Hello everybody !
I’m new around , but i know that i’m doing the right thing - posting here and maybe my problems will be over…
I have a LG 4163 B burner - official firmware A105
I use :
AMD A64 3200+ on an Abit An-8 Fatal1ty , MoBo
512 RAM memory…(Kingmax , if it counts in any way…)
Maxtor 120 Gigs , ATA 133 / 8mb buffer…(Primary Master)
Enermax NoiseTaker 485 W PSU…
The LG drive is on : SECONDARY Master…alone
Using Windows XP with Sp2 (was preinstalled)
I try to burn something. Anything . I mainly use DVD Decrypter ( because of its burning quality and compatibilty issues.)
If i don’t do anything else on the PC (Ym! turned off,opera/ie/mozilla off ) mainly only the AV software and FW working in the background, then everything’s OK . I select 8x , it goes to “8x” and burns it fine !
BUT , if i surf the net …listen to music …or watch a movie > it hangs up at "Alt-tab"s …or when i want to change the song in Winamp …> > > the buffer goes low…until the “non-responding” software returns to its main status ! The speed also decreases till the win buffer is 100% again. Decreases to 2x or 3x…
!!! Important mention : The DISCs are quality-wise : perfect . Nothing happens . But it’s very stressing to work under this situation,knowing that the new PC i had to buy , costed pretty much…
DMA is enabled,otherwise it wouldn’t have worked at all .
The MoBo has some drivers . Of course it does . But i was recommanded NOT to install the IDE Sw (storage driver) that nVidia developed because it causes even more buffer underruns (windows buffer)
So - what could to avoid selling this drive and
If i’ve forgotten to add any info,please let me know and i’ll do so !
Kind regards and thx !