Checkingupdating cpu microcode
I can't take a screenshot of cpuz because the computer's at my parent's house, but here's someone else's screenshot: The main difference is that my cpuz screenshot is missing SSE4.1 and VT-X.And as I mentioned above, speedstep was also not working. Can you please tell me exactly what you did and how confident you are that it should work?If you're unsure how to download the file at that page, just goto File -Has anyone ventured into the Lxxxx series xeons, they are also socket 771 processors.I've found a great deal on ebay and was wondering if my Evga 780i SLI would support it.Obtain a microcode file for Intel processors and place the "microcode.dat" file in the same directory as where the files from #1 were placed.An example URL for a file to download is: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?Can you just extract it from any Award bios that supports the e5440, or does it have to be from a motherboard that's similar to mine?Can you please tell me what bios you extracted the e5440 microcode from?
Then extract microcode from the downloaded BIOS file.
"The latest update provided to partners includes, among other things, code that aligns with the position that we do not recommend overclocking processors that have not been designed to do so.
Additionally, Intel does not warranty the operation of the processor beyond its specifications." So how does this micro-code update work? If your motherboard currently supports overclocking, then it will continue to do so, until you update its BIOS.
I think it's because the microcode isn't present for the Xeon cpu, and it's using some kind of generic settings.
Does anyone know of a way to mod the bios on my system to properly support this cpu?