[QUOTE=extremepilot;2073716]My build is made up of an E8400 (Intel Core 2 Duo) and 4 GB of memory. How much should I limit multitasking to ensure a good burn? Ok to browse internet? Ok to do antivirus scan? Ok to play games??[/QUOTE]
Regardless of how much core and memory you have burning is a hardware and software intensive application. As well as getting the right media to burn as well. I would say if your burning no multitasking, AV, or game play. It’s better to make a good burn then burning coasters and coasters-wasting money away. This is one way people get skipping or studdering as well as incomplete burns. Also if your AV sometimes block the software operation and makes a coaster. Game play becomes CPU and Mem and HDD intensive can cause apps failure and lockups as they fight for system resources.