12-11-2018 05:37 AM
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12-11-2018 08:11 AM
If you want to update the microcode then update your BIOS. That is recommended by many, yet some remain unconcerned by Intel's microcode indiscretions. That would be entirely up to you.
In any case, do some homework and make sure the newest BIOS is stable before updating. If people are having too many or major problems with the latest BIOS you may want to wait a little longer, microcode update be damned.
12-11-2018 09:01 AM
I'm not well versed in the Intel microcode issue, but I understand it involves Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. This is what CPUZ says about my CPU:
I went to the Intel site to find out about microcode updates for my processor (https://newsroom.intel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2018/04/microcode-update-guidance.pdf), and found the following info, though I can't determine which of these lines applies to my processor (can anyone tell me?) In any event my CPU is a 6-core unit and the 0602 BIOS says it updates microcode for 8-core CPUs.
12-11-2018 08:52 AM