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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:39 am 
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First the Apple battery slowdown scandal, now this from Intel.
This actually sounds like a pretty big deal since it is so widespread and involves the CPU core "protected memory".


http://www.businessinsider.com/microsof ... ity-2018-1

"The processor security flaw that has the tech world abuzz is already being fixed for Windows computers — but the fix doesn't completely solve the problem, and right now it's only available for those running the latest version of the operating system.

The security flaw affects Intel, AMD, and ARM processors. It's been widely reported that fixing it could require most PCs to take a sizable performance hit. " :VeryScared:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:48 am 
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If you are running Win 7 and have an AMD processor (which is less affected by the flaw above) you may want to wait on the MSFT updates. Blue screens on reboots are being reported for AMD machines. (Check computer, system properties).

https://www.askwoody.com/2018/multiple- ... b-4056894/

"Multiple reports of blue screens (BSODs) 0X000000C4 when installing the January Win7 Monthly Rollup KB 4056894 "


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:56 am 
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Hopefully you have automatic updates restricted, MSFT pulls back Jan. updates for AMD machines. I saw mine show up yesterday, and then it disappeared this AM.

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3 ... uters.html

"After five days of debilitating blue screens on AMD machines, Microsoft pulled the buggy patches very early Tuesday morning. More problems remain."

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cybe ... SKBN1EY17X


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:17 am 
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I have a Intel i7 core. I've never been impressed with the AMD

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:04 am 
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Intel machines tend to be more high performance for the workplace, AMD are more the consumers low end stuff, mostly ok for home use and internet surfing.

This article goes into more techie detail about these two bugs, meltdown and spectre.

https://www.wired.com/story/critical-in ... computers/

My view is to always wait a few weeks on these updates from MSFT, they tend to use home users as guinea pigs to test their monthly updates. Harder to do with Win 10 which updates automatically. Although you can set your wifi to "metered" which supposedly slows down windows 10 updates.

The real fixes will come later anyway, with BIOS firmware updates from Intel AMD etc. via your hardware mfr.


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