boot up times

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  1. jacobzcoool

    jacobzcoool Chav Hunter

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    Mine wastes about 4 seconds detecting my (nonexistent) IDE drives!!
     
  2. N@jMuL

    N@jMuL Regular Kustomer

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    Update.... just installed my new 64 3700 and boot up time to desktop is 24 seconds! Mind you, i have just done a fresh install of XP..
     
  3. Silkie

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    It can depend on the way the BIOS is set of course. From the moment it's done to starting to actually load it's about 20 to 25 seconds but thats been slowed down by the Creative Labs drivers. For some reason they make a notice dent in boot times. From hitting the button you'd need to add a bit more while it powers up all the crap in my main PC. When thats done the 4x120gb SE's on a RAID0 mean I don't spend much time hanging around. Of course it's a bit risky but I backup all the important stuff once a week.
     
  4. Cosmo_1847

    Cosmo_1847 Kiss of death

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    OK I timed the windows is loading thing and that takes 11 seconds :O
     
  5. SoapSud

    SoapSud Water Cooling FTW

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    Mine has always been oddly quick, it's about 17 seconds, and it's an athlon xp 2600 with 1gb of ram :eek:
     
  6. Sub

    Sub The cake is a lie!!

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    a boot from post not a "watch the loading bar" time
    from button, to functional desktop with no hard drive activity... hows that for a "standard"
     
  7. SoapSud

    SoapSud Water Cooling FTW

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    yup, from post to my desktop
     
  8. N@jMuL

    N@jMuL Regular Kustomer

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    What do you mean from "post"..? And how the hell are guys with less cpu power booting up faster..?
     
  9. jesush++

    jesush++ Insert witty comment here

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    because CPU timing isnt everything. higher RAM frequencies/ lower RAM latencies timings, raid 0 etc are far more important, as basically, booting up is copying the kernal to ram, enumerating the devices and starting services.


    EDIT: POST = Power On Self Test, testing the devices, if there is an error, POST does the beep codes, or if successful, usually a single beep.
     
  10. Trojan

    Trojan BSOD

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    27 seconds from pressing the power button to clicking on my name in the logon screen.

    (16 seconds till I see the windows logo)
     
  11. Cosmo_1847

    Cosmo_1847 Kiss of death

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    I will need to sort out my computer because there are now two majour things that are slowing me down.

    1. POST freesze on SONY DVD-RW for a few sections then contiues.
    2. Grub takes 10 seconds before it does auto select.

    I'll time it from button to Kubuntu and from button to windows.

    Edit:
    Kubuntu takes 120s (2 mins) to boot :(
    Windows takes 81s to boot
    45 seconds are POST.
     
  12. SoapSud

    SoapSud Water Cooling FTW

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    This is a well tuned computer my friend.
     
  13. Cosmo_1847

    Cosmo_1847 Kiss of death

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    It is a fresh install of windows XP, It is on its own partition with programs that start up at boot (firewall etc). It's been tweaked to perform better and the hard has been defragmented.
     
  14. SoapSud

    SoapSud Water Cooling FTW

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    Good parts as well, thats a key point to make. Plus, they work in harmony, which is also a key point.
     
  15. amogrr

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    45-ish seconds. Its takes forever when I install a windows update. :(