iMac Boot Times

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  1. pknz macrumors 68020

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    How long does your iMac take to boot up to the point where the icons on the desktop appear (this seems to be the last to load on my iMac).

    My G5 iMac (1.5GB RAM) takes about 1:55mins which is about the same time as my iBook G4 (512MB RAM) does.

    This is not a fresh installed OS X, so what are your boot times for a unfresh OS X 10.4.7?
     
  2. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a

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  3. Sobering macrumors regular

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  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Just a quick FYI although you probably already know this: boot times are almost entirely independent of the amount of RAM you have. My iMac G5 doesn't take two minutes but it probably takes about one minute, maybe slightly more. If you think it's taking a long time then check your Login Items in System Preferences (Accounts pane) and also maybe verify your hard disk in Disk Utility. :)
     
  5. Sobering macrumors regular

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    Yeah it's pretty much dependant on the ram as you just said. My old PC (before the switch to Mac) had 5GB of ram and it was pretty fast boot. Although in the long run my iMac C2D is faster.
     
  6. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    I saw a vid of a G5 boot vs. intel boot and the intel was about 3x faster than the G5. I haven't timed my G5, but it's probably about a minute which is better than my G3 which is close to three minutes.
     
  7. thechris69 macrumors 6502

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    awesome video, I cant wait for mine... my imac has the upgraded processor so I should beat you by a few seconds:p
     
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  9. SeVeN macrumors 6502a

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    my iMac G3 Snow boots in about 51 seconds. not bad for an old computer
     
  10. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

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    However nice it is to know that brand new C2D iMacs are booting in under 30 seconds... the information is sort of useless.

    My powerbook G4 has an "unfresh" 10.4.7 install, and it takes approximately a minute and a half to boot.
     
  11. Matt T macrumors regular

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    My iMac 2.33GHz C2D with 2gb of RAM takes 20 seconds.
     
  12. huw1000 macrumors newbie

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    20 seconds or so for mine. damn quick anyway.
     
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