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How to use intel Performance Maximizer?

DONea1
Beginner
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I have a i7-9700k and an Aorus Z390 Ultra with the latest bios update. I have all the bios settings set to default, and when I try to run intel Performance Maximizer it states bios is not compatible. Any workarounds would be appreciated. Thank you.

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AlHill
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Provide a link to this tool.

 

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AlHill
Super User
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That is ok. I found it.

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/28772/Intel-Performance-Maximizer

 

Are you running Windows 10 version 1809 or 1903?

 

From the release notes:

BIOS Setup Guide

•Processor Core Overclocking must be enabled

•All processor cores must be enabled

•Intel®Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology), if supported on the processor,must be enabled

•Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0mode must be enabled

•Boot mode must be UEFI

•Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technologymust be enabled

•Intel® Watchdog Timer Driver (Intel® WDT)must be enabled

•Refer to any additional recommendations/limitations in the Known Issues(section 4 table 4

 

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DONea1
Beginner
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I am running Windows 10 version 1903. My bios by default is in UEFI mode and I left the rest default because that was the recommendation from forums that I have been reading. I could not find the rest of the bios options recommendations listed in my bios settings. I know basic computing, but I have never overclocked so that is why I am uncomfortable in the bios and why the tool sounds interesting to me.

AlHill
Super User
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The tool has specific bios requirements. I would contact gigabyte for guidance on their bios.

 

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