A DigitalMax DRW-5S163 that worked fine on an AMD 2000+ causes a consistent crash when I moved it to an AMD X2 5200+. The crash is a sudden power-down, not an orderly shutdown or BSOD, as if I had just pulled the plug. It occurs about 1 to 2 minutes into a CD-ROM burn using NERO 7.
OS - Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2
Processor - AMD X2 Dual Core 5200+, a 64 bit CPU, 2 Gbytes ram.
Nero - originally 126.96.36.199, upgraded to 188.8.131.52. Upgrade made no difference.
Media - HP CD-R 52x 700MB 80 Minutes
The device is a DVD/CD-ROM drive. I'm burning a CD-R. I have not tried burning a DVD in this configuration. (I have enough coasters already.)
Swapped power supply to the CD-ROM burner - still failed.
Tried CD-RW media - still failed.
Tried burning with XP native burning software - WORKED.
Installed Sony CRX195E1 and burned with NERO - WORKED.
A reminder that the the DRW-5S163 and NERO 184.108.40.206 worked fine on the AMD 2000+ processor.
1) Has anyone here had a machine shutdown suddenly when burning CD-ROMs? If so, did you solve the problem?
2) Any thoughts on why this is happening and how to correct it other than by buying a new DVD/CD-ROM drive?
3) Any thoughts on why a faster processor, dual core processor, or 64 bit processor could cause a problem.