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Old Jul 01, 2002, 09:28 PM
MrMP MrMP is offline
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"The CD Writer need just about 4% of CPU time (Basis: 166 Mhz Pentium)"
Old Jul 02, 2002, 02:56 AM
compbuild compbuild is offline
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I use a Duron 700 and a lite On 24x no problems burning at 24x I don't think the CPU has much to do with it. If you are copying on the Fly I think you shoul have you reading and writer on different IDE channels. Put the Hard drive as master on IDE 1 The reader as slave on IDE 1 and the writer as master IDE 2. If anyone disagrees please say so and also why, This is just my opinion this way you always have your source (HDD or reader) on a different channel than your writer.
Old Jul 02, 2002, 04:35 AM
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From my experience it would appear that the processor has only a slight bearing on the speed of writing. It is more down to how fast the IDE bus on the motherboard is performing which is also down to a combination of having the correct IDE Bus Master drivers installed to give optimum performance (ie, Via Chipset 4 in 1 driver). Assuming you are copying "on the fly" the reading drive has to be fast and reliable as many struggle to keep up at higher speeds.

A good example was my current set up until recently, I had a Plextor 24x Writer and a Pioneer A03 DVD writer (as the source drive). I found that using this combination would not allow copying on the fly any faster than about 12x. Taking the A03 out of the machine and replacing it with a dedicated DVD-ROM drive (Pioneer 106S) now allows me to copy at up to 24x without problems and no buffer-underuns. So the source reading drive has a great difference! Incidently the CPU in the machine was an Athlon XP 1500+ so it had plenty of power in reserve but I've been able to do the same on machines around the 400 MHz mark.
Old Jul 02, 2002, 01:02 PM
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I use a 750 oc 810mhz Duron and writes at 40x LiteOn np's at all.

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