Microcode for i7 870

Hello

How would I update the Microcode for i7 870 running at 2.93Ghz?
(Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5).

I am running Windows 10 Pro and Ubuntu.

(Also running latest BIOS from ages, this is a Dell XPS 8100 system).

Thanks
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  1. AlexS said:
    Hello

    How would I update the Microcode for i7 870 running at 2.93Ghz?
    (Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5).

    I am running Windows 10 Pro and Ubuntu.

    (Also running latest BIOS from ages, this is a Dell XPS 8100 system).

    Thanks


    Why would you need to do this?
    Reply to jaslion
  2. what do you mean update microcode?
    Reply to rgd1101
  3. Well for years my PC has been freezing up on startup whilst using various operating systems so I want to try it. Anyway I have my reasons.

    My question is not "should I do it?" it's.. "how do I do it?" though..

    Thanks.
    Reply to AlexS
  4. rgd1101 said:
    what do you mean update microcode?


    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/microcode
    Reply to AlexS
  5. Hmm might have answered my own question... would like to know the Windows way though and whether somebody has done it on i7 870
    Reply to AlexS
  6. freezing up on startup? what the temps?
    hdd/psu/motherboard could be failing?
    Reply to rgd1101
  7. rgd1101 said:
    freezing up on startup? what the temps?
    hdd/psu/motherboard could be failing?


    Honestly it's an old issue since I bought the machine from new, I should have demanded Dell replace my Dell XPS 8100 from the beginning. I've done troubleshooting everywhere. Drivers, firmware, BIOS up to date. Multiple OS's installed. Temperatures and Memory fine, no overclocking. Everything has been swapped out of the years apart from case, motherboard, CPU and memory. That's probably the next course of action.

    But I'll be waiting for this to pass first:
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/intel_cpu_design_flaw/

    With my link above I've managed to work out I'm on the latest Microcode update via Linux. Windows is next not sure how yet.

    Thx.
    Reply to AlexS
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