Latest Intel Graphics Driver for Windows 11


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 Intel 7th-10th Gen Processor Graphics Drivers for Windows 10 and Windows 11

Driver Version: 31.0.101.2128
Release Date: May 31, 2024

Windows 11 and Windows 10 64-bit only download

Release Notes (.pdf)

KNOWN ISSUES:
  • Panel Self Refresh option is not appearing in the Intel Graphics Command Center.
CONTENTS OF THE PACKAGE:
  • Intel Graphics Driver
  • Intel Display Audio Driver 10.26.0.12 (6th Gen and related Pentium Silver and Celeron processors)
  • Intel Display Audio Driver 10.27.0.12 (7th, 8th, 9th, 10th Gen Intel Core processors)
  • Intel Display Audio Driver 11.1.0.20 (10th Gen Intel Core processors with Iris Plus Graphics)
  • Intel Display Audio Driver 11.2.0.10 (Intel Core Processors with Intel Hybrid Technology)
  • Intel Media SDK Runtime (21.0.1.35)
  • Intel Graphics Compute Runtime for OpenCL* Driver
  • Intel Graphics Command Center (installed via Microsoft* Store)
  • Vulkan*3 Runtime Installer
  • Intel Graphics Driver Installer (1.0.813)
  • oneAPI Level Zero Loader and Validation Layer
  • Intel Graphics Compute Runtime for oneAPI Level Zero specification


 Intel WHQL Graphics Windows 10 and Windows 11 DCH Drivers

Driver Version: 31.0.101.3790/31.0.101.2115
Release Date: December 29, 2022

Windows 11 and Windows 10 64-bit only download

31.0.101.3790 Platform (OS Support)
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Tiger Lake, Rocket Lake, Tiger Lake-H) (1909+)
  • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Alder Lake-S, Alder Lake-H, Alder Lake-P, Alder Lake-U, Alder Lake-HX) (20H2+)
  • 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Raptor Lake-S)
  • Intel® Iris® Xe Dedicated Graphics family (Codename DG1) (20H2+)
31.0.101.2115 Platform (OS Support):
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Skylake) (1903-21H1)
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Kaby Lake) (1903-21H1)
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Kaby Lake-R, Coffee Lake, Whiskey Lake) (1903+)
  • 9th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Coffee Lake-R) (1903+)
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Comet Lake, Amber Lake, Ice Lake) (1903+)
  • Intel® Core™ Processor with Intel® Hybrid Technology (Codename Lakefield) (1909+)
  • Intel® Atom®, Pentium® and Celeron® processor family (Codename Apollo Lake, Elkhart Lake) (1809+)
  • Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® processor family (Codename Gemini Lake, Jasper Lake) (1903-21H1, 1909+)
Release Notes 31.0.101.3790 (.pdf)

KNOWN ISSUES:
  • Destiny 2* may exhibit display signal loss or display flashing during gameplay when HDR is enabled.
  • An “Update driver” pop-up error message may be observed when launching Battlefield 1* after upgrading from 30.0.100.9955 or older drivers
  • [12th Generation Intel Core Processors]:
    • Lighting corruption may be observed in the Halo Infinite* (DX12) multiplayer menus.
    • Grid Legends* (DX12) may experience lighting corruption when lighting quality is set to high in the games settings.
    • CrossFire HD* (DX9) may experience an application crash when task switching during gameplay.
    • Chorus* may experience an application crash in some interior areas of the game such as the ship hangar.
    • Minor graphical anomalies may be seen in Destiny 2* (DX11), CrossFire HD* (DX9), GRID Legends* (DX12) (on changing lighting quality to high) and F1 2020* (DX12) when HDR is enabled.
    • Sniper Elite 5* (DX12) may experience a game crash or TDR with an error dialog pop-up message.
    • Red Dead Redemption 2* (DX12) may experience lower than expected performance when the game API is set to DirectX®12 with VSync enabled.
  • [11th and 12th Generation Intel Core Processors]:
    • A game crash or hang may occur when changing resolution in NBA 2K21* (DX12).
  • [11th Generation Intel Core Processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics]:
    • Minor graphical anomalies may be seen in Elex* (DX11), MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries* (DX12), Strange Brigade* (DX12) and The Ascent* (DX12).
Release Notes 31.0.101.2115 (.pdf)

FIXED ISSUES:
  • An application crash may occur in Watch Dogs: Legion* (DX11) when starting the game.
KNOWN ISSUES:
  • An intermittent crash or hang may occur during gameplay in Ghostwire: Tokyo* (DX12).
  • An error message pop-up may be observed when launching Call of Duty: Vanguard* (DX12).
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive* (DX9) may experience a game crash when changing shadow quality settings in game.
  • Destiny 2* may exhibit display signal loss or display flashing during gameplay when HDR is enabled.
  • Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin* may experience an application crash during gameplay.
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint* may experience minor shadow corruption in some areas of the game.
  • CrossFire* (DX9) may experience an application crash and or security alert when joining a game.
  • Minor graphical anomalies may be observed in Call of Duty: Warzone* (DX12), Diablo II: Resurrected* (DX12), Euro Truck Simulator* (DX11), Farming Simulator 22* (DX12), Grand Theft Auto V* (DX11), Halo Infinite* (DX12), Hitman 2* (DX12), Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy* (DX12) and Microsoft Flight Simulator*(DX11).
  • An “Update driver” pop-up error message may be observed when launching Battlefield 1* after upgrading from 30.0.100.9955 or older drivers.


