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The older CPUs were also protected by Intel
Microcode upgrades have been made, so now the motherboard manufacturers have the responsibility.
The security incident that emerged at the beginning of the year caused Intel's engineers a serious blunder, as remediation hugged long months. The microcoding update that has been completed for days already covers processors around 2010, so products running Westmere, Lynnfield, Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge code-names can get the protection they need when they are delivered to a new BIOS. The patch certainly protects against Meltdown 3A (CVE-2018-3640, Rogue System Register Read) and Specter 4, so the upgrade is highly recommended (would).