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hardware (SMM) A reduced power consumption state provided by
saves its current state in a special area of static RAM
called SMRAM (System Management RAM
) and then runs a
program, also stored in SMRAM, the SMM handler.
SMM is implemented in all Intel
"SL" suffixed CPUs. In June
1993, Intel announced it was discontinuing its SL range and
instead making all its current processors SL enhanced.