 Intel Beta Graphics Windows 10 and Windows 11 DCH Drivers

Driver Version: 31.0.101.3616
Release Date: September 08, 2022

Windows 11 and Windows 10 64-bit only download

Platform (OS Support):
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Tiger Lake, Rocket Lake, Tiger Lake-H) (1909+)
  • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Alder Lake-S, Alder Lake-H, Alder Lake-P, Alder Lake-U, Alder Lake-HX) (20H2+)
  • Intel® Iris® Xe Dedicated Graphics family (Codename DG1) (20H2+)
Release Notes (.pdf)

NOTES:
  • Intel has moved 6th - 10th Gen Intel Processor Graphics and related Intel Atom®, Pentium®, and Celeron® processor graphics to a legacy software support model. For more information on this support update and additional changes to the driver package, see Graphics Driver Support Update for 10th Generation and Older Intel Processor Graphics.
FIXED ISSUES:
  • Stray* (DX12) may experience an application crash or error message during gameplay.
  • Vampire The Masquerade Blood Hunt* (DX12) may exhibit an application crash during game launch.
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man* (DX12) may exhibit lighting corruption when looking towards the Sun.
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man* (DX12) may exhibit a soft lock when attempting to take a picture of the Empire State Building.
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man* (DX12) may exhibit missing lens flare effects with certain light sources.
KNOWN ISSUES:
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive* (DX9) may experience a game crash when changing shadow quality settings in game.
  • Destiny 2* may exhibit display signal loss or display flashing during gameplay when HDR is enabled.
  • Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin* may experience an application crash during gameplay.
  • An “Update driver” pop-up error message may be observed when launching Battlefield 1* after upgrading from 30.0.100.9955 or older drivers.
  • [12th Generation Intel Core Processors]:
  • Red Dead Redemption 2* (Vulkan) may experience an application crash when performing an ALT+TAB to desktop.
  • Color corruption may be observed in Total War: Warhammer III within the “realm of chaos” environment. o Lighting corruption may be observed in the Halo Infinite* (DX12) multiplayer menus.
  • Grid Legends* (DX12) may experience lighting corruption when lighting quality is set to high in the games settings.
  • CrossFire HD* (DX9) may experience an application crash when task switching during gameplay.
  • Chorus* may experience an application crash in some interior areas of the game such as the ship hangar. o Sniper Elite 5* (DX12) may experience a game crash or TDR with an error dialog pop-up message.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2* (DX12) may experience lower than expected performance when the game API is set to DirectX®12 with VSync enabled.
  • [11th and 12th Generation Intel Core Processors]:
    • Minor graphical anomalies may be seen in Gears 5* (DX12).
    • A game crash or hang may occur when changing resolution in NBA 2K21* (DX12).
  • [11th Generation Intel Core Processors with Intel Iris Xe graphics]:
    • Minor graphical anomalies may be seen in Elex* (DX11), MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries* (DX12), Strange Brigade* (DX12) and The Ascent* (DX12).


 Intel Arc Pro Graphics Windows 10 and Windows 11 DCH Drivers

Driver Version: 31.0.101.5319/31.0.101.5321
Release Date: March 28, 2024

Windows 11 and Windows 10 64-bit only download

Platform (OS Support):
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Rocket Lake)
  • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Alder Lake-S, Alder Lake-H, Alder Lake-P, Alder Lake-U, Alder Lake-HX, Alder Lake-N)
  • 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Raptor Lake-S, Raptor Lake-HX, Raptor Lake-H, Raptor Lake-P, Raptor Lake-U)
  • 14th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Raptor Lake Refresh)
  • Intel® Core™ Ultra processor family (Codename Meteor Lake)
  • Intel® Arc™ Graphics family (Codename Alchemist)
Release Notes (.pdf)

Highlights:
  • New ISV application certifications for Bentley LumenRT and Bentley iTwin Capture Modeler
  • New 2024 versions of Autodesk software have been added to ISV certifications.
  • Enhanced DirectX API optimizations that improve performance for compatible standalone applications and the SPECviewperf 2020 v3.1 benchmark.
KNOWN ISSUES:

Intel® Arc™ Pro A-Series Discrete GPUs
:
  • Topaz Video AI* may experience errors when using certain models for video enhancement.
  • Blender* application may experience instability on certain low system memory configurations.
Built-in Intel® Arc™ Pro GPUs with select Intel® Core™ Ultra H-series Processors:
  • Autodesk Maya* may experience an application crash while running SPECAPC* benchmark.
  • Blender* may experience an application crash while rendering some scenes on certain system memory configurations.
  • Topaz Video AI* may experience errors when using some models for video enhancements.
  • Procyon AI* may experience an application crash while running benchmark with precision float32.


