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NV

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Sep 18, 2009
I recently cleaned out my computer of dust and remounted my heatsink and other such little maintenance-y details. Actually I lied that's really all I can think of that I did. So no change in hardware or anything. Now it seems like my computer is taking a very long time to POST. Should I be worried? Is there an explanation? Is it all in my head? :screwy:

Thanks guys!
 

ThePerfectCore

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How long is "long"?

Perhaps the BIOS reset after you pulled power and now it's no longer doing a "quick boot".
 
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NV

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Sep 18, 2009
I have an EVGA x58 SLI LE, i7 920 OCed to 3.8, 6GB OCZ Gold RAM, and a GTX 260 powered by a Corsair HX 750.

POST takes about 21 seconds, which seems a little long to me, but I think I've had a couple that were significantly longer than that. Yesterday I booted at one point and the board probably toggled between F3 and F6 for a good 20 seconds before moving on to eventually booting.

I actually couldn't find the "quick boot" option in my BIOS, but I don't think the BIOS were reset because I still have my overclock. Also, wouldn't a quick boot effect what happens after the POST?
 

psionic98

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Jun 22, 2009
I had an issue close to that when I was first putting my system together and had to remove everything to check my mounts on the mobo etc.. anyways, when I was getting oddly longer posts I removed the cmos battery and did a clear on the bios and reset to stock.. then started over with the oc and so far I haven't had that issue come up again

im using evga x58 mini (matx)