A few months ago, I upgraded my desktop computer to the following:
- Intel Core i7-4770 Quad-Core CPU
- ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150 MB
- G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3
- Rosewill 750W 80 PLUS PS
I installed Windows 7 PRO onto this machine and was expecting this computer to be much faster than my previous computer and it seems as though it should. When I encode video's on this machine. It does this 4 times faster than it used to take. However to turn the machine on for the first time in the morning. It seems like it takes 5 minutes to boot-up completely, including logging into the user.
Within the last 2 months, I re-installed Windows 7 on the computer again with no increase in boot-up speed. I was looking to see if anyone was aware of any issues that might cause Windows to boot-up slow.
The computer has 4 internal 7200 rpm HD's with a total of 6 TB of hard drive space. (no SSD yet). I am using the on-board video and sound on the motherboard with this computer. Other than this. The only thing that I have is a CD/DVD drive along with a memory card reader.
As far as software on this computer:
- Office 2010
- Adobe CS6 Photoshop
As far as programs that I have loading on boot-up:
- Chrome Handouts extension
I have monitored the CPU temps on this computer and it does not run over 100F / 38C with the CPU running at 100% encoding video's. But this should not matter as it runs the slowest on a fresh boot-up when the CPU has not even warmed up yet. Anyone have any ideas how I can go about diagnose this issue.
The benchmark speed on this CPU is 9894, and I have a Dell Laptop with a Intel Core i5 M 560 @ 2.67GHz CPU w/ a benchmark speed of 2644, (w/SSD) however it boots-up within 25 seconds. I realize that a SSD do make a world of difference of speed. I will eventually add on to the desktop. I still feel that the boot-up speed should be much faster. It will turn on and then you login and it take literally around 5 minutes before I can do anything as it stalls on trying to load any program and even as simple as Chrome. And then once it loads, you can't do anything like load a website because it is bogged down doing something.
The CPU is never maxed out as well as I always have plenty of memory available with 16 GB of ram. I always make sure to keep plenty of HD space available on my main boot drive. I currently have 500 GB free on the main drive.