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DVD Burning

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Zabuza, Oct 30, 2005.

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  1. Zabuza

    Zabuza Thread Starter

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    Hi, I own a Dell (P4 processor, Windows XP, 1GB RAM) and I want to put a DVD burner in it. Can I just buy any burner and install it, or are there compatibility issues?
     
  2. Zabuza

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    I bought it a month ago, but cheeped out and got the CD-RW instead of the $70 DVD burner.
     
  3. Zabuza

    Zabuza Thread Starter

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    Someone please help me.
     
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    You should be able to, but Dell has suggested in the past that you may not be able to. You will need to contact Dell to be sure.
     
  5. bsodcsi1

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    :D :D :D :D In todays computer world it is a safe bet that any DVD you purchase will be ok with the system. As long as its IDE based you should be fine. One note though is do you have a available open channel for the device. Dell by default gives you a primary and secondary IDE port to choose from. Each port will allow a master and a slave device. If you have a CD-RW, A single hard drive and maybe a Ram reader you would have one open channel for you to use. Check what devices are using what and this will help you decide. Also please read you instructions that come with the new drive. Some older models required them to be a master drive, so if this is your case you will need to change some jumpers on your excisting devices. No big deal but good to be aware of early so you don't kill yourself later. Hope this helps. Please let me know how everything works out. :D :D :D :D
     
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