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Old 12-16-2007, 04:33 AM   #1
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Microcode


I wanna ask about this microcode update thing.

While linux is loading(after power on), one of the things it does is update my cpus microcode
I read about this uCode patch somewhere.
Why does it do this every time i boot? As i understand it, the microcode is the low level firmware, which runs my cpu. i thought it was stored on an eeprom inside the cpu. if this is so, wont continually updating it eventually wear it out?
 
Old 12-16-2007, 04:39 AM   #2
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