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June 24, 2006 12:09:09 AM

For those of you with super computers, how long does it take from the time you turn your computer on until Windows is stable and ready for you to open an application? I think on my 133Mhz computer it was like 5 minutes. On a 800 Mhz it is about 2 or maybe 2:30. On my 2.4 Ghz it is about 1 minute. How about you? Please tell what you have if it is not in your sig.

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June 24, 2006 12:13:42 AM

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For those of you with super computers, how long does it take from the time you turn your computer on until Windows is stable and ready for you to open an application? I think on my 133Mhz computer it was like 5 minutes. On a 800 Mhz it is about 2 or maybe 2:30. On my 2.4 Ghz it is about 1 minute. How about you? Please tell what you have if it is not in your sig.


23 to 37 seconds, depends on what I am doing with the machine ie; performance testing, overclocking, weekly maintence, gameing jazz like that.

P4C 3.0
1024 DDR 500 Ballistix
ABIT IC7-G
BFG 6600GT (warrenty replacement 6800GT hasnt come back yet)
560watt Thermaltake PS
2-74gig Raptors
2-36gig Raptors
SBLive (I think sound cards are pointless to care about)
June 24, 2006 12:23:27 AM

That is very fast, but...it I am guessing that there are people here with faster ones. I want to 10-15 seconds. Anyone have that? lol.
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June 24, 2006 12:26:46 AM

Got about 20s on mine.

PD840 3.840Ghz
XMS2 DDR2 400 3-3-3-6
2x74Gb Raptor raid 0

Also disabling the system check and the logo display makes it more faster to boot.
June 24, 2006 12:27:41 AM

XP Media center takes around 30 seconds to boot an XP Pro x64 takes around 20 seconds.
June 24, 2006 12:53:37 AM

25-30secs maybe? haven't really tired but x64 is awsome for booting reg xp pro is like 40 maybe... dunno i should check :-p
June 24, 2006 1:02:43 AM

Window XP 64bit Pro

After post I'd say 15-20 seconds with a clean install without all the useless services disabled. 30 seconds with Avast, windows defender, and a few other small items. I really wanna try vista too but I dont have a damn dvd burner. MCE 2005 is fairly snappy as well.

3700+ @ 1.03ghz/1.89ghz/2.53ghz(C&Q)
2Gig's of OCZ
36Gig Raptors
ATI x850xt
June 24, 2006 1:12:53 AM

16 seconds.
GigaByte 939 Nf4 AMD 4200+ overclocked with 2 hitachi sata ll drives in Raid 0 & 2 GigsG Skill Ram.
& if It did not stop to check the 2 SATA BIOS/config stuff it would boot a lot quicker.
The little blue squares dont even get the chance to go across the screen once. Its used for audio production & highly tweaked.

http://www.petri.co.il/

thats the link for many of the tweaks.
June 24, 2006 10:00:55 PM

mine takes about 2 minutes or so i think... i guess it might be because i got alot of things on the deskytop and alot of programmes installed for startup
June 24, 2006 10:04:18 PM

16 seconds to login.

but that's w/ dual WD raptors in RAID 0. and a bunch of other high end shi*t.
June 24, 2006 10:26:19 PM

aproximatly 1min 40sec
on a single sata hdd

timer was strat as soon the power switch is pressed, quick logon (no password) and timer was stopped when the HDD Led stops flashing
June 24, 2006 10:47:48 PM

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Window XP 64bit Pro

After post I'd say 15-20 seconds with a clean install without all the useless services disabled. 30 seconds with Avast, windows defender, and a few other small items. I really wanna try vista too but I dont have a damn dvd burner. MCE 2005 is fairly snappy as well.

3700+ @ 1.03ghz/1.89ghz/2.53ghz(C&Q)
2Gig's of OCZ
36Gig Raptors
ATI x850xt
I agree. Running barebones I got about fourteen, something like that. I don't know, what does it matter? :?
June 24, 2006 10:56:40 PM

i hate this question, different OS start up faster or slower compared to others, i have win2K on at the moment takes 30-40 seconds to start up, on windows xp pro it takes around 20-25 seconds, when i turn off all unnescessery rubbish in the bios and get rid of logo screens with winXP Pro it takes around 17-20 seconds.

P.S

the reason i hate this question is cause its the first thing people ask when you turn around and say you have a "new" or "overclocked" rig, first question is "how long does it take to start up". :twisted:
June 24, 2006 10:57:45 PM

On our macintosh G3 333mhz system Mac OS 10.3 25 seconds - very fast . On our Dell P3 600mhz system about 6 mins Win 98 - I hate it . On my Gateway 800mhz system about 1 mine 30sec Win 2000 . On our Dell P4 2.4ghz system about 1 min 30 sec Win XP Pro - same as my 6 year old Gateway, but this system is put down by many startup programs.
June 24, 2006 10:58:22 PM

It takes me about 30 seconds to boot, but it would be much quicker if my BIOS didn't take forever to detect my RAID adapter. It's about 10 to 15 seconds once my computer passes BIOS.
June 24, 2006 11:10:29 PM

Takes me 1min 3secs til comps ready to use... this is on a laptop. Out of curiosity though, how does one "turn off" the logo screen?
June 24, 2006 11:13:26 PM

About a week. Seriously probably about 30-40 seconds on 37gb raptors in raid 0 with an A64.
June 24, 2006 11:33:22 PM

46 sec now that it has to detect my new SATA drive. :cry:  It did it in about 20 with the PATA.
June 24, 2006 11:35:49 PM

Not understanding what this proves.