 Intel Arc & Iris Xe and Core Ultra WHQL Graphics Windows 10 and Windows 11 DCH Drivers

Driver Version: 31.0.101.5592
Release Date: June 24, 2024

Windows 11 and Windows 10 64-bit only download

Platform (OS Support):
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Tiger Lake, Rocket Lake, Tiger Lake-H)
  • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Alder Lake-S, Alder Lake-H, Alder Lake-P, Alder Lake-U, Alder Lake-HX, Alder Lake-N)
  • 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Raptor Lake-S, Raptor Lake-HX, Raptor Lake-H, Raptor Lake-P, Raptor Lake-U)
  • 14th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Raptor Lake Refresh)
  • Intel(R) Core(TM) Ultra processor family (Codename Meteor Lake)
  • Intel® Iris™ Xe Dedicated Graphics family (Codename DG1)
  • Intel ® Arc™ Graphics (Codename Alchemist)
Release Notes (.pdf)

Fixed Issues:
Intel® Arc™ A-Series Graphics Products:
  • PugetBench* Extended Preset Benchmark may fail to complete on certain Adobe Premiere Pro* Processing Tests.
Known Issues:
Intel® Arc™ A-Series Graphics Products:
  • No Man’s Sky* (VK) may experience an application crash during gameplay while changing window context with Alt + Tab.
  • Enshrouded* (VK) may experience an application crash during gameplay.
  • Doom Eternal* (VK) may exhibit intermittent flickering corruption in the game menu and during gameplay.
  • Topaz Video AI* may experience errors when exporting videos after using some models for video enhancements
Intel® Core™ Ultra with built-in Intel® Arc™ GPUs:
  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection* (DX12) may experience an application crash on loading to gameplay.
  • PugetBench* Extended Preset Benchmark may fail to complete on certain Adobe Premiere Pro* Processing Tests.
  • Topaz Video AI* may experience errors on running certain benchmark tests.
  • Procyon AI* may experience an application crash while running benchmark with precision float32.
  • Launching a game with Endurance Gaming engaged may result in VSync persisting on after disengaging Endurance Gaming duringgameplay. A workaround is to relaunch the application.
Intel® Core™ Processor (12th-14th Generation) Products:
  • Dragon Quest X Online* (DX9) may experience sporadic application crash during gameplay.
We continuously strive to improve the quality of our products to better serve our users and appreciate feedback on any issues you discover and suggestions for future driver releases. If you have an issue to submit, please follow the guidance found here Default level information for reporting Graphics issues.rs

Intel® Arc™ Control Known Issues:
  • Arc Control Studio capture recording file may become corrupted when the mouse cursor is enabled during HDR capture.
  • Schedule Updates for Drivers may not work intermittently.


 Intel Arc & Iris Xe and Core Ultra Beta Graphics Windows 10 and Windows 11 DCH Drivers

Driver Version: 32.0.101.5762
Release Date: July 09, 2024

Windows 11 and Windows 10 64-bit only download

Platform (OS Support):
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Tiger Lake, Rocket Lake, Tiger Lake-H)
  • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Alder Lake-S, Alder Lake-H, Alder Lake-P, Alder Lake-U, Alder Lake-HX, Alder Lake-N)
  • 13th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Raptor Lake-S, Raptor Lake-HX, Raptor Lake-H, Raptor Lake-P, Raptor Lake-U)
  • 14th Gen Intel® Core™ processor family (Codename Raptor Lake Refresh)
  • Intel® Core™ Ultra processor family (Codename Meteor Lake)
  • Intel® Iris™ Xe Dedicated Graphics family (Codename DG1)
  • Intel ® Arc™ Graphics (Codename Alchemist)
Release Notes (.pdf)

Gaming Highlights:
Intel® Game On Driver support on Intel® Arc™ A-series Graphics GPUs and Intel® Core™ Ultra with built-in Intel® Arc™ GPUs for:
  • Once Human*
  • Zenless Zone Zero*
Game performance improvements on Intel® Arc™ A-Series Graphics Products versus Intel® 31.0.101.5594 software driver for8:
  • Diablo IV* (DX12)
    • Up to 30% average FPS uplift at 1080p with Ray Tracing Ultra settings
    • Up to 35% average FPS uplift at 1440p with Ray Tracing Ultra settings
Fixed Issues:
Intel® Arc™ A-Series Graphics Products:
  • Plant vs. Zombies* Game of the Year Edition may experience lower than expected performance with 3D acceleration enabled.
Intel® Core™ Ultra with built-in Intel® Arc™ GPUs:
  • Launching a game with Endurance Gaming engaged may result in VSync persisting on after disengaging Endurance Gaming duringgameplay.
  • Plant vs. Zombies* Game of the Year Edition may experience lower than expected performance with 3D acceleration enabled.
Known Issues:
Intel® Arc™ A-Series Graphics Products:
  • Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess* (DX12) may experience application instability on the first launch of the game. Relaunching the game may resolve the instability.
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization V* (DX11) may experience an application crash during gameplay.
  • No Man’s Sky* (VK) may experience an application crash during gameplay while changing window context with Alt + Tab.
  • Enshrouded* (VK) may experience an application crash during gameplay.
  • Doom Eternal* (VK) may exhibit intermittent flickering corruption in the game menu and during gameplay.
  • Topaz Video AI* may experience errors when exporting videos after using some models for video enhancements.
Intel® Core™ Ultra with built-in Intel® Arc™ GPUs:
  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection* (DX12) may experience an application crash on loading to gameplay.
  • Enshrouded* (VK) may experience an application crash during gameplay.
  • Puget Bench* Extended Preset Benchmark may fail to complete on certain Adobe Premiere Pro* Processing Tests.
  • Topaz Video AI* may experience errors on running certain benchmark tests.
  • Procyon AI* may experience an application crash while running benchmark with precision float32 .
Intel® Core™ Processor (12th-14th Generation) Products:
  • Dragon Quest X Online* (DX9) may experience sporadic application crash during gameplay.
We continuously strive to improve the quality of our products to better serve our users and appreciate feedback on any issues you discover and suggestions for future driver releases. If you have an issue to submit, please follow the guidance found here Default level information for reporting Graphics issues.

