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    https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/download/17881/intel-extreme-tuning-utility-intel-xtu.html

    The Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel® XTU) is used to overclock, undervolt, monitor, and stress a system

    Purpose

    Intel XTU is a Windows*-based performance-tuning software that enables novice and experienced enthusiasts to overclock, monitor, and stress a system. The software interface exposes a set of robust capabilities common in most enthusiast platforms along with new features available on new Intel® application processors and Intel® motherboards.

    See the release notes for supported hardware, what is new, bug fixes, and known issues. Intel XTU may or may not work on unsupported processors.

    *Support for Windows 11 22H2 SV2

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    • #2455458

      You may report this as something dangerous please!

      * get out of the poisonous Metaverse *
      • #2455463

        Why? Does it have a virus?

        cheers, Paul

      • #2455466

        You may report this as something dangerous please!

        If you understand how to use it, it’s no more dangerous that any other overclock/stress test S/W.

        In fact, because it “automatically” shuts down your PC if it detects a dangerous condition (i.e. over temp, over current or over voltage), it’s a lot safer than some others, like Prime95, where you have to “manually” keep track of what’s happening during the test to ensure you don’t burn out something in your PC because the test exceeded it’s designed specifications.

        BTW, no viruses detect on my system (AVG & Malwarebytes)

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    • #2455467

      Okay, clear. But in times of possible CPU memory problems I’ll be too much careful perhaps?
      (Have seen many weird things that makes me wonder.)

      * get out of the poisonous Metaverse *
      • #2455486

        What possible CPU memory problems?
        If you mean Intel MMIO issues these are not issues that will be affected by a tuning utility.

        cheers, Paul

    • #2455525

      The changes one can make with the program are not permanent. You can make them persistent if you wish, but they can just as easily be backed out and things will return to the default settings.

      The worst you are likely to see with a program like this is instability, which is temporary (as soon as the settings go back to the stock settings, the instability will be gone also. Identifying and mitigating the instability is part of the process, and indeed the goal of stress testing is to get the system to crash or lock up, if it is possible. That tells you the system is not stable and you need to change the settings.

      A large voltage increase could cause permanent harm, but I doubt this program would permit that, since it is a utility written and distributed by Intel for use on their own products. Intel did a similar thing when they included the ability to undervolt the Intel CPU (right from the UEFI setup) on their white-box laptop, also known as the Intel NUC 9 Extreme laptop kit (LAPQC71*). The XPG Xenia laptop listed in my sig is one of these (LAPQC71A), and I have it undervolted using this method.

       

      Dell XPS 13/9310, i5-1135G7/16GB, Kubuntu 22.04
      XPG Xenia 15, i7-9750H/16GB & GTX1660ti, Kubuntu 22.04

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    • #2455540

      You may report this as something dangerous please!

      Is it more dangerous than Patch Tuesday ? 🙂

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      • #2455548

        Is it more dangerous than Patch Tuesday ? 🙂

        Probably:

        Most patches are actually well behaved

        When patches cause issues, they garner headlines in the tech industry. Most of the time, though, patches don’t cause side effects. Most Microsoft users won’t see any of the known issues documented in the Heath release dashboard.

        After a Windows update, what should you expect?
        By Susan Bradley

        Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.105 (group ASAP) + Microsoft 365

    • #2456628

      Most of the time, though, patches don’t cause side effects.

      Most of the time they do.
      There wasn’t a single quite patch Tuesday in years.

      Microsoft rolls back buggy cumulative update to fix IE tabs getting stuck in Edge

      • #2456630

        Do you know many people using modal dialog boxes in IE tabs in Microsoft Edge who may have been affected briefly before the automatic fix?

        As usual, the overwhelmingly vast majority were totally unaffected.

        Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.105 (group ASAP) + Microsoft 365

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    • #2456633

      Most of the time, though, patches don’t cause side effects.

      Most of the time they do.
      There wasn’t a single quite patch Tuesday in years.

      Microsoft rolls back buggy cumulative update to fix IE tabs getting stuck in Edge

      quite, that also depends on what OS one is using, Windows 8.1 hasn’t been too bad neither has Windows 7 ESU in the last few years.

      (Awaiting moderation)
    • #2456730

      Do you know many people using modal dialog boxes in IE tabs in Microsoft Edge who may have been affected briefly before the automatic fix?

      As usual, the overwhelmingly vast majority were totally unaffected.

      I am sure Microsoft wouldn’t roll back an update for the 5 people effected.

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