Originally Posted by RisenLazarus
Hi there Overclock.net. Long time lurker, first time poster. Bear with me, I may leave out information that you might need.
I recently added a new Samsung SSD 128GB SATA III (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820147163
) to my rig, and installed Windows 7 Home Premium to it for what I thought would be a fast startup. However, for whatever reason the startup is fairly slow (if not slower than it was with my HDD). I'll post my specs below as well as a list of startup services and programs. Just to say beforehand, I've tried the following things and got the following results:
Startup did not improve at all:
Disconnected the 2nd hard drive before starting up.
Changed my RAM slots before starting up.Defragged my SDD before starting up.
Clocked up CPU from 3.3 GHz to 3.8 GHz before starting up.
Unplugged USB devices before starting up.
Unplugged sound card before starting up.
Startup did become noticeably faster:
Booted in Safe Mode.
That is the only thing I've done so far that made a notable difference to the startup speed. Because of that I have a feeling one of my startup services or programs is slowing down the boot. I can't pinpoint which one it is, if it is that, and would like help with that. Also, I don't see any errors in booting. Please let me know if there's anything glaring you see. It's not a BIG PROBLEM but it's something that's troubled me since the ONLY REASON I bought this SSD was for bootup speed.
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model Z68X-UD3H-B3
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz, 3601 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. F12, 3/20/2012
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 7.92 GB
GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6870 1GB 256-bit
SSD (C:\): Samsung 830 Series 128GB
HDD (F:\): Western Digital 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s
RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866
PSU: Cooler Master 800 W Silent Pro Gold Series
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Champion PCIe
The screenshots attached (sorry I did it that way, I wasn't sure how best to do it) show the services and programs I have set to boot up with the computer. Any and all help as to why my SSD is loading so slowly would be appreciated. Thanks!