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Paulywauly
Feb 6, 2011, 03:24 PM
Anyone out there have impressive boot times? Or any embarrassingly slow ones that are so slow it's almost funny?

Just timed my iBook G3 running Tiger (with MobileMe syncing and dropbox running at startup) took a leisurely 2 mins 50 seconds! Means I can switch it on then go make a cup of tea :D



chrismacguy
Feb 6, 2011, 03:36 PM
Anyone out there have impressive boot times? Or any embarrassingly slow ones that are so slow it's almost funny?

Just timed my iBook G3 running Tiger (with MobileMe syncing and dropbox running at startup) took a leisurely 2 mins 50 seconds! Means I can switch it on then go make a cup of tea :D

My Dual 867Mhz G4 running Tiger took a incredible 31.3 seconds to boot to the desktop (Considering my Mac Pro takes 26 seconds this is quite an achievement)

jchase2057
Feb 15, 2011, 07:01 PM
my g4 ibook 800 boots to desktop in 54 seconds. not bad considering the age.

mabaker
Feb 15, 2011, 07:13 PM
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Around 1:50 for the PowerBook Ti 1ghz, leopard is truly slow to boot but overall it's as fast as tiger once booted.

ppcg4mac
Feb 21, 2012, 02:58 PM
I havent timed it, but my G4 seems to boot in about 20-30 seconds

adcx64
Feb 21, 2012, 03:12 PM
My G4 in my sig clocks in at 26 seconds.

eyoungren
Feb 21, 2012, 03:20 PM
I can make it to the login screen in about 20 seconds. But for a full boot it'll take my 1Ghz AlBook about two or three minutes. Finder comes up right away after login, but I run a number of CPU intensive startup items and my Albook also suffers from a failed cache. That prevents me from doing anything remotely productive until all the startup items have finished.

OTOH, I never shut my Powerbooks off, so it's not something that bothers me too much.

SimonUK5
Feb 21, 2012, 03:34 PM
My MDD makes it up and around 1 min to the desktop with Tiger

Nova77
Feb 21, 2012, 03:51 PM
40 seconds, starting from the very moment I push the button.

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My G4 in my sig clocks in at 26 seconds.

When do you start counting??.... An SSD boots faster, no matter what.

Goftrey
Feb 21, 2012, 04:40 PM
1:12 on my eMac, and that's got to open safari, iTunes, mail & AIM on startup too so it's not too bad considering it's running Leopard as well.

My PowerBook, running Tiger only takes 42 seconds which is pretty damn fast if I may so myself :D

adcx64
Feb 21, 2012, 05:03 PM
40 seconds, starting from the very moment I push the button.

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When do you start counting??.... An SSD boots faster, no matter what.

There are a lot of other variables too!

Ngorkes
Feb 28, 2012, 04:19 PM
My power mac g5 with 2gb ram and 80gb hard drive can boot up from the time I press the home button to to the time the dock shows up is 48.2 sec.

SkyBell
Feb 28, 2012, 09:56 PM
It takes about 45 seconds for my eMac to boot, a little over a minute and a half for full operation to be possible. I still love this thing to death, gonna run it into the ground before I get another machine. :cool:

Drew017
Feb 28, 2012, 09:59 PM
My iBook G4 takes roughly 45- 50 seconds to boot, and exactly 11 seconds to turn off. It's faster after a few reboots :D

Intell
Feb 28, 2012, 10:05 PM
My awesome 1.5Ghz eMac takes about 40 seconds to show the dock running Leopard. My 350Mhz G3 iMac running Tiger, I stopped keeping track around 2 minutes, never restart it anyways. My 1.5Ghz Cube takes about 40 seconds to show the dock running Leopard.

GermanyChris
Feb 29, 2012, 02:57 AM
I'll have to test it tonight..

The MBP with SSD and SL is about 12 seconds, I'm guessing the PM will be a minute or so

RMT25
Mar 1, 2012, 06:45 PM
the eMac in my sig takes 45 seconds to show desktop.

10.4.11 :)

G51989
Mar 1, 2012, 06:59 PM
Not to be an ass or anything, but my Dual Processor 1.8gzh with 8gb of ram and a 160gb hard drive........ Took 18.9 seconds to boot!

Starfighter
Mar 2, 2012, 08:58 AM
I remember that my iMac G3 booted like 10 seconds faster than my expensive new computer - it was wicked fast.

I'll try my Sawtooth right away. Pressing the button... and now it's up and running. 55 seconds.

GermanyChris
Mar 2, 2012, 01:36 PM
Not to be an ass or anything, but my Dual Processor 1.8gzh with 8gb of ram and a 160gb hard drive........ Took 18.9 seconds to boot!

starting from when?

G51989
Mar 2, 2012, 10:56 PM
starting from when?

Soon as I hear the stupid Apple gong sound

GermanyChris
Mar 3, 2012, 03:56 AM
Soon as I hear the stupid Apple gong sound

Then I sorta believe you

G51989
Mar 3, 2012, 08:41 AM
Then I sorta believe you

It is a totally fresh install of OSX, tho I admit the more and more things I install on it, I have not timed it again, but that boot time seems to be going up lol

GermanyChris
Mar 3, 2012, 11:15 AM
It is a totally fresh install of OSX, tho I admit the more and more things I install on it, I have not timed it again, but that boot time seems to be going up lol

The rest of us were counting from button push..not bong

Drew017
Mar 3, 2012, 03:39 PM
Yea... I raced my G3 and G4 iBooks last night. The G4 shut down a lot faster, but the G3 booted faster. Sometimes I think the boot time has to do with how long it has been running. :rolleyes:

My G4 reboots in 1:20 (11 seconds off, 1:09 to boot) seconds... didn't time the G3.

skinniezinho
Mar 8, 2012, 05:02 PM
10.4.11 - 58.5seconds from the moment that I plug the button till I see the dock appear (3seconds more to load logmein and other stuff).
It takes +- 24seconds to appear the apple logo :S Guess it's the sata card fault...
I didn't bench 10.5.8 because my card is flashed with the rom with temp sensors, and that leads to waiting about 30 or more seconds in a white screen for 10.5.8

MacHappytjg
Mar 12, 2012, 10:26 PM
~47 seconds on my g5 in the sig, from the second i hit the power button of course

Nameci
Mar 12, 2012, 10:51 PM
PowerMac G5 on my sig;

52.2 secs from push button to desktop, 9 secs from push button to chime.

Considering I have SSD on RAID0, I expect a faster boot time. But who cares, I don't cold boot so often.

Application loading time is 3 seconds or less. Can't complain.

GermanyChris
Mar 13, 2012, 12:56 AM
PowerMac G5 on my sig;

52.2 secs from push button to desktop, 9 secs from push button to chime.

Considering I have SSD on RAID0, I expect a faster boot time. But who cares, I don't cold boot so often.

Application loading time is 3 seconds or less. Can't complain.

I was less than impressed with the performance of Leopard on a SSD too.

tom vilsack
Mar 13, 2012, 02:17 AM
I have a new purchased 14" ibook G4 933MHz,640mem,40 gig hd,leopard 10.5.8 fresh install all updated,itunes ect

1:06 secs to dock and menu bar.

Starfighter
Mar 13, 2012, 02:54 AM
Now I have timed my G3 as well (cold boot)!

From button push to menu bar: 44 seconds