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How to check if im secure against the Spectre/Meltdown bug?


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#1 Jack562

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 04:57 PM

Specs:

Acer Aspire M3985 (2012)

PSU: XFX 550W

Windows 8.1

GPU: NVIDIA GTX 1070

CPU: Intel Core i7 3770

12 GB RAM

Motherboard: Intel B75

 

So I've been getting freezes/crashes when I'm gaming. I made a thread here: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/666843/pc-freezing-when-gaming/

 

The user usasma recommended to me that I'd also post here.

 

I've updated my BIOS from Acer but they haven't rolled out a new one yet for the bug. What can I do more to know if I'm secure?



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#2 Didier Stevens

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 06:19 PM

You will have to wait for the firmware update for your BIOS/UEFI with the microcode for your CPU.


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