In Search of the Sub-30 Second Boot

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DanDog

As for the few seconds you save when booting: worthless. What about all the wasted hours, even days, you spent writing this article. Just saying. l Love the Max PC crew, but this article still gets a thumbs down.

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sweetnsassymj

Why were no AMD boards tested? Have you only got LOVE for Intel and NO LOVE for AMD? Not all of us go for Intel here so it's only fair to show the fastest from both competitors, just not one!

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DBsantos77

 MPC always goes with the leading competitor. From what I've read, they used to side with AMD when they had the Athlon kicking intel ass, maybe five years ago.

-Santos

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jrocknyc

AMD's still in business? :p

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jonahkirk

I'm with Sebie. I rock an AMD socket 939 Athlon x2 3800, Asus mobo. I, too, am starting my new build. I picked up one of the Dania-electric Newegg packages that contains a G1 Intell XM18 80 gb as the first part of my build. A 1 Tb Baricuda 32mb buffer is my user (data) drive. I was considering writing an article about what a performance boost an ssd is for an older system. Sorry, guys, but I consistantly boot Windows 7 RC in the mid 20's-only minor optimizing. What am I missing?

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dirumetal1986

My pc usually stays on for weeks at a time, sleep mode is your friend.

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FuriousDre

@Dbsantos77

 

How about 4 seconds with Asrock instant boot? :O

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DBsantos77

Touche Dre. :D 

-Santos

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DBsantos77

 I think I will keep my Hibernate on all my machines and get into 7 in under 14 seconds. Beat that?

-Santos

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jrocknyc

i  wake from sleep in 5

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imagonex

In some cases this article might provide some tips on how to reduce boot times for some people out there. However, is that entire 1 to 2 minutes of one's life so precious one can't wait to get to the OS?  

In some situations one must wait and there's not much one can do about it. For example, take a Nehalem Supermicro Dual Xeon socket board with a SAS RAID card and similar devices, sorry, you're just going to have to wait.

This article can be helpful for some (that do indeed have BOOT times that can be reduced) or the obsessive tinkerer.

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NAYRhyno

One must not make assumptions about one's precious one time needs for one minute of time during one's boot of one's PC. One Must FAIL

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R3dJok3r

Seriously, what’s the big deal? “Oh no’es, my computer takes one whole minute to boot up, that’s so long!”

Like Chrome, it’s more of a con then a plus. By turning off things to start during boot, they slow you down later once computer is up and running.

The same people who are swept in by the fancy talk of a 30 second boot up spend 6 hours nuking their minds in front of a tv.

*Rant over**

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To0nces

Yeah I have to agree with you. Plus, this is what Sleep mode is for. I almost never do a full boot unless a restart for updates.

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Sebie Kay

I stick with stand by/hibernate 90% of the time.  Much quicker off/on time, especially with me limping along on an old Athlon 64 x2 3800+ (overclocked to 2.25 Ghz from stock of 2.00).  I had to stay away from Vista, as the boot times were horrible with my current build.  I am, however, hoping to do a complete tear down and rebuilt (the only thing I'm keeping is the case, an Antec 900) soon that will consist of a core i7, 4 gb ram, SSD, and win 7.  But at $1400 for that build... I have to wait of couple of more pay checks to scrap together that kind of cash.  

Long about way of saying it, I'll stick with the standby/Hibernate method for now! :D 

-=Do unto others... THEN RUN!!=-

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nekollx

 amen

 

besides shut down PCs mess with my Folding stats! 

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Athlonite

 To All those who only use standby how much power is your PC still using mine uses nothing because it gets turned off at the wall and still boots in less than a minute just enough time to make a cuppa coffee  

 

 

ASUS M3A32MVP-DELUXE AM2+, AMD Athlon x2 7750BE @ 2700MHz + Tuniq Tower 120

2x Corsair Dominator Twin2x2048C5D-8500 (4x 1GB) DDR2-1066MHz 555-15CL2 2.10v

HIS Radeon HD5770 FAN 1GB DDR5 cclk/850MHz memclk/4800

2x WD2500AAJS Raid0 Boot / 3x Samsung HD502IJ storage

2x Pioneer DVR212S SATA DVDRW

Hiper Type-R580 PSU 

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