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Ok so earlier today I did the restart test 5 times, and assuming my computer didn't give me an OC error, the average restart time was 27 seconds with MBR + 1024 Alignment.

I just did it 5 times in a row with GPT + 4096 Alignment:

1. 30 sec
2. 30 sec
3. 30 sec
4. 30 sec
5. 30 sec

I'm pretty surprised there was literally no fluctuation in times, it might be 3 seconds longer to reboot BUT the other advantages in my case make it worth it. Faster write speeds and faster 4k-64Thrd read time. I'll take it!
Did you disable stuff in the bios (See mine)or use auto runs and check out BlackViper yet?

you will drop 3 sec at least.
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I did do Blackvipers list and yes I turned off what I usually do for my start up programs. It's not a huge deal really, still more of a positive than negative going to GPT with 4096
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I did do Blackvipers list and yes I turned off what I usually do for my start up programs. It's not a huge deal really, still more of a positive than negative going to GPT with 4096
Cool, did you do anything to optimize your UEFI?

I didn't do the BlackViper thing yet XD

How was it?
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I love it, I've always gone with the "Safe" settings only because I get paranoid if I turn off to many things. But I would def do it.
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i love it, i've always gone with the "safe" settings only because i get paranoid if i turn off to many things. But i would def do it.
lol, do it, if you have a question on any feature let me know. Make sure you disable the marvell ports...i think you have them.

do you want to see all my "Stock" Settings?
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Should you only enable AHCI mode if you're using a SDD or is this something you can do with a regular HDD? Fairly new builder haven't touched BIOS all that much other then memory profiles.
    
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Should you only enable AHCI mode if you're using a SDD or is this something you can do with a regular HDD? Fairly new builder haven't touched BIOS all that much other then memory profiles.
For both use AHCI, anything else?
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For both use AHCI, anything else?
No thats about it =D. Thanks for the fast reply.
    
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For both use AHCI, anything else?
Thanks for the program . I'll give it shot and let you know

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Darnit, I forgot to see if my MB had AHCI. Is it true that you cannot change IDE to AHCI after the disc(s) have data on them? I don't remeber.
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Read the second post under tips and tricks and help lol

Change it to AHCI mode from IDE:
  1. Exit all Windows-based programs.
  2. Press [Win] + R or take the RUN option from the start menu.
  3. Now type Regedit there and press Enter Key to open up the Registry Editor Window. (If you receive the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.)
  4. Locate and then click the following registry sub key:
    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\System\\CurrentControlSet\\Services\\msahci
  5. In the right pane right-click Start in the Name column and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 0 [3 is default], and then click OK.
  7. On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.
  8. Restart your computer
  9. Go to BIOS and enable AHCI, Save & Reboot
  10. Another restart will be required to finish the driver installation.
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