Intel® Arc™ Control Known Issues:
  • Arc Control Studio capture recording file may become corrupted when the mouse cursor is enabled during HDR capture.
  • Schedule Updates for Drivers may not work intermittently.
  • Arc Control Studio capture or stream may not stop intermittently when using the stop option. A workaround is to use Exit app option inSettings to stop the recording.
 
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New Intel Arc & Iris Xe Beta graphic DCH driver 31.0.101.5444 version released. See first post for more details. :-)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
30.0.100.9922 was either causing my screen to go black with the blacklight on or ever since October 5, 2021 when Windows 11 officially was released, I never did a thing to the Windows 11 22000.194 I had installed, it just locks up the system solid. So installed 30.0.100.9894 using the installer and same problem too.

Never update a driver that works. If you have an issue with it, then grabbing a new one might resolve it. When it works, leave it well enough alone.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 24H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP ZBook G2
    CPU
    Intel® Core i7 5500u
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Family Graphics AMD Firepro 4150M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Audio
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Mouse
    HP USB Mouse
    Antivirus
    Zone Alarm Free Antivirus/Zone Alarm Free Firewall NEXT GEN
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 24H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Zbook G4
    CPU
    Xeon 1535m v6
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Quadro Pro 4100
    Sound Card
    Bang and Olufson Audio
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD
    Mouse
    HP USB Mouse
    Antivirus
    Zone Alarm Free Antivirus/Zone Alarm Free Firewall NEXT GEN
Never update a driver that works. If you have an issue with it, then grabbing a new one might resolve it. When it works, leave it well enough alone.
Thanks, but no thanks! Much to the contrary, I'll just continue to follow the advice that Greg Carmack (Microsoft MVP 2010-2020 and well-known for his many helpful contributions on SevenForums in a past that may be forgotten by many, but not forgotten by me) has repeatedly given about this particular subject over the years. That is, do not underestimate the importance of keeping the graphics driver up-to-date, which tends to be fairly critical indeed, due to the common observation that doing so can help to prevent bumping into all sorts of problems that, even though these problems might look like they are unrelated to the graphics driver being outdated, very much can be attributed to running an outdated graphics driver. So, update it, and, only roll back to an older version of the graphics driver if the latest version is causing problems (or to find out if the problems that you are experiencing are caused by the lastest version).
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Asus TUF Gaming F16 (2024)
    CPU
    i7 13650HX
    Memory
    16GB DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce RTX 4060 Mobile
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Cooling
    2× Arc Flow Fans, 4× exhaust vents, 5× heatpipes
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF
  • Operating System
    11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Medion S15450
    CPU
    i5 1135G7
    Memory
    16GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF

Intel® Arc™ & Iris® Xe Graphics 31.0.101.5445 (WHQL Certified)​

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i9 12900KF
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero
    Memory
    Corsair 64GB DDR5 Vengeance C40 5200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS GeForce RTX 3090 ROG Strix OC 24GB
    Sound Card
    OnBoard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer Predator XB323UGP 32" QHD G-SYNC-C 144Hz 1MS IPS LED
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1x Samsung 980 Pro Series Gen4 250GB M.2 NVMe
    1x Samsung 980 Pro Series Gen4 500GB M.2 NVMe
    2x Samsung 980 Pro Series Gen4 2TB M.2 NVMe
    PSU
    Corsair AX1200i 1200W 80PLUS Titanium Modular
    Case
    Corsair 4000D Black Case w/ Tempered Glass Side Panel
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12A Chromax Black CPU Cooler, 4x Noctua 120mm Fans
    Keyboard
    Logitech MK545
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    Fixed Wireless 150mbps/75mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky
    Other Info
    Thrustmaster TS-PC RACER
    Fanatec CSL Elite Pedals with the Load Cell Kit
    Yamaha Amp with Bose Speakers
Never update a driver that works. If you have an issue with it, then grabbing a new one might resolve it. When it works, leave it well enough alone.
Nah - just make image backups and keep drivers up to date.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0
Never update a driver that works. If you have an issue with it, then grabbing a new one might resolve it. When it works, leave it well enough alone.
I always keep my drivers bang up to date and don't have issues with anything.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 build 10.0.26100.1000 RP
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 14 5430
    CPU
    Intel i7-1355U
    Motherboard
    Dell 0GMW80
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 14" and LG Ultrawide 26"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200 and 2560 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 990 Pro 1TB NVME Gen 4 M.2 SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Keyboard
    Dell KM3322W
    Mouse
    Dell Trackpad or Dell KM3322W
    Internet Speed
    900mb down / 400mb up FTTP
    Browser
    Edge 126.0.2592.81
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Windows 365
    1TB OneDrive
    Outlook
    Visual Studio Code
    Visual Studio
    Python 3.12.4
    Macrium Reflect
    MyDell
    Dell SupportAssist
    Dell TB16 Thunderbolt dock
    WSL
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Tablet
    Manufacturer/Model
    Microsoft Surface Pro 7
    CPU
    Core i5 - 1035G4
    Motherboard
    Microsoft
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Plus
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Surface touch
    Screen Resolution
    2736 x 1824
    Hard Drives
    128GB
    PSU
    Microsoft
    Case
    Microsoft Keyboard
    Cooling
    None
    Mouse
    Microsoft Arc Intellimouse
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Surface Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    900mb / 400mb FTTP
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

