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Maximus X Formula slow boot time

ExGreyFox
Level 7
Hello,

This post is regarding the system in my signature. To preface my issue, this system has been running solid so far since I built it about 2 months ago. No issues whatsoever knock on wood.

The one thing that I am curious for someone to explain is the long boot times that I am experiencing. After I press the power button, I watch the OLED display cycle through a series of hexadecimal values in the following order: "CPU" followed by 4 or 5 hex values, then "Memory" followed by about the same number of hex values and then back to "CPU" again with the same series of hex values. Afterwards I see "VGA" show up and then the system shows the ROG splash screen and windows begins to load. (Could this be what is referred to as "memory training" ??)

I clocked the total amount of time from power button press to Windows 10 login screen to be exactly 26 seconds. Is this a normal boot time for this mobo and system I have? I do have the "Fast Boot" option enabled in UEFI BIOS. If someone can please elaborate I would really appreciate it.

P.S. by the way, one fact I forgot to mention is that anytime I power on the system after having completely removed AC power from the PSU, the PC absolutely ALWAYS powers on, all lights and fans come on, then immediately shuts off, then powers on and proceeds with the "CPU, MEMORY, CPU" hex code cycle, then boots to windows. I find this pretty strange as this is my 6th gaming PC I've built in my lifetime and have never seen this before.

Intel i7-8700k Coffee Lake@stock
G.Skill TridentZ RGB 32GB (2x16) 3200MHz
ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1080 Ti
Maximus X FORMULA Z370 BIOS 1401
NZXT Kraken x62 AIO
SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2 2280 500GB (OS)
SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2 2280 1TB (Games)
Corsair AX1200i 1200 Watt
Cooler Master HAF X
HOTAS Warthog | TrackIR 5 | Saitek Pro Combat Pedals
Heatware

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birthwaite
Level 7
I was getting 60-80 seconds on a ROG Maximus Hero X - . I started removing things one by one to find where the problem was having checked the memory which was ok. I found it was a USB 3 slot which had a SSD drive connected. If I removed the drive before booting up the time dropped to around 20 seconds! - check no external USB drives and remove them prior to boot start.

birthwaite wrote:
I was getting 60-80 seconds on a ROG Maximus Hero X - . I started removing things one by one to find where the problem was having checked the memory which was ok. I found it was a USB 3 slot which had a SSD drive connected. If I removed the drive before booting up the time dropped to around 20 seconds! - check no external USB drives and remove them prior to boot start.


Handy tip to speed up boot up times. Cheers for this.
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HiVizMan
Level 40
If there has been a full power down the the system is designed to retrain the memory. That is the double bump that we experience.
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