<CT> Re: Win3.x Booting Time on Pentiums

  • From: Alan Grimes <alangrimes@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: calmira_tips@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 09:50:13 -0400

> Now that we have 1GHz processors (or more) in the marketplace, I  was 
> curious if anyone out there has loaded Windows 3.x onto their 
> super-fast PCs, and what the boot timeframe would be.

Win 3.11 *IS* my primary OS... =P

On my Athalon 800: 

DOS: 12 seconds.
Win: 15

In contrast; BeOS boots on the secondary UDMA/66 drive in about 10
seconds total... 

Total: about 30.


On this processor the speed is mostly disk bound.. if it supported
faster disks or if it used its current Mode 4 disk more efficiently then
this wouldn't be as much of an issue... 

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