Changing IRQs

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Detonator, Jan 19, 2002.

  1. Detonator

    Detonator OSNN Addict

    I have a question for ya.How do you change the IRQ assignment of Plug-and-Play devices in XP Home?Everything is running fine,no problems,but my modem and my GeForce 3 use the same IRQ.I want to move one to a different IRQ to see if my 3DMark scores improve and to try to lower my latency in CounterStrike.Any ideas are greatly appreciated.
  2. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

    go to device manager, click view resources by type, then expand IRQ branch, right click on your device click properties then go to resources and you may be able to change it by unticking use automatic settings, although for some reason that option for me is grayed out

    didn't used to be in win98:(
  3. Highwind7777

    Highwind7777 Guest

    it better be grayed out! Windows XP and 2k use a shared IRQ infrastructure therefore removing all(usually) IRQ conflicts.
  4. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

    your 3dmark scores aren't gonna improve, only time the modem might even harm them is in online gaming and even there thats a stretch, as long as there isn't heavy data coming in on the modem as you are running 3dmark (and there shouldn't unless ya run it while online) then your fine