DVD drives causing computer lag

  1. Hello There :)
    I was wondering if I can get some help.
    My problem I'm having is When I run one or two DVDs, copying information from the DVDs to hard drive, the computer lags.
    It's almost the same, when you are playing a game that your video card can not handle.
    The Lag even effects, surfing the web.
    Is there a solution where I can run the DVDs and not have the lag.
    Thank you for your help
    Sixpack Mitchell
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    What are your full computer specs and what are the makes of the optical drives?
  3. SixpackMitchell

    SixpackMitchell Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Ooh Sorry forgot,,
    Windows 7 ultimate 64bit.
    Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 955 Processor, 3200 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    System Manufacturer FOXCONN
    System Model Cinema II Series
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 6.00 GB
    Available Physical Memory 4.22 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 11.5 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 9.56 GB
    System Type x64-based PC
    Name Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio
    Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD 4200

    Thank you.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    So what about the Optical DVD drives?
  5. SixpackMitchell

    SixpackMitchell Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Hi, Its a Lg Drive Model: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS70
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Do you see any yellow exclamation points in the device manager?
  7. SixpackMitchell

    SixpackMitchell Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Hi, there are no exclamation points. I also update the firmware to see if that was the problem, still no luck. Thanks for your help, I'm going to purchase a new DVD drive, one with 2mb cache. The one I have is only 1mb cache, maybe couple 16gig flash drives and use them for ready-boost.. Well Thanks for all your help.(y)
    Six.........
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,732   +156

    Okay, good luck :)


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