I had an old emachines - 1.1ghz celeron, 512mb ram, 40 gig hd, Cognac motherboard, Win98SE and a Benq 1620 Pro DVD burner.
The best I could eak out of it was 8x burning at around 8 min but it burnt them beautifully.
The mb went south so I replaced it with a DFI CM33-TL, 80 gig hd, and XP Pro. It burnt at 8x in about 9 and half minutes but they weren’t nearly as good a burns (using Nero CD Speed to check them).
I dug up an 1.4ghz Celeron processor and installed it and now it burns at 8x in about the same time as the old Cognac did but the scans are worse (still acceptable, but knowing it can do better it annoys me!) (TY discs by the way).
I’m tired of messing with old junk so I’ve decided to upgrade to a Celeron D 3.2 ghz processor and new motherboard . . . are their any particular boards that are more friendly to ide burners than others?