Has the update to stop Meltdown and Spectre been pushed yet?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by RemixDeluxe, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. RemixDeluxe

    RemixDeluxe MDL Novice

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    The reason I ask is because I would prefer not to install the update since I would prefer not to take a hit in CPU performance. My PC is locked in a room where no one else physically enters and only I have access. On top of that I don't visit unusual places and download random nonsense or click on ads. I also run Malwarebytes and Bitdefender. With that said I do my best to practice good PC security and use strong passwords across all sign ins I use but regardless I just don't feel the need to take an update thats there to protect me at the cost of CPU performance. Why else should I install the update assuming its already out?

    P.S. I've also turned off sleep mode on my Windows 10 PC because whenever I log back in to wake it up my PC would freeze and I was told it was because of the OS being installed on a SSD. I don't know if this specific bug has been patched but I've been off sleep mode since and just turn off my PC when I'm don't using it for the day.
     
  2. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Yes

    you can't escape it for Windows 10, unless you stopped to install any cumulative after 2017-12 for good
     
  3. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    hmm I make check here and no issues thanks AMD (without fanboysm ;))
     
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  4. hceeler

    hceeler MDL Member

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    yes it was pushed, well, you can delay it, by disabling the update service and making your connection metered, but the meltdown patch wont slow down you performance (at least not on a perceived level) ...i was concerned as well, but i made the update (kb4056892) , and went well, just make sure you're antivirus add the reg key required...
    the Spectre patch is the one you should be worried about (that if your manufacturer provided a patch) , that patch will be a Bios update (hw level) so it will have some effect on pr
     
  5. hceeler

    hceeler MDL Member

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    yeah man, all my life i used to buy AMD, and the one time i change to intel this s**t happens lol
     
  6. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    right ok dude although I don't use AV since long long time ;):p
     
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  7. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    It saddens me that a feature in a CPU, designed to give the user better performance, is now being used
    against that same user.
     
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  8. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    yep fantastic comment MJ:clap3::good3:
     
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