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Intel and AMD microcodes

#1
To install current distro Ubuntu microcodes for AMD and Intel CPUs:
http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/trus...ctl.8.html

Intel, install and reboot:
Code:
sudo apt-get install microcode.ctl
AMD, install and reboot:
Code:
sudo apt-get install amd64-microcode

Just to see if loaded:
Code:
ps -ef | grep microcode

If remove is needed:
Code:
sudo apt-get install remove --purge microcode.ctl
Code:
sudo apt-get install remove --purge amd64-microcode

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"(...) the grandest occasion the past or present has seen, or the future can hope to see." -- Cervantes.
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#2
Since amd64-microcode package is not so nicely maintained as XanKernel, You could find fresher microcode on AMD page: http://www.amd64.org/microcode.html ...
Disclaimer: I am not to be held responsible for any result of using microcode from site mentioned above. Seriosly... Wink
"Everything has been thought of before, but the problem is to think of it again.“Goethe
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#3
Probably it would be a good idea to add  those both packages to linux-firmware-xanmod, but I don't know if necessary. I installed Intel's one and all is fine.  Smile
"(...) the grandest occasion the past or present has seen, or the future can hope to see." -- Cervantes.
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#4
Packages with latest microcodes.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xanmod/files/microcode/

For Intel Users:

Code:
sudo dpkg -i intel-microcode_3.20151106.1_amd64.deb iucode-tool_1.5-1_amd64.deb

restart and then check out:
Code:
dmesg | grep -i microcode

Quote:[    0.000000] microcode: CPU0 microcode updated early to revision 0x1c, date = 2015-02-26
[    0.045856] microcode: CPU1 microcode updated early to revision 0x1c, date = 2015-02-26
[    0.059580] microcode: CPU2 microcode updated early to revision 0x1c, date = 2015-02-26
[    0.073352] microcode: CPU3 microcode updated early to revision 0x1c, date = 2015-02-26
[    0.590882] microcode: CPU0 sig=0x306a9, pf=0x2, revision=0x1c
[    0.590885] microcode: CPU1 sig=0x306a9, pf=0x2, revision=0x1c
[    0.590890] microcode: CPU2 sig=0x306a9, pf=0x2, revision=0x1c
[    0.590895] microcode: CPU3 sig=0x306a9, pf=0x2, revision=0x1c
[    0.590933] microcode: Microcode Update Driver: v2.00 , Peter Oruba

For AMD Users:

Code:
sudo dpkg -i amd64-microcode_2.20141028.1_amd64.deb

restart and then check out:
Code:
dmesg | grep -i microcode

Quote:[    3.552125] microcode: CPU0: patch_level=0x05000100
[    3.552191] microcode: CPU1: patch_level=0x05000100
[    3.552344] microcode: Microcode Update Driver: v2.00 , Peter Oruba
[    5.911379] [drm] Loading PALM Microcode
[    7.096928] microcode: CPU0: new patch_level=0x05000119
[    7.109579] microcode: CPU1: new patch_level=0x05000119
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#5
Thank you Xan for the latest microcodes for Intel and AMD CPUs! 8)
"(...) the grandest occasion the past or present has seen, or the future can hope to see." -- Cervantes.
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#6
Downloads site Updated . Thanx Xan.

Edit: Added stuff.
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#7
Microcode packages have been updated. Smile
Code:
# for intel
$ sudo dpkg -i iucode-tool_2.0-1_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i intel-microcode_3.20160714.1_amd64.deb
# for amd64
$ sudo dpkg -i amd64-microcode_3.20160316.1_amd64
# to check out just reboot and...
$ sudo dmesg | grep -i microcode
$ sudo ps -ef | grep microcode
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xanmod/...microcode/
"(...) the grandest occasion the past or present has seen, or the future can hope to see." -- Cervantes.
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#8
So, to install the microcodes I just download them from Xanmod sourceforge, and run the commands?
The goal of installing them is a better performing CPU, so in theory small gains in speed, battery duration, etc... should be expected,right?
Thank you for everything!
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#9
(28-12-2016, 01:02 PM)Burócrata Wrote: So, to install the microcodes I just download them from Xanmod sourceforge, and run the commands?
The goal of installing them is a better performing CPU, so in theory small gains in speed, battery duration, etc... should be expected,right?
Thank you for everything!

Yes, you're right, there are Intel and AMD flavours. Installation instructions are very easy.
You're welcome. Thank you and please enjoy XanMod. Smile
"(...) the grandest occasion the past or present has seen, or the future can hope to see." -- Cervantes.
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#10
Microcode packages have been updated. Please, enjoy! Smile
Code:
# for intel
$ sudo dpkg -i iucode-tool_2.1.1-1_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i intel-microcode_3.20161104.1_amd64.deb
# for amd64
$ sudo dpkg -i amd64-microcode_3.20160316.3_amd64.deb
# to check out just reboot and...
$ sudo dmesg | grep -i microcode
$ sudo ps -ef | grep microcode

https://sourceforge.net/projects/xanmod/...ode/intel/
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xanmod/...ocode/amd/
"(...) the grandest occasion the past or present has seen, or the future can hope to see." -- Cervantes.
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