I've just been asked by a mate to put a CD-RW on to his PC. However, it is quite old, a Socket 7 Cyrix 166+ with 80 Mb EDO Ram, running Win98SE. The motherboard is a Gigabyte VX586. I've never had a CD-RW running in a machine of so low spec, and would have thought that this system couldn't support it.
Has anyone successfully installed a CD-RW on such a system? Or do I tell him to go for a mobo, processor etc. upgrade if he wants a CD-RW.
I have an Elite Socket 370/Slot1 P6BXT-A+ motherboard housing a Celeron 400Mhz overclocked slightly to 450Mhz and my TDK CyClone 24x10x40 rewriter steams along at a cracking pace....:-)
All I did, along with the TDK Vortex 12x10x32 which preceded it, was install Nero, set the rewriter's jumper to Master (DVD-ROM drive to Slave), connect up the leads, let Windows 98 (now SE) install New Hardware and away I went.
It burns media in exactly the same time as other, much faster basic systems.