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    Question GA-EP45-UD3P Boot-Up Times Windows XP x64 versus Windows XP System x86

    I was wondering what people's boot times were running this board. I know that I am not scientifically timing the boot process but when the XP logo on my boot comes up its takes about 6 to 6 1/2 swipes before I get into my login screen. Considering I have a huge amount of memory and a quad core its still puzzles me why my AMD 6400 (x2) dual core running on an Abit AN8 (Windows XP x86) Ultra destroys this machine when it comes to boot time. I think it takes something like 2 maybe 3 swipes before I am at th login screen.

    I just recently redid both systems latest drivers defragged etc. The gigabyte board just seems slow overall.
    Gigabyte Ep45-UD3P Motherboard (F10F Bios)
    ToughPower 650 PSU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q9300
    Windows XP x64
    8gb PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066) OCZ Reaper Memory
    500gb Seagate SATA Hard Drive
    20x LG SATA Dvd Burner
    Soundblaster Audigy Sound Card
    MSI ATI Radeon HD3850 512MB

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P Boot-Up Times Windows XP x64 versus Windows XP System x86

    Hy!

    HPET Function it's enabled in your bios?
    Power Management: HPET: ... enabled or disabled?
    Win XP default settings : disabled.

    Sorry my bad english.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P Boot-Up Times Windows XP x64 versus Windows XP System x86

    szacsee thank you for your reply!

    I have HPET enabled in the bios and mode set to 64 bit. I figured since XP is a 64bit OS that made sense but now thinking about it maybe that is what is causing the slow boot up?
    Gigabyte Ep45-UD3P Motherboard (F10F Bios)
    ToughPower 650 PSU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q9300
    Windows XP x64
    8gb PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066) OCZ Reaper Memory
    500gb Seagate SATA Hard Drive
    20x LG SATA Dvd Burner
    Soundblaster Audigy Sound Card
    MSI ATI Radeon HD3850 512MB

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P Boot-Up Times Windows XP x64 versus Windows XP System x86

    Just made the change seems to have made the boot process a bit longer now. Its going on 10 swipes after the change.
    Gigabyte Ep45-UD3P Motherboard (F10F Bios)
    ToughPower 650 PSU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q9300
    Windows XP x64
    8gb PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066) OCZ Reaper Memory
    500gb Seagate SATA Hard Drive
    20x LG SATA Dvd Burner
    Soundblaster Audigy Sound Card
    MSI ATI Radeon HD3850 512MB

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P Boot-Up Times Windows XP x64 versus Windows XP System x86

    Vista takes longer to boot than xp,allways.(for me)
    Vista 64 running with any sort of overclock on ud3 takes longer to boot than standard.
    Ive become very good at telling when an oclk is going to work or not on vista screen loading times for various configs .
    Also for me at least it takes abour 5 min total for vista to be fully loaded>
    I mean it will work ok once the start up icons fill but hdd doesnt stop spinning for up to 5 min.
    This is reduced if I use the same bios config all the time.
    Vista is supposed to "learn" with use.
    Bios changes .when successful have longer load times (for me).
    Then again I have 32 bit xp and 64 bit vista.
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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P Boot-Up Times Windows XP x64 versus Windows XP System x86

    Anyone out there using Windows XP x64? That is what I am trying to compare. XP 32-bit boot time versus XP 64-bit. Not Vista, but XP.

    My old system XP 32-bit boots faster then this gigabyte build which is running XP 64-bit. Makes no sense since my other system is 2 years older has half the amount of ram and a slower processor.
    Gigabyte Ep45-UD3P Motherboard (F10F Bios)
    ToughPower 650 PSU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q9300
    Windows XP x64
    8gb PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066) OCZ Reaper Memory
    500gb Seagate SATA Hard Drive
    20x LG SATA Dvd Burner
    Soundblaster Audigy Sound Card
    MSI ATI Radeon HD3850 512MB

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    Lightbulb Re: GA-EP45-UD3P Boot-Up Times Windows XP x64 versus Windows XP System x86

    Perhaps it's your hard drives and/or where your OS is placed upon them?

    For an easy to use option try using BootVis perhaps? |MG| BootVis 1.3.37.0 Not sure if it works for x64 XP.

    A more customizable option is using Ultimate Defrag Disktrix - We make 2 Amazing Defraggers - UltimateDefrag & DefragExpress set it up so all your OS files are placed at the beginning of the HD, also make sure Pagefile is disabled.

    For advanced tweaking you can go inside UD's Boot Time menu and manually decrease/enlarge the MFT and place it and Pagefile (if you use it) plus many other options anywhere on the HD you want.

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P Boot-Up Times Windows XP x64 versus Windows XP System x86

    I have a Seagate 500gb Hard Drive 7200RPM. C:OS D:Programs E:Storage. I just defragged the registry and the system files. First reboot was faster 3 1/2 swipes but after shutting down twice I am back at 6 1/2 swipes or back to normal.
    Gigabyte Ep45-UD3P Motherboard (F10F Bios)
    ToughPower 650 PSU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q9300
    Windows XP x64
    8gb PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066) OCZ Reaper Memory
    500gb Seagate SATA Hard Drive
    20x LG SATA Dvd Burner
    Soundblaster Audigy Sound Card
    MSI ATI Radeon HD3850 512MB

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P Boot-Up Times Windows XP x64 versus Windows XP System x86

    Is this a clean install? Just wondering.

    All the installed programs the same?

    I do think x64 XP is buggy and that is likely the issue here. I would bet you if you installed 32bit onto the new setup it would be much faster at bootup like your other system

    And my thoughts, that XP "Swipe" can be very erratic and not very often a good indicator of loading speeds. Kinda like the XP "Searching for updates "Swipe"" in windows updates, very erratic

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    Default Re: GA-EP45-UD3P Boot-Up Times Windows XP x64 versus Windows XP System x86

    Yup clean install and all the latest drivers. Shame because I think XP x64 is so much better then Vista x64.
    Gigabyte Ep45-UD3P Motherboard (F10F Bios)
    ToughPower 650 PSU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q9300
    Windows XP x64
    8gb PC2-8500 (DDR2-1066) OCZ Reaper Memory
    500gb Seagate SATA Hard Drive
    20x LG SATA Dvd Burner
    Soundblaster Audigy Sound Card
    MSI ATI Radeon HD3850 512MB

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