this page doesn't tell how to actually update the microcode. steps I've gleaned:
- install intel-ucode
- run command dmesg | grep microcode
- download the microcode download from intel (don't do anything with it since the wiki page doesn't say what to do with this file
- (I extracted the microcode.dat file but have no idea what to do with it.
- run the dmesg command again to see what happens
says to load the module in /etc/modules-load.d/ but doesn't explain what to put there. I made a file called intel-ucode.conf containing the phrase 'intel-ucode' and did a 'modprobe microcode'. I have no idea what it did.
there's a note that says Arch doesn't use a folder called /etc/firmware/... ok. That doesn't enlighten me to what I'm supposed to do with what.
- Starting with linux kernel 3.4.2, microcode update modules are loaded automatically if your processor supports it. The mechanism is as follows:
- 1. a kernel module providing the update routine
- 2. a firmware file holding the actual microcode update
- Installing the firmware (linux-firmware for AMD, intel-ucode for intel) is all you need to do if you're on a modern (3.4.2+) kernel. --stefanwilkens (talk) 11:13, 13 October 2013 (UTC)