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    Default Problems with 48x burning

    Hey...

    I'm having problems lately with burning CDs with 48x speed. Both DiscJuggler and Alcohol 120% will always suffer from an empty buffer and pause burning (burn-proof);
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    and then either continue with max speed or sometimes with only 24x.

    Can anyone confirm these problems? It can definitely not be my hardware as I haven't changed anything lately and I was able to perfectly burn with max speed (48x) from the first to the last sector some time ago...

    Now I get buffer underruns over and over when trying to copy on-the-fly, and sometimes during the burning process from HDD. If not when burning from HDD, DiscJuggler will always have problems when finishing the disc - while finishing it will pause burning like when it has a buffer underrun.

    My system specs:

    AMD Athlon XP 1800+
    ASUS A7V333 (VIA KT333)
    512MB RAM 266MHz
    Seagate ST380021A (80GB 7200rpm) primary master
    Toshiba SD-M1612 secondary master
    Lite-On LTR48125W secondary slave

    Windows XP Pro SP1
    VIA Hyperion 4in1 v4.45v (all DMA enabled)

    No firewall/antivirus installed

    Hope I haven't forgotten anything...


    Sergei
    "I was inappropriately blunt, wasn't I? Sorry, I do that a lot."

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    Check if you have MS Office installed, if the idiotic indexing option fucks up your writing ...
    also check the media you are using ... SMART-BURN will lower the write speed with buffer-underrun-symptoms (yellow LED) in case of bad media ...
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    Nope

    indexing is the very first thing I kick outta autorun after having installed Office, but I don't have it installed anyway

    concerning media:

    TDK Speed-X CD-R80 48x, TDK's so-called "reference CD-R" (0,69)
    Octron 700MB 40x speed (bought at LIDL in germany, 0,39)

    all the same
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    Which firmware do you use for the 48125W?
    Do you also get buffer-underruns-symptoms while write simulation/test?
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    firmware vs08

    haven't tried simulating, I'll check it out after a dog-walk
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    I tried simulating an on-the-fly-copy of WarCraft III, still got pauses during the burning process - although the Memory Buffer Usage in Alcohol was at >90% at all times, CPU usage <15%...
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    Try to disable the Hyperion-Via-Drivers and use default drivers instead (and enable DMA there, too, of course)

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    by the way...

    I installed DirectX 9, is it possible that this causes problems too? Does anyone already know?

    Sorry, I only just remembered, didn't think of it before...
    "I was inappropriately blunt, wasn't I? Sorry, I do that a lot."

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    New Windows XP installation, no Direct X 9, VIA 4in1 v4.43v, same problem. When trying to burn an Aquanox 2 image Alcohol (1.4.0) paused burning when it had reached about 25x, then continued with 20x until the disc was finished. This SUCKS. :evil: I have not bought a fast computer and a 48x burner and 48x media to burn with 20x.


    Sergei


    P.S.: I've made a screenshot of the Performance Graphic (slightly manipulated);
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    you can have a look at it here (~36kb). The CPU usage being at 100% is caused by a running SETI@home client I shut down then.
    "I was inappropriately blunt, wasn't I? Sorry, I do that a lot."

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    Strange ... looks like SMART-BURN thinks bad media detected and reduces write speed ... you have DMA enabled?
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