Public bug reported:

I have an I7-6850k machine Asus X99-A motherboard, 128GB memory with
Artful 17.10 installed.  The official clock speed of this processor is
3.6 Ghz, I have it clocked at 4.3 Ghz, however, if I install the intel-
microcode package, the machine ignores the BIOS settings and reverts to
3.6 Ghz.  Since this package is necessary from a security perspective
I'm stuck with either being insecure or losing an enormous amount of

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
Package: intel-microcode (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-32.35-lowlatency 4.13.13
Uname: Linux 4.13.0-32-lowlatency x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu3.7
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: MATE
Date: Fri Feb  9 13:04:14 2018
InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-05-05 (280 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-MATE 17.04 "Zesty Zapus" - Release amd64 (20170412)
SourcePackage: intel-microcode
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to artful on 2017-10-20 (112 days ago)

** Affects: intel-microcode (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug artful

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  intel-microcode when installed on an i7-6850k based system running
  Artful breaks overclock

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