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Intel has finally updated its Spectre microcode patches which were buggy. The microcodes are available for Intel 6th, 7th and 8th generation processors via the usual channels and customers can update their bios having the new microcodes which will ensure that the bug goes away. OEM will release new bios on their sites for the Intel 100, 200 and 300 series chipset motherboards.
The previous patch which Intel sent to the OEMs for motherboard bios updates resulted in a bug which caused instability and resulted in system reboots. This was almost a month ago and because of this Intel is facing 32 Lawsuits filed against it.
Navin Shenoy who is executive vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group at Intel Corporation on Intel’s newsroom wrote, ” This effort has included extensive testing by customers and industry partners to ensure the updated versions are ready for production,” adding afterwards he encouraged the customers to keep their system up to date.
Intel has provided its Microcode update guidance where you can find the table which provides the details of availability and schedule for microcode updates. In that table, if your CPU falls into green highlight then you will be able to get the new patch by your OEM. However, the older architecture platforms including Broadwell, Sandy, Ivy etc. awaits validation.