I have a few quick questions. I'll start off by giving my specifications. I have a scph-75001 ntsc refurbished ps2 from gamestop. I have a memory card with fmcb thanks to djflexmaster installed. I'm using verbatim datalife plus dvd-r 50 pack rated at 8x from newegg. I'll give you an example of a game. I've heard to burn games at half the max rated speed of the dvds, which I did, in this case 4x. It worked fine for some games, until I hit devil may cry. When I burned the game at 4x, gameplay was fine, however the beginning intro scene had horrible stuttering. After several retry burnings, I decided to up the speed to 8x, and it was gone. I deduced that I had burned the game too slow. My question is this, if I had burned devil may cry too slow then shouldn't the other games that I burned at 4x, like guitar hero 3: legends of rock, also be running slow? Also guitar hero 3 works flawlessly burned at 4x. Now another question. I decided to burn all games at 8x, in order to avoid wasting dvds as they are expensive. As devil may cry was resolved, I then tried metal gear solid 2. Again gameplay is fine, however this time during fmv cutscenes, I see a cd question mark icon in the top right corner every now and then. It's not heavily prevalent, as it depends on the cutscene. I burned the game at 4x, question mark error, 8x, so far I've only seen it once, and it was for a split second. My question is this again. Is 8x too slow for metal gear solid 2? If so, then why do other games work flawlessly at the same speed or even lower? I was pondering this question as the game is enjoyable, I just prefer to have my games work flawlessly, but it's something that I wouldn't mind living with. I was wondering if anyone had come across a similar problem. Also I'm using Imgburn to burn these games, and I have a laptop dvd burner that has a max speed of 8x for burning dvd-rs and +rs. I'll enjoy the feedback. Thank you. Ah one last thing, Silent hill 3 burned at 8x, intro cutscene at the very end where the screen turns black, just before the start menu, there is a stuttering of the fmv, otherwise game works fine. Also I do apologize in advance if a similar issue has been posted before.