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Hello there, folks. I'm not experiencing any problems, I'm simply curious whether this is possible. Several google searches didn't turn up much - only managed to find a single post in some blog, in which someone said that it was possible.
If the answer's really positive, some tips/suggested courses of action would be appreciated as well.
Oh, and sorry if this has been asked before - the search results don't load for
some reason.
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Cache is just like RAM. It's non-volatile memory. It's impossible for anything to stay on it.
 
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dont think so. However, Intel incorporated some sort of virus protection on their CPU's, i know it is on the "Core" cpus..called data halt or something. prevents buffer overflows. however thats not the answer youre looking for.

very interesting question though
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Cache is just like RAM. It's non-volatile memory. It's impossible for anything to stay on it.
I believe you are correct. It could *probably* get on the cache, but it would not stay there.
 

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Cache is just like RAM. It's non-volatile memory. It's impossible for anything to stay on it.
Correct, although it should read volatile memory. (not non)
 

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What if your rig runs 24/7 and said virus gets into the cache and works as an endless function...would it eventually damage the cpu?
 

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A virus is going to pass through the caches on it's way to being executed, but cache cannot be "infected" since a simple restart clears it.
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What if your rig runs 24/7 and said virus gets into the cache and works as an endless function...would it eventually damage the cpu?
No. Not unless it was designed to load the CPU to the utmost and your system was an unreliable piece of garbage.
 
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So theoretically, if it was designed to run the cpu at 100% load across all cores and you had less than sufficient cooling and didn't pay attention to the odds and ends running on your system (on say, for example, a dedicated folder) it could damage the cpu.

lol...curious cat likes over analyzing.
 

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What if your rig runs 24/7 and said virus gets into the cache and works as an endless function...would it eventually damage the cpu?
Well if you experience problems a quick reboot would fix it

very interesting original question though:D
 

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So theoretically, if it was designed to run the cpu at 100% load across all cores and you had less than sufficient cooling and didn't pay attention to the odds and ends running on your system (on say, for example, a dedicated folder) it could damage the cpu.
Yes.

That describes a "power virus" pretty well.
 

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So theoretically, if it was designed to run the cpu at 100% load across all cores and you had less than sufficient cooling and didn't pay attention to the odds and ends running on your system (on say, for example, a dedicated folder) it could damage the cpu.

lol...curious cat likes over analyzing.

Doubtful. Most CPUs nowadays will shutdown before they reach damaging temperatures. And as soon as it shuts down, everything is wiped.
 
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