Desktop running Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit with SP1
Yes, it is. There was, in fact, a new BIOS released on 10/23/18 that provided microcode updates mitigating some of the Spectre vulnerabilities.
If you are new to this process, note that updating the BIOS on 7 Series board such as this takes a significant amount of time and planning.
To help you with this, what version of the BIOS are you currently running?
Ok, you are on BIOS 146 (full version string: BLH6710H.86A.0146.2011.1222.1415), which was the last BIOS released exclusively for 2nd Gen Core processors. If you are planning on staying with this processor (i.e. you are not planning to do an upgrade to a 3rd Gen. Core processor at the same time), then this will be fairly easy.
First, you want to download two files,
Then follow these instructions:
That's is; not too complicated but a lot of steps.
Let us know how it goes,
....S, Thanks for the help. I have just downloaded the 2 bios files but before I continue, I have one quick question. I use Google Chrome as default engine and on the first attempt to download, the site tried to download in IE Explorer. I tried again and managed to download both files with Chrome. Will that make a difference?
I use Chrome myself, so no issues there. As for it trying to use IE, this means that you haven't changed all defaults over to Chrome; there is still at least one that is set to IE.