Spectre and Meltdown: kb4056892 Fix causing AMD Issues, seem to be only older AMD Processors

There were news stories  out this morning about kb4056892 ( Microsoft’s Patch for Spectre and Meltdown ) bricking AMD chips.

In reading them, it was hard to get a sense of how REAL of an issue this is, since media is great at propagating Fear Uncertainty and Doubt. None of the major stories on this I have read so far gives any metrics or any specifics.

So.. I got my own –  It seems the source of all the FUD in the media on this is coming from this Microsoft answers forum:  I had some time to comb through 13  pages on the forum get some samples, and it appears all of these reported issues are Consumer based AMDs, ( samples from the forum below) are older Athlon Series, released by AMD in 2005 – 2006 – and Turion, also released in 2005:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ and windows 10 pro
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+, Asus MB
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ and Asus M3N78 Mb
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400+ BBE, Asus MB
AMD Althlon 64 x2 5000+
ten years old AMD Athlon X2 64
Athlon X2 4200+
AMD processor Athlon 64 X2 6000+ and Win10 Home 32-bit
Athlon X2 5600 (Brisbane) W10 64 bit Home
Athlon 64 X2 6000 (Windsor) W10 64 bit Pro machine
indows 10 x64 Pro Build (1709 16299.125) with an HP Pavilion Entertainment PC DV2-2116WM with AMD Turion 64 X2.
AMD Turion x2 dual-core mobile rm-72 and Win 10 Pro 64 bits
Athlon X2 4850e, Windows 10 pro
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+.
AMD Athlon 3200+
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+, Asus M3A78-V3, Win 10 Home (32bit)
HP60 with AMD Turion X2 RM70 32 bit
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
AMD Athlon 4850e dual processor machine
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+
DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2
AMD Athlon 5050e 2.60 GHz on Asrock AOD790GX/128M

 

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