Ok im about to do some extra testing on MEI. I believe the boost is from the technology access driver not the mei package. Latest drivers here. where you can the latest mei. http://forums.tweaktown.com/gigabyt...system-info-benchmarking-stability-tools.html and the latest intel technology access is here https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/24415 UPDATE** Tested, stress tested and confirmed working flawlessly. No need for mei 1144. The important driver is the intel technology access driver. Update to latest mei package and/or install the latest intel technology access driver and you're good to go. The latest versions of the mei package doesnt contain the intel technology access driver so you'll need to download it separately from the link given.