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mctonale

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#41
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Guess RAID BIOS doesn't help, also my Marvel sata3 controller isn't the best. I could take some stuff out of start-up like dropbox, steam and fraps.. but this is my everyday score not a best possible score.
 

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#42
You mean as an external backup?
No, I mean for the OS to reside in the PC.
lol..I haven't had an OS installed on a HDD for like 4 years. It's the USB 3.0 drives that slow things down. Intel are not releasing USB 3.0 drivers for Windows 8 and the Microsoft drivers are crap. I've removed my external drives and hope Microsoft fixes it or Intel change their minds

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#43
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Guess RAID BIOS doesn't help, also my Marvel sata3 controller isn't the best. I could take some stuff out of start-up like dropbox, steam and fraps.. but this is my everyday score not a best possible score.
Not sure about the start-up items

Or something else...

It depends how heavy and how much start-up entry's you have.
I always remove unneeded entry's but even with just one or two, I still get above 70seconds (on HDD here).

I'll try to disable them all just to see the difference but I don't think it will help much.
 

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McDougal

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#44
Here's mine. Not bad I guess. It could use some improvements though.



Specs:

Intel i3-2120 3.30 GHz
4GB of RAM
Nvidia GT430 1GB
500GB HDD
OS: Windows 8 Pro 32-bit
I know this post is old, but those specs are similar to my build. I've got the same CPU, 8GB RAM, similar GPU, and a 500GB HDD. I'd post my boot time, but I'm on Win7 now until Xmas.

Also, you might want to upgrade to 64-bit ;).
 

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Mine is not very good but the system has a lot of clutter on it. It should get a lot better when I install the retail version without all the rubbish. I plan to do a clean fresh install from scratch and not an upgrade. Wenda.
 

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#46
Got a brand new SanDisk 120GB SSD and a copy of Windows 8 Pro for Xmas :)!

Windows 8 is great, haven't had a single problem yet. But sadly, I'm disappointed with the SSD's improvements. My boot time still takes surprisingly long, and I've checked my startup items, and enabled automatic login (no password). My BIOS screen takes a good 10-15 seconds. Any ideas on why it's so slow?

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    ASUS P8Z68-M PRO ; ASUS stock mobo
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#47
There is little you can do about the BIOS time short of updating the BIOS. For the SSD you can check the alignment and AHCI mode in the BIOS and Win8. Plus make sure all Startup programs (except the AV and your own startups) are disabled.

This is what you should be (appr.) able to get

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mctonale

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View attachment 12119

Guess RAID BIOS doesn't help, also my Marvel sata3 controller isn't the best. I could take some stuff out of start-up like dropbox, steam and fraps.. but this is my everyday score not a best possible score.
Not sure about the start-up items
View attachment 12181
Or something else...

It depends how heavy and how much start-up entry's you have.
I always remove unneeded entry's but even with just one or two, I still get above 70seconds (on HDD here).

I'll try to disable them all just to see the difference but I don't think it will help much.
Na my startup is pretty clean. Bootracer went up from 16 seconds on win7 to 25 when I installed windows 8 but it's usable before Bootracer reports.

The problem isn't my startup configuration, though I expect I could do more to improve it, it is mostly the dodgy (marvel) sata3 controller on my board that doesn't perform very well (when compared to an Intel controller, I can get 400mb/s on a large sequential read and all crystalmark scores are lower than they would be).

Thanks for the suggestions though.
 

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    Asus p9x79 pro
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    4x4GB Corsair Vengeance LP xmp quad channelled
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    EVGA GTX660 ti, Signiture 2, FTW 2GB GDDR5
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    Onboard Realtek 7.1
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    32" Samsung tv, 21" Dell monitor both 1080 native
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    Samsung 830 256gb sata3 ssd, 4x250gb sata2 hdd RAID_0, 3tb ZyXEL NSA-310 (nas).
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McDougal

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#49
Thanks whs for the advice. I verified my startup items, and my BIOS is up to date (version 3905). I just optimized my SSD but it should be OK since it's a clean install. I will post back if I get an improved time.

UPDATE:
Changed some things and it's improved a lot. Still not 20 seconds but it's good enough for me. Subtract the 12 seconds BIOS loading time and it's 40 seconds.

Capture-34_zps9e03130b.jpg
 

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Na my startup is pretty clean. Bootracer went up from 16 seconds on win7 to 25 when I installed windows 8 but it's usable before Bootracer reports.

The problem isn't my startup configuration, though I expect I could do more to improve it, it is mostly the dodgy (marvel) sata3 controller on my board that doesn't perform very well (when compared to an Intel controller, I can get 400mb/s on a large sequential read and all crystalmark scores are lower than they would be).

Thanks for the suggestions though.
No problem!

Was just listing something I tried on my pc.
But now I'm stuck at 70seconds minimum and that seems to be it for the HDD speed here.
 

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Thanks whs for the advice. I verified my startup items, and my BIOS is up to date (version 3905). I just optimized my SSD but it should be OK since it's a clean install. I will post back if I get an improved time.

UPDATE:
Changed some things and it's improved a lot. Still not 20 seconds but it's good enough for me. Subtract the 12 seconds BIOS loading time and it's 40 seconds.

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Looks better but still a bit long. But if you are happy, that's all what counts. What is your CPU ??
 

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My CPU is the Intel Core i3-2120 @ 3.30GHz. You can look in my system spec for other hardware information ;) :). And like I said, that restart time isn't completely accurate, because of the added BIOS loading time.
 

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As I said, you have to like it. It is of little importance whether there are a few seconds more or less.
 

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#54
Why is restarting my laptop a lot slower than shutting it down and turning it on? Shutting down message takes more time than the restarting message and the windows boot spinning circles takes more rotations than if I turned it on from the shut down state.
 

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This is mine:
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#56
Thanks whs for the advice. I verified my startup items, and my BIOS is up to date (version 3905). I just optimized my SSD but it should be OK since it's a clean install. I will post back if I get an improved time.

UPDATE:
Changed some things and it's improved a lot. Still not 20 seconds but it's good enough for me. Subtract the 12 seconds BIOS loading time and it's 40 seconds.

View attachment 13514
GOD, 12 secs for bios loading = throw that pc into hell :D even on low end pc's i wouldn't tolerate more then 2 secs bios loading :D
 

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GOD, 12 secs for bios loading = throw that pc into hell even on low end pc's i wouldn't tolerate more then 2 secs bios loading
Unfortunately that happens. I have a quad core Dell with SSD that needs that amount of time for the BIOS too. Even a BIOS update did not help.
 

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Ouch
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    16GB
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    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
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...even on low end pc's i wouldn't tolerate more then 2 secs bios loading :D
Interesting.
Can you give some examples of such low end pc's with 2sec BIOS time?

I got a 3.5sec BIOS time, reduction from 5 after BIOS update.
And I don't even see the BIOS screen or any text displayed.
 

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    HP Envy DV6 7250
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    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Case
    small
    Cooling
    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
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    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's basically it.

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