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this is whether i am installing a program, sometimes my dvd rom hangs before completing its task, basically the computer does not run as smooth as i would except

i have did memtest, and tested the stability of the system

Could it be bios related, should i update....
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is this only the dvd drive? could be faulty... or does this happen when installing without using your dvd drive.
    
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im going to say dvd drive im only on my 5th one
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this is whether i am installing a program, sometimes my dvd rom hangs before completing its task, basically the computer does not run as smooth as i would except

i have did memtest, and tested the stability of the system

Could it be bios related, should i update....
How thoroughly did you test the RAM and the system?

To eliminate the possiblity of your optical drive being the culprit, the first thing I'd try is to change either the cable or the IDE port it's plugged into. If the problem persists, I'd switch tactics next.
    
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no, not only when using optical drive
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