Did you only update the Windows driver or also the BIOS?
ATM Intel® Product Security Center recommends NOT to update the BIOS
As stated on January 22, we have identified the root cause of the reboot issue impacting Broadwell, Haswell and continue our work to confirm the same for other platforms. Based on new developments with Microsoft, today we are supplementing our guidance for customers and partners:
- We continue to recommend that OEMs, Cloud service providers, system manufacturers, software vendors, and end users stop deployment of current versions of microcode, as they may introduce higher than expected reboots and other unpredictable system behavior.
And yes, I just found out about the SPECTRE VARIANT issue recently when I was trouble shooting my system and used the recommended chipset repair tool. As of now I'm still using the latest bios from MSI since I've already rolled back the rest of my system driver (not all) to old version and because the there are no weird things going on in my pc so far.