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Windows 7: Meltdown Spectre Information

27 Aug 2018   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Meltdown Spectre Information

I took care of the Meltdown issue a while back if I remember correctly. Now I see that there is a BIOS Update with the Intel Microcode Update at my vendor's site.

Dell Inspiron 660s Processor, Intel i3-3240

I didn't see any other Sticky articles here about this here, and did a search in the toolbar here, but all the articles were old. Has anyone applied this patch for Spectre on similar hardware? So far performance has been good, though the little InSpectre Tool says it took a hit. I don't care so much about Performance as I do this BIOS Update breaking things, or making them unliveable. I tend not to believe in all the hype of all this so want to be carefull applying this type of stuff. I lived with it this long without issue...

Thanks, N7

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