Intel ME Firmware (SA-00086) security flaw

Discussion in '2015+ Alienware 13 / 15 / 17' started by VICKYGAMEBOY, Nov 24, 2017.

  1. Papusan

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    Nope. @Falkentyne fixed his Msi TurdBook with Win-Raids tool and the MSI barbones is fixed with Prema's tool. Haven't checked if Gigabyte and Asus can be fixed with one or another tool.
     
  2. Vasudev

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    Maybe older BIOS had unlocked MEFW update option.
    @VICKYGAMEBOY tried mei 11.8 and his motherboard was acting strange, he lost his windows license and throttling issues.
     
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  3. Papusan

    Papusan JOKEBOOKS = That sucks! Dont wast your $$ on FILTH

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    We both know Dell/Dellienware ****ed up firmware for their models from early 2013 and further forward. Started with my own model AW17 (last AW 17 model with pure socket hardware). They screwed AW 18 damn hard with power cap. The reason @Mr. Fox trashed all his Alienwares. Even his beloved Alienware M18x R2 was thrown out of his home!!
     
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  4. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    Yup... just like Jack Sparrow... I washed my hands of the weirdness. @Prema made it easy to kick them to the curb.



    As far as the crippling crap goes...
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    You do know I joined the forum on April 2016 and wan't aware of this. If I would have known, I have booked the new PC from the US/Dubai and go there personally just to fetch it or even will have got it from Hidevolution.
     
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  6. Papusan

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    One of the reason forum is better than review sites... You can get better and more correct info on everything:)
     
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    Maybe I should start a youtube channel and make some cash to buy BGA laptops and bash them where it really hurts so that we get a desktop chip on portable computers.
     
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    im just not sure why they cant make the socket thin.. its not that tough.. or is BGA boards really cheap to mass produce ?? problem is they dont want to move back to sockets..
     
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    Its a money minting machine. The lifetime of BGA will max out at 4-5 yrs on a rough/heavy usage with proper cooling mods and repastes/repads.
    We need extended warranty coverage of 5 yrs like EU (UK, Norway are few examples) in India, that why if it fails we can exchange it or ask for full refund.
     
  10. Papusan

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    Can't make Socket thin as BGA Junk. Next gen Intel Trash will be more like this...1.7mm. Then think/imagine what direction the OEM's will go....
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    Give a damn in 5 years warranty and use same warranty as today, but with proper socket hardware. Problem solved:vbthumbsup:
     
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