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Various results with KProbe

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by RIARA, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. RIARA

    RIARA Regular member

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    I recently burned Dragons Dogma with my iHas burnermax burner. When I ran thru KProbe the results were thru the roof so I ran it thru again. The second time I checked it, the results were in the acceptable range. What gives? Which results should I go by?
     
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    What exactly does KProbe do? I mean, I've never checked my discs with a program to find out the info of it, or whatever it does, I just burned it at 2.4x using imgburn, then just check with ABGX, and you're all set.

    But ya, what does KProbe help with?
     
  3. RIARA

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    7. How do I know how good my burns are?

    You should leave the "Verify" box checked in ImgBurn as this checks the data on your burned disc to see that it matches up 100% with the ISO on your computer's hard drive, plus it also checks that the disc can be read properly.

    That alone doesn't tell the full story though, so to check the quality of burns you can use a free tool called KProbe. You can download the latest version (2.5.2 at the time of writing this) here: -

    http://club.myce.com/f96/big-kprobe2-thread-93944/

    To use it, put your burned game in the drive then fire up KProbe. If you have more than one burner, make sure your Burner Max drive is selected from the drop-down list at the top. Hit the "Start test" button (looks like a triangular "play" button at the top of the app's window) and the test will begin.

    Once the test is complete, you'll see a couple of graphs and some other info. The max PI/C1 error rate should not exceed 280 (and it's recommended that it's under 100 for XGD3 burns) and the max PO/C2 error rate should not exceed 4. If you get the occasional spike that goes up higher than these maximums, you should be OK, but if the graph lines are consistently above these recommended levels then your burn is poor and it may make your 360's drive work harder to read the disc, it may cause disc read errors, a failed game install, or the game may freeze up or crash. This may also lead to your 360 failing certain challenges as the game will not mimic a proper pressed original disc.
     

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