Intel tips for a fast boot
Well, I have a DG45FC and I'm not very impressed with the boot times I'm getting.
25.8 sec until the beep. (including about 5sec it takes from M4 to start the thing), so to be fair is like 20 secs.
15.2 Win7 resume from hibernation.
5 sec. M4
32s. Win7 32
total: 57.7s. from IGN on. Not good, thanks to this Intel Bios.
Fully loaded with all USB ports, GPS, bluetooth, Camera, JoyCon, etc.
So today I came accross some very interesting tips for speeding up the bios side of boot up process from intel. Some are obvious, some not so much - for me anyway. I'll post them all anyway for future reference.
Resolving Slow Boot Times
Check the following tips to speed up the boot time of your computer.
- Set the hard drive as the first boot device in the boot order in the BIOS setup (Boot > Boot Device Priority menu).
- Enable Intel® Rapid BIOS boot in the BIOS setup (Boot menu).
- Disable Hard Disk Pre-Delay in the BIOS Setup (Advanced > Drive Configuration menu).
- Disable system functions and features if you do not need them. Examples include:
- Legacy USB - this must be enabled if you use a USB keyboard or USB mouse outside the Windows* environment (Advanced > USB Configuration).
- Unused I/O ports, such as serial, parallel and IEEE-1394 ports (Advanced > Peripheral Configuration menu).
- Event logging (Advanced > Event Log Configuration menu).
Refer to Optimization Tip - Device Boot Order
for additional information on reducing boot times.
Peripheral Selection and Configuration
The following techniques help improve system boot speed:
Intel® Rapid BIOS Boot
- Choose a hard drive with parameters such as "power-up to data ready" less than eight seconds to minimize hard drive startup delays.
- Select a CD-ROM drive with a fast initialization rate. This rate can influence POST execution time.
- Eliminate unnecessary add-in adapter features, such as logo displays, screen repaints, or mode changes in POST. These features may add time to the boot process.
- Try different monitors. Some monitors initialize and communicate with the BIOS more quickly, which enables the system to boot more quickly.
Use of the following BIOS Setup program settings reduces the POST execution time. In the Boot Menu:
- Set the hard disk drive as the first boot device. As a result, the POST will not first seek a diskette drive, which saves about one second from the POST execution time.
- Disable Silent Boot, which eliminates display of the logo splash screen. This could save several seconds of painting complex graphic images and changing video modes.
- Enable Intel® Rapid BIOS Boot. This feature bypasses memory count and the search for a diskette drive.
In the Peripheral Configuration submenu, disable the LAN device if it will not be used. This can reduce up to four seconds of option ROM boot time.