Posts posted by Fulvian
Message "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" isn't enough to determine which hardware or what settings caused the problem, every hardware problem or misconfigured settings can lead to that message.
Even a high-skilled Microsoft technician wouldn't be able to answer to "What's causing the problem?" on the phone, if You only gave him that message for the problem indication
AFAIK, before entering S3 mode, everything (including processor's current state) is saved in memory, and thus memory is the only component that's still getting fully powered, because it holds all the data needed to return from S3 state to normal state.
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in Hardware Hangout
on how few that $$ is...
Maybe something like $ 10 ?