Intel XTU error when loading profiles

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  1. Ashlander

    Ashlander Notebook Consultant

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    Anybody know why I keep getting this error (An error exists in this profile and it cannot be proposed) when trying to load a saved profile. I can modify and apply settings just fine. Save the profile, and then try to load it gives me the error. Doesn't matter what settings are in the profile. Happens 100% of the time, even with the 'stock' profile I saved before changing anything (settings in the 'Default' profile did not match). I can load the 'Default' profile just fine, but any saved one gives me this error.

    Did an OS reinstall and hasn't changed anything. Any thoughts?
     
  2. hfm

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    This isn't really directly answering your question, but have you given ThrottleStop a look as an alternative?
     
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  3. Mr. Fox

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    XTU hasn't been a stable product for several years. It may have something to do with your firmware (BIOS and/or ME) or it could also be something Windows 10 is not playing nice with. I cannot even use XTU with my desktop properly. It's a piece of garbage.

    I recommend following Brother @hfm's lead and going with ThrottleStop. It is a much better alternative with more features and none of the stability issues XTU is becoming notorious for. @unclewebb is a genius and he has given the world a real gem with ThrottleStop. You can create four unique profiles and switch among them on the fly using key combos.
     
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  4. Ashlander

    Ashlander Notebook Consultant

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    I've used both, but always end up using XTU more for the metric graphs.
     
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    If you pair Throttlestop with HWiNFO you have pretty much the same stuff. :)
     
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    If you mean the clocks and temps graphs in the lower left corner, check out HWiNFO64. Any line in the sensor table can be double-clicked to generate a pop-out graph that you can place anywhere you want them on your screen and customize the colors and what not. It's pretty cool if you haven't seen that already.

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  7. Ashlander

    Ashlander Notebook Consultant

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    I may have to consider that. I generally like to keep my system slimmed down with as few different programs as possible, but it looks like I might not have a choice but to abandon XTU.

    In TS can you easily revert back to the actual factory settings? XTU always seems to show different 'default' values from what they actually are at the start. I dunno if that's info XTU is (incorrectly) pulling from my system, or if it's just a set default profile, or what.
     
  8. Mr. Fox

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    Sure, just make profile #4 stock. Then you can set up your own key combos to flip between three additional CPU clock speed profiles on the fly. HWiNFO64 uses few resources and provides more information than you can use.

    If you uncheck the box shown below you can minimize the sensor window to the system tray without the graphs closing (the graphs will stay open until you close them with the box unchecked).

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  9. hfm

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    Anything you set in TS does not survive a reboot, you need to add it to your Task Scheduler to start up when your system starts. It's pretty painless and you can set it to start minimized.

    You basically use a lot of trial and error to find your sweet spot undervolt and OC settings, if you happen to crash there's no worry since you can set it to only save your changes when throttlestop cleanly exits. There's some great guides around just do a quick google / forum search.

    You can basically test and keep testing and when you finally get everything set up and stable then add it to the Task Scheduler. There's a guide for that as well as it needs the correct privileges to provide its functionality.
     
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