Thank you for contacting Intel Communities.
Can you please provide the following information to better assist you?
- XTU version:
- Did it use to work without any issues?
- Was there any software update or change before the issue started happening?
Yes, my XTU version is 188.8.131.52. I have not been able to get it to work correctly since attempting to use the feature. There were no changes prior to the issue, but since I noticed the problem, I have reinstalled XTU, updated my BIOS, and installed other programs.
Thank you for the information.
Have you tried the XTU version from Gigabyte's website?
In addition, can you please provide the name of some apps being used with the XTU pairing feature? This in order to replicate the issue you are having.
I hope to hear from you soon.
I was originally using the version from Gigabyte, after having the issue I updated to the latest XTU from the intel site.
Right now, I am only testing it with the Steam Client from Valve Corp. (steam.exe). It has the same problem with all my other game launchers and games, though.
Here is what I tested:
Asus Z170 Deluxe
Intel® Core™ i7-6700K Processor
Windows® 10 (fresh installation)
Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel® XTU) Version: 184.108.40.206 (Latest) Date: 2/23/2017
- I set the Windows power plan to high performance, set the CPU clock speed @4.4 GHz, saved the profile.
- Went to app pairing and added Stream.exe, turned on the app pairing.
- Opened Steam and CPU clock speed went from 1.3 GHz - 3.5 GHz to 4.4 GHz and stayed at that frequency (it stopped fluctuating).
- Restarted the system
- Reopened Intel® XTU
- Reopened Stream
- CPU clock speed went again to 4.4 GHz.
I guess if you have no other suggestions I will have to test a fresh install of Windows.
Before you reinstall the OS, I would recommend the following:
- Load the BIOS defaults, save and exit, and then test by making incremental changes. This is because the changes you make in Intel® XTU work directly in the BIOS.
- Contact Gigabyte and see if they can provide support for this as it could be an issue with the motherboard.
- Confirm the RAM is compatible with the CPU/Mobo (including frequency).
Let me know how it goes.