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By moodye ·
i have a cyber driver burner and each time i put the disc in the drive to burn the device says that my max speed is 32x. Even thought i've changed it to 40x several times. i've even reinstalled the software and i still get the same problem. Your help is greatly appreciated in advance

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The software for burning the CD looks at the drive and the media when setting the maximum burn speed.

Both the drive and the media must be rated at 40X or higher for the burning process to take place at 40X.

Other things that can cause a slower burn speed:

DMA mode set slower than required for 40X data transfers.
Depending on your PC, you may need to manually set the DMA mode for the CD-RW drive in BIOS settings, and install / update the IDE driver for your motherboard.
Some motherboards do not support DMA modes faster than the slowest device on the IDE channel.
So, you may need to have the CD-RW drive on it's own IDE channel.

Next, how much RAM and free hard drive space do you have?
If the resources are low, the buffer under-run protection may force the drive to record at a slower speed.
For W98 or Me, you want between 196, and 384MB of RAM, and at least 800MB of free hard drive space.
For W2K or XP, install at least 256MB of RAM, up to as much as you can fit / afford.
Again, free hard drive space should be at least 800MB.

A small fixed size swap / paging file can also cause slow CD burn speeds.

Chas

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