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Minimum System Requirements for DVD Burner

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Buddha2, Nov 15, 2003.

  1. Buddha2

    Buddha2 Guest

    Hello, everyone!

    I recently purchased an internal DVD burner (Philips DVDRW416K). As it
    was offered at a super-low price, I bought it even though the minimum
    system requirements specify a 500-MHz Pentium III CPU and I have only
    a 450-MHz Pentium III CPU. I have plenty of RAM (384 MB). I plan to
    use it only for archiving data.

    Do you think that I should take a chance and install it and see if it
    works, or do you recommend that I take it back in its sealed carton
    and ask for my money back?

    The salesman at the store could offer me no advice. I sent an email to
    Philips Technical Support but they never answered me.

    Buddha2, Nov 15, 2003
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  2. Well, seeing as there is only a 50mhz diffrence and I have installed
    better software and hardware on old computers, and seeing as you
    possibly have no other choice, I would go for it. I think what it
    means by a greater processor is that you will boot slower or something
    alog those lines

    Anthony Brohan
    Anthony Brohan, Nov 15, 2003
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  3. Buddha2

    Ron Cook Guest

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    Your major limitation may be that you'll need to be careful when burning a
    DVD or CD-R/RW.

    A higher-speed CPU will allow the system a bit more leeway in that you might
    be able to do web-browsing (as an example) while burning a disc.

    The slower-speed system might be susceptible to glitches if other tasks bite
    into the CPU's time.

    Playing music discs should be fine; playing a DVD *may*, depending upon the
    load on the CPU, be 'choppy'.

    The system RAM should help to mitigate some of these effects.
    If you can upgrade your video card it may also help.

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    Ron Cook, Nov 16, 2003
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