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Suggestion + bug report: Delayed start

Apr 28, 2011
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Botevgrad, Bulgaria, Europe
System Name Main PC/OldPC/3rd PC
Processor Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge/Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge/Core i3-4330 Haswell
Motherboard ASUS P8Z77-V/ASRock Z68 Pro3 Gen1/ASUS H81M2
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Memory 32GB Corsair Vengeance/32GB ADATA/16GB ADATA
Video Card(s) SAPPHIRE R9 290 Tri-X OC 4GB/MSI RX 480 8GB/SAPPHIRE R9 390 8GB
Storage 2xCorsair SSDs in RAID0+3 HDDs/2xIntel SSDs in RAID0+3 HDDs/Intel 480GB SSD+5+3TB HDDs
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Mouse Microsoft Ergonomic Sculpt Desktop 2.0 (combo)@Razer Goliath mousepad (Medium speed)
Keyboard Microsoft Ergonomic Sculpt Desktop 2.0 (combo)
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Ver.1709 Fall Creators Update (Build 17025.1000, Insider Preview)
1) Suggestion: add a Delayed start option in Settings when setting GPU-Z to auto-start with Windows. Some other auto-starting apps/programs have such a setting, and for some it is even the default, so they load last after all else had loaded.

2) BUG report: My 3rd PC is not weak - it has an Intel Core i3 CPU (socket 1150), 16 GB of DDR3 RAM, AMD Radeon R9 390 8 GB video card, 480 GB Intel SSD, 2 Seagate HDDs. OS is Windows 10 Insider Preview 64-bit (build is one older than newest, as newest had issues on this PC) and I am using UEFI/Fast startup/Fast boot + latest 17.11.1 drivers of the AMD Radeon card. I have 2 other PCs too, and no such issues on those - these have an older Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs (socket 1155) and also AMD Radeon cards - models RX 480 8 GB and R9 290 4 GB respectively.

Issue is this: Sometimes - almost every time I power on my PC in the morning - on this one PC GPU-Z takes ages to hide the splash-screen and go minimized. Sometimes this is accompanied by a PC freeze. (This happens rarely, but happens often enough to mention. When the PC freezes, the screen stops redrawing and shows the last state/windows opened, my keyboard & mouse do not respond, but the PC seems not fully frozen as the HDD LED keeps blinking, so something is working/happening).

So, in my opinion either your GPU-Z app initialization code is really buggy in some cases, and/or it does not like my Windows 10 OS/AMD Radeon drivers for some reason. (or maybe Windows 10 OS does not like GPU-Z?)

Expected: Fix this so the GPU-Z splash-screen does not take ages to process/go away. Fix the occasional full freeze too.
And/or, when GPU-Z sees it is too slow to start, for a message box to show saying - "GPU-Z is slow to start, do you want to exit, pause loading or wait?" (or similar - if possible, of course)
IF a pause loading option can be added, this could help fix whole PC freezing, I think.
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My guess would be it waits for the driver manager to become free so its driver can be installed

Can you modify the scheduled task it creates, to include some delay and report back here if that makes any difference?