- Dec 31, 2016
- AsrockZ270M Extreme4
- RX 560
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
There is an article on Ars Technica dated 19 January:Hi - my BIOS says the same as yours. I don't know much about the ME update process, and I think I'll wait until some of the experts post some advice somewhere on Tonymac..
Meltdown and Spectre: Good news for AMD users, (more) bad news for Intel
In part it says:
"The bad news: Intel has previously warned that the microcode update it issued to provide some processor-based mitigation for some kinds of Spectre attack was causing machines with Haswell and Broadwell processors to reboot. It turns out that the problems are more widespread than previously reported: the chip company is now saying that Ivy Bridge, Sandy Bridge, Skylake, and Kaby Lake systems are affected, too."
"What this means is that if you're lucky enough to have a system that is still being supported with firmware updates from its manufacturer ... you probably shouldn't install the firmware anyway."