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P51 Spectre/meltdown bios update

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P51 Spectre/meltdown bios update

#1 Post by kajencik » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:20 am

Hello everyone, great to be back to this wonderful community :)

I just recently got a P51 at work which I absolutely love (I really feel like it is the return to what made me to fall in love with thinkpads in the first place - IPS screen, efficient design, great cooling under load, perfect keyboard).

And I just saw the latest bios update in the lenovo update software which should address the spectre/meltdown vulnerabilities. This is definitely something I need to apply, but I would like to ask if anyone has tried this and maybe run some performance test before and after? I may do some myself, but given the nature of this (quite significant CPU microcode changes, etc), I feel like it might be better to just wait a few weeks...

What do you think?
W530 - i7-3720QM, 32GB RAM, K1000M, 240+256GB SSDs, 500 GB HDD, Full HD TN LCD, 9 cell battery (20 min)
P51 - i7-7820HQ, 32GB RAM, M2200, 512GB nvme SSD, Full HD IPS touch, 6 cell battery

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