How come?

Jake75

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I bought a Sony CRX160ERP/12/8/32 a couple of days ago...
On the box it states: minimum req P2-450, I have a P2-266 and there are no problems whatsoever to use the full speed when burning...How come?


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As long as your computer can keep up in supplying data, it should be no problem. Sony probably raised the requirements to guarantee it'll work on a computer of that speed.

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It's putting them on the safe side -- "disclaming" themselves from constant buffer underruns if you use the drive on a lower-speed drive.

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They should consider HDD mainly- I havea 1.2 Ghz w/ 512DDR, and sometimes my HDD can't supply data fast enought o my 12x burner b/c it's a [-peep-] piece of [-peep-]! Can't wait till my HDD dies!

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You could burn just fine with a p1-166. It's when you're doing pio mode 4, or surfing the web. Winme is slow as Ughhhh!, so they just make up some numbers, and put them on the box.

Forrrr-get about it.

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its not really about CPU...
its more to do with memory interface and HDD speed. if they cant keep up with the burning process then u get underruns.

they use min cpu as a rough guide to overall system performance.

if it works, chill man, sit back, and enjoy.
but given that you DO have a 266 i wouldnt recommend doing much else while burning :)

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