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Intel confirms its Spectre/Meltdown patch is causing computers to reboot spontaneously

By Kenny Yeo - on 23 Jan 2018, 10:32am

Intel confirms its Spectre/Meltdown patch is causing computers to reboot spontaneously

(Image source: Intel)

Intel has more problems. After discovering the Spectre/Meltdown exploits, the company swiftly rolled out patches to fix the problem.

That the patches could potentially result in huge performance hits was bad enough, but now some users are reporting that their systems are rebooting spontaneously after applying the patch.

Navin Shenoy, executive vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group, said in a post that they have identified the cause and that they recommend users to stop using the current patch as "they may introduce higher than expected reboots and other unpredictable system behavior."

Finally, he ended the note by apologizing and reassuring that Intel is "working around the clock" to address these issues.

In summary, if you have yet to patch your system, hold off and wait for a newer update from Intel.

You can read the full note from Intel in the link below.

Source: Intel

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