Meltdown, spectre and old motherboard and CPU.

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast

  1. Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
       #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
      My Computers


  2. Posts : 550
    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot
    Thread Starter
       #12

    That's what worries me.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 626
    Latest Preview Build
       #13

    Maybe it’s a well thought out plan to cleanse the world of the older systems
    Makes good business sense
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 550
    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot
    Thread Starter
       #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.
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 62
    Windows 10 Home /Windows 7 Home
       #15

    bordi said:
    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.
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 1,503
    X
       #16

    And yet another Internet rumor takes root.
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 550
    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot
    Thread Starter
       #17

    MSI support have been in touch and double checked saying my mb is not affected which is re-assuring. But no BIOS update.
      My Computers


  8. Posts : 1,561
    Windows 10 Home 20H2 64-bit
       #18

    banger said:
    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
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 61,510
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #19
      My Computers


  10. Posts : 550
    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot
    Thread Starter
       #20

    banger said:
    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!
      My Computers


 

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:45.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums