Windows 10: Intel Security Issue Update: Progress Continues on Firmware Updates

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    WinX Pro x64 IP current
       16 Feb 2018 #40

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,



    Modern machines tend to use less power than older ones. To me a 1500VA UPS is more than ample. I can even hook up several desktop pc's to that without any problem at all.

    That said, the powergrid is pretty stable across most of Europe nowadays.

    I usually flash the bios of my machines from within the bios itself. Much less chance of anything interfering there.



    Cheers,
    Well, it depends on what you use the machine for....

    And I want ample time to be able to do things like send me alerts via SMS, email, and power down my machines with ample time before the battery runs out (I typically set it for a high threshold so that there is still a lot of power left for the networking equipment during extended outages - which, TBH, has been well over a year now, in the seriously wicked ice storms from late 2015 - early 2016 we experienced here.

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,



    On APC here as well. Great stuff that.

    Cheers,
    Agreed. I can't ever see me running any other UPS.

    simrick said: View Post
    I have probably only flashed about a dozen and a half BIOS altogether. One (Dell) went south on me. I've been gun shy ever since.
    I can understand that. All it takes is once.
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  2.    20 Mar 2018 #41

    How long do you think it takes intel to produce these mine has been on the production list according to that pdf on there page since march 6th , when do you think it will be out i hope soon.
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    Windows 10 Pro X64
       20 Mar 2018 #42

    Finally got a BIOS update today that seems to have fixed mine, at least according to InSpectre.
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  4.    20 Mar 2018 #43

    I have BIOS/UEFI fixes in for 2 separate Sandy Bridge (7 year old) laptops and a newer Haswell server from Lenovo. They also committed to providing updates for an older Wolfdale system soon.

    Gigabyte is disappointing me with a Haswell MB. No word, no feedback - nada.
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  5.    21 Mar 2018 #44

    I have had two bios updates for my Haswell-E Gigabyte mobo, the last one on March 13th.
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  6.    21 Mar 2018 #45

    Still nothing for my Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H
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  7.    21 Mar 2018 #46

    eLPuSHeR said: View Post
    I have had two bios updates for my Haswell-E Gigabyte mobo, the last one on March 13th.
    Still nothing from Asus that I have seen for mine (X99A-II) , even the FAQ on Meltdown/Spectre goes 404
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    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       21 Mar 2018 #47

    Kbird said: View Post
    Still nothing from Asus that I have seen for mine (X99A-II) , even the FAQ on Meltdown/Spectre goes 404
    Hi,
    Not sure about the 404 I haven't tried
    I did update to bios 3801 for my x99 sabertooth still no fix issued not sure what asus's issue is but best not to rush I'm in no hurry :)
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 w/ Start 10
       21 Mar 2018 #48

    xips said: View Post
    I have BIOS/UEFI fixes in for 2 separate Sandy Bridge (7 year old) laptops and a newer Haswell server from Lenovo. They also committed to providing updates for an older Wolfdale system soon.
    I hope they keep that commitment on the Wolfdale processors. I have a Wolfdale PC from 2008, and it has proven completely fine for modern-day web browsing and the like since I swapped in an SSD several years ago. I'm guessing Intel decided to work with MS to update any CPU that's supported by the current Windows 10 release.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1803 17134.137
       21 Mar 2018 #49

    Nothing from Asus for my Asus G11CD system
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