First of all, my sincerest apologies if I am restating something already addressed. However, I have searched High and Low and still havent figured this one out. I am running a 2.8ghz, 800 FSB but only 256Ram.... I have updated the firmware and am running a clean session (i.e. nothing in the background) I installed a Teac (Dell) DVD+RW in this computer. Bought memorex dvd+r. I am using Decrypter, Shrink 3.2 and Nero 6.x... All result in slow burning. I have checked, rechecked; deleted, reinstalled my IDE channels to ensure DMA mode. On my secondary DMA I chose DMA mode if available, however, the grayed out box correlating to current transfer mode reads PIO. Having Failed to correct the problem, I tried going to my regedit and deleting the checksum lines. Everytime I reboot they reappear and no change to my burning speed. Today I have bought Sony DVD+R media and still no change. Personal conundrum....I have 29 copies of my wedding video to burn for family. I hate telling my wife I cant do it (typical man syndrome). Even if I could get this to burn at 2x or 4x i would be happy. Any and All help is appreciated. Thanks.