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I just did a new build with the following components:
i5-760 | GA-P55A-UD3 | 2x2GB G.Skill Ripjaws | WD Caviar Blue 500GB 7200RPM | Corsair TX-750 | EAH6850 | CM Hyper 212+

It takes on average about 1 minute and 20 seconds for the system to go from off to initialized state for Windows 7 Pro x64. (This is the first install of Win7 on a fresh hard drive with fresh components; no additional programs installed, only drivers and Windows updates)

Is this start-up time normal?
If not, where would the problem lie? (MB and/or HDD?)

From my perspective, it seems slow as my sig rig starts up slightly faster (and it has slower/older components and a bunch of start-up processes). My sig rig HDD is 5400RPM. My laptop (with a WD 500GB 7200RPM HDD) also starts up noticeably faster and that's with programs and other junk in the hard drive.
Edited by thehybridkiwi - 12/20/10 at 6:16pm
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Any insights?? I don't know whether to blame the HDD or the motherboard... or if this is normal :\\
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That seems pretty slow, does it run through any checks in BIOS first? sometimes you can enable a quick boot or something and shave off a few seconds. Start up time comes down to mostly OS and hard drive. I think you should be more like 40 seconds from boot til login screen.
post #4 of 7
1 min 20 seconds from off to windows?

let's be a little more specific:
how long does POST take? (from pushing the power button to seeing "starting windows")
how long does bootup take? (from seeing "starting windows" to the moment you see your desktop appear)
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POST: 25-27 seconds
Boot-up: 38-45 seconds (just to get to the main Windows screen, but before the rest of the processes/programs initialize)

I know the times are little faster than my OP values, which is because I set my system to boot using all four cores instead of the default of one core.

Still though, as mentioned in my OP, these values are not any faster than what I achieve using my sig. rig and laptop.

Normal?
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post #6 of 7
seems abit slow, but if you got a ssd or faster hdd u would drop that boot-up time to around 10-15 sec tops. not much u can do about the post time though other then turn on the fast posting options in the bios
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The POST time seems consistent. I'm more worried about the boot time... are my times normal for an HDD of this specification? (WD Caviar Blue 500GB 7200RPM)
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