A little confused about Process Mitigation

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  1. pcenthusiam

    pcenthusiam Registered Member

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    DISCLAIMER: I know this forum Is for security purpose hope not to break any rules and hope not to disrespect the audience. In case is not allowed to help via public, hope someone can do via rivate, i will highly appreciate, PS: My English is not that good, I apologies.

    Hello everyone thanks for having me on this forum, I'm a little be confused as the title says, cause I have been told in the past that, Windows seems to put to much security in our system, till the point that may cause slow performance overall, and I really like to play games in a competitive way
    So I was wondering if with the Process Mitigation I can disable some features in order to improve my system performance such reduce latencies, input lag, etc,etc?

    I currently hold this specs:
    Motherboard> B350 fatality k4 gaming (AMD chipset for ryzen)
    Cpu: Ryzen 5 1600
    GPU: EVGA GTX 1060
    OS> Windows 10 1709 build 16299,547 pro 64 bits.

    I already tried things such disabling the Spectre/Meltdown patches via Regedit, but I still found a mistery and very interesting topic the process mitigation, aka exploits, to disable things that i don't need, cause i'm living in Venezuela and to be honest here we really don't need that much protection and... i would love to have a good gaming performance to be more competitive and so on.

    Hope not sound like a noob, and receive some guidance if possible here or via private.

    So far i have tried this command tool in Power Shield to check for Meltdown and Spectre was following a tutorial and ended up adding to registry memory: FeatureSettingsOverride, FeatureSettingsOverrideMask
    https://i.imgur.com/pQZocSY.png
    So far after using the PS and doing that i found that my spectre was disabled but still protected
    Had to use url directly the not working
    https://i.imgur.com/pQZocSY.png Power shield
    https://i.imgur.com/GHCEwa4.png Spectre Meltdown

    The thing is would love to understand more deep regardless processmitigation in windows to disable security patches and improve my performance speed i have a friend that is programmer, she make possible to run her boyfriend pc from 180 fps to 240 stable, also she taught me few things and voila i can tell i have a better smooth experience, but she has been very busy working for a gaming company and she didnt have that much time to explain me about process mitigation

    So thats why im here, hope someone can guidance me or help. Thanks
     
  2. pcenthusiam

    pcenthusiam Registered Member

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    I tried the again Get-speculationcontrolSettings and it seems that its enable again omg... and i disabled via regedit, gosh

    https://i.imgur.com/SOxM3qC.png
     
  3. shmu26

    shmu26 Registered Member

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    You should do some benchmark tests to see if you are actually gaining performance by disabling Spectre/Meltdown protection.

    Security is important for anyone who uses the internet or even puts a friend's USB stick in their computer every once in a while. Don't compromise your security without a corresponding gain in performance.
     
  4. pcenthusiam

    pcenthusiam Registered Member

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    Hello Shmu26 thanks for your comment, the thing is that, I't seems that i cannot disable the Meltdown, just the spectre, any ideas, so i can test if gain some performance?
    img of the Inspectre tool.
    2018-08-13 14_05_31-Downloads.png
     
  5. shmu26

    shmu26 Registered Member

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    I don't know how to disable it, I never tried, maybe someone else knows.

    But just for the record, most folks on this forum are security enthusiasts, who are more interested and knowledgeable in enabling security features than they are in disabling them.
     
  6. pcenthusiam

    pcenthusiam Registered Member

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    Yeah i know thats why i put a disclaimer, anyway hoping someone else can help me or guidance me a little be more to understand, so thanks alot shmu26
     
  7. itman

    itman Registered Member

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    If your processor is AMD based, it is not vulnerable to Meltdown. The InSpectre utility for such processors will show that the system is protected against Meltdown.

    Check you motherboard manufacture's web site for a BIOS update to mitigate Spectre. Most should have BIOS updates for the Ryzen CPU line by now.

    Note that InSpectre hasn't been updated since April. As such its info about Win microcode updates is inaccurate.
     
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