That was quite a while back, and I just tolerated the boot time. Now, I've tried removing the new DIMMs, and have found that the behavior has not gone away. Once the machine boots, it works normally. There are no error messages during POST. I've tried disabling things in the BIOS setup, I've tried rearranging boot order, I've tried everything I can think of.
Anyone here know what would cause this system to sit at the beginning POST screen for five minutes before booting?