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Windows 7: Not needed Turbo Boost Technology Driver for Intel 2nd Generation i7?

26 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
 
 
Not needed Turbo Boost Technology Driver for Intel 2nd Generation i7?

Hello all this's my second post for help on this site, while looking around the net for more unnecessary driver's to disable, I stumbled across something interesting.

The topic relate's to the I/i series processor's and it's turbo boost driver, when reading the thread I noticed one of the commenters saying "Newer I series processors do not need the TB driver, its built into the processor now.", that really piqued my interest, seeing as I use one these I/i series processor's on my laptop and always figured that the Turbo Boost Technology Driver would be a necessary software component to have so my processor would be able to initiate it's "safe overclocking" function that made me decide to purchase a machine with a "I" processor in the first place.

The commenter also claimed that the 2nd Generation i7 series for sure wouldn't need to utilize the driver for turbo boost to work anyway. I just happened to be using one of the second gen i7 processor's and was wondering if I could disable the aforementioned driver and still utilize "turbo boost" as apparently turbo boost was already "Built In" to my processor, and doe's not require Intel(R) Turbo Boost Driver to function, typing this just make's me dubious and confused about the commenters claim, doesn't "Built-In" refer to the driver itself, or was the commenter getting at something else?

This's the link to the webpage I found the info on; What is the "Intel Turbo Boost Technology Driver" for? - Super User

If anyone can help me on this, I would really appreciate it.

Thank You in Advance
-Arcturus Fyr


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26 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I think it's confusion with the intel monitor, not turbo boost itself. I'll dig in and see if I can find more info.
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26 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
 
 

Ahh it's you again! Thank you for the reply, I hope you'll find something soon.

Thanks in Advance.
-Arcturus Fyr
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26 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Reading through the link there it does seem to be the monitor gadget. Are you having problems with turbo boost?

Or is there another driver you are thinking of disabling?
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26 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
 
 

No, just the one described in the provided link. "Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology Driver"
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26 Mar 2013   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

It something specific with his system, I wouldn't worry about it.
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26 Mar 2013   #7

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I personally don't know any reason to remove the driver.
I would just leave it alone if it was my computer.
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26 Mar 2013   #8

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
 
 

Discretion is noted, however, I will not be planning to completely remove the driver from my system, only disabling it. My real concern would be disabling it, but not being able to boot up my computer next time because I turned off'a critical function and ended up crippling my machine.
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26 Mar 2013   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Please post a screenshot of what you are looking at an considering to disable/uninstall.
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26 Mar 2013   #10

Windows 7 64bit Home Premium Service Pack 1
 
 

A screen-shot is more-or-less impossible, as I believe I've configured my system up to'a point or that it was initially configured where I wouldn't be able to make a screen shot. However, I found a Google screen-shot that relate's to what i'm exactly referring to, I cannot seem to bring it up as I don't know how to. Anyone have idea as to how to do that?

EDIT: The image mentioned is in the lower-half of the link; http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Other-N...er/td-p/360041
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