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Did the playback of an audio CD use more system resources than moving the mouse?

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No. Most CD-ROM drives, back when they were introduced, were completely autonomous. Using buttons on the front of the drive, and either the headphone jack or a wire to the sound card, you could play an audio CD without any CPU or RAM being used at all.

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