January 23rd, 2005, 07:35
January 23rd, 2005, 07:57
For starters, what OS are you running..
and then how much ram, and what type of CPU do you have...
the problem is most likely that your cd drive is in PIO mode, which is CPU intensive, you want to switch that mode to UDMA (doesn't matter what mode, but it should be 2), to place the load on ram instead.
Google it if you want, or reply back here.
January 23rd, 2005, 09:33
January 25th, 2005, 08:08
Windows XP, 512MB of RAM, centrino 1.5G
the drive is part of a Sony notebook CRX950E,and sometimes it plays with fewer pauses even with the same disk
how do I find out the PIO mode, I looked in the device manager under the CD-ROM, but I couldn't see anything
January 27th, 2005, 23:17
google for how to set 'dma mode' - it should turn up a few user friendly tutorials...
January 28th, 2005, 06:19
I found a page
apparently by computer was already set up to use DMA if available
and they were running on Ultra DMA 2 and 5.