Nero rip speed

Why when ripping on Nero does the speed never exceed 2.9 x’s. Is this a function of my processor speed and memory?

You really should provide us with some more information, as this isn’t enough to help you with.

What are you ripping? What settings are you using? What hardware is in your system?

My first suggestion would be to check if DMA is enabled for your optical drive and harddisk…?