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What is turboboost.exe?

Part of Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology Monitor 2.0 by Intel(R)

What is it?

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.
Description of turboboost.exe from Intel(R)
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 specification limits.
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How does turboboost.exe run?

Service - turboboost.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'TurboBoost' (Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology Monitor 2.6). This service runs as the LOCAL SERVICE account with minimum privileges on the local computer and presents anonymous credentials on the network. Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology Monitor 2.6 runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the turboboost.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of turboboost.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is turboboost.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00010% CPU1007.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.53 MB RAM11.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
          18 context switches/sec18.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\intel\turboboost\turboboost.exe

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Basic (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)

About Intel(R) Corporation

Intel is best known for producing the microprocessors found in many personal computers. The company also makes a range of other hardware including network cards More...
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File details

File name: turboboost.exe
Publisher: Intel(R) Corporation (verified)
Name: Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology Monitor 2.0
Description: Turbo Boost Monitor Service
Size: 146.5 KB
Original file name: TurboBoost.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Intel
Certificate authority: Intel Corporation
Effective date: 9/20/2010
Expiration date: 9/4/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0010072536%
Privileged CPU: 0.0009065282%
User CPU: 0.00010072535837%
Privileged CPU time: 2792.42 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 4 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,781,151,214
CPU cycle count /min: 28,730,702
Context switches /sec: 18
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 31.39 MB
Peak committed memory: 33.39 MB
Paged memory: 2.53 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.62 MB
Paged system memory: 57.96 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.28 KB
Working set memory: 6.33 MB
Peak working set memory: 6.37 MB
Min working set memory: 6.3 MB
Private memory: 2.53 MB
Page faults: 2,566
Page faults /min: 4
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 115
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 26.68 KB
Read transfer /min: 41 Bytes
Total other operations: 349,148
Other operations /min: 529
Total other transfer: 2.66 MB
Other Transfer /min: 4.13 KB
Handle count average: 87
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): Local Service
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Intel\TurboBoost\TurboBoost.exe"

Service details

Name: Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology Monitor 2.6
Service name: TurboBoost
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology Monitor 2.6”

Image hashes

MD5: 759f59e3ea3802ff23f93dcdb6fe9171
SHA-1: 9789f8dd236a1d85e489979b1a4fb4bd85f2b7bf
SHA-256: db5a6c1eda10380c14a8c318d6c65ed691c36f726a6a20db3038d8f55f1b76d8

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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