Microsoft releases "out of band" update to disable Spectre attack protection

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Microsoft released an update this weekend that disables protection against the second Spectre attack because it causes issues with Intel BIOS updates. The problems can cause higher than expected reboots and other unpredictable system behavior. Eventually the issue could result in data loss or data corruption.

Glad I went from iNtel to Ryzen at least I won’t have iNtel CPU problems. This will more or less get people to upgrade one way or another and not trust iNtel to fix their own created Problems.

The Ryzon 2’s are out in a few months, this fiasco should boost their sales (and premium pricing) nicely. I would be much more likely to upgrade to R2 if the RAM costs weren’t so high atm.