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Which Processor and Clock Speed is enough (to be able) to burn at 4x?

Discussion in 'DVD±R media' started by yujo, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. yujo

    yujo Member

    Oct 28, 2003
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    I already posted this message here, however I did it with a wrong Subject. I think this subject is more clear. Sorry my mistake, I am a new user here ;)

    Here in Brazil a LG4040b is about U$ 220,00.

    Until now I just tried to burn at 2x because I have a slow Pentium III 600, with a 7200rpm Maxtor Hard Disk (running at DMA-66 in a ASUS P3W) under Windows XP.

    I have tried Nero 6 (with latest updates) and I had many read errors under PowerDVD, however the discs could play right on Windows Media Player, WinDVD and many standalone DVD Players.

    I tried RecordNow Max but it doesnt reconize the LG4040b unit. So I tried "burnatonce" and I got a strange error during burning stage.

    So I have decided to use the Recorder Gold5 that came with my LG4040b. I learned how to burn DVD-VIDEO with it at http://www.super-klaus.de/BRG_e.htm

    The discs I burned with this Recorder Gold5 played without any trouble in PowerDVD.

    I think Nero6 still have some problem with LG4040b.

    I just found and tested Princo4x and another cheap media with a "-A-" on the center of the disc. I burned about 15 discs without any problem. For my surprise even discs with risks under surface were able to burn and read (maybe I am a lucky guy :).

    My LG4040b came with A104 firmware and I didnt try the upgrade to A301 yet. All programs I tried really reconized Princo as 2x.

    My doubt is if I will be able to burn at 4x on my old Pentium III. Does somebody burn at 4x using a slow machine like mine?

    I would like to known which machines (at least PROCESSOR and CLOCK SPEED) users here are using to burn at 4x with LG4040b.
  2. TL0

    TL0 Member

    Apr 30, 2003
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    I've got a Pioneer 106 & have successfully burned at 4x on both +/-R discs on a much slower setup than yours :)

    Celeron 466mhz processor & 5400rpm maxtor HD running Win98SE (98lite install) & a 'measly' 128mb of RAM :)

    This machine is only used for burning by me, nothing else at the same time.
  3. vodoo

    vodoo Member

    Oct 15, 2003
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    How much RAM do you have.When running XP you should have 256mb for best results.Less will work though but slower and not as well.
  4. sly_61019

    sly_61019 Senior member

    Jun 28, 2003
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    if you are using XP you should have more than 256mb because XP takes up most of that. I am running ME with 800mhz and 256mb of ram and i have to restart my computer to free up ram before burning or else 4X takes a half hour instead of 15 min.
  5. koola

    koola Guest

    First of all, you could solve the problem by getting more ram installed in your system or you could get a new PC.

    I can write at 4x and even at 8x with my new hacked firmware.
    My system is:

    Athlon XP2000 (1.67GHz) @ (2.42GHz)
    1 GB of OCZ PC4000
    1 x 120GB Seagate HD
    2 x 200GB Weston Digital HD
    ATI Radeon 9800 pro Graphics card
    Lite-on DVD ROM drive
    Optorite D206 +/- DVD Writer
  6. VinylPush

    VinylPush Member

    Sep 14, 2003
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    My burner machine is also my internet access point.

    Pioneer 105.
    2 network cards (1x 10mbit for the ADSL, 1x 100mbit 3com to plug in to my hub).
    Athlon 1200
    Abit KT7A motherboard
    384MB completely mis-matched cheap RAM :)
    1x8GB (yes, 8) Seagate HD
    2x120GB Seagate (= 240GB spanned volume)
    Unknown 8Mb gfx card (probably ATI, I forget).

    It runs Win2003 server (with NAT, DHCP and fileserv) and eMule. Burning s/w used is variously Nero 6, Alcohol 120% and DVD Decrypter.

    It can have its bad days - eMule plays havoc with memory usage and system cache. Thank God for burn-proof.

    Beats having the 105 plugged in to my main PC.__X_X_X_X_X_[small]--
    Anyone seen my bitch?[/small]
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2003

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