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A new chapter in the soap opera between Intel and motherboard manufacturers is being written, with the tech giant asking its commercial partners to implement the default BIOS configuration to avoid problems on 13th and 14th Generation CPUs.

With this move, the company determines that everyone establishes their recommendations as a standard – taking motherboards and not giving a greater boost to processors as we saw recently.

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The BIOS already had the “Extreme” configuration for 13th and 14th Generation Intel CPUs – increasing the power consumption limit and causing instability in the chips. This resulted in several crashes in games, applications and even the dreaded “Blue Screen of Death” on PCs.

It is stated that Intel will make a public statement on May 15th, explaining more details about the problem and its actions to resolve it. Motherboard manufacturers have until May 31, 2024 to implement the changes recommended by the corporation.

It is also revealed that the company will take a stricter approach towards BIOS configuration standards on motherboards and pre-built systems.

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Intel requests that by the end of the month, motherboard manufacturers provide end users with a default BIOS profile that complies with recommended settings.

* Suggested profile name “Intel Default Settings”;

*Intel asks consumers to implement “Intel Default Settings” profile as BIOS default by May 31, 2024;

Intel strongly advises consumers to change the default BIOS configuration to ensure operations in accordance with our recommended settings

Intel needs to review its movement

However, if you analyze the situation in depth, you will see that in Intel’s own guides it is described that the chips must be configured as “Extreme” – thus bringing a big leap in their performance. In other words, the manufacturers just “followed the manual”.

In simple terms, Intel’s “Extreme” configuration sets the chips at 253W (PL1/PL2). However, with the “Baseline” standard, they will continue with a consumption of 125W/188W (PL1/PL2) and limited performance. This would also make the Z790 and Z690 motherboard models unviable – as their potential would not be used.


It is notable that both Intel and motherboard manufacturers will receive a barrage of complaints with these changes, which despite solving the problems, will not deliver what they promised in terms of performance in relation to their processors. In other words: more confusion and problems will come later.


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