Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?


  Search this Thread
Old 12-16-2007, 04:33 AM   #1
Registered: Jan 2007
Location: Scotland
Distribution: Fedora, Debian
Posts: 81

Rep: Reputation: 15

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
LQ 5k Club
Registered: May 2003
Location: London, UK
Distribution: Debian "Testing"
Posts: 6,117

Rep: Reputation: 416Reputation: 416Reputation: 416Reputation: 416Reputation: 416
See here:


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
bcm43xx: Error: Microcode "bcm43xx_microcode4.fw" not available or load failed naveen Linux - Wireless Networking 2 10-27-2007 07:27 AM
Intel IA32 CPU microcode...What is it Jester888 Linux - General 1 02-08-2007 11:30 PM
bcm43xx and microcode loading problems Hangdog42 Linux - Wireless Networking 1 07-22-2006 08:41 AM
dxr3 microcode upload segfault RaulConQ Linux - Software 1 12-30-2005 11:44 PM
speedtouch usb modem microcode Matt_UK Linux - Hardware 2 10-29-2003 04:19 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:16 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration