Does using DMA (direct memory access ) make your computer slower. In my case it does. On my 3.2 Ghz P4 HT cpu with 1GB of ram it takes,(with dma on) twice as long to rip a full length dvd to the hard drive than it does my older 2.53GHz P4 cpu wih 512MB ram.
I'm wondering why it's slower, because I thought DMA would make it faster. The DVD drive on my new computer is also faster and a faster harddrive( serial compared to IDE) as well. So I was wondering if I should turn DMA off or something, because it doesn't make sense at all.