Your system will utilize the 52 X burner.
Here's where a gig of RAM really shows though, burnning. I see you have 512 now. You'll still get more speed out of a 52 X with a gig. of RAM., but like 30 sec.'s!
Your friend is crazy. Get a 52 X LiteOn & don't look back. Laugh in his face.
Well, I didn't think that was gonna happen!!!