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Asrock 890gx-pro3 bios loads too long

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July 28, 2011 10:00:37 AM

good day,

i would just like to know if there is a way for me to lower down the wait time of this freakin mobo's bios load....

with my previous mobo, a gigabyte 880gm-ud2h, it boots the bios and goes to the windows load screen within
4-8 seconds, now, i had to change mobos due to some problems with the previous one, now with this asrock 890gx-pro3, the just for the bios to load, most of the time, i have to wait 10-18 seconds before the beep comes, it sucks,

any ideas how to fix this? thank you so much!
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July 28, 2011 3:10:21 PM

Check in the BIOS if "quickboot" is enabled.
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July 31, 2011 12:03:20 PM

i can't find an option for that, just checked my bios recently, and i also updated the bios to 1.30 already, but still, it takes time for the bios to load, is it just really like this, or is there a way to go around this, coz, if not, i might just switch over to intel...... whew!
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August 1, 2011 10:48:07 PM

paolo_skat said:
i can't find an option for that, just checked my bios recently, and i also updated the bios to 1.30 already, but still, it takes time for the bios to load, is it just really like this, or is there a way to go around this, coz, if not, i might just switch over to intel...... whew!


I have this board and am pretty happy with it although I have noticed it seems to take forever to get to the Windows splash screen. That said, once it gets to the splash screen it gets to the desktop pretty quickly. In my case, I think the reason the bios screen is on so long is because I have a large external USB drive that is slowing down the startup. I can't be bothered to compare times with and without the external drive.

Before you give up on this board, which I am more than satisfied with overall, try Asrock's "Instant Boot" feature. Basically, the minute and a half my pc takes to get to the desktop without Instant Boot is divided up between shut down and start up. In other words, "Instant Boot" prolongs the shut down phase so that your pc starts the next time as if it were awaking from "sleep." Except that the pc is "off" and if power is cut off you don't lose any data.

Bottom line: start up with Instant Boot goes from 1.5 minutes to 30 seconds. Some people say they can start in less than 5 seconds (my system takes longer than that just awakening from conventional sleep).

I don't think replacing this board with an Intel board is the answer. Different hw, different problems.
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August 2, 2011 1:04:35 AM

I have a quick question....Are you using the integrated Radeon HD4290 graphics or a dedicated graphics card? What dedicated graphics card do you have, if any?
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August 2, 2011 1:16:28 AM

sykozis said:
I have a quick question....Are you using the integrated Radeon HD4290 graphics or a dedicated graphics card? What dedicated graphics card do you have, if any?


If this question was addressed to me: I am using the IGP 4290 graphics.
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a b V Motherboard
August 2, 2011 1:24:30 AM

Nope, was intended for the OP...
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August 4, 2011 1:37:02 AM

i am using an HD 6870 for graphics,

and 1 more observation that i had was, when i turn off the avr,
and do like a fresh boot, it takes time, but when i do a restart,
or if i don't turn off the avr and turn off and start the computer after a couple
of minutes, the wait time is less....

so i guess it's really just like this, i can say that i almost already
tried everything..... i think i just got used to my gigabyte 880 chipset board before, which boots the bios pretty fast with no issues....

i was actually planning (Plan B) to switch over to intel for a future proof build. Because Plan A was supposedly getting a phenom II x4 955/965 and OC it to hopefully 3.6ghz-4ghz, but i was just feeling disappointed
with the board, although it looks sharp, overall performance is alright,
the let down was just with the bios...

i just wanted to know what the reason really is... hmmmm....

@channeledbymodem: i've tried the instant boot before with another asrock board
i've tried, i think i can't get used to it... hehehe
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August 25, 2011 2:29:13 AM

Best answer selected by paolo_skat.
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