Mac Pro Hex - Long time to play the Apple Sound

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by xWhiplash, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. xWhiplash macrumors 65816

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    Hey everyone,

    I was wondering if it was normal for a Mac Pro to take about 5-10 seconds before it plays the Apple "dong" when it boots up? My Dell does the same, it takes about 5-10 seconds for the Dell boot screen to finish before going to the Windows boot screen.

    Is there any way I can speed it up?
     
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  3. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    That's completely normal. The system has to check all your RAM, hard drives and other connected hardware such as extension cards.
     
  4. xWhiplash thread starter macrumors 65816

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    When I boot a similar spec iMac, it does this instantly. Is that because it is using more laptop parts?
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It may have less things connected to it. As Transporteur said above, it has to check all components before boot and Mac Pro is likely to have more of them (more RAM, HDs, PCIe cards etc).
     
  6. SkyNite macrumors member

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    I agree; it's normal. I wouldn't worry about it.
     
  7. strausd macrumors 68030

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    On my DP system it can take up 15-20 seconds. I have all sleds and RAM slots full. I asked about this before and they said it was because of that.
     
  8. xgman macrumors 601

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    long here as well. noticeably longer than a 2008 MP configures similarly.
     
  9. xWhiplash thread starter macrumors 65816

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  10. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    My Mac Pro with all PCIe slots, all 8 RAM slots, and 4 HDD bays filled takes a little while to give to boot chime. I noticed this as I added more and more things, so this ought to explain it.
     

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