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hi i have the following im my pc.

Gigabyte 7N400E-L SKT A Nforce2 Ultra ATX 400FSB Sound LAN USB 2.0 Retail Box

AMD Athlon XP3200+ 400mhz FSB 512 L2 Cache Barton CPU

Corsair (VS1GB400C3) 1024MB, DDR400 / PC3200, non-ECC, 184 DIMM, unbuffered, CL3, 64Mx8 DRAMs, Lifetime Warranty

Pioneer DVR-108 Double Layer Dual 16x DVD-R/RW

Seagate ST3120026A 120GB 7200rpm 8mb Cache Barracuda 7200.7 Plus - OEM


the problem im getting is that when i go to burn a ISO image file the computer freeses and i have to reboot.


can anyone assist is it the memory or motherboard or is there a setting ive missed.

in my bios i have the following

FSB Frequency (set to 200MHZ)

Memory Frequency ( set to SPD)

this right or wrong.

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wellim also using a pioneer 105 which seams stable doesnt like burning images via Alcohol 120% though but it's ok via nero. the pioneer 108 is a big nono for nost burns it eats away the memory and crashes out the machine. i will test the memory and also update the pioneer 108 and c what happens.
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hi doing more tests

the pioneer 105 is starting to become unstabl;e when burning if theres a few programs open now. as it crashed at 100% (with luch the disk worked).

so my pioneer 108 i cant really burn nothing on accept music cd's and the pioneer 105 will do dvd's but i need to close loads of programs down. can anyone assist.

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That's kinda NORMAL. Most CD burners have buffer underrun protection that varies between 2 and 16 MB, so you can burn and do other stuff, to a certain extent, although it is still entirely possible to put enough stress on a PC in terms of background applications that it can cause the burner to fail.


That buffer size is fine for CDs, because of the ratio of the buffer to the size of a CD. Compare that same ratio to the buffer::DVD size, and there's a VAST difference. The buffer has less of an effect because of the DVD size, as well as the increased amount of data burned each minute in a DVD drive.


Ultimately, CLOSE BACKGROUND APPLICATIONS when burning DVDs unless you need a couple of coasters :)

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