Windows 10: Ridiculous Gigabyte BIOS Support vs. Spectre / Meltdown


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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       1 Week Ago #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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    Windows 10 Home Fall Creators Update 64-bit
       1 Week Ago #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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    Windows 10 x64 bits
       1 Week Ago #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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       1 Week Ago #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.    1 Day Ago #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.    1 Day Ago #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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       47 Minutes Ago #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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