MSI X99S XPOWER AC Spectre/Meltdown BIOS?

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  1. sk3tch

    sk3tch [H]ard|Gawd

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    Hey guys,

    Back in January MSI put out a press release that they were coming out with a new BIOS for a ton of mobos - including my X99S XPOWER AC - http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/msi-releases-bios-updates-to-address-recent-vulberabilities.html - however, the firmware mentioned (E7881IMS.1C0) is nowhere to be found (even on their beta BIOS forum - last updated in 2014).

    The latest BIOS posted in the official spot is from around 2 years ago - https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/X99S-XPOWER-AC.

    Has anyone heard anything from MSI or know what's up? Is this board being abandoned? My ASROCK X99 Extreme4 had an update...disappointing to not see anything yet from MSI considering how much I've invested in their hardware (GTX 1070 Ti Platinum, GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z, this board, GS65 laptop...and that's just currently)...

    Thanks!
     
  2. hititnquitit

    hititnquitit Limp Gawd

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    i would start a new thread in their forum. the mods there have access to lots of goodies that they dont let the public know about.
     
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  3. Sausagetime

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    While you are waiting, you could lookup and try the microcode patches that Microsoft put out for Windows. That would accomplish the same goal.
     
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  4. rgMekanic

    rgMekanic [H]ard|News Staff Member

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    Interestingly, I have the same board, and I reached out to them a while back to see what was up

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  5. Evil Scooter

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    Running on the BETA version for my MSI X99 Raider.. probably won't be long till they update the rest.

    Version
    7885vP64 (Beta version)
    Release Date
    2018-05-04
    File Size
    6.13 MB
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    Description
    - Update Intel Micro code for security vulnerabilities
    Note: MSI do not recommend updating the BIOS unless it is necessary
     
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  6. rgMekanic

    rgMekanic [H]ard|News Staff Member

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    Bios is finally out, I have yet to install it, kinda want to do some before and after benchmarks

    https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/X99S-XPOWER-AC

    Description
    - Improved memory compatibility.
    - Improved USB compatibility.
    - Fix MSI Clutch GM60/GM70 mouse cursor jump in windows and BIOS when DPI set over 1000Mhz.
    - Update Intel Micro code for security vulnerabilities


    I'm excited for the USB compatibility, mine drop randomly for a split second here and there, been thinking its the board on it's way out, maybe this will fix it
     
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  7. sk3tch

    sk3tch [H]ard|Gawd

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    Thank you for the heads up! Applied it to my system - no ill effects thus far.

    EDIT: not only no ill effects, I was finally able to fully utilize my 32GB of G.Skill 2800MHz DDR4...

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    Will be posting a multi-hour Intel XTU OC test to verify stability here in a few min. This is like having a new PC!!!

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  8. hititnquitit

    hititnquitit Limp Gawd

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    thanks for letting us know how it worked for you guys!
     
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  10. sk3tch

    sk3tch [H]ard|Gawd

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