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Zeroed85
04-19-2021, 09:36 AM
Unprotected with 10900K + XIII Hero

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BigJohnny
04-20-2021, 02:31 AM
Firstly what BIOS rev. Thats all in the microcode.
Secondly I run a new BIOS that has been modded with an older microcode on purpose. These cause a significant performance hit. A bit surprised that You have this with a fairly recent chip. When you installed your OS did you install the chipset drivers first followed by Intel MEI before anything else?

onnair
04-20-2021, 01:52 PM
+1 Me too

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BigJohnny
04-21-2021, 01:17 AM
I personally woulndt worry about it unless you are running an enterprise server with sensitive data.
Did you try the "Enable Meltdown Protection button?
Like I said mine is disabled by choice. Too much of a performance hit. If someone can get past my primary router and figure out which port the secondary router is DLNAd though with a hardware firewall in between and all my sensitive data on encrypted drives then they can have at it. I gave my primary IP to an IT friend and asked him to see if he could get in. Didn't get past the first router.


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Zeroed85
04-21-2021, 09:58 AM
I personally woulndt worry about it unless you are running an enterprise server with sensitive data.
Did you try the "Enable Meltdown Protection button?
Like I said mine is disabled by choice. Too much of a performance hit. If someone can get past my primary router and figure out which port the secondary router is DLNAd though with a hardware firewall in between and all my sensitive data on encrypted drives then they can have at it. I gave my primary IP to an IT friend and asked him to see if he could get in. Didn't get past the first router.


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Fair enough but some people may want to have all the protection. If it's a microcode issue I guess Asus should investigate it?