Possible IRQ Conflict? How do I change IRQ?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Jestermask, Jul 17, 2002.

  1. Jestermask

    Jestermask WinTMBG Professional

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    Okay, so I've been doing some research on my computer's random freezing, and it might be an IRQ conflict...
    I've got my video card, sound card, and modem all on IRQ 11, along with the mobo's USB controllers.

    So before returning my memory to Kingston and being without a computer for a week, I'd rather see if this fixes it first.

    How do I change the IRQ's? Windows XP says that there's no conflict between the devices, but people have said that that doesn't really make any difference, that it still CAN have conflicts, even if WinXP doesn't report any. The freezing seems to be when I'm playing games or watching a DVD, so I'd certainly like some help here.

    Thanks,

    Jestermask
     
  2. Bytes Back

    Bytes Back Ex Police Chief

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    can you move the modem down the pci slots, somewhere near the bottom would be good. It should take IRQ 9 or 10 then.

    Mind you XP may overule the BIOS :rolleyes:
     
  3. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Having multiple devices on the same IRQ should be no problem unless a PCI card does not follow the exact PCI specification. Sadly some manufacturers don't care. I suggest you test your memory with a memtester application.