Windows 10: Protect your Windows devices against Spectre and Meltdown

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  1.    09 Mar 2018 #70

    I got an e-mail from HP last night (Critical Alert) telling me that the patch for my 5 years old laptop is ready. I updated the bios and all is working perfect. But to be honest I am a little skeptical and maybe even regret patching it. I wonder if as a private user who browses few sites and do some gaming it was worth the performance loss. The intel mess up downgraded these older computers and pushed them back as if they were another year or 2 years older.

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  2.    09 Mar 2018 #71

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    My PC seems to be protected, and that is with the ASUS 1003 BIOS from 2. January :)
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  3.    09 Mar 2018 #72

    Hi,

    Micro code updates are still in beta testing for a large number of cpu's.
    There's good chance that once Intel gives MS the green light these updates will come in the form of a KB just as they have done for most of the Skylake cpu's.
    The older the cpu the more likely this scenario is going to be as OEMs can no longer be bothered to update these BIOS's etc.

    Cheers,
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       13 Mar 2018 #73

    Article in first post updated by Microsoft on March 13th 2018.
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       22 May 2018 #74

    Microsoft updated KB4073757 article on first post on May 21, 2018.
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       02 Jul 2018 #75

    Microsoft updated this KB4073757 article on first post on June 29, 2018.
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       2 Weeks Ago #76

    Hmmmm.
    Hey Shawn,
    This Spectre crap is getting to be so bad, that Judas Priest had to sing about it on their newest album that came out a short time ago

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       2 Weeks Ago #77

    Just a note about the video, if you have seen the videos of example of meltdown/spectre being used to access the CPU's memory, and how picture and video files look, it's like in this video.

    Also listen to the lyrics.
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       2 Weeks Ago #78

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  10.    1 Week Ago #79

    For those still using an X58 Motherboard there is a Forum Member "Regeneration" on the TPU Forums who as a Community Service is updating all brands of X58 Motherboard Bios's as he has time , Including Asus, MSI,Gigabyte,EVGA,DFI etc etc

    Meltdown and Spectre Patched BIOS for X58 Motherboards | TechPowerUp Forums

    Ask questions over there , I think he is also taking requests ......as always , this is just a heads up and you do any

    Bios flashing at your Own Risk

    KB
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