Dvd Writer problem

Please can someone help me out. I bought an dvd writer and connecting the device to my pentium 3 Compaq pc it only detects cd writable plates. Whenever i go to my computer to view my drive d it sees the drive as DVD-RAM drive instead DVD-RW. PLEASE what do i do to overcome this problem.
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  1. It's quite possible your new DVD writer isn't completely compatible with your old computer's motherboard. Mind sharing what model of Compaq you using?
  2. My Sony and Asus DVD-RW writers were also detected as DVD-RAM drives, though they could read/write on DVD's just fine.

    Maybe the drive is defective?
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