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X58 with 920 and SSD Slow?

I thought I had a fairly speedy computer. BootRacer reports booting between 21 and 32 seconds. Why does it take 5 seconds to load Excel 2007? I saw a HP I7 ivy yesterday running a 2tb hard drive (no SSD) loading Excel in less than .5 sec. What gives?


My Rig:

F120 SSD
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
12.0 GB Ram
4095 MB Total available graphics memory
INTEL_ DX58SO__ 12.0 GB RAM Win 7 64-bit operating system 4
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 4095 MB 1024 MB 0 MB 3071 MB 8.17.12.8562 1920x1080 1920x1080 DirectX 10

WEI 7.5
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  3. Configured to AHCI mode?
  4. That is long then mine loads in a blink of the eye! Why yours is slow I do not know.
  5. amuffin said:
    Configured to AHCI mode?


    Yes, AHCI. I doubt it is the SSD as the HP computer I mentioned in the first post was an HDD with almost instant loading.
  6. What benchmarks should I be doing to eliminate possible issues/causes
    Does anyone have a similar set up that can run some tests to compare?
  7. As in a new excel spreadsheet, or is this a large and complicated spreadsheet?
  8. teh_gerbil said:
    As in a new excel spreadsheet, or is this a large and complicated spreadsheet?


    Good question.

    This is a blank spreadsheet.
  9. Best answer
    http://www.asap-utilities.com/blog/index.php/2007/07/09/fix-the-slow-startup-of-excel-2007/

    "I do find however that the Adobe PDF add-in causes an extra delay of nearly 10 seconds."

    have you disabled the add-ins one by one to see what's slowing it down?
  10. Best answer selected by montsware.
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  12. Another case of third party crap add on software then.
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