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Intel Desktop Control Center

Posted on Tuesday, October 28 2003 @ 11:20:08 CET by


NVIDIA released their System Utility yesterday, this leaded to me doing some research about Intel his Desktop Control Center program. The features of Intel Desktop Control Center are very interesting. All overclocking and tuning options are configurable from a Windows environment, without rebooting. And yes I found a download link.
  • Enables you to perform stress tests and to conduct performance testing to measure the impact of system configuration changes.
  • Different configurable system tuning presets like "quiet operation" and "gaming mode".
  • Fine-tune memory timings, modify chipset parameters, and configure thermal set points
  • Fan speed control
  • Check system stability with the "burn-in" testing, with different tests, durations and intensity. Intel Desktop Control Center monitors temperature, fan speeds, and performance while simultaneously stressing the selected system components and busses
  • Start with a baseline measurement of system performance. Then fine-tune your adjustments and stress the system to ensure stability. Finally, generate a new baseline and compare to previous configurations to determine relative performance gains in areas of processor, storage, graphics, and memory.
  • Intel Desktop Control Center enables you to perform stress tests to verify system stability and to conduct performance testing to measure the impact of system configuration changes. The easy-to-read system gauges provide feedback so you can observe the effects of various system modifications in real-time.

    This easy-to-use console dynamically displays temperatures, speed, and usage percentages, allowing you to verify system stability and check performance gains without rebooting into the BIOS.

    And once you have tuned the system to your liking, the settings can be stored as presets so you can quicly shift gears between "quiet operation" and "gaming mode".
    Unfortunately this program will only work on a few of Intel his Desktop motherboards that support the IDCC program like the D875PBZ and the D865PERL.


    Download : Intel Desktop Control Center (9.97MB)
    Link for more information : here


     






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    Re: Intel Desktop Control Center
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, October 29 2003 @ 02:03:49 CET
    I installed this yesterday on my D875PBZ after updating my bios and it did not work, gave some error about unable to start ui or something!

    anyone had any luck with this?



    • Reply by Anonymous on Thursday, October 30 2003 @ 02:40:46 CET

      Yes.. I received the same message.. Did not work for me either..


    • Reply by Anonymous on Friday, October 31 2003 @ 09:05:45 CET

      Mine runs perfectly, I can overclock on the fly..... woo hoo !
      What OS are you guys using ?


      • Reply by Anonymous on Sunday, November 02 2003 @ 07:54:53 CET

        Running XP all patched and updated, latest bios and drivers!


        • Reply by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 27 2004 @ 14:12:34 CET

          i've got the same problem
          worked perfectly when i installed it two months ago but now i've got an error
          i think that it comes from the latest bios i've applied (now i used the lastest one)
          wait & see, intel should solve this problem


          • Reply by Anonymous on Sunday, February 08 2004 @ 22:42:25 CET

            I have same problem! I get An unexpected error occurred while initalizing the interface! I used same bios(P12) as when it worked before reformat! Upgraded bios to (P13)and same error message appears! Told Intel-Still waiting for fix!!!


    • Reply by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 03 2003 @ 07:17:54 CET

      go to the site and enter your issues..


    Re: Intel Desktop Control Center
    by Anonymous on Friday, October 31 2003 @ 04:49:25 CET
    I get...
    "An unexpected error occurred while initializing the interface" and then nothing!



    • Reply by Anonymous on Wednesday, November 05 2003 @ 10:01:47 CET

      I have the same error reflash BISO P16 and load the speed deafult settings same as before.


    • Reply by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 03 2003 @ 15:25:34 CET

      i have the same problem

      d865perl
      with RL86510A.86A.0069.P12.EB.
      bios


      • Reply by Anonymous on Friday, January 30 2004 @ 19:57:31 CET

        same here for my d875pbz it sux


      • Reply by Anonymous on Sunday, February 08 2004 @ 22:57:32 CET

        Same here! Loaded (P13)bios-Still the same on D865PERL with XP Pro! It worked with (P12)bios before reformat-But I get same error message now!


      • Reply by Anonymous on Friday, February 13 2004 @ 01:50:54 CET

        Just got mine running again! Uninstall IDCC & IAM,ran RegCleaner to make sure. Installed new bios(P14) came out today. Installed new IAM(1.20), it worked. Installed IDCC - It works! Good Luck with your's!


      • Reply by Anonymous on Friday, February 13 2004 @ 02:10:25 CET

        I loaded the (P14) bios -came out today! Uninstalled IDCC & IAM. Installed new IAM v1.20 & it worked! Then installed IDCC & it finally works again! Good Luck!


        • Reply by Anonymous on Thursday, February 23 2006 @ 17:28:19 CET

          Sorry but what is IAM ???


    • Reply by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 03 2004 @ 01:08:02 CET

      "An unexpected error occurred while initializing the interface" same prob for me.
      I got an Intel 875pbz, p21 lastest bios and lastest IDCC version.

      My Windows version is XP Pro French. may be its that?

      Wich version and langage of windows u guys got?


