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Intel Extreme Tuning Utility Log Files

DirkStrauss
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I have the OEM version of the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility installed on my machine. Here is my system info:

 

Device name MSI
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6820HK CPU @ 2.70GHz 2.70 GHz
Installed RAM 64.0 GB
System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor

Edition Windows 10 Pro
Version 20H2
Installed on ‎2021/‎04/‎17
OS build 19042.928
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.551.0

 

I see log files totalling 29GB in size. A single file can be as big as 1.4GB. How do I get rid of these? "Enable Telemetry Data Collection" is turned off in advanced settings.

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DeividA_Intel
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Hello DirkStrauss, 



Based on your pictures, I noticed that your CPU is running above the base frequency which is 2.70GHz and this can damage your system (your computer is being overclocked). 


Also, I would like to let you know that these locks are created every time you open and/or run the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility, the size may be related to the fact that it was being used and the computer overclocked. However, if you do not use this tool you can delete it (and the logs), and you can use the following link to get the steps:


https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000032459/processors/processor-utilities-an...



I recommend you disable any overclocking setting at the BIOS and/or make sure to run the processor at the base frequency.




Regards,  


Deivid A. 

Intel Customer Support Technician 


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DeividA_Intel
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Hello DirkStrauss,  

  


Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities.   

  


In order to better assist you, please provide the following:  



1. By "OEM Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility" do you mean a tool from MSI that works in the same way?


2. Can you provide the full name of your MSI device? (Laptop or motherboard).


3. Are you using the version from the Intel website?

- https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/29183/Intel-Extreme-Tuning-Utility-Intel-XTU-


4. Have you experienced any other issues with the tool?


5. Is the only issue that the size of the logs/files is too big?


6. Have you contacted MSI to check this? Because you mentioned that it's an OEM version.





Regards,  


Deivid A.  

Intel Customer Support Technician  


DirkStrauss
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Hi Deivid

 

1. By "OEM Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility" do you mean a tool from MSI that works in the same way?

No this is the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility

 

2. Can you provide the full name of your MSI device? (Laptop or motherboard).

The motherboard is Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Model MS-17A1 Version REV:1.0

 

3. Are you using the version from the Intel website?

The version came pre-installed on my laptop

 

4. Have you experienced any other issues with the tool?

I never use it. I only saw the large log files and googled the extension which told me it's this tool's log files.

 

5. Is the only issue that the size of the logs/files is too big?

Yes, they are huge.

 

6. Have you contacted MSI to check this? Because you mentioned that it's an OEM version.

No, I have not, because the Extreme Tuning Utility is an Intel tool.

DirkStrauss
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See attached screenshots.

DeividA_Intel
Moderator
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Hello DirkStrauss, 



Based on your pictures, I noticed that your CPU is running above the base frequency which is 2.70GHz and this can damage your system (your computer is being overclocked). 


Also, I would like to let you know that these locks are created every time you open and/or run the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility, the size may be related to the fact that it was being used and the computer overclocked. However, if you do not use this tool you can delete it (and the logs), and you can use the following link to get the steps:


https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000032459/processors/processor-utilities-an...



I recommend you disable any overclocking setting at the BIOS and/or make sure to run the processor at the base frequency.




Regards,  


Deivid A. 

Intel Customer Support Technician 


DirkStrauss
Novice
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Hi Deivid

 

I have never overclocked the CPU. The machine is still stock standard as the day it was bought. So it is strange to me that the CPU is being overclocked. Nevertheless, I will delete these log files.

Thanks for your help.

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