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Extremely slow post

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July 28, 2008 10:32:47 PM

My post screen takes over 5min.It gets hung up on total memory.tried unplugging every thing except,cpu motherboard and ram.tried 1 stick of ram(tried both stick).all i did was switched computer case.once it boot to os everything is up to os normal :cry: 

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July 28, 2008 11:19:07 PM

can you list system specs? My guess is you have a lot of startups in windows.
July 29, 2008 12:16:25 AM

no problem os start up.this is on post
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July 31, 2008 2:53:01 AM

pulled out motherboard check standoffs,tried just cpu,motherboard,video card and ram.tried .even tried different memory, recognizes total memory than it takes between 2-5 min or more sometimes.When it gets past post it boots to windows with no problems.
August 21, 2008 5:01:03 PM

I am having a simular situation. All I did was straighten up the inside of my computer case, putting wires in more hidden situation and organizing the connections for a cleaner look and now my POST has gotten extremely slow. It will start up fast, showing the correct amount of RAM and when it starts showing the ram timing the type slows down to where you can see it type out everything from that point on. Then it seems to lock up for 15 minutes trying to detect IDEs. I've attempted to go into bios but can't seem to move around with my current keyboard, so going to hook up a different one later today to attempt that again, reset the bios, nothing, attempted to flash the bios it locked up.

Board : Nvidia 790i Ultra SLI
RAM: 8GB (4 X 2GB) OCZ Technology DDR3 1333 (PC10666)
Video Card: Nvidia 9800 GX2
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16Ghz.
a c 113 B Homebuilt system
August 22, 2008 6:37:23 AM

I would guess
a) some automatic detection is failing.
b) corrupted BIOS