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Motherboard with really fast boot?

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by Richard Harnwell, Jul 3, 2002.

  1. Richard Harnwell

    Richard Harnwell
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    Yet another thing I'm researching for my upcoming DIGN case based HCPC is a new motherboard.

    Windows XP home with a fast processor/disk/RAM seems to load pretty quickly, but I'm wondering if the choice of motherboard can have much of an effect on the pre-OS boot up time.

    I realise I can do things like turning off the memory test & defining the type of IDE devices, but I'm interested if certain BIOS/motherboard combinations can zip through all that stuff quicker than others.

    If not, I guess I should look at using Standby/Suspend type funtionality. Can anyone explain the difference between:

    Standby
    Suspend to RAM
    Suspend to Disk

    ...and what would be the most appropriate for a quick HCPC start-up (I take it the motherboard has to support these)
     
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    My Intel D850MV board has a very quick boot time. Ready to log on in about 25 seconds with WinME. I think the newer Intel boards have some kind of 'quick boot' facility.


    I have NEVER managed to get a computer fully stable when using the STR or sleep mode or anything.
     

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