Changing the boot sequence isn't that big of a deal as long as you remember how to access the BIOS if the need arises. Like using a boot floppy or recovery CD. I don't see where it cuts that much time off the booting process, though.There is another option or 2 in the BIOS to speed up booting, but I'd leave it at the factory settings. As far as speeding up Google Earth, that depends on what your processor is and how much memory you have.
"Graphics card requirement for Google Earth
The 3D graphics capabilities of your machine have a lot to do with how well Google Earth performs. Google Earth will work on most graphics cards from the following manufacturers:
* 3D Labs
* The following ATI cards are not supported: ATI Rage Mobility, ATI Xpert, ATI 3D Rage.
** Intel 3D graphics machines can use the default OpenGL version, but work better in DirectX (choose Start > Programs > Google Earth > Start Google Earth in DirectX).
Matrox card users must use the OpenGL version. S3 cards must use the DirectX version.
System requirements for Google Earth on the PC
The Google Earth client requires certain system configurations in order to run smoothly.
* Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP
* CPU: Pentium 3, 500Mhz - System Memory (RAM): 128MB RAM
* Hard Disk: 400MB free space
* Network Speed: 128 Kbits/sec
* Graphics Card: 3D-capable with 16MB of VRAM
* Screen: 1024x768, "16-bit High Color" screen
* Operating System: Windows XP
* CPU: Pentium 4 2.4GHz+ or AMD 2400xp+
* System Memory (RAM): 512MB RAM
* Hard Disk: 2GB free space
* Network Speed: 768 Kbits/sec
* Graphics Card: 3D-capable with 32MB of VRAM
* Screen: 1280x1024, "32-bit True Color" screen"
Edited by garmanma, 28 April 2007 - 07:47 PM.