I recently got two BenQ burners a Sony 810A and a 1655, both giving me the same problem.
I can burn single layer disks just fine, but when trying to burn a DL disk I get a BSOD with Machine_Check_Exception. It’s based on a MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum, AMD X2 4200, 2GB Corsair Twinx2048-3200 memory, two hard drives (1 PATA start-up, 1 SATA), 520W OCZ Powerstream, not overclocked. Memtest and Prime95 and HL2 can run for hours without any errors, I can burn single layer disks just fine, yet the BSOD drives me nuts.
I tried the drives in another system (NForce2-based) and both work just fine with DL disks there. I tried both Nero Ultra 7 and then Sonic, DLA is not installed, same result. I tried initially the Nvidia IDE drivers (and they work on the Nforce2 fine) and then tried the Microsoft drivers. Voltages on the system are 3.3V, 5.1V and 12.4V under load. The drives were set to Masters and I also tried the cable select option and changed to a brand new 80 pin cable, no luck. I crossflashed the Sony 810A with the BQFlasher to a true 1640 but with the same results.
Does anybody have any idea what to do? I guess I could flash the Sony drive with the external firmware and try it in a housing. It would seem the system doesn’t like the BenQ drives. Shall I return the unit and get a Nec ND-3550A?