How to install avx2 in windows 10

Last Updated: Jan 26, 2024 by

Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2) is a set of instructions that can greatly improve the performance of certain applications on your computer. However, not all computers come with AVX2 installed, and if you have a Windows 10 operating system, you may need to manually install it. In this article, we will guide you through the process of installing AVX2 in Windows 10.

Check Your Processor

Before attempting to install AVX2, you need to make sure that your processor supports it. AVX2 is only available on Intel processors with the Haswell microarchitecture or newer, and AMD processors with the Piledriver microarchitecture or newer. To check if your processor is compatible, follow these steps:

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type “msinfo32” and press Enter.
  3. In the System Information window, look for the “Processor” entry.
  4. If your processor is listed as “Intel Haswell” or “AMD Piledriver” or newer, then it is compatible with AVX2.

Enable AVX2 in BIOS

If your processor is compatible with AVX2, the next step is to enable it in your computer’s BIOS. The BIOS is a program that runs when you start your computer and controls the basic functions of your hardware. To enable AVX2 in BIOS, follow these steps:

  1. Restart your computer and press the key indicated on the screen to enter BIOS (usually F2, F10, or Del).
  2. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the “Advanced” or “CPU” tab.
  3. Look for an option called “AVX2” or “Advanced Vector Extensions 2”.
  4. If the option is set to “Disabled”, use the arrow keys to select it and press Enter to change it to “Enabled”.
  5. Press F10 to save and exit BIOS.

Update Your Windows 10

Before installing AVX2, make sure your Windows 10 operating system is up to date. To check for updates, follow these steps:

  1. Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings app.
  2. Click on “Update & Security”.
  3. Click on “Check for updates”.
  4. If there are any updates available, click on “Download and install”.

Download and Install AVX2

Once your computer is up to date and AVX2 is enabled in BIOS, you can proceed with the installation process. Follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Intel Download Center website.
  2. In the search bar, type “AVX2” and press Enter.
  3. Click on the first result, which should be “Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (Intel® AVX2) Support”.
  4. Click on “Download”.
  5. Select the appropriate version for your operating system (32-bit or 64-bit) and click on “Next”.
  6. Click on “Download” again.
  7. Once the download is complete, double-click on the downloaded file to start the installation process.
  8. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.

Congratulations, you have successfully installed AVX2 in your Windows 10 operating system. You can now enjoy improved performance in applications that support AVX2 instructions.

Have you encountered any issues during the installation process? Let us know in the comments.

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