Hello, I’m back again for more advice please. I apologise if the answer to my question is elsewhere, but I have looked at a lot of the other threads and as I’m not good at this stuff a lot of it doesn’t mean anything to me.So I am starting again. I last wrote in January and something Karangguni said is now relevant.
I am having a new system built for me by pcspecialists.co.uk .I would like to ask them to put into it an LG 4167B (I already have a 4163B which works perfectly on my present system, but would now like to have 2 DVD RAM drives.)
Now what K said was
"The 4167B seems to have two known problems :
- Some people apparently just can’t get the drive to read DVD discs of any kind. Some report it will not read DVD discs burned on other burners, but it has no problem reading discs it burned itself.
The problem is that nobody knows what is causing this problem. One person who had this problem connected his drive to a friend’s system and it worked properly. It seems to be some kind of combination with certain motherboards where the drive just won’t work properly. Unfortunately, nobody knows which motherboards are the ones affected at the moment.
If you want to play it safe, go for the 4163B. Just make sure you get the GSA model NOT the GWA model. GWA models are OEM ones which have no firmware support from LG."
(At that time the 4163B was still available, but not now.)
So my question (at last) is this…
The motherboard that they will put in is ASUS A8N-E DUAL DDR<S-ATA,x16 slot,3PCI etc. ( I have just copied this from the spec list, I’m afraid I don’t really understand what it all means) Does anyone know whether the 4167B will work with this motherboard? Or how do you think I could find out?
Also, if I ask them to fit the drive, will it be a GSA version?
Thanks as always for your help. Please tell me in fairly simple language if possible.