Bugs in current-gen Intel processors?

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  1. StickyFinga

    StickyFinga #HORUS

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    Today at work, I read about bugs in Skylake and Kaby-Lake processors that can lead to something called
    unpredictable system behavior.

    This seems to only occur during Hyper-threading and some people have suggested turning it off. Not a thing
    I really want to do on my gaming PC though.

    There's also talk about how there are already updated BIOS versions that fix said bug.

    How serious is all this? Do we need to run some BIOS updates? I've never done one before. :D
     
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  2. Aztlan

    Aztlan Ocelotl Yolotl

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    It only affects Linux users.
    No need to worry if you are not planning on running Linux based operating systems
     
  3. StickyFinga

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    Oh wow. That word wasn't mentioned at all in the initial version of the article I read.

    Thanks, Az.
     
  4. The Stig

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    >Hyper-threading
    >i5-6600K

    Choose one!

    All kidding aside, i5 CPU's don't have hyperthreading, some mobile exceptions aside. You needn't worry in the slightest.
     
  5. StickyFinga

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    Right, I confused it with multi-threading :lol:.
     

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