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What is ntunecmd.exe?

Part of NVIDIA nTune by NVIDIA

What is it?

NVIDIA nTune Command is part of NVIDIA System Tools (nTune), a collection of utilities for accessing, monitoring, and adjusting system components, including temperature and voltages with user-friendly control panels within Windows, rather than through the BIOS. System Tools has a feature that automatically adjusts settings and tests them to find what it believes to be the optimal combination of settings for a particular computer hardware configuration.
Description of ntunecmd.exe from NVIDIA
Enables one of the safest and easiest ways to automatically optimize your PC. nTune automatically detects the application running and dynamically optimizes the PC settings. Faster than tuning by hand, nTune delivers optimal settings for bus speeds, HyperTransport, memory timings, CPU registers, fans, and voltages in a safe, easy-to-use Windows interface. Provides the ability to overclock system settings without entering the BIOS or changing hardware jumpers.
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How does ntunecmd.exe run?

Process - ntunecmd.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. ntunecmd.exe is executed by the process ntuneservice.exe (NVIDIA nTune by NVIDIA).

How does ntunecmd.exe start?

Startup files (user) run - ntunecmd.exe is registered with the run identifier 'NVIDIA nTune' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneCmd.exe" clear' in the Windows registry HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when a user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the ntunecmd.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of ntunecmd.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is ntunecmd.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00182% CPU18203.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
8.36 MB RAM38.8%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
         15 GDI objects10.0%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\nvidia corporation\ntune\ntunecmd.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by NVIDIA nTune.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: ntunecmd.exe
Publisher: NVIDIA
Name: NVIDIA nTune
Description: NVIDIA nTune Command
Version: 5.05.54
Size: 96 KB
Original file name: nTuneCmd.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0119958894%
Privileged CPU: 0.0101755016%
User CPU: 0.00182038789221%
Privileged CPU time: 468 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,907,422,969
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 183.27 MB
Peak committed memory: 191.61 MB
Paged memory: 8.36 MB
Peak paged memory: 8.47 MB
Paged system memory: 173.99 KB
Non-paged system memory: 13.96 KB
Working set memory: 288 KB
Peak working set memory: 13.38 MB
Min working set memory: 280 KB
Private memory: 8.36 MB
Page faults: 145,078
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 286
Total read transfer: 107.88 KB
Total write operations: 247
Total write transfer: 165.95 KB
Total other operations: 8,750
Total other transfer: 2.36 MB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 15
Peak GDI objects: 18
USER objects: 10
Peak USER objects: 11
Handle count average: 383
Thread count average: 3
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneCmd.exe" perf "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\Profiles\Baseline.npe"

Startup files (user) run details

Name: NVIDIA nTune
Command: "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneCmd.exe" clear

Image hashes

MD5: 729f2ce23abcc8447c20d2d328fae41a
SHA-1: 38fade58812359efac5a847b7c813eb23e05eff3
SHA-256: ffdfa499928af7864243d679c6dd2d04f2dbc407ff4f9ee1e9808b56ddfa8d45

PE image details

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