Ridiculous Gigabyte BIOS Support vs. Spectre / Meltdown Solved

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  1.    10 Apr 2018 #1

    Ridiculous Gigabyte BIOS Support vs. Spectre / Meltdown


    People with older Gigabyte motherboards may be interested in my exchange with Gigabyte support below. It appears they will supply new BIOSs for Spectre / Meltdown when ready on request but not publish them on the Gigabyte support page. How very bizarre!
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       10 Apr 2018 #2

    I don't think Gigabyte is the only one who does this to be honest. It's the norm for board manufacturers to stop updating the support page for chipsets that's being - or already are - discontinued. This Spectre vulnerability case is quite unique and I agree with you that the importance of the issue should take over any form of support policy the company has. On the positive side though you got the BIOS update. :)
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  3.    10 Apr 2018 #3

    Oh my! How can I contact Gigabyte Support? could you please share the link

    I have a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 (rev. 1.0)

    Thanks
    Camelia
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  4.    10 Apr 2018 #4

    camelia said: View Post
    Oh my! How can I contact Gigabyte Support? could you please share the link

    I have a Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 (rev. 1.0)

    Thanks
    Camelia
    I use Gigabyte e Support here https://esupport.gigabyte.com/Login/

    You need to register before you ask questions. The new BIOS they sent me in their support email does now protect against Spectre. There must be thousands of users around the world using older unprotected Gigabyte motherboards since the firm can't be arsed to copy the new BIOS to their support page.
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  5.    18 Apr 2018 #5

    I contacted them for a z77x-ud5h-wb(rev 1.0), got a reply back with an f16k bios attached.
    Haven't installed it yet (just replaced a failed psu today).
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  6.    18 Apr 2018 #6

    Steve C said: View Post
    I use Gigabyte e Support here https://esupport.gigabyte.com/Login/

    You need to register before you ask questions. The new BIOS they sent me in their support email does now protect against Spectre. There must be thousands of users around the world using older unprotected Gigabyte motherboards since the firm can't be arsed to copy the new BIOS to their support page.
    Thanks for that. Using that info I recontacted GB & they linked me to an update for a GA-B85M-D3H MB. I'm curious why they don't post the updates on the web support pages.
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  7.    19 Apr 2018 #7

    paulco said: View Post
    I contacted them for a z77x-ud5h-wb(rev 1.0), got a reply back with an f16k bios attached.
    Haven't installed it yet (just replaced a failed psu today).
    Thanks for your tip. GB have just sent a F16K BIOS for my standard Ga-Z77X-UD5H board. It's astonishing they don't post the the updated BIOS on the support web site.
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  8.    19 Apr 2018 #8

    Gigabyte's response to me about not having the updates freely available at their web site was: It should get updated on our website as well soon. we normally start with the more recent models and work the way back
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  9.    19 Apr 2018 #9

    I don't see the big issue with this, to be honest. Your average home user isn't going to care and doesn't understand BIOS updates. Flip that over to power users, and many of us don't see much of a need to "fix" this at home. It's a big deal in the corporate space, but I'm not worried about it on my home computers.
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  10.    19 Apr 2018 #10

    I'm glad I seen this thread. I've been patiently waiting for a bios update and it seems I would still be waiting. I just sent my support ticket for the update. Thanks!
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