Thanks again all.
The funny thing is that CDs burn beautifully.
Anyway, I reinstalled my Nforce drivers the other day, and a funny thing happened, the scans came out beautiful. The max on the PI was about 20, but only at the first 5%. After the first 5% it went down to a max of about 3 or 4. The average was around 1, and the total was under 30,000.
The PO looked even better, scarcely anything above 2, and an average of .01.
I burned about 5 disks, then I scanned another one. I forgot to save it unfortunatley, but it looked a lot like the third scan I put up on my first post.
Thinking that was due to me using the computer during the burn, I burned another one. This is what I got.
Then I reinstalled the Nforce drivers, rebooted the machine, and got this one:
One thing I should mention is that I did do a firmware upgrade. However, CDs still burn fine, and my DVD scans were originally better with the new firmware.
Also, I have had plenty of good scans, both CD and DVD, at the same speed my CPU is clocked at now.
I'm going to try swapping out the IDE cable and see what that does, maybe that will help.