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    windows 10 - free?

    Yep my W10 is free -- https://hardforum.com/threads/windows-10-reactivation-hassle.1951854/#post-1043415758
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    Microsoft Resumes Meltdown & Spectre Updates for AMD Devices

    Hello, Microsoft cannot harm your CPU, only their OS. But yeah, starting bid $500 for my quad Phenom II .
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    AMD shareholders sue AMD

    Here's a better 1-month chart:
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    New Tool Detects If Your PC Is Vulnerable To Meltdown And Spectre

    ... and my AMD laptop, completely un-patched as well: $ sudo ./spectre-meltdown-checker.sh Spectre and Meltdown mitigation detection tool v0.31 Checking for vulnerabilities against running kernel Linux 3.19.0-32-generic #37~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 22 09:41:40 UTC 2015 x86_64 CPU is AMD...
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    New Tool Detects If Your PC Is Vulnerable To Meltdown And Spectre

    Vulnerable, I have not installed updated BIOS or any kernel patches. $ sudo ./spectre-meltdown-checker.sh Spectre and Meltdown mitigation detection tool v0.31 Checking for vulnerabilities against running kernel Linux 4.11.12-041112-generic #201707210350 SMP Fri Jul 21 07:53:15 UTC 2017 x86_64...
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    UEFI BIOS Updates For Spectre

    The Asus list is showing updates for H170 bios version 2602, but it's not available. Why even bother if it's going to reduce performance? It's AMD from now on φuckers!
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    SSD Cooling - thermal pad

    Samsung has a PDF data sheet that describes thermal tolerance, and a quick description here.
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    SSD Cooling - thermal pad

    Samsung M.2 already comes with a heatspreader, adhesive label includes a thin layer of copper, read the spec.
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    Intel Publishes In-House Security Fix Benchmarks for Desktop

    A CPU hardware operation is replaced by OS software to overcome a design defect, more wait states, etc. A 10% hit sounds very optimistic.
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    New BIOS update for Asus H270 mobo

    I think I'm going to skip the patch for now, I'm worried it may bork my Linux, Asus officially does NOT support Linux. re. my OP, does the BIOS+Microcode update include the ME update?
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    Microsoft Meltdown/Spectre Patch May Bork Athlon Systems

    At no time should the OS bork your computer, of any vintage. Just install Linux Mint.
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    All Intel CPUs in last 10 yrs have critical bug to show protected kernel memory areas

    Thank you. I have 3 Skylakes and 1 Kabylake that I'm about to replace as soon as Ryzen APU is out. I won't even bother with the "patches". I even pressed my AMD FX-8350 back into service, feels nice & toasty right about now, lol. Also, I never liked the stupid Intel mobo pins that bend if you...
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    All Intel CPUs in last 10 yrs have critical bug to show protected kernel memory areas

    If you paid $300+ for a CPU with design defects, you'll notice and you won't forget either.
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    New BIOS update for Asus H270 mobo

    Two updates available, I’m pasting directly from Asus website. Does the BIOS+ Microcode update 1001 include the ME update? I’m running Linux and cannot run Windows executable for ME. Version 1001 2018/01/04 7.87 MBytes STRIX H270I GAMING BIOS 1001 1. Update CPU Microcode 2. Improve system...
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    CPU Usage Differences after Applying Meltdown Patch at Epic Games

    A while back Google Drive stopped rendering web pages, prompting you instead to download a copy and run it locally in your browser. So Google has obviously known for a while the JavaScript is a security risk for their servers. Intel & Google were keeping this private. But when others found it...
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