How long does your iMac take to boot up ?

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  1. MrGeePee macrumors regular

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    #1
    Boot-up: 33 secs
    Restart: 40 secs
    Shutdown: 5-12 secs

    Is this normal? (2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo)

    I got my new iMac over a week ago. After Tuesday i noticed it was taking slightly longer to shutdown and boot-up. That day i did a Software Update and installed Roxio Toast.

    I've never owned a Mac previously, so i wouldn't know how long it would normally take.

    How long does your iMac take?
     
  2. serega macrumors regular

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    Mine about the same. And this is my first mac too.
     
  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Seems normal to me. I get about the same numbers albeit on my white iMac.
     
  4. Cloudane macrumors 65816

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    About the same here. Double it for booting into Windows :rolleyes: (which steadily gets worse as more stuff shoves itself into startup/systray)
     
  5. MrGeePee thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    Boot-up: 31 secs
    Restart: 35 secs
    Shutdown: 7-10 secs

    iMac 2.8ghz 4gig ram....(its my dads)
     
  7. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Yup it's normal.

    Windows is more like 2x, than 3x, then 4x the time required on the mac.
     
  8. bluefiberoptics macrumors regular

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    Isn't the fast booting time of the new Macs mostly due to EFI?
     
  9. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    If you can get Windoze to shut down at all that is. Hehe.

    Cheers.
     
  10. Rustman macrumors regular

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    I'm not timing my startups, because numbers are going to differ depending on what is in your account login preferences.

    The numbers you give roughly tally, though it feels quicker than this to me. Maybe it's because I have 4GB of RAM.
     
  11. Cloudane macrumors 65816

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    People usually find it "shuts down" only too often. Hur hur :p
     
  12. jf8 macrumors regular

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    My iMac takes significantly longer to begin to load an OS than does my work laptop from 2004, my personal laptop from 2006, and my brand new HTPC. All are Intel-based systems with traditional PC BIOSes.

    Only my server takes longer, and it's actually based on an Intel board that features EFI (and has a lot more devices than the iMac to boot from)

    OS X tends to boot faster than Windows and with Leopard also resumes from suspend faster.
     
  13. citron230 macrumors 6502a

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    I went from a Gateway, 1.6ghz P4 with 1.5GB RAM running Windows XP. It took forever for it to boot up, seriously 4 minutes, maybe 5 I never sat there and timed it but it took a long @$$ time. Then again it was 5 years old too.
    My new iMac is blazing fast in comparison. i love it.

    Boot-up: 31 secs
    Restart: 35 secs
    Shutdown: 7-10 secs

    iMac 2.8ghz 4gig ram
     
  14. UbuntuFu macrumors regular

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    It takes me a full minute to boot up my iMac.

    I think it's because of my 2 external WD my book hard drives?
    Plus I'm using a logitech dinovo edge keyboard and logitech MX mouse
     
  15. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Seems that

    For my white pre-santa rosa iMac which has a max usable RAM limit of 3gb, if 4gb of ram is installed, it takes longer to start up (double or triple the time). If it's 3gb of ram, it does not noticeably change start up time.

    Same 4gb of ram in a Santa Rosa MBP does not noticeably alter start up time. (non measured)
     
  16. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    wow, my startup is 23 secs, and i have an external drive plugged in, and i have 53 gigs of the HD used

    oops, misread, 33 secs to startup, i have 2 accounts, its set to automatically log into one of them, 5 secs to shut down, i didnt time a restart
     
  17. sk8mash macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is pretty speedy:

    Startup: 23.7 seconds
    Restart: about 30 seconds
    Shutdown: 4.9 seconds

    Timed on the ol' iPod touch.
     
  18. AMGMASTER macrumors newbie

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    ok here is mine...

    Boot: 27.89 seconds
    Restart: 31.46 seconds
    Shutdown: 4.82 seconds

    and idk why restart is longer than startup, anyway here is my specs

    iMac 24' (White) - Mac OS X 10.5.1
    2.16 Ghz Core 2 Duo
    2X1 GB Kingston Ram
    250 GB HDD - (87 gb free)
    Logitech MX Revolution mouse and logitech software
     
  19. RevToTheRedline macrumors 6502a

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    Usually about 2.5 minutes to boot, ha ha just kidding thats about how long it takes for a typical windows users machine to boot, ZING.

    Mine is about the same times as above.
     
  20. kucyk macrumors member

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    20 sec without connected fw external drive, 30 sec with
    imac 2,4 / 4gb
     
  21. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

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    cause a restart is a shut down + boot
     

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