Intel chip vulnerability lets hackers easily hijack fleets of PCs

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  1. Enthousiast

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    #21 Enthousiast, May 12, 2017
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  2. Enthousiast

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    I saw 2 i7 2600 cpu's, one not vulnerable and one vulnerable, so must be the system it's in, dunno.
     
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  3. MS_User

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    im pretty sure their millions of this older I5 I7 all over the world with this vulnerability at the hands of people that arent tech sabby and dont even know their machines are expose to this. intel has known this for years and done nothing about it....scammers.
     
  4. WindowsGeek

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    i check with dell and no BIOS update for my model....i dont think their going to release firmware update for a outdated model.
     
  5. Hadron-Curious

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    Those are premium laptops. It is very baffling to see that after spending huge amount of cash to buy a system and finding out it is not secure due to flaws coming from intel.

    Meanwhile, I have been a fan of the Dell XPS variants with infinity edge and now I am beginning to loose my enthusiams for them. Often times I have recommended them to friends. This is really disapointing from Intel.
     
  6. GOD666

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    I really wish they would publish a list of CPU's affected by this. If you're looking to build a computer, you should know ahead of time on what NOT to buy into, as opposed to buying into something and discover only once it is too late. I do not like that you have to scan to find out when I do not even yet have the CPU. I'd like to know now and avoid the problem. :(:mad::(
     
  7. Michaela Joy

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    Mine checks out ok. :)
     
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    #33 GOD666, May 24, 2017
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    The prices on those have actually gone down and you should ignore the suggested retail value you see on Intel's website. I can get that CPU brand new for $200 or used for $100, for example. The motherboard new for $120 or used for $50. It all depends on where you're looking. ;)

    It's actually the RAM that will be the most costly. Sadly buying 18 single sticks of 8 GB DDR-3 ECC Ram is not cheap.
     
  9. Hadron-Curious

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    #34 Hadron-Curious, May 24, 2017
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    Seriously, that is good! Where do you buy your hardware from? I am very curious to know. However, the retail price for the i7 to that Intel Xeon E5 is more than $300 USD. The motherboard is about $100 USD, a good Casing would be about $100 USD. PSU, Cooler, GPU, SSD, Fan, SATA cables, HDD, would cost over $800 USD. The RAM 144GB might hit $1200 USD. That is $2400 USD. I am being modest with my pricing hoping where you purchase your hardware you can bargain for a price or perhaps haggle over it. If I am going to put the electricity cost of running the system into perspective you would be running it above $2500.00USD. That is not on the cheaper side of things.
     
  10. GOD666

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  11. Tiger-1

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    Hi GOD666 how are you dude :) I think is time to upgrade for new AMD Ryzen, well for a while I'm still using AMD A10 7850 and very happy :p
     
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  12. GOD666

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    When the Ryzen 9 comes out and the price is lower than the release price, as well as all the needed hardware surrounding it, perhaps then I'll consider it.
     
  13. Hadron-Curious

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    AMD has frustrated my effort to buy Ryzen 7 1800X in my country. I can't even imagine something like processor would be a very scarce commodity in this contemporary time. I have given up after searching many computer hardware markets.