I have been running some tests based on your description but I am not able to replicate what you are reporting. The profiles that I created worked fine, in fact this the result I got is this; windows boot>launch app 1>switches to the profile immediately>close app 1>launch app 2>switches to another profile.
If you could add more details about what you are trying to do it would help to narrow the issue. In the meantime I would recommend updating your current BIOS version at ASRock > Z77 Extreme4.
I have a similar problem.
I can set up profiles. test them out, and they work fine.
shut down my system normally and restart.
profiles exist but no longer change the cpu parameters.
It is interesting, that the activation program seemingly is detected, the some system table parameter entries change from grey to yellow, but no changes are made to any of the parameter values. then they go back to grey. nothing changed. just a flash of yellow.
asrock z97 extreme6
Same problem here (since more than one year unsolved via INTEL Business portal, which not longer answers technical question as ticket and revered to post all technical problems here with the community)
We tested the newest version of XTU, now the 220.127.116.11, with several hardware from ASUS (ASUS X99-A, PRO, DELUXE, Z170-A, PRO) and INTEL (DX79SR, SI, TO) with many INTEL CPU with free multiplier like i7 5960X, 2700K, 2600K, 6700K, 4930K, etc.
We installed several Windows OS, like Windows 7 Pro und Ultimate 64x, Windows 10 pro 64x as fresh setup without any additional software.
Finaly the app pairing function never worked as it should. It is exactly as described here: table parameters recognize the app coming up (yellow frames), but no changes in CPU parameters that could take effect.
We had long discussions with INTELs support before and answered many questions about everything like, RAM type, PSU type, third party software etc.
Until today, the INTEL Extreme Tuning Utility never supported APP Pairing under no circumstances. We have to determine: APP PAIRING DOES NOT WORK AND INTEL DOES NOT KNOW WHY AND DO NOT CARE ABOUT THIS (last version change is from 10/12/2015)
It would be great if INTEL would take some resources to fix this. I am sure many customers would appreciate.
XTU 18.104.22.168 was just released. Problem is not corrected.
When a paired app is running, the color of the selected profile and some profile settings get highlighted in yellow, but changes are never made.
Good News: i've tried the command line method to make changes and it does work ! In the previous release it did not.
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Extreme Tuning Utility\Client\xtucli" -t -id 29 -v 46
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Extreme Tuning Utility\Client\xtucli" -t -id 30 -v 45
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Extreme Tuning Utility\Client\xtucli" -t -id 31 -v 44
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Extreme Tuning Utility\Client\xtucli" -t -id 32 -v 43
there is only one program to install. Maybe I need a 64 bit version, as it looks like it is being installed in a 32bit directory.
Additionally, it seems that the active core monitor is not working the same way that it used to.
(I see 4 cores running at 97% but active core count shows 2. Previous version showed 4.)
Is anybody watching ?