But out of curiosity I found my system (XP Home Edition):

Power totally off, start stop watch on power up, and time to the logon screen:

48 sec

Found that from the bios screen to the XP Logo Screen:

26 sec

To estimate time from XP Logo Startup Screen to Logon Screen:

22 sec

But if your really looking at performance, bentchmarks are what tells the other story.
June 25, 2006 12:12:17 AM

30 on mine and i'm always logged into these forumz jesse. :lol: 
June 25, 2006 12:15:14 AM

Computers would be a lot faster right now if Windows did not have so much crammed into it.
June 25, 2006 12:20:37 AM

No thats only if you buy a pc from a vendor if you go white box or build it yourself it should always load faster. Even though my friend has a emachines with an xp2600 it boots slower then my sempron 2200 and my sempry is slower by 400mhz. :lol:  xp2600 is 1.9ghz and my sempron is 1.5ghz i did'nt mean model number i aint that stupid.
June 25, 2006 2:12:48 AM

1 minute and 22 seconds. That's with the bios set up so that a password is required to start the computer, so probably could cut 1-2 seconds from this time.
Pentium 4 3.0 Northwood(oc'd to 3.28 ) WD ATA100 40gig, and 1 gig ocz ddr400.
June 25, 2006 2:48:07 AM

cold boot, 15-25 seconds to the log in screen (closer to 15), less than 5 seconds from the log-in screen to ready to run. :D 

specs:
amd athlon 64 x2 3800+
asus a8n5x mobo
corsair vs2.5 2gb ddr400 pc3200
250gb wd 16mb cache 7200rpm sata
x850xt
windows xp home sp2
June 25, 2006 3:06:49 AM

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For those of you with super computers, how long does it take from the time you turn your computer on until Windows is stable and ready for you to open an application? I think on my 133Mhz computer it was like 5 minutes. On a 800 Mhz it is about 2 or maybe 2:30. On my 2.4 Ghz it is about 1 minute. How about you? Please tell what you have if it is not in your sig.


Seven (7) secs.
I could boot faster with Raid-0 or even more so with twin Raptors.
I don't want to repeat the "bad times" with Raid-0 nor waste the money for two Raptors (or even one).

Clean your registry and defrag it each month and you can keep booting like a new OS install also.

Z

EDIT: The time I posted was not from 100% off...it was from end of POST,the load/boot time for the OS.
June 25, 2006 4:54:47 AM

takes about 30-45 secs on mine. Got a 2.4 ghz amd 3400 and 1.5 gb of ram running windows xp pro
June 25, 2006 6:42:15 AM

I say 20 sec on my laptop Intel duo 1.66ghz.
Unplug I say 35 sec. for it running at 950mhz.
June 25, 2006 7:51:43 AM

36-37 seconds...From the time i push the power button, til the hourglass is completely done.
June 25, 2006 7:59:21 AM

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With Windows ME, my loaded in about 40 seconds.

With Windows 2000, about 1 minute. It seems stupid, might as wee go back on ME :p 

Specs:
AMD Athlon Thunderbird 1GHz
384mb RAM PC100
Radeon 9550
5200RPM 40gb HDD
Yeah it used to take me 35 seconds on ME with a 1.3 celeron O/Ced to 1648(last time i checked)with a WD600JB, and 512MB Crucial RAM. I still run ME in my machines in the basement...I don't mind it once it's tweaked properly. :wink:
June 25, 2006 8:28:45 AM

mine Windows Vista Beta 2 Build 5384 takes 1 min 10 secs on testing machine pentium 3 (1 GHz processor 133 MHz FSB) RAM (512 MB PC133) (128 + 128 + 256) MB Configuration... and 20 GB Western Digital HDD... so i think its not slow but still over 1 min not good!
June 25, 2006 3:35:35 PM

When i boot i go for coffee and a smoke, then i come back and i can work.
June 25, 2006 4:04:25 PM

mines takes about 55s, with the post process taking about 15s alone, and i also have a boot menu since i have vista installed as well. specs are opty 170, 2gb of ram and a raptor 74gb hd.
June 28, 2006 6:31:10 PM

Mine takes 30 seconds from the moment i push the power on button to the welcome screen of windows xp pro sp2

I use

Single Pentium III-S 1.4Ghz 512kb L2 & 133Mhz FSB
512Mb RAM PC133 Unbuffered Unregistered non-ecc
nVidia Geforce 6600
Maxtor 100Gb 7200rpm 8mb Cache ATA-133

Sometimes after I load my system with too many things It takes between 5 and 10 seconds longer. But when I use to boot my pc when I first installed XP it used to boot on 15 seconds or less. I have load my pc with too many things :p 

Regards
June 28, 2006 6:53:27 PM

Omg what the hell is up with all these fast times! Takes mine (from power button to windows login screen) over 40 seconds :?
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June 28, 2006 6:54:17 PM

42 seconds from pushing the power button to the login screen. It would probably be faster if the registry was cleaner. Doesn't matter 'cause this PC will be replaced soon.

