[quote=Bolt Upright;2130827]Thanks for the info. Other than trial and error, how can I find out what brand of media my drive will burn at 52X?[/quote]There is only trial&error, at least most of the time.
Brand names are not helpful at all, since most brand buy what is available on the market and slap their logo on it.
Best bet is Taiyo Yuden (TY) made media, this is known to be the best stuff available.
Please also note, that most experienced users burn their CDs at speeds in the range of 16x-32x (dpending on the drive and media), since burn quality is normally not so good at higher speeds.