Article ID: 000057552 Content Type: Product Information & Documentation Last Reviewed: 03/15/2022

How Do I Know if My Intel® Processor Is Supported by Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel® XTU)?


Intel® Core Processors


Steps to find which processors are supported by Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility.


Unable to find out if my Intel® Processor supports Intel® Extreme Tuning utility (Intel® XTU).


Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility only works for Intel® Core™ processors that include the letters K, KF, HK, X, and XE  in their processor number.  Refer to How to Identify Your Intel® Processor.

The supported processors are also listed on the download page for the Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility.

Refer to the steps below:

  1. Identify your Intel® Processor, or note the Intel® Processor number you need to lookup.
  2. Go to the Intel download center and type in XTU.
  3. On the download page for Intel XTU, scroll down to the section This download is valid for the product(s) listed below.
  4. Check to see if the processor is supported.

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Some versions of Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility can be installed in laptops or systems and these versions will not work for overclocking purposes. This is because overclocking with Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility only works for Intel® Core™ Processors that include the letters K, KF, HK, X, and XE  in their processor number.

When the tool is installed in your laptop with an unsupported processor, the user can view system information parameters such as processor information and motherboard and BIOS information.  However, using the tool to change parameters in your laptop, such as core voltage, can result in inconclusive and unreliable behavior due to an unsupported processor.