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    QOTW: How long does your PC take to boot?

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    Re: QOTW: How long does your PC take to boot?

    9 secs....
    Usually a tad slower
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    Re: QOTW: How long does your PC take to boot?

    Not quite sure 16 or 18 Seconds, freakishly fast this one.
    Okay it is about a year since i timed it, hence why i am not quite sure.
    I have to wait 3-5 seconds before my internet are on, that have never been a issue before.

    Only thing that PO me is my screen come on by itself when the PC are off, you can see it by the LED and also the LCD as it is not like it is black when it is black if you know what i mean.
    But i have not been able to find a solution to this, so the 5 seconds or so before it turn off again i just have to live with a guess, i can not change from DP to HDMI as my Iiyama screen only support freesync on the DP input.

    One day when i remember it i am going to put a camera on the monitor to see how many times it do it during a night.

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    Re: QOTW: How long does your PC take to boot?

    long enough for me to change my glasses and sit down.
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    Re: QOTW: How long does your PC take to boot?

    completely ignoring the method you want us to use and looking in Task manager on the startup tab. it says Last BIOS Time 45.1 Seconds.
    which is a long time. longer than the 30 ish it took on Phenom 2 computer.

    I turn it on, one of the LED's cycles through orange, red, green, white, then it goes BEEP. theres a white _ symbol blinking on the screen for ages, then it shows the ROG logo for about 3 seconds, then win10 logo comes on screen, the rotatey symbol barely has enough time to do one of those rotatey things. then BLAM windows desktop. antivrus and nvidia settings notification icons second or so later.


    I hope the long wait at the start is to do with the mechanical drives and 2 external WD Elements taking their time to turn on, so the BIOS can sort the drive order thing it does.
    it did seem to only take that long after installing windows then plugging them all in. was super speedy with only 1 SSD in it.

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    Re: QOTW: How long does your PC take to boot?

    About 20 seconds - enough time to get a quick beverage ready!

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    Re: QOTW: How long does your PC take to boot?

    About 25 seconds ... so, pretty slow it would seem. Probably because all the SATA slots and several PCIE slots are in use (that's my excuse)

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    Re: QOTW: How long does your PC take to boot?

    My old 6600K and Samsung EVO 850 could boot in 8 seconds, which coming from waiting a total of 7 MINUTES on a previous system two years prior blew my mind.

    My current PC setup does it in about 15-18 seconds all told and that's fine by me.

    I do miss the routine of getting up to make some tea after powering on..

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    Re: QOTW: How long does your PC take to boot?

    It depends on how far away it is from my foot.

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    Re: QOTW: How long does your PC take to boot?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    It depends on how far away it is from my foot.
    Percussive maintenance, Cat?

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    Re: QOTW: How long does your PC take to boot?

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    Percussive maintenance, Cat?
    Usually a good kick sorts most PC problems out!

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    Re: QOTW: How long does your PC take to boot?

    I'm a sucker for this kind of clickbaitery.
    27sec to login and 35 sec to functioning windows.

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    Re: QOTW: How long does your PC take to boot?

    Quote Originally Posted by stevie lee View Post
    completely ignoring the method you want us to use and looking in Task manager on the startup tab. it says Last BIOS Time 45.1 Seconds.
    which is a long time. longer than the 30 ish it took on Phenom 2 computer.

    I turn it on, one of the LED's cycles through orange, red, green, white, then it goes BEEP. theres a white _ symbol blinking on the screen for ages, then it shows the ROG logo for about 3 seconds, then win10 logo comes on screen, the rotatey symbol barely has enough time to do one of those rotatey things. then BLAM windows desktop. antivrus and nvidia settings notification icons second or so later.


    I hope the long wait at the start is to do with the mechanical drives and 2 external WD Elements taking their time to turn on, so the BIOS can sort the drive order thing it does.
    it did seem to only take that long after installing windows then plugging them all in. was super speedy with only 1 SSD in it.
    Didn't know about that little metric - Thanks.
    But it doesn't mean much, given mine took 35/36 seconds with boot SSD and two mechanical drives.

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    Re: QOTW: How long does your PC take to boot?

    45 Seconds, about 20 to bios and 25 into windows, with that I have prioritised usage once in over fast booting.

    Raid arrays may slow things a little but I guess its the preloading ram cache which is the killer, with that once I am in its instantly usable at full speed. Windows logo to operational is about 5 seconds.

    Always felt it was fast enough so not really tried to speed it up.

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    Re: QOTW: How long does your PC take to boot?

    Bios time, 40.8 seconds
    Button press to desktop, 1:30

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    Re: QOTW: How long does your PC take to boot?

    My last BIOS time is 14 seconds.

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