WinXPro has 5 devices on IRQ 3, also brightness settings dont stick

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Spicules, Jul 26, 2002.

  1. Spicules

    Spicules Guest

    Pretty much every game I play crashes in some manner. I checked my irq sharing/conflicts and it has 5 ddevices: my video card Geforce 3Ti 200, my soundcard - SbLive Xgamer 5.1, my NIC - 3com 10/100 3c905c-tx, and 2 "via rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controllers".

    So far Warcraft 3 crashes to windows (general protection fault cx0005 that many people get)

    Soul Reaver 2 restarts my comp

    Halflife/Counterstrike often crashes to windows and occasionally gives blue screens (cant rem what it said)

    I try to change the IRQs, but the option to change is greyed out.

    Also, whenever I change my brightness/gamma settings, i click apply on start up, and it changes to the brightness specified on start up, but it refers back to the darker settings 5 seconds later. The only way I can get a brightness that makes any game playable is to use a third party adjustment utility (like powerstrip). Even if I change the brightness AFTER startup, as soon as I use a program like a game that goes fullscreen, it changes my brightness back to the default which is way to dark to play ANYTHING.

    I noticed under my devices, my Video card is not listed as being agp, but rather it says pci. Is that normal?

    So far Ive updated via4-1, video drivers 29.42, soundblaster live, mb bios, nothing seems to help.

    Any help greatly appreciated
  2. Bretenn

    Bretenn Guest

    try to move the card to another slot and manually assign the irq in bios... i think this will help tho....
  3. Spicules

    Spicules Guest

    I changed the setting in the bios, and tried re-seating the cards. They still share the same irq, but its now irq 12 instead of the previous one.