A lot of questions about the HP Elitebook 8770W

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  1. R3n

    R3n Notebook Enthusiast

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    Have you tried this yet?

    Have you tried a legacy OS?
    Also, how is DDR3 at 1866 working out?
     
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    mirage_bg Notebook Deity

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    Yes, I’ve tried it, won’t work.
    1866 DDR3 is working perfectly. Even 2133 is working , but not fully stable.
     
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    R3n Notebook Enthusiast

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    Should I go for an Alienware 980M or a MSI 980M? The Alienware is about $30 cheaper, but I don't know if there's anything I need to be aware of with this.
     
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    Both will work without problems on 8770W, just get the cheaper one.
     
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    Does anyone know what the first BIOS version with Spectre and Meltdown patches is?

    I'd like to have maximum performance, and I'd like to know what versions I should avoid

    Edit: F.66 Rev.A appears to be the last BIOS before January 2018, when Spectre was discovered.
    Leaving a link, and a .html that you can use to confirm the MD5 of the file

    http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp81001-81500/sp81416.exe

    ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp81001-81500/sp81416.html

    Also, if these links ever die, I've archived the BIOS using archive.org. The site hates ftp://, so I was unable to archive the .html file

    Edit 2: I've archived every BIOS update on archive.org
     
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2020
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