Question about Intel Cpu Pentium Dual-Core E2180 2.0Ghz Fsb800Mhz 1M Lga775 Tray
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Hmm, very nice question, a straight layman answer will be NO, virus can't directly hard the hardware. Let me elaborate a bit, Virus cannot burn up Processor. Hardware design means a virus cannot damage hardware.
There is a term 'Overheat signaling' that does not involve software. If processor overheats, then processor automatically throttles back or shuts down - a hardware function completely independent of software. Signaling is not accessible by 'machine code' in a virus. Overheat protection and other hardware functions are implemented in hardware. 'Machine code' instructions (from virus or other software) cannot damage hardware if machine is properly constructed.
But Yes, a virus can change the machine code of your BIOS, because nearly all the Firmwares are now upgradeable, so a Virus Maker can think of it, but again this will not cause damage to your Processor, although your Machine will not run on the next boot. Actually the work you used "HARM" may has a very vast meaning, the way I am telling you, I guess you understand.
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Posted on Jul 29, 2010
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