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Old 10-17-2005, 08:11 PM   #1
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Question Is Stand-By Bad for your Comp.?

I thought I've seen on here that it's bad for your computer to be put on stand-by...Is this true?

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Old 10-17-2005, 08:14 PM   #2
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highly highly doubt it
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Old 10-17-2005, 09:09 PM   #3
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dont think so i wouldnt see y.
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Old 10-17-2005, 09:24 PM   #4
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I heard somewhere that there is possability that your data could become corrupted if a Direct3D-based screen saver is running.
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Old 10-18-2005, 05:32 PM   #5
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There are three types of standby states: S1 (consumes 5-30W), S3 (consumes <5W), and S4 (Hibernation)... S1 is a standby state in which the processor only stops - all other hardware continues running. S3 is a standby state in which context is saved in memory (not to HD) and everything powers down into a deep sleep state.

If your computer suspends to S1 state, it isnt bad because everything is still running. Waking from an S3 state has one negative. When your comp wakes from this state, a surge of power runs through all the hardware to start it up. Over time this may cause problems in the future because it causes stress to the hardware everytime it powers up.
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Old 10-18-2005, 06:35 PM   #6
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Interesting, never knew that.
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