Why is my laptop faster than desktop to resume windows?
Posted on 2004-04-23
I've an Asus M3425CH laptop and a Shuttle SS51G pc both with WindowsXP. I've been samewhat surprised to note that my laptop is quite faster to Resume windows (after hibernation) than the pc. Can anyone explain why is that ?
Here are the details:
Centrino 1.4GHz, 400MHz bus (Intel 855 GM Chipset)
HD: IBM IC25N040ATCS04-0 Travelstar - 4200rpm 40GB UDMA5
512MB ram DDR266
Pentium 2.4Ghz, 533MHz bus (sis651 chipset)
HD: Seagate ST380021 - Barracuda ATA IV - 7200rpm 80GB UDMA5
512MB Ram PC2700 (DDR333)
So the desktop has aprox same performance processor, faster bus, faster hd, faster ram. Still it takes 25 seconds for the desktop to resume and just 10 seconds for the laptop (time from whenthe screen "Resuming windows..." appears to the login screen)
My only idea is that during the resume phase, no windows driver is still loaded and it's directly the bios that handles disk access, so maybe the laptop has a much better bios.
500 extra points if anyone comes up with an idea (that doesn't involve buying new hardware) to make desktop as fast as laptop.