How quick does everyone's Mac start?

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  1. iEugene macrumors regular

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    I was just curious to see how quickly everyones Mac system boots up. When I first got my Intel iMac (20') it booted fully in 29 seconds. Much faster than any PC in this house at least, and after putting almost 30 gigs of my files on, it now boots in just 30 -32 seconds flat. i remember having my Pentium (sp?) 4 Gateway PC and it took at least 3 mins to fully boot.

    If you're bored post your computer and how fast it boots up. I'm not in any way trying to say that boot up time matters, nor am I saying that Macs are faster at booting, just a little thing I was curious about, so post somtehing along these lines. (I'll do mine)

    Intel iMac 20', 1 gig RAM - 30 to 32 seconds to fully boot.
     
  2. h0e0h macrumors 6502a

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    my 17" MBP w/ 2gb Ram boots in >30 seconds, and >50 in windows...
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    1.2GHz iBook G4, from chime to everything up and ready to go = 55 seconds.
     
  4. jbusc macrumors member

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    Also, Windows XP is not fully "booted" when you reach the login screen. OS services are still starting in the background. This is in contrast to Linux and Win 2000 which are fully started when you see the login screen. I'm not sure whether OS X does that also or not.

    The usefulness of such a feature is debatable.
     
  5. remowilliams macrumors member

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    MBP17 - 23 seconds from spinning wheel to fully loaded desktop.

    And that includes the time it takes to type my password :D
     
  6. chosenwolf macrumors 6502a

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    24 to login screen
    28 to full desktop load

    <edit> on a sawtooth with 1Ghz sonnet encore upgrade
     
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    From pushing the power button, to a loaded desktop w/ dock takes 38 secs on my iMac G5.
     
  10. Josias macrumors 68000

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    MacBook 2 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 5 gigs stuff (plus OS X and programs, total 20 gigs)
    21.7 seconds from pressing button to fully loaded desktop:eek: :D
     
  11. Rovman macrumors regular

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    Both starting the second i pressed the power button, and ending when they were sitting on the desktop ready to go.
    I don't have Bootcamp on the MacBook to do a comparison of them booting on the same machine.

    MacBook - 30 seconds
    Windows PC = 38 seconds (BIOS, POST and RAID Initialization take far longer than windows itself to boot)

    Specs below.
     
  12. Platform macrumors 68030

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    Well I don't really know how fast it would start up...I only give it a re-boot after an OS update or software that needs a re-boot.

    Then with that it takes quite a long time to boot, more than a minute maybe two !

    Anyway..only happens about every two weeks :D
     
  13. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    Booot time.....whazdat ?

    last reboot when .4.6 came out....1st cold boot after that =18 seconds
    DP450/2GB ram/Raptor boot drive w/ 10.4.6 + 54.9247GB of other stuff :D
     
  14. brbubba macrumors 6502

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    My Macbook with login is about 25 seconds. However, when I first got it, it was around 10 seconds.
     
  15. comictimes macrumors 6502a

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    yea all you Intel people make me sad...

    1.25ghz powerbook: 1 minute, 25 seconds

    of course, it's a very sad, sick computer which is getting replaced in a week or two by a shiny new macbook :D
     
  16. iBrow macrumors regular

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    Usually about 45 Seconds from chime to everything up and running. ( Mac mini 1.42 GHz )
     
  17. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    mbp 15'' 512mb ram:

    35 seconds (also includes typing password and fully loaded desktop)
     
  18. iKat macrumors newbie

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    15" 2.0GHz MBP, from push of button to ready to go, 28 seconds flat.
     
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  20. mark! macrumors 65816

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    24 seconds, 1.83GHz MacBook Pro with 1GB of RAM
    stock 5400 RPM harddrive.

    45 seconds with my iMac G3 (450MHz, 1GB RAM, 7200RPM harddrive)

    and 40 seconds with my eMac (1GHz, 1GB RAM 5400RPM harddrive)
     
  21. treblah macrumors 65816

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    Ditto.

    Is that in Earth time? :eek:
     
  22. mark! macrumors 65816

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    Don't you know the metric system??? :p
     
  23. mheekowh macrumors newbie

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    25 seconds from the bang to the time I start clicking around my desktop (includes password typing)
     
  24. treblah macrumors 65816

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    Royale with cheese?
     
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