how many devices on IRQ?
i have 4 devices listed on IRQ 9
two network cards, my sblive, and the PCI to USB controller....
and IRQ 10 is empty
is this normal?????
If you check them in device mgr and there area no conflicts, don't fret. Let Windoze set um for you. You can look in system information also., I like to take a floppy and run the whole system info file into it, On my HP(Win98) there was 90 pages, so this file is too large to print easily. I've forced my machine to assign irq's the WRONG way. I put in all cards, extra paralell, scsi card, hooked up scanners and printers then booted on a fresh format.. This is NOT the approved procedure, HP's only comment was "whatever works for you" . I was disapointed cause I wanted to know more about what was right and wrong. A repeat of my post in 98 "It's not the mfg's responsiblity to train us to use these computers any more than the auto makers have in teaching us how to drive. However, the pitiful users manual is like learning to drive a car by reading the owners manual"
WHAT, is no one gonna add to what I said, or perhaps more importantly, CORRECT ME.. ?
you may be right...who knows...i just thought it was really weird...when i went to install the 2nd network card i noticed i had irq 10 free so i thought coll, i got extra space.
i installed the card and it would not boot after that...then i went into safemode disabled the card, went back to normal mode and checked resources. that card had memory conflicts with my video card...just for kicks i enabled it and it sorted it all out.
it just tripped me out to see how many things were on one IRQ and they still worked...
you know, they say if it's not broke, then don't fix it.
How many of us live by what we preach? Not me. If I can make it better (in my own eyes, anyway!) I will. (or at least try to!)
Honmestly, I'd go into my bios and specify what irq's to use for what cards, and have no more than two items per irq. Really don't even like to do that unless I absolutely have to.
Just go to the device manager, remove the offending card(s), and reboot. When machine starts, go into bios, and specify what irq's to use where, and when win finds tehm and re-installs them, well - badda boom, badda bing! Good to go! And you'll feel better inside. Way down inside, somewhere below the cockles of your heart, maybe in the sub-cockles, maybe in the liver, maybe in the colon, but you will feel better somewhere!
[This message has been edited by grandslammer (edited 04-01-2000).]
Many things share IRQ's. With only such a limited amount of IRQ's to work with, many need to be shared and by more than one device. I have noticed that many SCSI controllers/devices share IRQ's if I remember correctly.
Like stated above, if it ain't broke dont fix it (until a new version comes out)
Mine shares irq 11 with video card, sblive, usb controller thought it was a problem, but my benchmarks are all great,framerates are great, so I just let windows do what ole billy told her to do... LOL
Hi guys I'm new to all this stuff. Been fixing cars all my life.
I've got 4 things on IRQ 11 on a Micron millennia 733 and it all works fine.( really bothers me though) .I have a few free IRQ's but they( network,video, andmodem) just love #11 I even removed the com ports I never use to free up IRQ but windows I guess don't like thoes numbers.Oh well if it ain't broke...
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