Intel® Arc™ & Iris® Xe Graphics 31.0.101.5448 (WHQL Certified)​

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Build
    CPU
    Intel Core i9 12900KF
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero
    Memory
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Intel Arc & Iris Xe Beta graphic DCH driver 31.0.101.5518
Gaming Highlights:
Intel® Game On Driver support on Intel® Arc™ A-series Graphics GPUs and Intel® Core™ Ultra with built-in Intel® Arc™ GPUs for:
  • Ghost of Tsushima DIRECTOR’S CUT
  • Homeworld 3
Fixed Issues:
Intel® Arc™ A-Series Graphics Products:
  • Dragon’s Dogma 2* (DX12) may experience lower than expected performance.
Intel® Core™ Ultra with built-in Intel® Arc™ GPUs:
  • Dead Space* (DX12) may experience lower than expected performance.
Intel® Arc™ Control Fixed Issues:
  • Endurance Gaming Power Options per application may not show correct status in Arc Control with on Intel® Core™ Ultra with built-in Intel® Arc™ GPUs

Here are the known bugs in this update:

Intel® Arc™ A-Series Graphics Products:
  • No Rest for the Wicked* (DX11) may experience intermittent application crash during gameplay.
  • Enshrouded* (VK) may experience application crash during gameplay.
  • Doom Eternal* (VK) may exhibit intermittent flickering corruptions in game menu and during gameplay.
  • PugetBench* Extended Preset Benchmark may fail to complete on certain Adobe Premiere Pro* Processing Tests.
  • Topaz Video AI* may experience errors when using some models for video enhancement.
Intel® Core™ Ultra with built-in Intel® Arc™ GPUs: Avatar:
  • Frontiers Of Pandora* (DX12) may experience a crash during game loading.
  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection* (DX12) may experience an application crash on loading to gameplay.
  • Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League* (DX12) may exhibit corruption on shadows during gameplay.
  • PugetBench* Extended Preset Benchmark may fail to complete on certain Adobe Premiere Pro* Processing Tests.
  • Blender* may experience an application crash while rendering some scenes on certain system memory configurations.
  • Topaz Video AI* may experience errors when using some models for video enhancements.
  • Procyon AI* may experience an application crash while running benchmark with precision float32.
Intel® Core™ Processor (12th -14th Generation) Products:
  • Dragon Quest X Online* (DX9) may experience sporadic application crash during gameplay

 

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Intel Arc & Iris Xe Graphics - Windows 31.0.101.5522 (WHQL Certified)​

 

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    Corsair 4000D Black Case w/ Tempered Glass Side Panel
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    Noctua NH-U12A Chromax Black CPU Cooler, 4x Noctua 120mm Fans
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    Logitech MK545
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    Logitech MX Master 3
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    Yamaha Amp with Bose Speakers

Intel Arc & Iris Xe Graphics - Windows 31.0.101.5534 (NON WHQL Certified)​

 

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    Windows 11 Pro
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    Intel Core i9 12900KF
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    ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero
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    Corsair 64GB DDR5 Vengeance C40 5200Mhz
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    ASUS GeForce RTX 3090 ROG Strix OC 24GB
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    Acer Predator XB323UGP 32" QHD G-SYNC-C 144Hz 1MS IPS LED
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    1x Samsung 980 Pro Series Gen4 250GB M.2 NVMe
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    Corsair AX1200i 1200W 80PLUS Titanium Modular
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    Corsair 4000D Black Case w/ Tempered Glass Side Panel
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    Noctua NH-U12A Chromax Black CPU Cooler, 4x Noctua 120mm Fans
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    Logitech MK545
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    Logitech MX Master 3
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    Yamaha Amp with Bose Speakers

Intel 7th-10th Gen Processor Graphics - Windows 31.0.101.2128 (WHQL Certified)​

 

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    Windows 11 Pro
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    ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero
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    Corsair 64GB DDR5 Vengeance C40 5200Mhz
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    ASUS GeForce RTX 3090 ROG Strix OC 24GB
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    Acer Predator XB323UGP 32" QHD G-SYNC-C 144Hz 1MS IPS LED
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    1x Samsung 980 Pro Series Gen4 250GB M.2 NVMe
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    Corsair AX1200i 1200W 80PLUS Titanium Modular
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    Corsair 4000D Black Case w/ Tempered Glass Side Panel
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    Logitech MK545
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    Logitech MX Master 3
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    Yamaha Amp with Bose Speakers

Intel Arc & Iris Xe Graphics - Windows 31.0.101.5590 (WHQL Certified)​

 

