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Postby Emmanuel81 on Mon Jun 21, 2004 11:53 am

I am about to buy a DVD Burner for my comp and I need to know

this information so I don't waste my money buying something I

can't use.......

The system requirements for the burner said that my comp

requires 800MHz Pentium III or faster,

128MB RAM, 20GB hard disk, 24-bit colour graphics display (1024

x 768 resolution) Windows XP is recommended. Now my

computer consist of Windows XP (Pentium 3) (650 MHZ)(256mb of Ram)

(32 bit color) (graphic display of 1024 x 768 resolution)

with 50GB left. It is a healthy comp no viruses.... If the

requirements says 800 MHZ does it mean that I cannot use the

hardware at all because of what my computer lacks in MHZ, or

does it just mean that I would be able to use it just not at its

best potential speed?????[/i]
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Postby Han on Mon Jun 21, 2004 12:24 pm

Your PC is fast enough for 8x DVD writer. In some cases, i.e. burning on-the-fly (from DVD reader to DVD recorder instantly), you could experience slow downs, but that's not recommended anyway.
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Postby jjones on Mon Jun 21, 2004 5:30 pm

Make sure the new drive has some form of buffer underrun protection, which I believe virutally all DVD writers these days have.
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Postby digitaldoc on Tue Jul 06, 2004 2:27 pm

All dvd burners have some type of buffer underrun protection. The cute names have gone into the background as they all work the same now.
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