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SZodi
Beginner
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I5-3470 Old but still functional until now

Hi, As the microcode updates for Intel CPUs are only going to be available for CPUs less than 5 years old I assume my I5-3470 is effectively junked by the Spectre and Meltdown issues. A perfectly operating computer may have to be trashed because there is no microcode update.

Might I suggest that Intel puts away its corporate head for a short while and rescue it previous customers who if they can't be helped will probably buy an AMD chip in the future. It seems they are slightly less susceptible to these issues.

No situation is perfect but how about extending the 5 years by a couple of years??

Regards Steve

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idata
Community Manager
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Hi Steveis2: Thank you very much for contacting the Intel® Processors communities. Thank you very much for providing that feedback, we really appreciate you took the time to do that.

 

 

For full details on this topic please refer to the following link:

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/facts-about-side-channel-analysi... https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/facts-about-side-channel-analysi...

 

 

Any further questions, please let me know.

 

 

Regards,

 

Alberto R

 

SZodi
Beginner
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Hi, Thanks for your reply.

Can you tell me if the microcode update for Intel processors for LINUX includes updates for the I3-4170 and/or the I5-3470 processors?

I'd like to know as I use both processors and run Linux on some of my computers.

Regards Steve jarvis

idata
Community Manager
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Hi Steveis2: You are very welcome.

 

 

Yes, both processors are listed in our web site:

 

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27431/Linux-Processor-Microcode-Data-File https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27431/Linux-Processor-Microcode-Data-File

 

 

Any questions, please let me know.

 

 

Regards,

 

Alberto R

 

SZodi
Beginner
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Hi,

Thanks for your help. It's much appreciated.

I have scrolled through the list and can find a reference to a I5-3470T but not the I5-3470 itself. Would the code for the I5-3470T work for the I5-3470?

Finally is there a text list of processors for which there is an update available so that it's possible to search through it rather than having to scroll down keeping an eagle eye open.

Regards Steve

SZodi
Beginner
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Hi I have actually found the processors in the list. I should look more carefully.

Once again thanks for your help.

Regards steve

SBlac3
Novice
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There are quite a few processors that are on the list, but for which microcode updates are actually not in the update file.

This is particularly annoying for Xeon 56xx users like me, who have no clue when and whether they will get updates.

Every day without update will make people more open to buy AMD instead of intel processors in future.

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Intel committed to delivering all fixes by the end of the month. Any requests for information about missing microcode, microcode orders, etc. short of then are premature and a waste of everyone's time.

Intel Customer Support is not going to be able to provide you with any better answers; all they can do it point you to the primary web page.

...S

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