      • Reply by Anonymous on Friday, February 06 2004 @ 05:59:47 CET

        I once was able to run this utility. I wish I could recall what I did to make it stop working. Anyways.. I am running the latest IDCC IDCC_1.1.0041.exe and the latest BIOS version. Here are my systems specs:

        Product name Intel(R) Desktop Board D875PBZ based system
        Board model Genuine Intel(R) D875PBZ system board
        OS version Windows* XP version 5.1 Service Pack 1 build 2600
        OS memory 2,095,776 KB RAM

        ***********************************
        Processor
        ***********************************
        Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
        Bus speed 800 MHz
        L1 cache Data Cache 8KB, Execution Trace Cache 12K Micro-ops
        L2 cache Advanced Transfer Cache 512 KB
        Form factor Socket 478
        Stepping 9

        ***********************************
        System
        ***********************************
        Physical memory 2,048 MB RAM
        Memory speed DDR400
        Memory type DDR, Synchronous
        Form factor DIMM
        BIOS date 01/29/2004
        BIOS size 1024 KB
        BIOS version P21 (BZ87510A.86A.0091.P21.0401291113)


        • Reply by Anonymous on Sunday, February 08 2004 @ 05:54:41 CET

          We have the same problem! It worked a week ago, but had to format the computer and after installing the program again, we now get an error message! Emailed tech support but have not heard back from them!


          • Reply by Anonymous on Sunday, February 08 2004 @ 22:45:49 CET

            Same here! Still waitig for reply and FIX!!!


    • Reply by Anonymous on Sunday, February 08 2004 @ 22:52:20 CET

      Mine worked fine until I reformatted-Now I get same error message! When it worked I used (P12) bios update-Doesn't work now! Updated to (P13) bios-Still get error message! Intel Active Monitor still works fine though! E-mailed Intel Tech_Still waiting an answer or FIX!! Good Luck!


    • Reply by Anonymous on Thursday, March 04 2004 @ 05:18:23 CET

      I get...
      "An unexpected error occurred while initializing the interface" and then nothing!

      My Windows is XP Professional English

      My board.
      Product name Intel(R) Desktop Board D875PBZ based system
      Board model Genuine Intel(R) D875PBZ system board
      OS version Windows* XP version 5.1 Service Pack 1 build 2600
      OS memory 1,047,200 KB RAM

      ***************************************************************************
      Processor
      ***************************************************************************
      Processor Genuine Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Processor
      Processor speed 2.80 GHz
      Bus speed 800 MHz
      L1 cache Data Cache 8KB, Execution Trace Cache 12K Micro-ops
      L2 cache Advanced Transfer Cache 512 KB
      Form factor Socket 478
      Stepping 5

      ***************************************************************************
      System
      ***************************************************************************
      Physical memory 1,024 MB RAM
      Memory speed DDR400
      Memory type DDR, Synchronous
      Form factor DIMM
      BIOS date 01/29/2004
      BIOS size 1024 KB
      BIOS version P21 (BZ87510A.86A.0091.P21.0401291113)


    • Reply by Anonymous on Saturday, March 20 2004 @ 02:50:47 CET

      My motherboard desktop D875PBZ version was AAC26680-205, I got in touch with a representative of INTEL that changed the motherboard for the model AAC26680-302.
      Made the change of the motherboard Intel(R) Desktop Control Center it perfectly worked.


    • Reply by Anonymous on Saturday, March 20 2004 @ 02:51:18 CET

      My motherboard desktop D875PBZ version was AAC26680-205, I got in touch with a representative of INTEL that changed the motherboard for the model AAC26680-302.
      Made the change of the motherboard Intel(R) Desktop Control Center it perfectly worked.


      • Reply by Anonymous on Monday, August 23 2004 @ 11:28:46 CEST

        This is no way a solution for someone that does not have his mother working for Intel. Also I doubt that the new hardware version would help.


    • Reply by Anonymous on Monday, August 23 2004 @ 11:26:22 CEST

      The install order of the software is very important.

      Install software in this order:

      1. Windows
      2. Service Pack 1 or 2
      3. The chipset INF.
      4. IDCC

      That should work. It worked for me.

      My config:

      Mobo: D875PBZ
      BIOS: P27
      IDCC: 1.2.0060



    Re: Intel Desktop Control Center
    by Anonymous on Thursday, November 20 2003 @ 14:59:31 CET
    I installed it yesterday in my D875PBZ and look the error message:

    http://www.higherox.kit.net/erro.gif

    Someone knows how to solve it?

    Ps.: Apologies for my bad english. I'm brazilian :)!



    • Reply by Anonymous on Sunday, December 21 2003 @ 03:18:06 CET

      I am also having a problem with the control center and the active monitor. anyone have a link to possible fix?


      • Reply by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 11 2004 @ 22:00:51 CET

        try this cached version of a google bookmark:

        http://216.239.39.104/search?q=cache:GPRTi3rr6RMJ:www.datamini.ru/computers/dcc/readme.txt+%22C:%5CTemp%5CIntelActiveMonitor.exe+-a+-nosmbus%22&hl=en&start=1&ie=UTF-8


    • Reply by Anonymous on Thursday, April 22 2004 @ 14:47:00 CEST

      Maybe you will need to update your BIOS. Remember that on the Intel`s website Downlod box window, say that: To use IDCC you need has or i875 or i865 and BIOS updated. - See below.
      " In order to properly install the IntelĀ® Desktop Control Center
      Rev 1.1 on your system, you must have the following:

      1. Intel Desktop Board D875PBZ or D865PERL
      2. Updated BIOS D875PBZ BIOS Update or D865PERL BIOS Update
      3. Review the Readme file "
      The URL, all you know is:
      http://developer.intel.com/design/motherbd/software/dcc/ - click on the Download button to see the box message.

      Good Luck.
      Jorge@Oliveira.com


    Re: Intel Desktop Control Center
    by Anonymous on Monday, January 17 2005 @ 11:10:05 CET
    i try it .....no good.....i did not install all the way



    • Reply by Anonymous on Friday, November 03 2006 @ 01:49:52 CET

      Go snag the newest BIOS update and it should fire right up.


    • Reply by Anonymous on Monday, April 09 2007 @ 16:33:25 CEST

      But it says to support the badaxe2,,but its bullshit,,it wont initialize..


     

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