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Intel and Motherboard Manufacturers Clash Over Stabilizing Troublesome i9 CPUs.

Manufacturers of motherboards have released BIOS upgrades recently in an effort to increase the stability of Intel 13th and 14th Gen i9 CPUs when they crash games. However, Intel is now requesting that players not use those settings after announcing last month that it was looking into these problems.

It appears that the firms can no longer agree on how to modify your CPU. The “Intel Baseline Profile,” which has “basic functionality” and “lower power limits,” is what motherboard manufacturers like Asus advise, while Intel advises you should choose a higher power profile based on your motherboard and chip.

Here is Anandtech’s complete statement from Intel:

The BIOS profiles, known as the “Intel Baseline Profile,” have been made available by several motherboard makers. These BIOS settings, however, are not the same as the “Intel Default Settings” suggestions that Intel recently sent to its partners in relation to the instability concerns that have been documented on K SKU CPUs from the 13th and 14th generations.

The power delivery guidelines that Intel previously supplied to manufacturers, outlining the several power delivery options for 13th and 14th Generation K SKU processors based on motherboard capabilities, appear to be the basis for these “Intel Baseline Profile” BIOS settings.

On boards with greater power delivery capabilities, Intel does not advise motherboard manufacturers to use “baseline” power delivery settings.

Combining thermal and power delivery features with a range of potential power delivery profiles depending on motherboard capabilities makes up Intel’s suggested “Intel Default Settings.”

Although motherboard manufacturers don’t state it clearly, turning on the default profile setting appeared to perform what customers were already doing on their own: downclock Intel CPUs. That may result in increased stability, but performance is also lost in the process.


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