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Old 07-01-2013, 09:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question 'Unknown processor model' on Windows XP 64-bit

Hey all,

I keep getting unknown device errors every time I boot. When I go into device manager, this is what I see (see attached image). Ive highlighted the unknown devices. System Properties even says AMD Processor model unkown.

Normally, Id treat this as a driver issue, but I cannot seem to find any drivers for my processor. I cant for the life of me remember if its an Athlon 64 x4, or Athlon II x4, but it is a quad core AMD Athlon processor.

How can I fix this? Seems like the only AMD driver support is for video cards.


Im running Windows XP, 64-bit, Asus m78n pro motherboard, 8GB ram, and AMD Radeon HD 6700 series video card.


Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 'Unknown processor model' on Windows XP 64-bit

Obviously it cannot support your processor.

Upgrading to Windows Vista / 7 / 8 or Linux / Mac will fix your issue.
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