Then again is it really necessary to boot up within 30 seconds? I don't think waiting an extra 10 to 30 seconds is going to matter much. It only becomes an annoyance during troubleshooting.
June 28, 2006 7:10:42 PM

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For those of you with super computers, how long does it take from the time you turn your computer on until Windows is stable and ready for you to open an application? I think on my 133Mhz computer it was like 5 minutes. On a 800 Mhz it is about 2 or maybe 2:30. On my 2.4 Ghz it is about 1 minute. How about you? Please tell what you have if it is not in your sig.


when i push the button to windows around 15-20 seconds

the windows bar thingy doesnt even reach the end on the bar
June 28, 2006 7:13:54 PM

I have a similiar setup to yours but have my RAM running at DDR500 and have shut off some of the bios checks. My bios itself can take up to 20s if I let it, I can get it down to about 5-7s if I want to. That's with a board with lots of options on it. My wife's ASRock MB can post in about 2s! So, I'm right around 28-30 but with her's could drop to 23 or so. No Gb Lan or SLI then, though. :) 
June 28, 2006 7:14:02 PM

Too long.
55+ seconds.
June 28, 2006 7:34:48 PM

About 30-35 sec for POST including memory test (2GB) and 10 sec wait (unless I press a key. then shorter). About 7-8 sec for Windows to actually load and show login screen.

Boot hard drive is just an 80GB w/ 8MB cache.

Yeah I really don't care as long as its under a minute. This whole "instant on" stuff is retarded to me and a waste of effort. Having my PC show the welcome screen 5 seconds after I press the power button isn't that important to me.
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June 28, 2006 7:35:52 PM

It took about 18 months to boot Windows from my old laptop :D  The laptop is a P4-M 2.2GHz model with 2x512MB DDR-266 and a 100GB 5400rpm ATA/100 HDD.

Okay, seriously, it used to boot up in about 50 seconds or so from a fresh install, longer if it had to find a wireless AP and handshake with it.
June 28, 2006 7:50:53 PM

It takes about 20s for me to boot WinXP Pro .. moderately filled HDD

60 of 80gigs 7200rpm WD CaviarSE

I keep mine defragged frequently with diskeeper10
June 28, 2006 8:06:21 PM

13 seconds from pressing button to desktop(ready to start any program)

Asus A8V deluxe
2gig corsair ddr400
AMD64 3200+
(windows)80gig WD
(images and swap file)120gig WD


and this is to the person that said 7 seconds. i would LOVE to see a video!!! other then that i doubt that 7 sec claim!

i have tweaked my bios and other settings. after a year it slows to about 17 seconds. thats it. clean and simple my friend. and incase.. ITS NOT OVERCLOCKED!
June 28, 2006 8:17:23 PM

What MB is that?
June 28, 2006 8:22:57 PM

From reboot until start menu is usable...
With Win2000 Pro, 36 sec
With XP Home, 31 sec
both using Superfast Shutdown ( www.xp-smoker.com/freeware.html ) for fast reboot.
With Win98, 24 sec using 98lite to make Sleek ( www.litepc.com/98lite.html )

I use this as my primary benchmark, as I frequently reboot.
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Celeron D 341 2.93GHz
Mach Speed PM800BMS mobo
SimpleTech Memory 512MB PC3200
Hitachi HDS72251 160GB 7200RPM SATA/150 Hard Drive
June 28, 2006 8:24:51 PM

22 seconds flat
June 28, 2006 8:28:13 PM

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Specs:
AMD Athlon Thunderbird 1GHz
384mb RAM PC100
Radeon 9550
5200RPM 40gb HDD


Your specs are pitiful :tongue:

Anyway, my PC takes about 30 seconds to load Windows XP Home. My specs are in my sig.
June 28, 2006 11:17:09 PM

It takes 25secs cold boot to login (WinXP Home)
Athlon XP 2800+, 512, 160GB ATA

Under 12secs (not incl. time it takes for it to detect SCSI card) on Win2k3 Server R2
P4 2.0ghz, 2GB RDRAM, 2x 36GB SCSI 1000RPM
June 28, 2006 11:22:36 PM

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Omg what the hell is up with all these fast times! Takes mine (from power button to windows login screen) over 40 seconds :?
Setup, bud. I have the bare minimum starting up. All unnecessary services are disabled, nothing in taskbar, or Quick launch bar. When idling at desktop, i only have 17 processes running in the task manager. These things all help. :) 
June 28, 2006 11:53:27 PM

People actualy boot up ??? hehehe I usualy leave mine running 24/7 and only reboot when I install drivers or some other software. I think most of my machines boot in under 1 minute (Diskeeper iFast is good for that along with my hand edited registry's) The exception would be the Vista machine I think it takes a little longer then 1 minute.
June 29, 2006 12:42:27 AM

I standby my WinXP machine all the time.
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