PC slow as a turtle during CD/DVD ripping. Why??
Posted on 2006-04-20
Hello, I just installed 2 optical drives on my new desktop. Both of them are DVD burners and I connected both of them on the second IDE controller on my motherboard. One of them is set to "master" and the other as "slave" on the jumpers.
Whenever, I copy/rip CDs or DVDs, my computer seems to be running so slowly. Even slower than my old Pentium 2 laptop! The ripping speed from my DVD burner gets less than 14kb/sec. I'm wondering, why is that? Could there be something conflicting? I know that ripping and copying disks are sometimes CPU intensive, but like I said, it's running much slower than my old laptop in comparison.
My system specs: Windows XP Pro, Athlon 64 3500+, nVidia nForce4 motherboard (A8N-SLI SE), 1.5GB RAM, DVD burners at 16X DVD write/read speed.
If anyone could give me some possible solutions and reasons why this is happening, I'd really appreciate it! Thank you. :)