[QUOTE=Dee;2777209]How much multitasking you can do will be system dependent.
Burning requires a some CPU cycles, but not a huge amount. It requires a chunk of RAM, but again not that much.
Burning does require quite a lot of HDD I/O. If you have an SSD then it won’t even break into a sweat, when burning and doing other tasks.[/QUOTE]If you want to burn all the time get a Core2Duo and make that your burning machine it’s that simple.
[QUOTE=Dee;2777209]The purists will tell you, don’t burn and do other tasks. Then again, the purists will tell you to buy an Â£80 HDMI cable when a Â£10 cable will do just as well.[/QUOTE]I’ll burst that bubble here-I don’t subscribe to stereotype.
[QUOTE=Dee;2777209]Mileage will vary, when burning and doing other tasks. If you can multitask when burning then the quality of the burn will be same as doing no other tasks while burning.[/QUOTE]If the HDD/SSD is the same HDD/SSD as the main O/S running then that will be problems.
[QUOTE=Dee;2777209]If you get a coaster when multitasking and burning, then you would have to suspect that either your system overall isn’t powerful enough, or simply that your HDD can’t keep up.[/QUOTE]This is why you make a cheap system just for burning and keep your Gaming RIG for Gaming. That is how I have my setup.