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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
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
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
Display(s) Philips 274E5QHAB@HDMI + Philips 273EQH@DVI (both 27")
Case Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium
Audio Device(s) Kenwood Mini HiFi system/Microlab speakers/Philips HDMI (main)+LG TV monitor HDMI + Apple headphones
Power Supply Cooler Master Silent ProM 600 W (modular)
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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