Intel Rapid BIOS for boot times anyone?
I have been messing around for ages to reduce my boot time, nliting, bootvis, editing the BIOS. I have speeded it up somewhat but the damn BIOS must take 30 secs to get through b4 windows even starts! Another 30secs to boot windows and then for the front end to load. I reckon a good figure for me is 1min 30secs to music. This is not fast enough for me, its really frustrating just waiting!
I have an old mobo though, with an AMB k6 450MHZ (1998)
So, I was searching for some new motherboards with fast BIOS and came accross this Intel one. Was wondering if anyone has any experience with intel rapid BIOS?
Or, are there any other mobo's out there that have a particularly fast BIOS for whipping straight through to getting on with the job of loading in all those windows...
The way I see it, the BIOS goes through a sequence trying to detect different bits of hardware. It does this by looking and timing out if it cannot find it. This is particularly laborious but required if it is to support the millions of pieces of hardware out there. It would be ideal if we could get rid of the stuff it is looking for that we would never use. Even with my new ASUS p4E mobo it sits there for 10secs looking for a Hitachi drive. Its so slow, there is a fix for it but it will not let me get in to reflash the BIOS (another ASUS fault) so now I use standby all the time.