What is a processor microcode update SoftPaq and how is
Typical processors download code from the BIOS during initialization referred to as microcode. If a
new, supported processor is installed in the Business PC that requires a microcode currently not
adequately provided by the BIOS, the BIOS issues a POST warning: 1801-Microcode Update Error.
To add this microcode to the BIOS, a processor microcode SoftPaq is provided to update the BIOS.
Processor microcode changes can be updated in the BIOS without having to change the entire BIOS.
Binary file microcode image is uXX_MMmm.bin, where the u indicates microcode, XX is the general
BIOS family, MM is major version, and mm is the minor version. Microcode updates can only be
accomplished by using Flashbin.exe utility.