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Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Monitor is a Microsoft Windows 7* and Windows 8* application designed to display processor frequency activity and show energy saver mode. The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Monitor only runs on PCs with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology capable processors.
The latest version is backward compatible with previous generation Intel® Processors with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology.
Intel® Core™ i5 Processor
Intel® Core™ i5 Mobile Processor
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition
Intel® Core™ i7 Mobile Processor
Intel® Core™ i7 Mobile Processor Extreme Edition
Supported operating systems
All Windows 7 OS versions (32-bit and 64-bit)
All Windows 8 OS versions (32-bit and 64-bit) - legacy desktop mode only
Windows Vista* no longer supported (can detect, but not install, on Vista-based PCs)
Copy the file Setup.exe to your system.
Double click Setup.exe. Accept the UAC prompt, if one appears.
Follow the installer prompt instructions to complete installation.
Two-color vertical bar movement, denotes changes in processor frequency.
Light blue area denotes Intel® Turbo Boost Technology frequency range.
Dark blue area denotes CPU operating at less than base frequency (Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology).
Frequency text displayed only for turbo range, greater than base frequency.
Energy Saver display
Signifies processor consumes less than rated power, and is displayed when Intel® Turbo Boost Technology is not active.
Detects processor and operating system (installs only on supported configurations).
Automatically uninstalls older version 2.0 and installs the new version, making sure one UI instance is displayed.
To uninstall go to Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features.
Click Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Monitor from the list.
Uninstall will display in the task bar above the program names. Click Uninstall.
How to stop Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Monitor
To stop Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Monitor, close the Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Monitor window or right-click Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Monitor window and uncheck Run at Startup. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Monitor will not start the next time the system boots up.
How to troubleshoot Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Monitor
Check if you changed the processor. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Monitor only works on Intel® Processors with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, see supported processors in this document.
Check if you changed BIOS settings for Intel® Turbo Boost Technology.
Uninstall Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Monitor and reinstall the utility.
Consultant your computer manufacturer to see if there are specific settings needed to run Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Monitor on your system.
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Related Topics: Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Monitor frequently asked questions Intel® Processor ID Guided Tour video Intel® Processors and Boards Compatibility Tool video* Intel® Processor Diagnostic Tool Guided Tour video*
Windows 7 (32-bit)*, Windows 7 (64-bit)*, Windows 8, 32-bit*, Windows 8, 64-bit*
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