What is the Intel EPU-4 Engine?

  1. larrymcg

    larrymcg Member PCHF $Donator Gold Member

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    I have this new system and it has something running called EPU-4 Engine.
    It shows an icon in the system tray that is sometimes a running man and sometimes a jet plane.

    What is this thing and what do those icons mean?

    Thanks,
    Larry
     
  2. DCiAdmin

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    Hello & Welcome back Larrymcg!

    Just in case you haven't googled it yet, here's the manufacturer's site for the EPU-4.

    With any luck, others on the forum that have experience with this power saving feature will chime in.

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    georgeks Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Member

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    Hello

    As was to be expected, it looks like mainboard AND video card must be from ASUS for it to work.
    EPU 6 Engine Problem

    I even found 1 post somewhere, suggesting that this be treated like all extras running in the background, e.g. disabling it.
     
  4. larrymcg

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    I'd googled and seen the manufacturer's site - seemed pretty uninformative to me! I have an Asus mobo but I'm using the on-board video. I'm guessing the icon (running man or jet airplane) is an indication of power control of the cpu which likely changes the speed of one or both cores. I might disable it sometime in the future if I can't find any real benefit from it.
    --Larry
     
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    georgeks Moderator Staff Member Moderator Elite Member

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    Tell the truth, maybe is me getting older -or far more suspicious- but if a utility comes on the Manufacturer's CD
    I do not install it
    Disable it straight away if is installed automatically, or
    If it looks handy I keep an eye on it for some time (and usually disable it afterwards...)
     
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    I believe it is supposed to be a power saving tool, similar to Gigabytes Dynamic Energy saving software.
     
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    DCiAdmin Well-Known Member

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    Hello Larry!

    Were your questions addressed by our Staff & Members? Do you require any further assistance with your issue or have you found resolution in our suggestions? An update would be appreciated!
     
  8. larrymcg

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    I decided to disable the EPU-4 Engine since most folks think it has to do with power saving which might make sense in a laptop but not in a desktop.

    I've seen no impact of having it disabled. So I'm a happy camper.

    You can consider this question ANSWERED!
     
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    Thanks so much for getting back to us!

    Marking as ANSWERED! See you around the forum :)
     
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