Ok to sum up basically when I start to burn a CD/DVD all my physical memory is eaten up and computer obviously runs like a donkey.
Now Iâ€™m fully aware that whilst burning a certain percentage of RAM will be used but surely not 90% of it. Iâ€™ve had this had this problem on my last 2 PC set-ups so Iâ€™m sure that Iâ€™m doing something wrong! By now Iâ€™m sure you need to know my computer(s) specs so I will list them below:
Computer Spec 1:
AMD XP 3200+
Gigabyte GA-7N400PRO2 (nForce2)
OCZ EL DDR PC-3200 Dual Channel Platinum 2*256mb (2-3-2-5)
or PQI DDR PC3200 Dual Channel Turbo 2*512mb (2-3-3-6)
Windows XP, Windows XP SP1, Windows XP SP2
Maxtor 160Gb 8Mb Cache PATA HDD
Radeon 9800 PRO 128mb AGP GPU
LiteOn LDW-811S DVDRW (latest firmware)
LiteOn LTR-52246S CDRW (latest firmware)
Computer Spec 2:
AMD 64 3200+
Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 (nForce4)
PQI DDR PC3200 Dual Channel Turbo 2*512mb (2-3-3-6)
Windows XP SP2
Maxtor 160Gb 8Mb Cache SATA HDD
Gigabyte NVidia 6600GT 128mb PCI-E
LiteON LTR-52246S CDRW (latest firmware)
BENQ DW1620 DVDRW (latest firmware)
In all cases Iâ€™ve had a number of HDDâ€™s connected but no matter what the configuration on the drives I still get the same problem, DMA is ENABLED and this is proven as the CPU usage whilst burning is VERY LOW and MEMORY USAGE HIGH!
Iâ€™m currently using ALCOHOL, CLONE & NERO as burning software. Before the actual burn starts I have around 800mb of Physical Memory free and as soon as the burn start this jumps down to around 10â€“100mb.
Another thing to mention is that say Iâ€™m burning a CD that is 300mb then that would be the amount that my RAM would reduce by, and obviously if it a DVD that 4.5Gb then It would reduce to 10-100mb.
Iâ€™ve tried various media and various speeds and as you can see from the above computer specs Iâ€™ve used numerous drives and set-ups.