Power Supply Question

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  1. jrwfz5

    jrwfz5 New Member

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    I was burning a dvd on my comp and I tried to play an audio cd in my other cd drive and it was very studdery and didnt play very smooth. But when the burn process was ended and it spit out the burned dvd, the cd played fine. Is this a RAM or power supply problem?? Or something else??
     
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    computer specs?
     
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    a p4 2.45 ghz, 512mb 3200 ddr ram, 4x dvd burn, 48x cd burn, planty of hd space, not sure and the wattage on the poer supply, came in a case I bought for like 40$
     
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    Its probably because both devices share the same IDE channel. meaning the share the bandwidth. A cpu can only communicate with one device on an IDE channel at a time. And the burner is primary and probably gets priority, and the dvd drive gets what bandwidth the burner isn't using.
     
  5. Ranger-AO

    Ranger-AO I'm here for the Taliban party. Moderator

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    I always just walk away when burning CDs or DVDs. Almost every single time I've ever done anything significant on my computer while burning something to disc, I have ended up with nothing but frustration and a trashed session.
     
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    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    true story for me as well. I usually do NOTHING while burning DVDs. CDs, I don't have much trouble. I will do as little as possible when encoding, but NOTHING when burning.
     
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    until real sata optical drives come out you're not going to be able to fix that short of getting another ide channel
     
  8. StevesVR4

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    This is most likely the problem you are experiencing. This should have nothing to do with your power supply or RAM.
     
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    Thanks
     

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