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Spectre/Meltdown BIOS Update still necessary?

tippytipper
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Hi, I know Spectre/Meltdown is quite old news, but I was wondering if it's still necessary to update my BIOS?

 

I've seen a patch is available for my Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI and I've been waiting to see if there have been any reports of problems before patching.

 

I've read that Windows is already getting around Spectre/Meltdown so I was wondering if it's still worth doing?

I would assume I would already be experiencing the slight reduction of performance as Windows is already doing this?

 

Any help or advice is very welcome.

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16 minutes ago, tippytipper said:

I've read that Windows is already getting around Spectre/Meltdown

Only if the BIOS-update is there.

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17 minutes ago, tippytipper said:

Hi, I know Spectre/Meltdown is quite old news, but I was wondering if it's still necessary to update my BIOS?

 

I've seen a patch is available for my Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI and I've been waiting to see if there have been any reports of problems before patching.

 

I've read that Windows is already getting around Spectre/Meltdown so I was wondering if it's still worth doing?

I would assume I would already be experiencing the slight reduction of performance as Windows is already doing this?

 

Any help or advice is very welcome.

The patch contained within Windows is almost effectively useless and only addresses meltdown.

 

Without the patched BIOS you are still at risk for Spectre.

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1 minute ago, WereCatf said:

Only if the BIOS-update is there.

For Spectre, yes. For meltdown, no that's part of the Windows update.

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Thanks to everyone for the advice.

 

I will apply the patch; fingers' crossed.

 

Update: patch is fine, no real noticable difference in performance ?

 

 

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