well, I use Windows XP, and have been using the "Stand By" feature available in Start -> Turn Off Computer quite a bit lately.
its pretty neat, I think at least, according to MS it puts the computer in a low power use state, and when I use it my computer quiets down, and the monitor becomes inactive.
today when I used it, I got a little curious, what does it actually do? I in no way am asking this because I would like to try to implement it, but simply out of curiousity, since I am a total newbie when it comes to hardware. could it be harmful on the CPU? excuse me if this is a dumb question, I'm just curious, as I know it probably does something to the CPU.
I know there are alot of smart and talented people here. I was hoping maybe someone would be able to tell me a little about what is probably happening internally when I use Stand By, and if it could potentially cause harm if the computer is in this state for a substantial amount of time.
any input is appreciated here, its not important, as I said I'm just curious.