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    ProcessorIntel i9 7940X
    Memory (part number)Corsair Vengeance RGB 128gb 3000mhz
    Graphics Card #1Founders Nvidia RTX 2080Ti on EK Velocity waterblock
    MonitorAlienware 34in 3440x1440 120hz
    Storage #1Samsung 960 Pro 512gb & 2tb
    Storage #2Samsung 850 EVO 2tb
    CPU CoolerEK Rampage 6E monoblock, EK Coolstream PE 360, SE 360, & Bitspower Leviathan SF360, EK D5 pump/res
    CaseLian Li PC-011 Dynamic
    Power SupplyEVGA Supernova 1300w
    Keyboard Corsair K70 Mk.2
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    Headset Steelseries Siberia 800, Bose QC 35, Sony 1000XM2, Cowin E9, Audio Technica M50X
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    Jul 2013

    Extremely long boot time & long last BIOS time


    Enjoying my new build, with one big exception. The boot time is ridiculously long - probably about 40 seconds to a minute from pressing power button, to working desktop. I'm wondering if anyone else is having this problem, and hoping it's just either a not so straightforward fix or just the board needing BIOS tweaks since it's still so new. I'll list what I've tried below, but will list the details of my PC first to see if maybe there's some conflicts going on.

    Here's the details of my PC:

    - Win 10 Enterprise
    - Asus ROG Rampage VI Extreme
    - i9 7940X, stock clock
    - 128gb Corsair Vengeance Ram XMP@3000
    - Samsung 960 Pro m.2 nvme 512gb as windows drive in M.2_1 Socket 3 bay (the one under the chipset shield)
    - 960 Pro m.2 nvme 2tb in one of the slots of the DIMM.2_SLOT (next to the ram)
    - 850 Evo 2tb in a hot swap drive
    - HGST Deskstar 4tb 7200
    - Gigabyte Aorus waterblock 1080ti
    - EK Coolstream PE 360mm rad
    - EK xres revo d5 pump combo
    - I do have an NZXT internal USB 2.0 hub that's used to connect a few things like a front USB 2.0 panel, a corsair lighting unit/fan hub controlling 6 RGB fans & 4 LED strips

    Here's what happens, & what I've tried:

    I push power button, and PC turns on. Monitor doesn't turn on until about maybe 20 seconds later, and then after a few seconds the American Megatreds POST pops up for maybe 5 seconds. Then, it will go to the win 10 black screen with blue icon loading screen, and then jumps straight into windows quickly after that. Sometimes the PC will bypass the win 10 loading screen very fast, other times it hangs there for 10 seconds or more. It's consistently long, but not always the same.

    I've downloaded and installed the nvme drivers from samsung, crystal disk mark shows the speeds on both nvme drives are accurate, I've gone into bios and made sure that drives are set to AHCI, enabled fast boot, disabled a lot of the post system checks. I moved the water pump header from w_pump+1 to a high amp fan header on the motherboard (no good), then tried removing different connections on the board one by one to see if something was causing it to hang. I removed one of the USB 3.1 gen 1 connector (no good), I removed the NZXT internal USB 2.0 hub (no good), I tried booting with just 1x16gb stick of ram (no good), I tried removing every drive except the 960 pro 512gb boot drive under the chipset armor (no good). I'm really lost here about what the hell is going on with this system, and why it's taking so long to boot. I'm wondering if a total reinstall of windows is needed.

    At this point, any help or ideas would be appreciated. I bought almost everything from amazon, but I'm outside the 30 day return window so if there's a bad part it'd have to be RMA though warranty from company (which I REALLY hope is not the case & would like to avoid). I hate to think I spent all that money on those nvme drives only to have boot-ups slower than my old 5400 rpm IDE HDD windows xp systems from 10+ years ago. I'm thinking to try installing windows on the nvme drive when it's the ONLY drive present in the system, or moving it to the DIMM.2 slot, or just seeing what happens if I install it on my 850 EVO instead and see if it's any faster. I know the R6E is a very new board, and it might just be a bios thing too, but either way, I'm stuck and please....halp!!

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