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Windows 7: Processor Firmware?

03 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Processor Firmware?

Is there such a thing as a firmware update for a processor?

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03 Sep 2009   #2
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04

I want to say yes, but no at the same time. Wouldn't it be hard because it'd have to use the processor in order to figure out what to do with the firmware!

:S perhaps I'm thinking too deeply into it though.
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03 Sep 2009   #3
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Leave it to the zen dude to come up with this.

The answer is no. Change comes from within.
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03 Sep 2009   #4


Yes. There is such a thing as a CPU firmware update/upgrade. I am not aware of any that apply to Intel/AMD desktop processors.

Google CPU Firmware upgrade for additional info.

Because It's Not Google, you could bing it.
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04 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Interesting, I thought I heard somewhere that Core2Duo and above had upgradable firmware, but I must have been mistaken, maybe.
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04 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008

I know there is the Intel INF update utility. I'm not sure if that's what your asking about though.
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04 Sep 2009   #7

windows 8.1 Pro x64

This is probably what you are thinking about. I remember there were some early Core 2's that were in need of this and it came in the form of bios updates for motherboards. Hope it helps

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04 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Awesome, thanks for the link, that's good stuff to know.
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