0 Replies Latest reply on Mar 22, 2009 11:10 AM by sginsbourg

    Why does the DVD drive slow down my computer?

    sginsbourg

      I have a Core2 Duo E6600 running Vista Ultimate 64bit.

       

      I can't understand why my machine slows to a crawl when my DVD (Pioneer 112D) is having trouble reading a disk.  I thought that the point of having a dual core processor is that it could do two things at once.  Is the slowdown caused by the operating system failing to exploit this capability, or am I fundamentally misunderstanding what should be happening.  Would a quad core make any difference?