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    Intel Core i9 12900KF
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    ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero
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    Corsair 64GB DDR5 Vengeance C40 5200Mhz
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    ASUS GeForce RTX 3090 ROG Strix OC 24GB
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    Acer Predator XB323UGP 32" QHD G-SYNC-C 144Hz 1MS IPS LED
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    Corsair AX1200i 1200W 80PLUS Titanium Modular
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    Noctua NH-U12A Chromax Black CPU Cooler, 4x Noctua 120mm Fans
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Thanks, but no thanks! Much to the contrary, I'll just continue to follow the advice that Greg Carmack (Microsoft MVP 2010-2020 and well-known for his many helpful contributions on SevenForums in a past that may be forgotten by many, but not forgotten by me) has repeatedly given about this particular subject over the years. That is, do not underestimate the importance of keeping the graphics driver up-to-date, which tends to be fairly critical indeed, due to the common observation that doing so can help to prevent bumping into all sorts of problems that, even though these problems might look like they are unrelated to the graphics driver being outdated, very much can be attributed to running an outdated graphics driver. So, update it, and, only roll back to an older version of the graphics driver if the latest version is causing problems (or to find out if the problems that you are experiencing are caused by the lastest version).
Yes, and there were some big resource leaks with dwm.exe which was fixed with a newer version as mentioned here:

My black screen problem was a result of upgrading over a bad version that Windows Update was replacing with by default and the problem was gone after Windows Update pushes a newer version that I installed with the most current version as seen here:
 

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    Dell XPS 15 9570
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    Intel® Core™ i7-8750H 8th Gen Processor 2.2Ghz up to 4.1Ghz
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    Dell XPS 15 9570
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    32GB using 2x16GB modules
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    Intel UHD 630 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB DDR5
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    Realtek ALC3266-CG
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    15.6" 4K Touch UltraHD 3840x2160 made by Sharp
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    3840x2160
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    Toshiba KXG60ZNV1T02 NVMe 1024GB/1TB SSD
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    Dell XPS 15 9570
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    Dell XPS 15 9570
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    SwitftPoint ProPoint
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    Comcast/XFinity 1.44Gbps/42.5Mbps
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    Microsoft EDGE (Chromium based) & Google Chrome
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    Windows Defender that came with Windows
Never update a driver that works. If you have an issue with it, then grabbing a new one might resolve it. When it works, leave it well enough alone.
Problem solved as the issue was one driver of the drivers (v30.0.100.9922 to be exact) is bad as seen here so upgrades over it has the same problem until one clean installs:
 
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    Dell XPS 15 9570
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    Intel® Core™ i7-8750H 8th Gen Processor 2.2Ghz up to 4.1Ghz
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    Dell XPS 15 9570
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    32GB using 2x16GB modules
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    Intel UHD 630 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB DDR5
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    Realtek ALC3266-CG
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    15.6" 4K Touch UltraHD 3840x2160 made by Sharp
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    Dell XPS 15 9570
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    Dell XPS 15 9570
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    Windows Defender that came with Windows
Yes, that part is correct, whenever a new bios is installed including 1.27, load factory defaults and the undervolting is available. What I am talking about is the virtualization that is needed for Windows Subsystem for Linux to work which is ofcourse not just virtualization and it is VBS I am thinking about which breaks Throttlestop and Intel XTU from being about to read the MSR registers (MSR 0x150 to be specific) required for undervolting as I am using Windows Subsystem for Linux, Windows Subsystem for Android and Hyper-V which runs Windows 11 Dev Insiders.
This is the reason why I didn't continue to use PowerMonkey to undervolt in Windows 11 as mentioned here:
"PowerMonkey works great for undervolting on Windows 11. Windows subsystem for Linux and Windows Subsystem for Android runs fine but when one tries to run another insider channel of Windows 11 under Hyper-V running under Windows 11, it will not work as it requires Secure Boot to be enabled which disables PowerMonkey."
 

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    Dell XPS 15 9570
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    Intel® Core™ i7-8750H 8th Gen Processor 2.2Ghz up to 4.1Ghz
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    Dell XPS 15 9570
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    32GB using 2x16GB modules
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    Intel UHD 630 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB DDR5
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    Realtek ALC3266-CG
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    15.6" 4K Touch UltraHD 3840x2160 made by Sharp
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    Microsoft EDGE (Chromium based) & Google Chrome
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    Windows Defender that came with Windows
Yes, and there were some big resource leaks with dwm.exe which was fixed with a newer version as mentioned here:
Yeah, I still remember dwm.exe also had frequent skyrocketing CPU usage with lag spikes on Intel 11th gen CPUs with Iris Xe graphics, but no memory leaks or no significant ones at least that I was able to notice on my Medion Akoya S15450 with Core i5-1135G7 while always running the generic driver from Intel. The workaround to this annoying bug was to go in Windows Settings and disable Transparency effects (under Accessibility | Visual effects and also under Personalization | Colors).
My black screen problem was a result of upgrading over a bad version that Windows Update was replacing with by default and the problem was gone after Windows Update pushes a newer version that I installed with the most current version as seen here:
These days I simply download the installer from the Intel Download Center, then choose to not let it reboot after the install, but also remember to still reboot manually as soon as I no longer am busy doing whatever it was that I was doing. After the reboot, I go in Windows Update and click on Check for updates, which causes it to install the older driver from Microsoft. Then I run the same installer from the Intel Download Center again and choose to let it reboot when it finishes. Doing this effectively prevents Windows Update from automatically installing the older driver from Microsoft again, as this older driver doesn't get removed from the Windows Driver Store when you install the new one. Next, after I remove the old one with DriverStoreExplorer, that's when Windows Update offers it again, which I don't want, and, that's why I always just leave it in there.
 

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    GeForce RTX 4060 Mobile
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    Intel Iris Xe
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    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
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    FF
Yeah, I still remember dwm.exe also had frequent skyrocketing CPU usage with lag spikes on Intel 11th gen CPUs with Iris Xe graphics, but no memory leaks or no significant ones at least that I was able to notice on my Medion Akoya S15450 with Core i5-1135G7 while always running the generic driver from Intel. The workaround to this annoying bug was to go in Windows Settings and disable Transparency effects (under Accessibility | Visual effects and also under Personalization | Colors).

