Hey, I fixed it! For anyone else with this problem, I went to the website you suggested (www.viaarena.com) and downloaded the Hyperion Pro Drivers list. I didn't uninstall anything on my computer because I didn't want to screw up my HDD. I just ran the installer for the Hyperion Pro Drivers. This updated my SATA drivers, and when i inspected them with the "VIA RAID UTILITY" that came with my MoBoard, the dvd burner was listed as 'ultra dma' whereas before i installed the drivers, the DVD burner wasn't even listed under the "VIA RAID UTILITY." Confusing, but now i'm burnin at 12x, so hooray! THANKS MICHAEL!