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"Boot time" - The time it takes from pressing your computer's power button to Windows Login screen (or desktop if password is disabled)

DO NOT USE THE PROGRAM BOOT RACER!

Please use an actual stop watch (or watch with a stop watch function, or a smartphone with a stopwatch app) to measure the time it takes your computer to boot. No guessing. And for those of you getting low 10-15 second boots make sure you are timing from power button to Windows logon/desktop screen and NOT from POST to Windows logon/desktop screen.

Then post your time in this format:
Time: (round to the nearest second)
SSD/HDD Model:
Mainboard Model:
UEFI or BIOS?:
CPU Model & GHz:
RAM Amount & MHz:
GPU:

Tips for reducing boot time:
If you have an SSD then it's likely more than half of your boot time will come from your motherboard POSTing (Power On Self Test).
You can reduce the time it takes to POST by:
  • Disabling motherboard splash screen
  • Disabling unused controllers
  • Minimizing the number of hard drives you have connected
  • Minimizing the number of USB devices and hubs you have connected
  • Make sure your SATA mode is set to AHCI or RAID mode
  • Use the Native SATA chipset, not third party controllers.
  • OVERCLOCK!!! biggrin.gif

Tips for decreasing Windows' boot time:
  • Disable GUI at boot
  • Install newest SATA drivers
  • Disable Prefetch and Superfetch for SSDs
  • Change power options to High Performance
  • Disable unneeded services
  • Turn off Unused Windows Features

My time:
Time: 27 seconds
SSD/HDD Model: Crucial M4 256GB
Mainboard Model: Asus P5Q Pro
UEFI or BIOS?: BIOS
CPU Model & GHz: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @3.7GHz
RAM Amount & MHz: 4GB DDR2 1045MHz
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD6950 2GB Unlock
post #2 of 111
Time: 16 seconds
SSD: Intel G2 80gb
mobo: Z68 Extreme 4 Gen 3
UEFI or BIOS?: UEFI
RAM Amount & MHz: i7 2600k 4700MHz
RAM Amount & MHz: 16GB DDR3 1600
GPU: TF2 560ti 2GB OC


also, Phaed, Disable Boot GUI. thumb.gif

i cant disable the splash on my board, its part of the post it seems, but it only appears for maybe 2 seconds at most
Edited by Lazloisdavrock - 3/4/12 at 3:23pm
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TIME: 17.3 seconds
SSD/HDD Model: Plextor M3 256GB
Mainboard Model: Asus P8H67-I Deluxe
UEFI or BIOS?: UEFI
CPU Model & GHz: Intel Core i5 2500
RAM Amount & MHz: 8GB Samsung DDR3 1333MHz
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TIME: 25 seconds
SSD/HDD Model: Plextor M3 128GB
Mainboard Model: Asus P8Z68-V
UEFI or BIOS?: UEFI
CPU Model & GHz: Intel Core i7 2600K @5.0GHz
RAM Amount & MHz: 8GB @ 1600MHz
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Laptops or just desktops? My lappy is below. Haven't timed my desktop yet. The SSD is fabulous in the laptop. Photoshop opens in less than 5 seconds. I pity the fools with 5400 RPM drives.

TIME: 13 seconds
SSD/HDD Model: Crucial M4 128GB
Mainboard Model: Asus K73E
UEFI or BIOS?: BIOS
CPU Model & GHz: Intel i3 2310M
RAM Amount & MHz: 8GB
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TIME: 33 seconds
SSD/HDD Model: Crucial M4 128GB
Mainboard Model: ASUS M4N98TD EVO
UEFI or BIOS?: BIOS
CPU Model & GHz: AMD Phenom II x4 970 @4.2GHz
RAM Amount & MHz: 8GB 1600MHz
GPU: SLI GTX 460 1GB

I seen some people got within 15 seconds range. It took 13 seconds for my monitor to finally receive the signal showing POST setup.
Edited by IronWill1991 - 3/4/12 at 8:35pm
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8 inches

er i mean...


TIME: 29s
SSD/HDD Model: OCZ Vertex 1 30gb
Mainboard Model: ASUS CHV Formula 990FX
UEFI or BIOS?: UEFI
CPU Model & GHz: AMD Phenom ii x4 955BE
RAM Amount & MHz: 4GB 1600MHz
GPU: HD6870
Edited by ihatelolcats - 3/5/12 at 3:16pm
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TIME: 24 seconds
SSD/HDD Model: Crucial M4 128GB
Mainboard Model: ASUS P8P67 PRO
UEFI or BIOS?: UEFI
CPU Model & GHz: i5-2500K @ 4.0GHz
RAM Amount & MHz: 8GB 1600MHz
GPU: MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr II
post #9 of 111
TIME: 45 seconds
SSD/HDD Model: OCZ Revodrive 3 x 2
Mainboard Model: Asus Rampage IV Extreme
UEFI or BIOS?: UEFI
CPU Model & GHz: Intel i7 3960X
RAM Amount & MHz: 16GB 2133MHz

This 1500MB/1200MB PCI-e SSD is fast, but not on boots. The Driver Initialization take you 10sec.... Rampage, as a board for overclocking, also spend some time on self check.
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my sig rig takes 34 seconds to do a complete reboot from when in windows to shutting down to in again.

i do not see how some peoples pc take 13 seconds laptops yes but not pc's
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