These days I simply download the installer from the Intel Download Center, then choose to not let it reboot after the install, but also remember to still reboot manually as soon as I no longer am busy doing whatever it was that I was doing. After the reboot, I go in Windows Update and click on Check for updates, which causes it to install the older driver from Microsoft. Then I run the same installer from the Intel Download Center again and choose to let it reboot when it finishes. Doing this effectively prevents Windows Update from automatically installing the older driver from Microsoft again, as this older driver doesn't get removed from the Windows Driver Store when you install the new one. Next, after I remove the old one with DriverStoreExplorer, that's when Windows Update offers it again, which I don't want, and, that's why I always just leave it in there.
What I do when there is a new version out which isn't many for 8th gen processors is when I have the time to reboot, I right click on device manager and uninstall and remove the driver files, reboot and repeat until it says Microsoft Basic VGA Driver so it completely removes the older drivers. Then I install the current driver and let Windows Update replace it which usually happens within 30 minutes, then I install the current driver again. I no longer upgrade because should the old version have issues like v30.0.100.9922 did, anything installed over it can have the same problem. Had to use your trick as Windows Update seems to be pushing v27.20.100.9664 and no longer the v30 or v31 anymore.
 

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    Dell XPS 15 9570
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    Intel® Core™ i7-8750H 8th Gen Processor 2.2Ghz up to 4.1Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Memory
    32GB using 2x16GB modules
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD 630 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC3266-CG
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    15.6" 4K Touch UltraHD 3840x2160 made by Sharp
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba KXG60ZNV1T02 NVMe 1024GB/1TB SSD
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    Dell XPS 15 9570
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    Dell XPS 15 9570
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    Stock
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    Stock
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    SwitftPoint ProPoint
    Internet Speed
    Comcast/XFinity 1.44Gbps/42.5Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft EDGE (Chromium based) & Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender that came with Windows
What I do when there is a new version out which isn't many for 8th gen processors is when I have the time to reboot, I right click on device manager and uninstall and remove the driver files, reboot and repeat until it says Microsoft Basic VGA Driver so it completely removes the older drivers. Then I install the current driver
This whole procedure AFAIK is what they call "doing a clean install of the Intel graphics driver". Also AFAIK, it is still possible with DDU. How to Use the Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) to Uninstall an...
and let Windows Update replace it which usually happens within 30 minutes,
Why wait for it? I use a shortcut that points to explorer.exe ms-settings:windowsupdate and just force it to Check for updates. In fact I do that all the time, to prevent Windows Update from suddenly interfering with my workflow, as Active Hours was invented by someone who very clearly hasn't done any real work for one second in his life.
then I install the current driver again. I no longer upgrade because should the old version have issues like v30.0.100.9922 did, anything installed over it can have the same problem. Had to use your trick as Windows Update seems to be pushing v27.20.100.9664 and no longer the v30 or v31 anymore.
I don't know if this is Dell's fault or not, as it's been a while since I stopped using my old Kaby Lake (Core i5-7200U) Windows 10 laptop, but I still wouldn't touch Dell with a 10 ft. pole. IMO they should stay in the sewage system of Windows Update.
 

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    11 Home
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    Laptop
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    Asus TUF Gaming F16 (2024)
    CPU
    i7 13650HX
    Memory
    16GB DDR5
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce RTX 4060 Mobile
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Cooling
    2× Arc Flow Fans, 4× exhaust vents, 5× heatpipes
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    Logitech K800
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    Logitech G402
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    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF
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    Medion S15450
    CPU
    i5 1135G7
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    16GB DDR4
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    Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    Eastern Electric MiniMax DAC Supreme; Emotiva UMC-200; Astell & Kern AK240
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia XR-55X90J
    Screen Resolution
    3840×2160
    Hard Drives
    2TB SSD internal
    37TB external
    PSU
    Li-ion
    Mouse
    Logitech G402
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800
    Internet Speed
    20Mbit/s up, 250Mbit/s down
    Browser
    FF
This whole procedure AFAIK is what they call "doing a clean install of the Intel graphics driver". Also AFAIK, it is still possible with DDU. How to Use the Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) to Uninstall an...

Why wait for it? I use a shortcut that points to explorer.exe ms-settings:windowsupdate and just force it to Check for updates. In fact I do that all the time, to prevent Windows Update from suddenly interfering with my workflow, as Active Hours was invented by someone who very clearly hasn't done any real work for one second in his life.

I don't know if this is Dell's fault or not, as it's been a while since I stopped using my old Kaby Lake (Core i5-7200U) Windows 10 laptop, but I still wouldn't touch Dell with a 10 ft. pole. IMO they should stay in the sewage system of Windows Update.
Yes, but Intel has their own clean install as part of the driver installation except it doesn't clean all traces of it. You are right DDU can do it but DDU requires going into safe mode. I wait because I want to watch it happen. Shortcuts don't work for me, otherwise I won't have hundreds of things on my desktop which were more to serve as reminders for things except they never work. LOL. You are right about the active hours thing as I always wanted to set mines literally 24/7/365.

