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    This topic contains 9 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  anonymous 2 months ago.

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    • #129131 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      I have a report that not one, but three of these drivers, all identified as Intel driver update for Intel(r) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Ge
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    • #129194 Reply

      anonymous

      I received four driver updates for Intel(R) Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework yesterday: Manager, Generic Participant, Power Participant, and Processor Participant. All successfully installed last night with no trouble so far. I’m still searching to find out what they changed.

      • #129200 Reply

        woody
        Da Boss

        Please keep us posted! This is really weird.

        I assume you have a Surface Pro 2017, right?

    • #129232 Reply

      anonymous

      Is this NewSpeak related to Intel’s power management and thermal sensors?

      Is this more corporate NewSpeak inferring telemetry gathering operations by Intel?

      • #129240 Reply

        anonymous

        Okay, So I put on the lead hat too early, here is an AnandTech article that explains the NewSpeechy drive names for the rest of us.

        • #129254 Reply

          woody
          Da Boss

          AHA! So that’s what they are.

          Nice of Microsoft to warn people before pushing another driver (set of drivers) down the Auto Update chute.

          • #129256 Reply

            anonymous

            🙂

            Even though that explanation is two years old that was the only one be easily found among all the driver download pages. I don’t have a Surface product but could only guess what Microsoft or Intel has changed in the drivers.

        • #129261 Reply

          anonymous

          Seems, the very thin Surface Pro fanless Win 10 touchscreen 2-in-1 mobile tablets are being “cooked alive”, especially when under heavy load or lengthy load and in summer. Hence, the likely need for these Intel driver updates, ie to prevent over-heating.
          … On top of that, Win 10 phones-home a lot to M$ and does many cumulative updates and intensive twice-yearly upgrades through Windows Update.

          In comparison, very thin and fanless mobile ARM smartphones running Android, iOS or Win 10 Mobile have much lesser risks of being “cooked alive” because they are seldom put under heavy or lengthy load by the users or by the updates/upgrades for the mobile OS and in summer.

          In comparison, thicker laptops with fans running the bloated Win 10 also have much lesser risk of being “cooked alive” even when put under heavy or lengthy load by the users or by Win 10 and in summer.

          In comparison, desktops have nearly zero risk of being “cooked alive”, even in summer, as proven by Noel Carboni.

          IOW, it is common sense to not put a resource-hungry desktop OS like Win 10 into such very thin tablets, which seems to escape M$ and Intel.

          Consumers will be better served by not buying such duds, esp if they are heavy or power users.

          • #129516 Reply

            anonymous

            Indeed! as I have read of issues with batteries in surface products swelling which could be caused overheating and/or other factors.

    • #129286 Reply

      anonymous

      I have an older ASUS VivoTab Smart ME400C tablet with the Clover Trail Atom processor that was or is supposed to be excluded from the latest Win10 version upgrade. Using Wushowhide I got a message that one Intel DPTF update was waiting for me to download and install.  Before I read this article I thought perhaps this was an attempt by Intel to update the drivers so I could upgrade Win 10 to the latest version but I really don’t know and there is no explanation that I could find from Intel or Microsoft. For the time being I’m holding off on installing all waiting updates until I find out what’s going on.

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