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maximus vi formula boot time

morky
Level 7
so i finished my build yesterday and cant help but notice that it takes almost a minute to boot to windows 8.1. Fast boot and hardware fast boot is enabled but other than that i havent changed anything else in the bios.
any ideas why it takes so much time?

Specs:
mobo: maximus vi formula
cpu: intel 4770k
ram: 2x8gb g.skill trident x 2440MHz
gpu: r9280x toxic sapphire
ssd: mushkin chronos 180gb
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Tokens210
Level 10
Probly the Asus software if you installed it all

I have a formula VI with a 4770k and 2 120gb ssd's in raid 0

Installing windows and the drivers it had not just a boot, but a boot time and desktop load together took 3 seconds, as soon as I allowed the disk to install the Asus software more then a minute boot time alone, then another minute for the desktop to load

For best boot time I'd suggest a UEFI install and to skip the software or at least everything about it you don't use
CoolerMaster HAF 932 Advanced/ Maximus VI Formula/ I7-4770K/Swiftech H320/ Corsair HX850/ G.Skill Trident X (2x8) 16gb 2400MHz/ 2x 840 EVO 120gb(Raid 0)/ WD 1TB HDD (Backup/Storage)/ EVGA GTX 1gb 560 TI/ Asus 12x bluray combo

Did a clean UEFI install (which i hadnt done) and now it boots just fine. around 10 seconds give or take. which is ok for a single SSD and no raids right? I have fast boot and hardware fast boot enabled and 0 sec dealay in post. what other settings can
I change in the bios in order to achieve under 10sec boot time? is there anything or should i go straight to overclocking?

Tokens210
Level 10
10 seconds is a nice boot time, glad to see you got it sorted

The only way to try to make it fast is

A. Be sure the bios checks nothing but the boot drive, as on a typical "normal boot" the motherboard would scan everything connected like optical drives and things like that, since they went really needed besides installs sometime you can just check to be sure just the boot drive is selected should be named something like UEFI: Something

B. You currently don't have raid so this one wouldn't really apply apply to you specifically but if you were to have raid or setup a raid you can switch it to skip the raid screen

C. Disable everything starting on boot which you don't need or want on every boot, typically this won't increase actual boot times themselves but will make the desktop load up faster after boot, I personally shut most of them to not run on startup during the install, if the programs already installed to run on startup I usually use the command MSConfig, if you not aware of this command I'd suggest a little googling and not to play with anything but startup stuff, also avoid playing with anything that ur unsure of what it is, there are sometimes funny named things in there that are actually important

The uefi install speeds it up a bit, I personally noticed the biggest difference in times from the Asus software as stated above
CoolerMaster HAF 932 Advanced/ Maximus VI Formula/ I7-4770K/Swiftech H320/ Corsair HX850/ G.Skill Trident X (2x8) 16gb 2400MHz/ 2x 840 EVO 120gb(Raid 0)/ WD 1TB HDD (Backup/Storage)/ EVGA GTX 1gb 560 TI/ Asus 12x bluray combo

Tokens210 wrote:
10 seconds is a nice boot time, glad to see you got it sorted

The only way to try to make it fast is

A. Be sure the bios checks nothing but the boot drive, as on a typical "normal boot" the motherboard would scan everything connected like optical drives and things like that, since they went really needed besides installs sometime you can just check to be sure just the boot drive is selected should be named something like UEFI: Something

B. You currently don't have raid so this one wouldn't really apply apply to you specifically but if you were to have raid or setup a raid you can switch it to skip the raid screen

C. Disable everything starting on boot which you don't need or want on every boot, typically this won't increase actual boot times themselves but will make the desktop load up faster after boot, I personally shut most of them to not run on startup during the install, if the programs already installed to run on startup I usually use the command MSConfig, if you not awarset and bluetooth f this command I'd suggest a little googling and not to play with anything but startup stuff, also avoid playing with anything that ur unsure of what it is, there are sometimes funny named things in there that are actually important

The uefi install speeds it up a bit, I personally noticed the biggest difference in times from the Asus software as stated above



I saw a huge difference with the uefi install. But maybe that's also because I had a second HDD that was faulty and slowed things down.
The only Asus programs I installed after the format are the chip set and bluetooth drivers and the aisuite(or sth) I didn't notice a difference in boottime before and after the install.

Also maybe the 10 secs were a bit of wishful thinking. I counted it better and its more like 20-25 sec. (Is that normal?). I would expect it to be less.



I'll change the bios settings to check only the boot drive. But how will this affect the performance of my second HDD?

Will over clocking the CPU help?

Also I can't really recognize when its in post and when its booting the OS. I've set the delay time in post to zero sec. The monitors take a couple seconds to turn on after I press the power button and the first thing I see is the Rog symbol and bellow it a loading circle. I guess that's a modded loading screen for windows 8 and its already after post at that point. Am I right?