Driver Version v1.3.2.0053 (Win2k)

PostPosted by justjohnny » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:28 pm

http://blogs.technet.com/b/labrat/archi ... 25796.aspx
Q: Can Windows 2000 take advantage of dual-core technology.

Yes and No.

This is a very common misconception. Windows 2000 *can* take advantage of both hyperthreaded *and* dual-core processors. To make a long story short, the OS is unaware of the underlying processor technology. Windows 2000 will treat a single core, hyperthreadable processor as 2 processors. Likewise, Windows 2000 will treat a dual-core processor as 2 processors. There's nothing special needed from an OS perspective to take advantage of the processors.

HOWEVER... Since Windows 2000 is "unaware" of the processor technology, the problem that comes into play is the licensing. Since many of our products are licensed based upon the number of processors, it may be limited in what it can take advantage of. For example, since Windows 2000 Server only supports four processors, you would have to upgrade to Windows 2000 Advanced Server to take advantage of a 4-way, dual core server since it will be "seen" as 8 processors.

Windows 2003 is considered "architecture aware" when it comes to dual-core processors. From a licensing standpoint, you will still only need Windows 2003 Standard Edition which has support for up to 4 processors. Even though you will have 4 dual-core processors (which will show up as 8 in the Task Manager), you'll be OK.

When it comes to licensing, Microsoft licenses based upon the number of "sockets" not the number of processors. This means, that if you have a 4-processor (single core each), you can use Windows 2003, Standard Edition. This also is true for a 4-processor (dual-core) system, even though *technically you have 8 processor cores).

Clear as mud?

http://download.microsoft.com/download/ ... _brief.doc

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Re: AMD Processor Driver Version v1.3.2.0053 (Win2k)

PostPosted by justjohnny » Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:39 pm

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/234558
HOW TO: Add Support for Multiple Processors in Windows 2000

Windows 2000 provides support for single or multiple Central Processing Units (CPU); however, if you originally installed Windows 2000 on a computer with a single CPU, the hardware abstraction layer (HAL) on your computer must be updated for your computer to recognize and use multiple CPUs. This article describes how to add support for multiple processors in Windows 2000. In Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, you can use the Uptomp.exe tool to add support for multiple CPUs. The Uptomp.exe tool is not used in Windows 2000, instead, you can use Device Manager to make these changes. Note that before you change the computer type, contact your computer manufacturer to determine if there is a vendor-specific HAL that you should use instead of the standard HAL that is included in Windows 2000.

Installing Support for Multiple CPUs

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, point to Control Panel, and then click System.
  2. Click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
  3. Double-click to expand the Computer branch. Note the type of support that you currently have.
  4. Double-click the computer type that is listed under the Computer branch, click the Drivers tab, click Update Driver, and then click Next.
  5. Click Display a list of known drivers for this device, and then click Show all hardware of this device class.
  6. Click the appropriate computer type (do not change from non-ACPI to ACPI computer types), click Next, and then click Finish.

The following table lists and describes each HAL.
Code: Select all
HAL                  Description
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
ACPI MultiProc       Use for a multiple-processor ACPI computer

ACPI UniProc         Use for a ACPI multiple-processor board but with a
                      single processor installed

Advanced             Use for a single processor motherboard with single
Configuration         processor ACPI computer
Power Interface PC   

Compaq Systempro     Use for a Compaq Systempro computer

MPS Uniprocessor PC  Use on non-ACPI computers dual processor motherboard
                      with a single processor installed

MPS Multiproc PC     Non-ACPI computers with a dual processor running

Standard PC          Any Standard PC, non-ACPI, or non-MPS. Could be a 386,
                     486, Pentium, Pentium II, or Pentium III

Standard PC
with C-Step i486


NOTE: You can use this procedure only to upgrade from a single-processor HAL to a multiple-processor HAL. If you use this procedure to change from a standard HAL to an ACPI HAL (for example, after a BIOS upgrade) or vice-versa, unexpected results may occur, including an inability to boot the computer.

For additional information how to troubleshoot Windows 2000 HAL issues, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
237556 Troubleshooting Windows 2000 Hardware Abstraction Layer Issues
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