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Gballou
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Intel Turbo Boost Technology 3.0 (activating)

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In using the UI for Intel Turbo Boost Technology 3.0, the enable button is greyed out with red text next to it that states "External Control Active,"

* What does "External Control Active" mean?

* Is there a way to give control back to the app?

* Turbo Boost is enabled in my BIOS is that disabling the app?

* Are all other UI settings within Turbo Boost Technology 3.0 app still active and working, or does that mean the entire app is disabled (though I still show it running in windows services)?

Help is Appreciated! I provided a screen shot pic below

Glenn

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AndrewG_Intel
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Hello Gballou

Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities.

 

From a previous thread that you submitted, we noticed you referred to Intel® Core™ i7-6950X Processor Extreme Edition. Is this new thread regarding the same processor? If the answer is yes, and since this processor does support Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, we would like to explain the following regarding your questions:

 

Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 driver is now native in Windows* 10, meaning that Intel® is no longer providing it since it is included in the latest Windows® 10 x64 – RS5 Edition or later. There is no need to install any software (or driver) to get this technology running on the system. The operating system (OS) knows this feature of the processor and loads the native support as needed by taking advantage of power and thermal headroom.

 

For more information, please refer to this link: Frequently Asked Questions about Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 >> https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000021587/processors.html

 

We recommend making sure you load BIOS defaults, have the latest Windows® updates, and then confirm that Intel® Turbo Boost is enabled in the BIOS.

Also, running a tool like Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel® XTU) can monitor the processor's Intel® Turbo Boost Max 3.0 frequency. >> https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/29183/Intel-Extreme-Tuning-Utility-Intel-XTU-

 

Since Intel® is no longer providing the Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 software, you may try to uninstall it from Windows® Apps & Features (or from Control Panel >> Programs and Features) following these steps:

  1. From Windows® Apps & Features try uninstalling the Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 3.0 software (or Intel TBMT 3.0 Control Panel).
  2. Also, from Windows® Device Manager under System Devices look for Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 driver, right-click and then click on Properties.
  3. Go to the Driver tab and click uninstall.
  4. Make sure to select the option to Delete the driver software for this device.
  5. Reboot and let Windows install the latest driver automatically

 

If you want to continue using the Intel TBMT 3.0 Control Panel to manually change the Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 3.0 features, frequencies, boost, etc, or for issues related to the software, we recommend checking this with your computer/motherboard manufacturer (OEM) since we do no longer support the software.

 

Best regards,

Andrew G.

Intel Customer Support Technician

 

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AndrewG_Intel
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Hello Gballou

Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities.

 

From a previous thread that you submitted, we noticed you referred to Intel® Core™ i7-6950X Processor Extreme Edition. Is this new thread regarding the same processor? If the answer is yes, and since this processor does support Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, we would like to explain the following regarding your questions:

 

Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 driver is now native in Windows* 10, meaning that Intel® is no longer providing it since it is included in the latest Windows® 10 x64 – RS5 Edition or later. There is no need to install any software (or driver) to get this technology running on the system. The operating system (OS) knows this feature of the processor and loads the native support as needed by taking advantage of power and thermal headroom.

 

For more information, please refer to this link: Frequently Asked Questions about Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 >> https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000021587/processors.html

 

We recommend making sure you load BIOS defaults, have the latest Windows® updates, and then confirm that Intel® Turbo Boost is enabled in the BIOS.

Also, running a tool like Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel® XTU) can monitor the processor's Intel® Turbo Boost Max 3.0 frequency. >> https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/29183/Intel-Extreme-Tuning-Utility-Intel-XTU-

 

Since Intel® is no longer providing the Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 software, you may try to uninstall it from Windows® Apps & Features (or from Control Panel >> Programs and Features) following these steps:

  1. From Windows® Apps & Features try uninstalling the Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 3.0 software (or Intel TBMT 3.0 Control Panel).
  2. Also, from Windows® Device Manager under System Devices look for Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 driver, right-click and then click on Properties.
  3. Go to the Driver tab and click uninstall.
  4. Make sure to select the option to Delete the driver software for this device.
  5. Reboot and let Windows install the latest driver automatically

 

If you want to continue using the Intel TBMT 3.0 Control Panel to manually change the Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 3.0 features, frequencies, boost, etc, or for issues related to the software, we recommend checking this with your computer/motherboard manufacturer (OEM) since we do no longer support the software.

 

Best regards,

Andrew G.

Intel Customer Support Technician

 

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Gballou
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Thanks Andrew I'll walk through the steps you've listed and see if they fix the issue.
AndrewG_Intel
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Hello Gballou

Thank you for your response.

Perfect!; and in case you have additional inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us back.


Best regards,

Andrew G.

Intel Customer Support Technician


AndrewG_Intel
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Hello @Gballou

We noticed that this thread has been marked as "Solved" so we will proceed to close it now. If you need any additional information, please submit a new question as this thread will no longer being monitored. It has been a pleasure to assist you.


Best regards,

Andrew G.

Intel Customer Support Technician


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