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When ever I use my DVD drive my system performance drops massively and music and sound starts playing really slowly. I dont know how to fix it.

All sound plays slowly when I use the DVD drive not just sound from the DVD its self.
    
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are you sure you're not acctually converting a file from wma so it goes on a DVD as a movie? like with a menu and stuff? cuz that very Processor intensive
If that's what it is then that's all about CPU speed and RAM speed and HDD speed
Power running to an optical drive should not slow down a PC at all...
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post #3 of 35
well what are you doing with your dvd drive?? reading a movie? cd? game? burnind a cd or dvd?
    
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post #4 of 35
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Originally Posted by ThaLoveDocta
are you sure you're not acctually converting a file from wma so it goes on a DVD as a movie? like with a menu and stuff? cuz that very Processor intensive
If that's what it is then that's all about CPU speed and RAM speed and HDD speed
Power running to an optical drive should not slow down a PC at all...

I burn a DVD or CD or copy files from a cd or just using the DVD rom drive slows the computer down and makes playing sound not doable. My CPU doesnt seemed to be effected but I still see the slow down. Cant figure out whats causing it.
    
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post #5 of 35
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Originally Posted by atomicfission92
well what are you doing with your dvd drive?? reading a movie? cd? game? burnind a cd or dvd?
Doing ANY thing with the DVD drive has the same effect.
    
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post #6 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by MindOfChaos
All sound plays slowly when I use the DVD drive not just sound from the DVD its self.
This in particular makes me think its a problem with file conversion or something because obviously something is taxing the crap out of your CPU... my songs lag at the start of everyone in the new itunes... i'm pretty sure it's only when folding though... ( i have a ****ty CPU)

Edit: is the sound just in itunes? cuz itunes 7 is screwy for me too
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post #7 of 35
Well This can happen when you have that Optical drive on the same IDE channel as your HDD'S. Namely if you have it on the IDE channel that contains the HDD that has your Operating system this is why. When your system requires the drive to be in action it requires it to utiliz bandwidth on that IDE channel thus it kind of bottlenecks the HDD.

I would move the Optical drive to its own IDE cable if this is the case.
post #8 of 35
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Originally Posted by ThaLoveDocta
This in particular makes me think its a problem with file conversion or something because obviously something is taxing the crap out of your CPU... my songs lag at the start of everyone in the new itunes... i'm pretty sure it's only when folding though... ( i have a ****ty CPU)

Edit: is the sound just in itunes? cuz itunes 7 is screwy for me too

If i fold on both cores and use 100% cpu usage my computer is still alot more responsive than when i try to use the DVD.

Even when its only using 30% CPU the sound is still too slow to listen to. 100% slower than it should be.
    
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post #9 of 35
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701
Well This can happen when you have that Optical drive on the same IDE channel as your HDD'S. Namely if you have it on the IDE channel that contains the HDD that has your Operating system this is why. When your system requires the drive to be in action it requires it to utiliz bandwidth on that IDE channel thus it kind of bottlenecks the HDD.

I would move the Optical drive to its own IDE cable if this is the case.
I have a Jmicron Controller. The DVD drive is on the only IDE channel and its by its self.
    
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post #10 of 35
that's effin weird... i would have thought the dedicated ide channel thing would help... perhaps try a diff. cable?
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