NEC ND-3520A runs too fast & is noisy

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#1

Hi,

I just installed a NEC ND-3520A and while playing back media it runs too fast and is loud. The CD when played turns much faster than my old Pioneer A105 and is disturbing but when I play a DVD it sounds to be running at top speed throughout playback.

CD played with the latest winamp
DVD with Power DVD
Win XP SP2

It makes watching a DVD on the computer a royal pain because of the background whine of the full speed of the NEC.

Is there someway to make it play at the proper speed & no faster?

I did not flash to the modified firmware because I read that that made the drive noisier. The version of firmware in this is the stock 1.04

Thank you

MM


#2

Hi and welkom to the forums!

Slowing down you drive can be accomplished quite easy with CD Bremse. You can set the speed of the drive; the lower the speed the less noise it produces.

You can get hat program for free from this website: http://www.cd-bremse.de/cdbremse.htm. The page is in German, but it’s quite easy to get the program (just click the download link), but the program itsself is in English. I guess you’ll manage :). If not, let us know.


#3

Another option, if you have Nero, there is a program Nero DriveSpeed.


#4

I guess CDinfo didn’t help had to post here … good idea get some diff opions.


#5

I do have Nero installed but I haven’t found anything in it to direct me to drivespeed. Unfortunately the help file never became installed so I can’t use it for a topic search.

Although the DVD playback speed is very important for me to cut back on because of the noise, I also would like to have the audio CD speed be cut back too because it’s a loud enough noise it’s hearable even with headsets on. I use several diferent programs on playback & none of them are Nero’s player. I want this audio playback to be 1 or 2x, any more playback speed is wasted.