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    AMD processor microcode, what is it?

    Just out of interest, what exactly is that for? See the attached image.
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    Re: AMD processor microcode, what is it?

    I'd like to know that as well.
    I've enabled that driver but I haven't noticed any difference.

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    Re: AMD processor microcode, what is it?

    To fix firmware on AMD processors, mainly for stability and efficiency. When an update rises, it is applied at boot time.
    It is rare when this is updated, though. There will be no harm, eventually!
    There is also a version of this for Intel processors, it is called Intel microcode.

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    Re: AMD processor microcode, what is it?

    That's kind of what I was guessing. It's nice to have it confirmed, thank you.
    I hadn't realised there was an Intel equivalent.

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    Re: AMD processor microcode, what is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nuno_Abreu View Post
    To fix firmware on AMD processors, mainly for stability and efficiency. When an update rises, it is applied at boot time.
    It is rare when this is updated, though. There will be no harm, eventually!
    There is also a version of this for Intel processors, it is called Intel microcode.
    As this laptop is about five years old I don't think that there will be any updates coming along soon.
    Thanks, I'll be able to sleep soundly tonight

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