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#1 devnulllore

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 00:28

HI,

 

I have my basic specs listed below and my OS is on a Samsung 840 Pro SSD. Through the Samsung Magician software I have it provisioned and optimized for an OS. I also have very little in the way of programs loading, but I don't think that has any impact to the way I am counting my boot time.

 

After modding my MB to optimize boot time From the first appearance of the bios flash image to the login screen of Windows 8 it takes 18 seconds. Is this good or can I do better? Just wondering, my curiosity gets the better of me sometimes.

 

Thanks,

 

Summary
  
Operating System - Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

CPU - Intel Core i7 3770K @ 3.50GHz

Chipset - Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology

RAM - 16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 802MHz (10-10-10-27)

Motherboard - ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. SABERTOOTH Z77 (LGA1155)

Monitor - ASUS VH242H (1920x1080@60Hz)

Graphics
2048MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST (EVGA)
2048MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST (EVGA)
ForceWare version: 320.49
SLI Enabled

Hard Drives (All drives are on individual channels)
112GB Samsung SSD 840 Series (SSD) (OS)
233GB Samsung SSD 840 Series (SSD) (Games)
466GB Western Digital Black (SATA III) (Storage Only)
466GB Hitachi HGST Touro Mobile USB 3.0 (External)
LG HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW UH12NS29 (SATA III)(Blu-Ray player DVD+-R/RW)

Audio
Realtek ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio

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#2 OP devnulllore

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 00:16

Well compared to what I could find it seems most people with comparable systems get about 20 seconds so I am not going to worry about it. I just wanted some opinions as I respect those who post here's opinion highly.

 

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#3 +BudMan

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 14:47

Curious how your timing it.. You mention to the login screen..  18 seconds seems kind of long to me with a SSD, I have the same one your using for your boot.  Your using the 840 pro?  You stated that in your text, but in the specs you listed you only say 840 series.  Thought win8 was suppose to be faster boot?  I'm still on win7

 

So as you can see from the soluto log, I'm too a responsive desktop in 19 seconds.  And I am using much older/cheaper hardware than you for sure..  Old dell xps 8300 box..

 

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And you don't list number of apps - but I run quite a bit total of 64..  I would be curious to see what soluto gives you for boot time.  Its free, you can always uninstall it you don't like it, etc.

 

But thinking your just looking at your watch or something for a time - which is not always very accurate way of doing a benchmark ;)

 

I have never been one to try and tweak bootup - doesn't really matter to me since my box is on 24/7 etc..  But the SSD sure are quick!!  Wish I would of joined the party a few years back..

 

edit: ok so moved a couple apps to delayed start.. So now I am to a responsive desktop in 18 seconds.. Same time it takes yours to get to login screen? 

 

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Setup autologin and lets see what your soluto says for your boot time..



#4 farmeunit

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 15:07

I've got a Core i5-3570 with 16GB of RAM and an 840 Pro, and mine doesn't take that long.  I haven't time, but I will today.



#5 incendy

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 15:08

That is pretty good, only thing I can think of is maybe you would be able to speed the bios post? Make sure first boot is hdd and remove any ram checks, RAID checks etc. I am not familiar with that mb but typically mothersboards do a lot of checks that are not always necessary depending on your components.



#6 +warwagon

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 15:12

How often do you restart / shut down your computer? Mine takes longer than that to boot on an i7 920 with an SSD , but I only restart it once a month to do updates, so it's not that big of deal.



#7 DPyro

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 15:25

Takes me 45 seconds to the desktop using an Intel 330. But then my laptop is 5 years old...



#8 farmeunit

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 18:01

I did a completely cold boot to login in 19.  That includes the BIOS and everything.  From a regular shutdown, it was 12.5.  That was from the moment I hit the start button.

 

I've got an ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 mobo along with what I listed earlier.



#9 max22

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 18:03

Cold boot for me is 10 secs.



#10 +BudMan

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 21:29

10 seconds -- how are you timing that?

 

1001, 1002, 1003, 1004?

 

Lets see some actual number from the OS or software running, etc.  Whats the phrase pics or it didn't happen ;)

 

So here in your event log you should have 100 events that list your "TOTAL" boot time.. in ms - so divide /1000

 

So here is mine from this morning where got it to 18 seconds per soluto to responsive desktop.. This is the total boot time of 32.9 seconds.  Easy thing to do is filter your log so all you see is 100 events in section in the left pane.  App and Services Logs, Microsoft, Windows Diag-Perf, operational

 

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#11 pookie62

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 22:14

Here's my Q6600 (3.2Ghz OC) with a Samsung 830 128GB SSD on SATA II port.

 

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#12 +BudMan

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 22:18

Where is your what?  Don't see anything.



#13 pookie62

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Posted 22 September 2013 - 22:38

@+BudMan refresh and see if you see it... I had to edit the post to make it work.



#14 Radium

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 11:57

I have Windows 8 Pro (Swedish) and it boots quite fast.

 

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K @ 4.1 GHz

RAM: 16 GB @ 800 MHz (1600 XMP blah blah), pagefile turned off.

Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6970 with 2 GB.

Storage: Intel SSD 510, 120 GB in AHCI mode. (secondary storage is an Intel 520 with 240 GB, this is where I keep my files and games)

 

 

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#15 68k

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 12:04

I recently installed Win 7 on an SSD and am not happy about the boot time either. It's like 30 seconds (plus), and that's from a fresh install. On a MacBook Air running Mountain Lion, it's only like 10 seconds. It must come down to how Apple fine-tune their hardware.