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[SOLVED] AMD firmware optional proprietary driver
« on: July 03, 2016, 02:57:48 pm »
hi,

I have the option to install Processor microcode firmware for AMD CPUs from amd-64 microcode (proprietary) in the "Additional drivers" app on Peppermint 7. I have a dualboot with win 8.1 and wondering whether this is an absolutely safe option that actually helps or should I just ignore that and live on with what I have (AMD A6 4400M) ? This is probably a stupid question and I apologize for that, just want to be on the safe side. Can this have any undesirable consequences?
Can firmware be "reverted"? or is this a rather permanent change?
apologies for noob questions :)
thanks for advice.
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Re: AMD firmware driver
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2016, 03:15:03 pm »
AMD Microcode is CPU bugfixes released by AMD .. In Linux the microcode is loaded at boot time so it should be safe to install it, it will have no affect on Windows.
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Re: AMD firmware driver
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2016, 05:00:32 pm »
thank you for this info :)

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Re: [SOLVED] AMD firmware optional proprietary driver
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2016, 06:23:13 pm »
You're welcome .. thanks for marking the topic solved :)
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