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I am just completely taken aback by just how rediculously fast linux is on my sig rig below. I have it installed on a dual boot on my SSD and holy crap. This thing is like an instant boot. If I take out my bios (I have to go through 3 bios screens) it is something like 10 or so seconds boot ..... Applications are instant, just everything....wow.... so... yeah anyways.

 

 

I am still doing more speed tweaks as I go trying to make this thing faster. Eventually I am probably going to put Arch on this beast just to see what an optimizied kernel does. :D

 

Please note that my processor is at 5GHz

 
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Getting rid of the boot loops on Asus boards is easy tongue.gif My P67 Sabertooth used to boot 4 times until I got rid of a few settings in the bios ( like disabling the unused sata 6gb/s ports ), and a couple of other settings.. not sure anymore as I haven't messed with it for a while.
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I need all my ports.... I need RAID... XD

 
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Well then that's a different story xD

Mine only loops twice now after fiddling with it back when I first got the board. But as I don't ever turn my system off much, it doesn't bother me lol. Normally once every two weeks or so on my desktop just to give it a thorough cleaning... currently back up to 6 days
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Force BIOS - Keep current

Done.
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Force BIOS - Keep current
Done.

Still looping.
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I am just completely taken aback by just how rediculously fast linux is on my sig rig below. I have it installed on a dual boot on my SSD and holy crap. This thing is like an instant boot. If I take out my bios (I have to go through 3 bios screens) it is something like 10 or so seconds boot ..... Applications are instant, just everything....wow.... so... yeah anyways.

 

 

I am still doing more speed tweaks as I go trying to make this thing faster. Eventually I am probably going to put Arch on this beast just to see what an optimizied kernel does. :D

 

Please note that my processor is at 5GHz

 

I've been really impressed with the speed of this release (even tho a bit buggy, might just be gnome 3.4).

 

I have a raid 0 with 2 750GB Western Digital's (I think they are Blue, might be Green drives don't remember), and I can boot in about 35 to 45 seconds with my sig rig, I haven't made many tweaks to this install yet, been way to busy with a project to do much, but i have additional services starting up like a mail server, apache, mysql and the  programs that start up, conky, aptana, skype, pidgin, docky, thunderbird and 5 or 6 gnome extensions. There are other services and programs that open, but i can't recall of them atm :).

 

I count when the last application is loaded. So its pretty snappy.

 

I recently upgraded to 16GB of ram, I'm contemplating run a ramdisk with a arch or slackware installation, might just grab the business cd for ubuntu and just install what I need for this.

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I think they finally implemented the the tweaks that were talked about a few months ago. something like 20 lines of code gave like 30% improvement or something lol

 
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something like 20 lines of code gave like 30% improvement or something lol

That's absolutely ridiculous...
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Ah, here it is

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/210966/tiny_linux_kernel_patch_delivers_huge_speed_boost.html

 

 

Just looked into the release notes, the linux kernel in 12.04 is 3.2.14 so that is well past the patch.... hm... what DID they do under here? Probably lots of bloat was removed.


Edited by Lord Xeb - 5/3/12 at 10:57pm
 
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