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  1.    2 Weeks Ago #11
    Join Date : Oct 2016
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    Win10 Home x64 - 1709

    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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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #12
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 389
    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot
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    That's what worries me.
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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #13
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 398
    Preview Build 17074

    Maybe it’s a well thought out plan to cleanse the world of the older systems
    Makes good business sense
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #14
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 389
    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot
    Thread Starter

    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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  5.    2 Weeks Ago #15
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 51
    Windows 10 Home /Windows 7 Home

    Quote Originally Posted by bordi 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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  6.    1 Week Ago #16
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 254
    Windows 10

    And yet another Internet rumor takes root.
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  7.    1 Week Ago #17
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 389
    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot
    Thread Starter

    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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  8.    1 Week Ago #18
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 100
    Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by banger 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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  9.    1 Week Ago #19
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17074
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  10.    1 Week Ago #20
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 389
    Windows 10 Pro x86 and x64 dual boot
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    Quote Originally Posted by banger 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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