Overclocking my DVD-RW



Ron
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
My friend said it is possible to overclock a DVD burner, which I was told to
get your drive to write faster than what it's suppose to do.

Anyone hear about this?

Jerry
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
Search Google (warranty would be probably be voided if you could really
overclock)

"Ron" <microsoft@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:%23%234qR7efFHA.3940@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> My friend said it is possible to overclock a DVD burner, which I was told
> to get your drive to write faster than what it's suppose to do.
>
> Anyone hear about this?
>

Miss Perspicacia Tick
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
Ron wrote:
> My friend said it is possible to overclock a DVD burner, which I was
> told to get your drive to write faster than what it's suppose to do.
>
> Anyone hear about this?

Your "friend" doesn't know what he's on about. A DVD burner cannot be
overclocked. I think he means "overburning" which has to be supported by the
drive, burning software and media. If it's only supported by one or two of
these things, then it cannot happen.

What is overburning? It's the process of fitting more than 74 or 80 minutes
of audio (700 or 800MB) on one CD. For example I have some CDs which claim
to hold over 100 minutes of audio (about 900MB). I can use these because my
software (Nero) and drive (NEC 5240) support it.

How does it work? In simple terms the tracks are closer together and the
lead-out area is used if storing data.

Or, he could have meant updating the firmware which might make the drive
support faster speeds.

Damo
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
I would drop it here and now because the only way I see you "overclocking"
your drive is by loading some non-manufacturer firmware which will void any
warranty and probably ruin your drive.

"Miss Perspicacia Tick" wrote:

> Ron wrote:
> > My friend said it is possible to overclock a DVD burner, which I was
> > told to get your drive to write faster than what it's suppose to do.
> >
> > Anyone hear about this?
>
> Your "friend" doesn't know what he's on about. A DVD burner cannot be
> overclocked. I think he means "overburning" which has to be supported by the
> drive, burning software and media. If it's only supported by one or two of
> these things, then it cannot happen.
>
> What is overburning? It's the process of fitting more than 74 or 80 minutes
> of audio (700 or 800MB) on one CD. For example I have some CDs which claim
> to hold over 100 minutes of audio (about 900MB). I can use these because my
> software (Nero) and drive (NEC 5240) support it.
>
> How does it work? In simple terms the tracks are closer together and the
> lead-out area is used if storing data.
>
> Or, he could have meant updating the firmware which might make the drive
> support faster speeds.
>
>
>

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
Yes, your friend!

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

If you knew as much as you thought you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Ron" <microsoft@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:%23%234qR7efFHA.3940@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> My friend said it is possible to overclock a DVD burner, which I was told
> to get your drive to write faster than what it's suppose to do.
>
> Anyone hear about this?
>

Friendly
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
To all concerned it is possible technically to "overclock" a DVD burner but
it involves reasonably intricate knowledge of firmware editors and .bin file
modification, you risk at least 2 things when you do this, destroying your
drive by permanently corrupting the firmware or destroying the components in
the drive by changing settings that were never meant to be changed. There
are various freeware programs to do such things which leads me to believe
that its not only possible but relatively easy to do. Ask yourself 2 things
before partaking, do I have the money to replace the drive? Is the trouble
and potential risk worth 6 minutes off of a burn time.



"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23WyiOqifFHA.272@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Yes, your friend!
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "Ron" <microsoft@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:%23%234qR7efFHA.3940@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > My friend said it is possible to overclock a DVD burner, which I was
told
> > to get your drive to write faster than what it's suppose to do.
> >
> > Anyone hear about this?
> >
>
>

Plato
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
Ron wrote:
>
> My friend said it is possible to overclock a DVD burner, which I was told to
> get your drive to write faster than what it's suppose to do.
>
> Anyone hear about this?

Leave it be for best results.





--
http://www.bootdisk.com/

Ron Martell
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
"Ron" <microsoft@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>My friend said it is possible to overclock a DVD burner, which I was told to
>get your drive to write faster than what it's suppose to do.
>
>Anyone hear about this?
>

If the drive were truly capable of sustained reliable operation at
higher than the rated speed then the manufacturer would have given it
the higher speed rating.

Higher speed drives sell for more money than low speed drives, and
manufacturers would not pass up an opportunity to get higher prices.


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
http://aumha.org/alex.htm

Sandman
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
DVD burners, especially LG drives, are very cheap. You can get an LG 4163
for about $65 and it is dual layer 16x drive; they don't come any
'faster'... Then buy some newer discs than you might be using. In case you
are wondering; LG burners are the ONLY drives I buy, they will burn
anything, including RAM discs if you have any use for them. They are very
dependable..

"Ron" <microsoft@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:%23%234qR7efFHA.3940@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> My friend said it is possible to overclock a DVD burner, which I was told
to
> get your drive to write faster than what it's suppose to do.
>
> Anyone hear about this?
>
>

Javelin3o4
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
"" wrote:
> DVD burners, especially LG drives, are very cheap. You can get
> an LG 4163
> for about $65 and it is dual layer 16x drive; they don't come
> any
> 'faster'... Then buy some newer discs than you might be using.
> In case you
> are wondering; LG burners are the ONLY drives I buy, they will
> burn
> anything, including RAM discs if you have any use for them.
> They are very
> dependable..
>
> "Ron" <microsoft@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:%23%234qR7efFHA.3940@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > My friend said it is possible to overclock a DVD burner,
> which I was told
> to
> > get your drive to write faster than what it's suppose to do.
> >
> > Anyone hear about this?
> >
> >

yeah Id leave it how it is unless you are having problems. My cousin
updated his firmware for his drive and he was having no problems.
After the firmware update he couldnt burn cds anymore.

--
Posted using the http://www.windowsforumz.com interface, at author's request
Articles individually checked for conformance to usenet standards
Topic URL: http://www.windowsforumz.com/Hardware-Overclocking-DVD-RW-ftopict552086.html
Visit Topic URL to contact author (reg. req'd). Report abuse: http://www.windowsforumz.com/eform.php?p=1750943

Plato
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
Javelin3o4 wrote:
>
> yeah Id leave it how it is unless you are having problems. My cousin
> updated his firmware for his drive and he was having no problems.
> After the firmware update he couldnt burn cds anymore.

Updating firmware for your cd burners is something I'd do only as a last
resort. ie if it was suggessted I do so to get XP to see/use the drive.

Mer
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
!


"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23WyiOqifFHA.272@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Yes, your friend!
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> If you knew as much as you thought you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "Ron" <microsoft@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:%23%234qR7efFHA.3940@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> My friend said it is possible to overclock a DVD burner, which I was told
>> to get your drive to write faster than what it's suppose to do.
>>
>> Anyone hear about this?
>>
>
>


Overclocking my DVD-RW