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72Cuda
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AMD Micro codes and Spectre

Post by 72Cuda » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:06 pm

Where my drivers are listed. It shows the AMD microcode. The "Do not update the CPU microcode" button is checked. I though I saw some where that it was recommended not to apply the update. Was that wrong? This was a while ago, and don't remember where I saw that.

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Re: AMD Micro codes and Spectre

Post by lsemmens » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:21 am

I have installed all microcode updates on my various machines (both Intel and AMD) with no issues. So, I would recommend it. Wait for those with more experience to chime in, though.
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Re: AMD Micro codes and Spectre

Post by Hoser Rob » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:03 pm

72Cuda wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:06 pm
.... I though I saw some where that it was recommended not to apply the update. ...
That will be true for some but not others. There's no hard and fast rule for determining if that's true for you or not except that if it's older than your BIOS don't do it. If it doesn't work there are instructions here to disable loading microcode:

https://wiki.debian.org/Microcode#Worki ... de_updates

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<Solved> Re: AMD Micro codes and Spectre

Post by 72Cuda » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:07 pm

Thank you for the replies. I updated the Micro Code, no problems. What as the worst that could happen..right. I new it was newer than the bios because I never updated it.

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Re: AMD Micro codes and Spectre

Post by 72Cuda » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:08 pm

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<Solved >Re: AMD Micro codes and Spectre

Post by 72Cuda » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:09 pm

Thank you for the replies. I updated the Micro Code, no problems. What as the worst that could happen..right. I new it was newer than the bios because I never updated it.

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