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Thread: GA-EX58-UD4P slow boot

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    Exclamation GA-EX58-UD4P slow boot

    Is it normal for these boards to take around 10-15 seconds from the time one presses the power button until the time the Gigabyte logo screen appears?
    If it matters, i'm using bios F7. I see there's an F9c, but is it better?

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD4P slow boot

    That sounds about right to me. The F9c bios is definitely better but I doubt that it will boot faster
    i7 920 DO @ 4410 210*21 Watercooled
    Gigabyte GA-Ex58 ud4p
    3X2gb Mushkin DDR3 1600
    2x4870 1GB Ati Crossfire.
    Intel X-25M SSD OS drive
    G.Skill Titan 128gb SSD X2 RAID 0 Data
    Corsair HX850 PSU
    Windows 7 x64 7600

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD4P slow boot

    Of all the PC's i've built, this particular motherboard (my first build using Gigabyte) has to be the slowest to get to the manufacturer's splash screen! It seems to take twice as long as the Asus', Abit's & MSI's i've used in the past.
    So I guess it's a Gigabyte thing, eh?
    What benefits could one encounter by flashing to the F9c over the F7?

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD4P slow boot

    The main benefit of the F9 BIOSes are that they have the newest AHCI firmware. If you aren't running your hard drives in this mode, then you won't have any benefit.

    And yes it is normal for it to take some time to boot up to the BIOS flash screen from a cold boot.

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    Default Re: GA-EX58-UD4P slow boot

    same here, it is normal

    F9c has better ram compatibility

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