CD-drive slowdown.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Eproxus, Oct 14, 2002.

  1. Eproxus

    Eproxus Long gone and now back!

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    Is there any way to prevent the mega-slowdown I experience when reading from my second CD-drive?

    A friend of mine also have 2 drives, not the same vendor as I, and he has the same problem.

    Another problem I have is that during heavy load on the first CD-drive, it can disappear! It did in the middle of the Mafia installation several times so I had to switch to the second drive, which caused a severe slowdown.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Do you need more power? cpu, ram?
    Have you tried DMA?
     
  3. Eproxus

    Eproxus Long gone and now back!

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    CPU 1,2 Ghz
    768 Mb RAM

    So that's not the issue... as of DMA, I think it's on, but I don't really know. And what is it supposed to do?