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Originally posted by worksleepwork worksleepwork wrote:

So it turns out that it did in fact have the latest bios update.
I ended up just leaving it running and the screen eventually came on.
It turns out it is taking around 50 seconds or so to hit the post screen.
Is there a particular reason that it is taking so long? 


Do you have a POST beep speaker installed on the board, and the POST beep option enabled in the UEFI/BIOS? The single POST Ok beep is the signal that POST has completed successfully.

While 50 seconds seems to be a long POST period, don't expect an X99 board to POST quickly.

The X99 chipset is the consumer/PC version of Intel's enterprise C602 chipset. The differences are few, if any. Enterprise/professional boards are not concerned about a fast POST time. Instead they value stability, so the POST process operations will be more strict and extensive. Don't forget there are four memory channels to test, twice that of standard two channel boards. Plus there are eight DIMM slots to check, instead of four. How much memory are you using in your board?

There are 10 Intel SATA III ports, instead of the usual six. More PCIe lanes to check, 28 - 40, compared to 16 on most boards, those just from the CPU. A review comparing X99 boards showed the ASRock board (not yours, an ITX model) had the fastest POST time of all tested, about 20 seconds vs up to 40 for the others. Of course, that board has only two DIMM slots, and two channel only. UEFI option settings can affect POST time.

You can always enable Fast Boot, but can't use Ultra Fast unless you installed Windows with CSM disabled.

Is Windows installed yet? If not the UEFI is looking for a bootable drive, which takes time.
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Originally posted by worksleepwork worksleepwork wrote:

I ended up just leaving it running and the screen eventually came on.
It turns out it is taking around 50 seconds or so to hit the post screen.
Is there a particular reason that it is taking so long? 


Coming back to this .......

Hmmm, by chance did the OS install onto MBR or UEFI?
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