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Ahead Nero 7 Wont Burn At 16x

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hey all, i have a sony dru-701a with the latest firmware version. For some reason nero wont let me burn to memorex dvd-r at 16X. but only at 8X. the discs are 16X compatible and so is the drive. Am i missing a plugin for nero or something? because i dont see the option to burn at 16X all i see is 8X and below.

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nero will burn at the highest rate that the computer can handle, for example my burner will accept 12x but the highest I have ever gotten it to go was 8x. it all depends on the cache, the ram, and the pipeline for the CPU

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Well i have a celeron 2.4GHZ with 648MB of memory. I know it aint the fastest ever but i would think it would be able to handle it since i terminate all unneccesary processes.

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do you know what your pipline burst is on the motherboard??

I know my pipeline on my gigabyte Mobo is a 512k cache, with 333 MHz FSB.

If you don't know, check your mobo specs in the manual or run a program like Everest or Aida32

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I couldnt really find what you were talking about so heres the report log from everest.

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CPU Properties:

CPU Type Intel Celeron, 2400 MHz (24 x 100)

CPU Alias Northwood-128

CPU Stepping C1

Instruction Set x86, MMX, SSE, SSE2

Original Clock [ TRIAL VERSION ]

Min / Max CPU Multiplier 24x / 24x

Engineering Sample No

L1 Trace Cache 12K Instructions

L1 Data Cache [ TRIAL VERSION ]

L2 Cache 128 KB (On-Die, ECC, ATC, Full-Speed)

CPU Physical Info:

Package Type 478 Pin uPGA

Package Size 3.50 cm x 3.50 cm

Transistors [ TRIAL VERSION ] million

Process Technology 6M, 0.13 um, CMOS, Cu, Low-K

Die Size [ TRIAL VERSION ] mm2

Core Voltage 1.525 V

I/O Voltage 1.525 V

Typical Power 52.8 - 68.4 W (depending on clock speed)

Maximum Power 67 - 87 W (depending on clock speed)

Motherboard Properties:

Motherboard ID 31891.HPD.0000.D.0310140908

Motherboard Name Unknown

Front Side Bus Properties:

Bus Type Intel NetBurst

Bus Width 64-bit

Real Clock 100 MHz (QDR)

Effective Clock 400 MHz

Bandwidth 3200 MB/s

Memory Bus Properties:

Bus Type DDR SDRAM

Bus Width 64-bit

DRAM:FSB Ratio 4:3

Real Clock 133 MHz (DDR)

Effective Clock 267 MHz

Bandwidth [ TRIAL VERSION ] MB/s

Chipset Bus Properties:

Bus Type Intel Hub Interface

Bus Width 8-bit

Real Clock 67 MHz (QDR)

Effective Clock 267 MHz

Bandwidth 267 MB/s

North Bridge Properties:

North Bridge Intel Brookdale-G i845GL

Supported FSB Speeds FSB400

Supported Memory Types PC100 SDRAM, PC133 SDRAM, DDR-200 SDRAM, DDR-266 SDRAM

Revision 03

Package Type 760 Pin FC-BGA

Package Size 3.75 cm x 3.75 cm

Core Voltage 1.5 V

In-Order Queue Depth 12

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What i dont understand is why i dont see no warning message or something of that nature on the product saying that burning at 16X is dependable on the computer specs?

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first off because no one questions the speed, they are generally happy that it works ;)

you have 128k cach with 267MHz fsb.

This can be changed to 400fsb with proper overclocking, however you risk burning your processor up. Intel chipsets are not properly designed for Overclocking. Thats why most gaming machines have AMD chipsets, they overclock easily without high risk for damage to the CPU.

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I dont think i will be overclocking since i dont think that its worth the risk. the only reason why i brought it up was because i thought there was something wrong with the dvd burner since it wouldnt burn at 16X. and i had no idea that computer specs can determine how well a drive can perform. but thank you for all your help fellow besttechie!

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