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XTU changing default BIOS settings. Slow boot Acer Nitro 5

Hi everyone,

 

Recently, I downloaded Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (IXTU) because my Acer Nitro 5 is overheating during gaming sessions. All I intended to do was undervolt my CPU, and that is what I did. The issue that I encountered was that my my power max boost and iccmax caches somehow got changed as well. I believe this is what is causing an agonizing 5 minute startup, restart and boot time. If not, any help would be appreciated.

 

What I did next was just go into the profile section, and select the default profile. The "Proposed" section changed, however, the "Default" Column did not although I selected the default profile.

 

In short, when I originally undervolted my CPU, the "default" column was changed. Now that I have selected my default profile, the default column is not changing back to what it was to match the default profile. I put an image in the post for clarification.

 

Specs:

PC: Acer Nitro 5 AN515-53

Processor: Intel i5-8300h

Graphics: Intel UHD 630, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1005

8 GB RAM

 

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Super User
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Sorry, but XTU does not support your processor. You have an H processor, XTU only supports X and K processors.

 

Doc

 

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Beginner
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So does this mean that I can uninstall and everything will be fixed?

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I have seen dozens of problems of people trying to use XTU on laptops without a supported processor.

My recommendation is to uninstall XTU, and in the bios of your laptop reset the bios to defaults.

 

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Beginner
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Got it. Thanks

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