Hello! Here's a real newbie question. I would feel silly even asking it if I hadn't already gotten about 15 different answers from people who claim to know these things. I bought a pack of dvd+r 8x disks. My dvd burner is 4x. The burner came with my dell inspiron 8600, and the drive is a NEC ND-5100A. The pack of disks says you must upgrade your firmware if you have a 4x burner to be able to use 8x disks. I have looked all over various sites including the dell support site (utterly unhelpful), the NEC site (didn't list my model), and this site (http://tdb.rpc1.org/) which was over my head. I know this firmware upgrade won't allow me to burn at 8x, just to burn at 4x on an 8x disk. I'm burning with Nero, which allows me to set the burn speed. Will it work for me to just tell Nero to burn at 4x, or will it get all confused about having an 8x disk? I'd like to know before opening the pack of disks and eliminating any chance of getting my money back by returning them if they're incompatible. Thank you!