Old computer was 933MHtz,P3,512ram. It took 46 minutes to rip HP2 to HD (WD80gig,7200rpm)with DVD Decrypter using Sony 500ax.(2x) It then took another 45 minutes to decode with DVD2one and about 24 minutes to write to Verbatim 2.4+R. Per Shoey et al, I put in a Liteon 166. I also got a P4,2.53MHtz,with 1gig ram. It now takes 16 minutes to rip HP2 to HD with the Liteon. It then takes 20 minutes to decode with DVD2one.(The new CPU operates around 85-90%, while the old CPU stayed at 99-100% for the whole decoding process). I now write at 4x using the Sony and Verbatim 4x +r. I can also copy my copy on the fly using Nero 5.10.20. Takes about 14 minutes to copy a copy. Thanks for speeding me up everyone.