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Should I remove Intel Turbo Boost Technology Monitor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #950
United States Rank #1,065
Reach 0.8584%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.68 days
344.51 days >
Average installed length: 181.01 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.1.23.0 0.01%
1.0.400.5 0.71%
1.0.400.4 41.41%
1.0.186.6 32.54%
1.0.186.3 6.12%
1.0.115.11 19.21%

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Intel Turbo Boost Technology Monitor

What is Intel Turbo Boost Technology Monitor?

Intel Turbo Boost Technology is activated when the Operating System (OS) requests the highest processor performance state (P0). When the processor is operating below these limits and the user's workload demands additional performance, the processor frequency will dynamically increase until the upper limit of frequency is reached. Intel Turbo Boost Technology has multiple algorithms operating in parallel to manage current, power, and temperature to maximize performance and energy efficiency.

About  (from Intel)

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology1 provides even more performance when needed on 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor–based systems. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 automatically allows processor cores to run faster than the base operating frequency if they’re operating below power, current, and temperature specificatio...  Read more

Overview

The most common release is 1.0.400.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named TurboBoost.exe. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 1.36 MB (1,430,726 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.intel.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Intel\TurboBoost\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{39F4C6F9-618A-4E5B-8FB2-6BD661174E32}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Turbo Boost Technology Monitor

Program executable:TurboBoost.exe
Name:Intel(R) Turbo Boost UI
Turbo Boost Monitor Service
Signed by:Intel(R) software
Path:C:\Program Files\Intel\TurboBoost\TurboBoost.exe
MD5:825ce9cc06689f9c8210bf9bb1d8fd02
When the processor is operating below these limits and the user's workload demands additional performance, the processor frequency will dynamically increase until the upper limit of frequency is reached.
Additional files:
  • RegTbDrvCat_x64.exe - Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology Monitor 2.0 (Turbo Boost Monitor Setup Helper)
  • TurboBoost.exe - Turbo Boost Monitor Service
  • SignalIslandCommon.dll - Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Monitor 2.0 (Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Monitor 2.0 Common Libraries)
  • SignalIslandUi.exe
  • TurboBoostCtrl.dll - Intel(R) Turbo Boost UI (Turbo Boost Monitor DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • SignalIslandUi.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C3ECCC12-BD9D-465C-9C73-83E5972DB347}' (runs on registration).
  • RegTbDrvCat_x64.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B18637E3-AFAB-46DC-893A-601CD4C87C67}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • TurboBoost.exe runs as a service named 'Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology Monitor' (TurboBoost) "Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology Monitor".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

TurboBoost.exe
Memory:2.24 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002687849%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00018840%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00008039%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:126,621
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:4
70 average
SignalIslandUi.exe
Memory:106.32 MB
Total CPU:0.0007209378%
Kernel CPU:0.00031238%
User CPU:0.00040856%
CPU cycles/sec:15,683,050
Switches/sec:7
I/O reads/min:105 Bytes

How do I remove Intel Turbo Boost Technology Monitor?

Quickly and completely remove Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology Monitor from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Intel Turbo Boost Technology Monitor from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology Monitor, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Intel Turbo Boost Technology Monitor.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 85%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 93.95%
Windows 8 5.87%
Windows XP 0.17%
Windows Vista 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 73.20%
Windows 7 Professional 9.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.90%
Windows 10 Home 2.81%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.85%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.40%
  United Kingdom 4.46%
  Australia 4.37%
  France 4.26%
  Canada 3.91%
  Germany 3.52%
  Netherlands 2.78%
  Iran 2.72%
  Italy 2.70%
  Taiwan 1.96%
  Poland 1.65%
  Turkey 1.62%
  Sweden 1.60%
  Malaysia 1.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 58.36%
Dell 17.73%
Acer 16.06%
Samsung 3.81%
Lenovo 3.31%
Hewlett-Packard 0.54%
MSI 0.20%
Common models
ASUSTeK K53SV 9.36%
Dell Inspiron N5010 5.68%
ASUSTeK K53SC 3.50%
ASUSTeK N73SV 3.08%
ASUSTeK G73Jh 3.07%
ASUSTeK N55SF 2.99%

About Intel

Intel Corporation is the world's largest semiconductor chip maker and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors found in most personal computers.
Publisher URL: www.intel.com

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