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Windows: How to get latest CPU microcode without modding the BIOS

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by mbk1969, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. tsunami231

    tsunami231 Ancient Guru

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    you have to reboot between enabling and disable it threw inspectre last i checked
     
  2. Chastity

    Chastity Maha Guru

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    Yep, you need to reboot after toggling/enabling.
     
  3. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    Thanks guys. After turning my PC off overnight and back on this morning, I found that inSpectre now tells me I have protection against Meltdown and Spectre flaws. Normally, you get told when you have to restart your PC for things to get enabled but I guess the coders of inSpectre didn't bother with that.

    So if you disable the Spectre protection then does performance return to how it was before I installed the microcode update? In other words, do you only lose a small amount of performance by enabling the protection or is the performance already lost by installing the microcode update itself?
     
  4. mbk1969

    mbk1969 Ancient Guru

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    It should not.
     

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