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Advising off of Intel 13th and 14th chips temporarily

by | May 14, 2024 | 0 comments

Whispering Dragons is constantly on top of things going on in the cyber and tech space. Unfortunately, while watching about concerns with some Intel CPU chips, it seems like 13th and 14th generation Intel chips are becoming an unexpected issue for people.

Intel’s recent 13th and 14th generation processors have been facing some hiccups that might affect their performance. Think of a processor as the brain of a computer, and just like a brain, it needs the right environment to work properly. However, these Intel processors are encountering issues because the settings that control their environment are not correctly tuned.

The main problem is with a feature in the computer’s BIOS—a set of instructions that starts up the computer—called the “Intel Baseline Profile.” This feature was supposed to make the processors work better, but it’s actually causing them to work less efficiently and could even harm them over time. It’s like setting the thermostat too high and making the air conditioner work harder than it needs to.

Intel has recommended that users switch to a different setting, known as “Intel Default Settings,” which is more like a balanced diet for the processor. It helps the processor perform well without overworking it. Unfortunately, some computers are not following these recommendations, which leads to the processor acting up.

For businesses, this means that the computers with these Intel processors might not be as reliable as expected. It’s important for companies to check their computer settings and make sure they’re using the recommended ones to avoid any disruptions in their work. Intel is working on fixing these issues, but in the meantime, a little attention to the right settings can go a long way in keeping business operations smooth, which is why you have us to keep you advised.

Whispering Dragons for the time being will try to shy away from Intel chips unless absolutely necessary for new hardware needs, but note this does not mean that they are banned (unlike the HP issue) and we will continue to work on both current and future versions as necessary.