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Intel IA32 Microcode Update Utility

The microcode_ctl utility is a companion to the Linux IA32 microcode driver present in recent kernels (2.2.18+ / 2.4.x / 2.6.x). It decodes and sends new microcode to the kernel driver to be uploaded to Intel IA32 family processors.

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Recent releases

  •  29 Jun 2006 18:20

    Release Notes: Updated with new microcode from Intel.

    •  13 Sep 2005 18:33

      Release Notes: Includeds new microcode from Intel.

      •  26 Oct 2004 01:31

        Release Notes: The microcode data file has been updated again. A stack of cleanups and fixes from Tigran have been pulled in, including support for the x86_64 architecture in 2.6.x.

        •  09 Sep 2004 18:01

          Release Notes: The microcode has been updated.

          •  12 Aug 2004 12:08

            Release Notes: The Intel microcode was updated to 27th July 2004.

            Recent comments

            12 Aug 2004 10:25 bconway

            Any way to tell what chips are updated?
            Even if we can't get a changelog, is there anyway to tell which chips are included in the changelog and what version of the firmware you have without installing and updating?


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