Can I use a burner with a PC less than mimn specs?

By cusesteve
Dec 31, 2005
  1. I just bought a LG DVD burner.
    It says I need a P4 2.8Ghz machine.
    I have a P3 1.0 ghz.
    Will it still run, just slower, or should I jsut take it back and get a different one?
  2. beerabuser30

    beerabuser30 TS Enthusiast Posts: 200

    I think you have a 50-50 shot of it working. Only takes about 5 minutes to install check and see if it works, if it doesn't take it back. I am not sure how many dvd burners will say they work with 1ghz processors but I don't see why it would matter much.
  3. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    A friend of mine burns DVDs OK with 800mhz,only he has to close all other programs to do it.
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    thats about the size of it
    it will suckup your processor
    don't even go on line just let it crunch away
    PS your burner specs may be more for video editing software that came with it than for the burner itself
    if the machine ide cable is 40 wire replace with 80 wire
    both cable are 40 pin
    \check your bios spec for udma setting if there is problems
  5. cusesteve

    cusesteve TS Rookie Topic Starter

    USB or Firewire 1394 ????

    USB or Firewire 1394 for a DVD burner? Mine came with both one better than the other?
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