Windows 10: Intel programs Solved

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  1.    03 Sep 2017 #1

    Question about intel programs


    Could someone explain me what exactly intel rapid storage technology and the intel management engine does? I have tried looking on intels website and to be honest I don't understand it.

    Do I need these programs, and why?

    Solution: they offer almost nothing for most desktop users, and should be uninstalled.
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  4.    05 Sep 2017 #4

    Sorry, but that just makes me more confused. Im just just looking for a simple explanation.
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  5.    05 Sep 2017 #5

    You don't need any Intel drivers except the display.

    RST you don't need - it is a disk device driver (MS included one is better usually)

    IME runs on a second processor and allows remote access even when your PC is shutdown. You can remove the driver (the interface to this) but you can't get rid of the security issue at all unless you get a PC built before about 2010.

    See Red alert! Intel patches remote execution hole that's been hidden in chips since 2010
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  6.    12 Sep 2017 #6

    lx07 said: View Post
    IME runs on a second processor and allows remote access even when your PC is shutdown. You can remove the driver (the interface to this) but you can't get rid of the security issue at all unless you get a PC built before about 2010.
    Alright, I guess i dont need this feature, so Im uninstalling IME again.

    lx07 said: View Post
    You don't need any Intel drivers except the display.
    Do you mean graphics drivers? I already got nvidias display drivers installed.

    lx07 said: View Post
    RST you don't need - it is a disk device driver (MS included one is better usually)
    I just read about it on intels website. It says the programs is about perfomance.
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       12 Sep 2017 #7

    Cerawy said: View Post
    Ok, I don't need that feature so I'm uninstalling IME. That was simple and easy to understand.



    Do you mean graphics drivers?



    I just read about it on intels website, where it says:

    Intel® Rapid Storage Technology offers greater levels of performance, responsiveness, and expandability than ever before. Whether you are using one or multiple serial ATA (SATA) or PCIe drives, you can take advantage of enhanced performance and lower power consumption from the latest storage technologies. Additionally, you can rest easy knowing you have added protection against data loss in the event of a hard drive failure.

    Seems like a good thing? Although it didn't protect my data when windows crashed and I don't see any perfomance difference with this program installed.
    Simply having it installed without using any of the options to configure performance/storage will most likely not buy you much. Take a few minutes to go thru the options and see if any of them can be used to your benefit. Not all options apply to all systems, depends on your config. You've got a decent CPU and a fast SSD, so major noticeable leaps in performance can't really be expected. You need to tinker with it a bit, and do some research.

    http://download.intel.com/support/ch...user_guide.pdf

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  •    12 Sep 2017 #8

    Cerawy said: View Post
    Do you mean graphics drivers? I already got nvidias display drivers installed.
    Then you don't need their display driver either. I don't have a separate GPU so I have to use the built in Intel one.

    Intel (via Windows Update) have a habit of installing stuff you don't need.

    FWIW I also disable these services (under services.msc) which seem to add no value either.

    • Intel(R) Content Protection HECI Service - enables communication with the Content Protection FW
    • Service for Intel(R) HD Graphics Control Panel
    • Intel(R) Integrated Clock Controller Service - Intel(R) ICCS

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  •    12 Sep 2017 #9

    @f14tomcat thanks, will check it out.

    Alright, so i spent some time testing it. The only option i found was to activate and deactivate something called link power management, which is a power saving feature. I dont see anything else I can change. I also dont seem to have the same options as you. Most of my SSD settings are optimized by wisecleaner anyway.
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  •    12 Sep 2017 #10

    There is no point playing with SSD optimization. The firmware (or Windows) will do it for you.

    Was that Hollandic by the way?
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