Can no longer write a CD or DVD

Mark Fraser kubuntu at
Wed Feb 13 21:21:13 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 13 February 2008 21:09:57 Howard Coles Jr. wrote:
> On Wednesday 13 February 2008 11:34:42 am Mark Fraser wrote:
> > I recently upgraded my processor from an Athlon 3700 to an Athlon X2
> > 3600+ and although everything seems to be working, I can no longer write
> > a CD or DVD with my Optiarc DVD RW AD-7170A drive which is set as the
> > master drive.
> >
> > Writing a CD/DVD with k3b starts OK, but after a while the write speed
> > goes down to 0 and stays there, this can happen anywhere during the write
> > process. The Liteon CD-RW drive that is the slave device works fine and
> > burns discs without any problems.
> >
> > I can't see that changing the processor would cause this, but it can't
> > just be bad luck that the drive has failed at exactly the same time as I
> > changed processor can it?
> The Athlon X2 is it a 32 bit or 64 bit proc?  The reason I ask is that if
> you just upgraded the hardware without upgrading to a 64 bit OS that may be
> some of the problem.  But, I can't remember if the 3600+ is 64 bit or not.

Both are 64 bit processors, but I'm using them in 32bit mode.

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