ASUS Sabertooth mobo
WD 256gb SSD
gtx 670 4gb
corsair 850tx v2
was looking around in the ASUS BIOS utility EZ mode and noticed my SSD is not the first boot priority. seems to go 2TB>cd/dvd>some crappy external drive> and last my 256gb ssd
i'm new to all this, but shouldn't my ssd have #1 priority? Windows7 pro and my games are on it. would it help in gaming to have the ssd boot first? i'm assuming once everything is booted that the CPU no longer gives any "priority" to anything.
i did switch the priority in EZ mods to the ssd being first and seemed like my desktop loaded faster, but could be a placebo effect lol. so any benefit to having ssd boot first? or should i just keep it like it is? thanks!
Slightly faster POST times. With the boot order, it checks each device down the list for a bootloader/OS. If the first device (in this case, your SSD) has an OS on it, it immediately boots from it without checking the other devices. Personally, I have my OS drive second and USB/removable drives first for diagnostic purposes so I don't have to change the BIOS settings every time I need to boot from USB. I exclude everything else entirely since I don't don't boot from anything else.