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In your Opinion...

By duma
Dec 3, 2007
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  1. Which motherboard is the fastest boot?
    which manufacturer is the fastest boot?
    Which BIOS is the fastest boot?

    Are there anyways that you can speed up POST
     
  2. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 356

    The only way you can really speed up booting, is reducing the number of

    start up programs,and services to a minimum.

    Motherboard types and manufacturers make little difference.

    First go into the BIOS and enable "Quick boot" and set non boot drives

    to "Not installed".

    Go to msconfig and services.msc See Black Viper`s services

    You can also download BootVis That shows where any other delays might be.
     
  3. Fragrant Coit

    Fragrant Coit TS Maniac Posts: 579

    Don't run Norton!
     
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Faster hard drive in rpms, more memory. Carefully examine what is loading during the boot process. Find out the FSB (front side bus speed) for your computer. The FSB and hard drive speed take care of a lot. If you are using WXP, you can see settings in the control panel that will speed some things up.
     
  5. duma

    duma TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Darn nortan! Darn it to heck!
    Viva AVG!

    The user with the first response is full of bull. I have two systems which are identical except for the mobo and there is a 50 second boot difference!

    Hds with high rpms would be slightly slower since they would have to get up to a higher speed.

    People you have misread my post. I was was talking about fast POST's not boots .
     
  6. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 356

    5O second boot difference is no way a POST issue or a mobo issue (unless faulty) !! :p

    POST is just the computer feeling it`s parts,and checking they`re all there.

    POST time should never be a significant factor.
     
  7. The time a motherboard takes to POST proves nothing. Basically a certain BIOS firmware may have built in delays which another does not. I had an old board that would POST so quickly you can't see anything of the POST screen. The solution was an firmware upgrade to fix this bug.

    Generally if you're worried about windows boot time then you're probably rebooting too often, and are looking in the wrong places for indications of performance or have misconceptions about this. It's the overall system performance once the OS is up and running that counts and not how long it takes to boot that counts.

    The first user's reply is exactly spot on.
     
  8. you use a 286

    you use a 286 TS Rookie Posts: 112

    Intel or Dell for all
     
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