I just installed Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (Version 18.104.22.168) to monitor CPU utilisation and temperature on my PC (Surface Book, Intel Core i7 6600U).
Reading about this software online, I came across some horror stories about how this program may automatically change settings on your system. Given
(1) I have an Intel Core (i.e. compatible with the program) and
(2) I only accessed the "System Information" tab (to monitor CPU utilisation and temperature; haven't accessed any of the other tabs in the program),
Can I safely assume that no changes were made to my system (in terms of cache, clock settings, etc)?
Sorry for the stupid question, but thought it couldn't hurt to ask.
Edit: Just added a bit more information.
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Regarding your question, the Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel® XTU) will no make any changes in your system automatically, the tool needs to be manually configured in order changes settings in your computer.