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What is cli.exe?

Part of Catalyst Control Centre by ATI Technologies

What is it?

CLI Application (Command Line Interface) for AMD Catalyst is a device driver and utility software package for ATI line of video cards. The Catalyst driver package includes the ATI Catalyst Control Center, an application for manipulating many of the hardware's functions, such as 3D settings, monitor controls and video options. It shows a small 3D preview and allows the user to see how changes to the graphics settings affects the quality of the rendered image.
Description of cli.exe from ATI Technologies
The AMD Catalyst Control center has been designed from the ground up to give you a stable, reliable experience and also allow you to control every aspect of your GPU quickly and easily. AMD's award-winning AMD Catalyst graphics and HD video configuration software delivers unprecedented control of performance and visual quality with AMD Radeon graphics processors. Certified by Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL), AMD Catalyst drivers for Windows operating systems deliver stable performance and push the limits of innovation with advanced user-oriented features.
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How does cli.exe run?

Process - cli.exe is an instance of a running program. This 32-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. cli.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does cli.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - cli.exe is registered with the run identifier 'ATICCC' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe" runtime -Delay' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.
User start menu folder - The shortcut file cli.lnk is loaded in the user's Startup folder (%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\) that points to the executable cli.exe. The startup folder contains programs that automatically start when Windows starts for the logged in user.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the cli.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of cli.exe users, 16.7% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is cli.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00139% CPU13927.6%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
23.95 MB RAM111.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
              22 GDI objects14.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     9 context switches/sec9.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\ati technologies\ati.ace\cli.exe

Are there other versions of Catalyst Control Centre?

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 Catalyst Control Centre.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)

About ATI Technologies Inc.

ATI Technologies Inc. was a semiconductor technology corporation based in Markham, Ontario, Canada, that specialized in the development of graphics processing u More...
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File details

File name: cli.exe
Name: Catalyst Control Centre
Description: CLI Application (Command Line Interface)
Size: 44 KB
Original file name: CLI.exe

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0027065558%
Privileged CPU: 0.0013137957%
User CPU: 0.00139276010169%
Privileged CPU time: 256578.12 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
Context switches /sec: 9
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 148.4 MB
Peak committed memory: 173.54 MB
Paged memory: 23.95 MB
Peak paged memory: 25.03 MB
Paged system memory: 178.25 KB
Non-paged system memory: 43.22 KB
Working set memory: 6.61 MB
Peak working set memory: 24.16 MB
Min working set memory: 1.99 MB
Private memory: 23.95 MB
Page faults: 85,660
Page faults /min: 40
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 529
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 1.59 MB
Read transfer /min: 235 Bytes
Total write operations: 57
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 174.9 KB
Write transfer /min: 181 Bytes
Total other operations: 15,814
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 405.07 KB
Other Transfer /min: 183 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 22
USER objects: 13
Handle count average: 369
Thread count average: 16
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 32-bit
System Tray: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe" -hide SystemTray
"C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe" -hide Dashboard
"C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe" runtime -Delay
"C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe" -hide Wizard
"C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE" Runtime

Startup files (all users) run details

Command: "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe" runtime -Delay

User start menu folder details

Name: cli.exe

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 1145
TCP: localhost on port 1146
TCP: localhost on port 1079
TCP: localhost on port 1065
TCP: localhost on port 1025
TCP: localhost on port 1068
TCP: localhost on port 1058
TCP: localhost on port 1066

Image hashes

MD5: 64c4c17bf6a40ff1cd21205e6fd415b8
SHA-1: 7ed5e3c120ab41303d5f8084a307845f9e0e1cc1
SHA-256: 89fb7e081e4d9808fc36b53e610c0445b69833ed1586afcdcd00663576a72b35

PE image details

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