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Best post times on Sandy Bridge mobos?

post #1 of 25
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Currently I have a Gigabyte 870a-ud3. Post times are around 25 - 30 seconds. To me thats a little high. So this question is geared for SB board owners, what are your post times? Who makes your board?
post #2 of 25
I still have to wonder why people need breakneck boot times.
I think its about 20 seconds on my SB rig but I dont really know.
I just hit the button, grab a drink and its up before I get back. Even then I keep my PC on most of the time.
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my phenom x6 is right around 22-24 seconds before its in windows and fully loaded...
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I didn't think processors/mobos affected boot time. I have always been under the impression that the speed of your hard drive/solid state disk was the determining factor.
 
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What?!. My (below) takes round about 15 seconds after i enter the boot password.
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post #6 of 25
how do you measure boot time?
Is it from turn on power or post?
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post #7 of 25
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Not for windows loading times, for post times, like after you hit the power button how long does it take for the windows loading screen to pop up. From cold boot, for me, its about 25-30 seconds, just for windows to start loading. A friend of mine wanted to get something off of my comp, he thought it was broken because it was taking so long lol.
post #8 of 25
boot time ≠ post time

newer motherboards with many features (gui bios, extra sata ports, etc..) take longer to POST

older simpler boards dont have so much crap to load
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post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by onoz View Post
I didn't think processors/mobos affected boot time. I have always been under the impression that the speed of your hard drive/solid state disk was the determining factor.

Nope... it's the BIOS and what devices are enabled.


UEFI improves Boot time since it gets rid of legacy crap.
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post #10 of 25
enable quick post/boot?
There is almost certainly a feature in your bios to speed it up, it is that way on almost all of my oards.
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