I don't think this is Dell's fault since everyone gets the Intel driver forced down their throats regardless of what brand of machine one has, nVidia drivers don't have this problem. So it's Intel I think as I even gotten forced Intel drivers as well.

I just tried "explorer.exe ms-settings:windowsupdate" from the command prompt which you suggested and you still have to manually click the "Check for Updates" button. There was another command when Windows Beta Insiders had a build that was missing the Check for Updates button which is "USOClient StartInteractiveScan" from KB5029352 Windows 11 Insider Beta 22621.2199 and 22631.2199 - Aug. 18 which actually does the updates checking as well.
 
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    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10/11, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-8750H 8th Gen Processor 2.2Ghz up to 4.1Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Memory
    32GB using 2x16GB modules
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD 630 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC3266-CG
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" 4K Touch UltraHD 3840x2160 made by Sharp
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba KXG60ZNV1T02 NVMe 1024GB/1TB SSD
    PSU
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Case
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Cooling
    Stock
    Keyboard
    Stock
    Mouse
    SwitftPoint ProPoint
    Internet Speed
    Comcast/XFinity 1.44Gbps/42.5Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft EDGE (Chromium based) & Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender that came with Windows
@Almighty1 I am honestly shocked seeing that screenshot! Your CPU is throttling due to thermal limit (PROCHOT) at 100°C WTF!? Also what you said that undervolting is not working due to Windows 11 and virtualization enabled is total nonsense, where did you get that information from? Dell disabled undervolting with a bios update, that is why I am still on bios 1.20 that was the lastt bios with undervolting working. There was a trick though to reenable undervolting by going into bios and load one of the two bios or custom defaults not sure anymore which it was you need to try. PKG power = SOC power. Your CPU is burning at 45W at just 35% load at 100°C also with speedshift off, that is terrible. No other words. Also my god! CPU voltage of 1.25V! These are my settings for normal usage where I want to run it fan less limiting at 22w with undervolt. Windows 11, virtualization on, bios 1.20. Also two cores at 100° and the other at 90°c shows your heat-spreader is not properly connected anymore to the CPU.
As a update, thanks for the comments but just like you not wanting to try different drivers. It was a pain in the you know where to type with a broken keyboard as it was skipping input and lagging even though only the "A" key was broken. As I mentioned, undervolting does not work for me because I am using Hyper-V to run Windows Canary which is why PowerMonkey works for that to undervolt except that due to the SecureBoot requirement. I have undervolting working with all BIOSes which includes v1.20.0, v121.0, v1.22.1, v1.23.0, v1.24.0, v1.25.0, v1.26.0 and currently on v1.27.0. As for the temps and such, you do know that each CPU is not 100% the same. Some are made better and have lower temps and also lower voltages, same reason for some Intel chips why people wanted the ones made in Costa Rica. Even Dell XPS 15 9570's are all different as this is the first time I literally removed everything except the display and this is what I can tell you after replacing the keyboard, battery, fans directly with parts from Dell and also the thermal interface material with genuine Honeywell PTM7950 Phase Changing 0.25mm thermal pad (turns to liquid at 45C and stays solid at 45C):
1) CPU and GPU could have different specs on what it can tolerate
2) There are motherboards and heatsinks that have 5 screws which I am sure is better and there are ones with 4 screws, I have the later as seen below:
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3) The fans can be different specs with the exact same part numbers:
Left Fan: Original Dell Part #008YY9 Delta 4.46CFM
New Dell Part #008YY9 FCN 4.6CFM
Right Fan: Original Dell Part #0TK9J1 Delta 4.37CFM
New Dell Part #0TK9J1 FCN 5.2CFM
So obviously the replacements have higher airflow.
4) I am using the Windows Ultimate Performance Power Plan which you may not as each day, I use it to watch tens of millions in investments which makes me hundreds of thousands, all in US$ per day so even right now, idle, I am pushing 535 processes a time:
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5) I tried different thermal interface materials before which includes SYY157 and questionable Honeywell 0.2mm PTM7950 Phase Changing Pads (don't know if they are genuine) which was applied correctly but this time replaced it with LTT store sold genuine Honeywell 0.25mm PTM7950 Phase Changing pads, doing the GPU was easy but doing the CPU took 3 times and each time the material got torn so there were holes so I had to use some of the ones from the first two times to patch the areas.
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But anyways, here are the current results which is what matters as I had never seen this low temperatures before especially the minimum, current and maximum, remember I am pushing the CPU to the max with the higher wattages and everything.
Before:
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After:
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With that said, the Metal standoff under the screw in the front center for the fan on the right which is actually the left fan broke off the motherboard as it seems the adhesive which is electrically conductive as I tested for continuity using a multimeter with what is remaining on the motherboard side broke so I am trying to figure out where to find electrically conductive adhesive that will work and be strong enough so the fan is now missing that screw to hold it down which I am sure is used for grounding.
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System One

  • OS
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10/11, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-8750H 8th Gen Processor 2.2Ghz up to 4.1Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Memory
    32GB using 2x16GB modules
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD 630 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC3266-CG
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" 4K Touch UltraHD 3840x2160 made by Sharp
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba KXG60ZNV1T02 NVMe 1024GB/1TB SSD
    PSU
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Case
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Cooling
    Stock
    Keyboard
    Stock
    Mouse
    SwitftPoint ProPoint
    Internet Speed
    Comcast/XFinity 1.44Gbps/42.5Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft EDGE (Chromium based) & Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender that came with Windows

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