AMD64 Microcode 2.20160316.1

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AMD64 Microcode 2.20160316.1

Postby Jack054 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:35 pm

Hello everyone
I removed Vista Basic (SP1+2) and made a clean install of Cinnamon 18.1 ((32bit version) on a Acer 5515-5879 laptop. Cinnamon acted crazy so I tried a driver update and was told that the existing AMD64 microcode was not working.

I done some research and discovered that Linux Mint usually updates the microcode, but that didn't happen with my installation.

Should (can) I reinstall a 64bit version of 18.1 (or 18.2) and will I get the updated microcode as part of the reinstall?
Thanks for any help.
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Re: AMD64 Microcode 2.20160316.1

Postby Pjotr » Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:55 pm

Try this:

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sudo apt-get install amd64-microcode

If that fails on your 32-bit system, try installing a 64-bit system or try updating the BIOS.
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Re: AMD64 Microcode 2.20160316.1

Postby Jack054 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:15 pm

I will try your suggestions and thanks for the tips on what to do after installations - I will carefully try them
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