Windows 10: Meltdown, spectre and old motherboard and CPU.

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  1.    07 Jan 2018 #11

    Hey Banger,
    I tried updating the micro code using that on my old E5700 (Gateway SX2801 in specs) and it wasn't applicable. I think those of us with old cpus/hardware are SOL, since it's very doubtful we'll be getting a BIOS update to go along with MS Updates, etc
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       07 Jan 2018 #12

    That's what worries me.
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  3.    07 Jan 2018 #13

    Maybe it’s a well thought out plan to cleanse the world of the older systems
    Makes good business sense
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       08 Jan 2018 #14

    I've contacted MSI support and they are asking what is the problem with the motherboard so I have replied with a brief description of Meltdown and fingers crossed they understand.
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       09 Jan 2018 #15

    bordi said: View Post
    Maybe it’s a well thought out plan to cleanse the world of the older systems
    Makes good business sense
    You know it sounds outrageous to us ordinary consumers, but I really do wonder if this is some kind of scam, I wouldn't put anything past these large corporations today. There have also been many recalls that I am suspect of, anything from dehumidifiers, to fire extinguishers, and everything in between..... especially when safety is involved, they know that most people will simply act and not look much further into things.

    When planned obsolescence doesn't go as the brass tacks planned. I wouldn't doubt this kind of nefarious activity at all.
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       09 Jan 2018 #16

    And yet another Internet rumor takes root.
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       09 Jan 2018 #17

    MSI support have been in touch and double checked saying my mb is not affected which is re-assuring. But no BIOS update.
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       09 Jan 2018 #18

    banger said: View Post
    MSI support have been in touch and double checked saying my mb is not affected which is re-assuring. But no BIOS update.
    I don't know what MSI support told you, but I can assure you that your CPU is affected by Spectre variant 2 and a CPU microcode is needed. Meltdown and Spectre 1 is mitigated with the latest Windows Update:

    Understanding performance impact of Spectre and Meltdown mitigations - Windows 10 Forums
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       09 Jan 2018 #20

    banger said: View Post
    MSI support have been in touch and double checked saying my mb is not affected which is re-assuring. But no BIOS update.
    They told me my motherboard is too old to be updated so I run the risk of AV not catching anything or get a new machine which I dont really have the money to do!
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