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LG GCC-4320B combo drive issue...read inside:

Postby lowteg on Fri Jan 24, 2003 12:00 am

Hi guys, I hope I am in the right forum to ask this question. I bought the LG combo drive listed in the topic and I have a little issue with it. When I try burning something using the latest Nero software my computer becomes severly lagged, for example: my mouse becomes very choppy and multi-tasking is almost impossible because it takes a good 10-15 seconds or so for things to pop up or open. Is this normal? I've tried various versions of Nero (older and the latest) and Cdrwin3 and Cdrwin5, all the time it does the same thing.

I'm using a Windows 2000 OS (SP3) on a Athlon XP1700+ CPU with 256meg DDR ram and a Asus Nforce420 motherboard.
I have it currently set to slave on IDE2 cable, which it shares with a HD.
My bios see's the drive as a ultra dma33 or 2 and my HD is ultra-100 compatible, but since im using a dma66 cable, my HD and combo drive are both runing at dma33.

Does anyone see any problems here? Is this how it's supposed to run?

I would greatly appreciate any help on this subject :) thanks!
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Postby Ian on Fri Jan 24, 2003 12:04 am

Check and see if DMA is enabled in Windows.
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Postby lowteg on Fri Jan 24, 2003 12:13 am

I tried looking for it all over in win2k but I could not find that option, do you know where it is exaclty?
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Postby cfitz on Fri Jan 24, 2003 12:54 am

Same as on XP as shown in the FAQs:

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=7625

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Postby lowteg on Fri Jan 24, 2003 1:23 am

wow thanks guys!! I checked it out and it was on pio mode, I switched it to ultra dma and rebooted the PC, came back checked it and it stayed on ultra dma. I tried to burn a CD and now NO more lag whatsoever!! IT even burns the cd much more faster now! I really appreciate your help guys, I'm liking this drive a whole lot more! thanks
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Postby cfitz on Fri Jan 24, 2003 1:26 am

Good deal. There certainly is a world of difference between PIO and DMA. Glad you are liking your new drive now.

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Postby lowteg on Fri Jan 24, 2003 1:34 am

There is a huge difference, before in PIO mode it took 8min to burn a 700meg CD at 34x and I couldn't do anything on my computer, now with ultra dma it only takes 4min to burn the same exact file at the same speed and I can open and close programs at will!

Also, DVD's play much smoother now and I could easily multi-task without any skipping or anything.

I'm really glad I found this cool web site tonight :)
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Postby Yurimaru on Thu Jan 30, 2003 10:27 am

I was having a simliar problem... well except for the fact that my GCC-4320B won't even burn a cd at all. Nero says it's completed burning it and then nothing's on the disc or there is something on the disc but nothing can play it. I can't check to see if DMA is on or not because I don't have an advandced tag on the properties of the Secondary IDE channel. Any help?
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Postby sgegreen on Thu Jan 30, 2003 7:18 pm

This happened to me with the latest version 5.5.10.0.

When I went back to 5.5.9.17 everything worked OK again.
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Jan 31, 2003 1:05 pm

Yurimaru wrote:I was having a simliar problem... well except for the fact that my GCC-4320B won't even burn a cd at all. Nero says it's completed burning it and then nothing's on the disc or there is something on the disc but nothing can play it. I can't check to see if DMA is on or not because I don't have an advandced tag on the properties of the Secondary IDE channel. Any help?

are you using Intel's Application Accelerator?
if so then you control DMA through IAA and not from the Device Manager.

same thing may happen if you have another third-party IDE driver (SIS? nForce?)
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