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    Originally posted by THEMP3KID


    Ha, yeah, it might add like .5seconds to the boot time and could take quite abit from teh loading windows process due to less HD writing and reading for virtual memory purposes...
    hey goofball....when you boot up your computer, the post screen shows the ram test.... it takes about 1 second for every 5 mb of ram you have installed (rough guess). adding more ram to test means adding more time to run the test!!!!

    how would it cut down on loading time based on hard drive writing and reading?... you still have to read all the windows boot info from the HD...

    adding ram will make windows run faster once it gets up and going, but i highly doubt it will speed up the boot.
    i seem to remember something about disabling post screnn ram test. that might be something to look into... as long as you are comforatable with trusting that your ram will stay in good working order.
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    Originally posted by mp3z24


    hey goofball....when you boot up your computer, the post screen shows the ram test.... it takes about 1 second for every 5 mb of ram you have installed (rough guess). adding more ram to test means adding more time to run the test!!!!
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    good point. I never thought about that.
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    I already deleted almost all the fonts. I have 128MB of RAM in there. I will try going back to 32 to see how much difference it makes. I have the mobo set to quickboot so it posts in 15seconds. (I need to install a new BIOS that Compaq has on it'
    s site. It lowers the post time by 1.5seconds or so it says.) It's Windows that is causing the big problem. It takes over a minute to load.

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    1min and 2 sec????
    I think its not you pc's fault.
    The pc I've got in the living room is a amd133 (=100 mhz)
    and 64mb ram, the hdd is only 340mb bc it plays music from
    the cds and it takes 55 seconds (from when I press the
    power button to when the music starts playing, and winamp
    takes some more time that it should cause it creates a new
    playlist everytime I boot)

    1) Did you start msconfig.exe and disabled everything in the startup?

    2) Delete autoexec.bat and config.sys bc you are probably not
    going to use dos.

    3) Disable the windows logo and scandisk at startup in msdos.sys

    4) In the bios manually set all the things that are now to "auto", ie hard disk, ports, ...

    I hope this helps.

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    Originally posted by knix
    (I need to install a new BIOS that Compaq has on it'
    s site. It lowers the post time by 1.5seconds or so it says.) It's Windows that is causing the big problem. It takes over a minute to load.
    Knix, I was just wondering if you could point me to that BIOS... i have a Deskpro 2000 that I was going to use as a car player, but I will be getting a laptop for that soon, so I am going to use it in the house...
    Is that upgrade only for that 4000 deskpro? The newest I found for mine before had already been installed. Also is there a general BIOS section at compaq or is it like I found before (search for your type of computer and see what it has).

    Thanks for any help.
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    Im guessing that new was relatively speaking, probably from 1997 or so. New to the machine And adding ram to an old machine that doesnt have the ability to quick post (ie one that has to check all the ram) will slow it down a good bit on the boot. I had a old compaq p166 that had 96mb ram and took forever to finish posting because it had to count through all the ram. it did, however, help the machine once it got into windows (as was suggested before).
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    The computer doesn't check the RAM everytime. I found the BIOS on the compaq site on their file search engine.

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