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Meltdown/Spectre Firmware/Bios for Homebuilt PC


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#1 GreenSparrow

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:35 PM

I have a homebuilt workstation using an Intel motherboard and an Intel Processor (Sandy Bridge Xeon and S1200BTL). Am I just...completely out of luck for updates to address Meltdown and Spectre because this didn't come from an OEM, or will Intel release updates for their own hardware?

 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 02:08 PM

No, it will depend of the company that made your motherboard.

 

For example, I just had a look at ASUS, and they are releasing BIOS updates with microcode updates (released by Intel). https://www.asus.com/us/support/FAQ/1035291

But you could be out of luck, when your motherboard manufacturer doesn't release new BIOS updates.

 

Although your OS could also help. What OS do you run on your workstation, Windows or Linux?


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 02:23 PM

This is, in this case my motherboard is actually an Intel branded motherboard.






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