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25 second post Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 Can it post faster?

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On cold boot, post takes for ever with my board. As the title says its a little over 25 seconds. In bios I think I have every quick boot option selected but it just isn't helping at all. Is that post time normal? Can I do anything about it?
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What Quick boot does is it skips memory tests, which can take a while if you have a few GB of RAM (I think, I may be wrong). Also consider that before loading the motherboard BIOS the graphic card BIOS is loaded; some graphics cards load their BIOS slower.

You can do some things to improve on those 25 seconds, that is to deactivate any peripherals integrated on the board that you don't need:
*unused SATA ports
*unused LAN ports
*floppy, COM and any other legacy
*manually set the BIOS to boot from the HDD, not CD
*in my case disabling AHCI helped as the AHCI BIOS must be loaded after the main BIOS (and I haven't lost any performance even though I have an SSD and they're supposed to like AHCI)
*dial in manual clock/voltage settings so that the board doesn't have to compute them at each boot

You should reduce the BOOT time by a few seconds if you apply the advices above. On my gaming rig after disabling unused SATA ports, floppy and AHCI the rig booted a few seconds faster.
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get an ssd
    
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You may find some help on this thread as well http://www.overclock.net/faqs/20760-...5-seconds.html My self I have only one shortcut on my desktop, I've seen so many people with half a screen full lol.

Another thought would be to visit Blackviper's web site. You'll find a lot of interesting things you can do to speed up a system there. I've been an avid user there for years and have my system running as normal as ever with 36 processes running (only 1 at start up). Take a look at your task manager and see how many processes are running, than go to start/run/msconfig/enter and view under the startup tab and see how many startup items are listed. That should give you a clue as to why things take a while to boot.
 
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