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Computer hardware can appear to work properly at first, but during times of heavy processing there may be performance problems or lockups. Resources being shared often cause this. If you are not familiar with reconfiguring IRQs, DMA channels or Plug n' Play settings, we suggest you get some help from your local computer professional. The tips listed below are intended for experienced computer users that are willing to get into the "guts" of the computer.
Make sure that there are no conflicts or sharing of IRQs between your network, video or sound card, if possible. You can sometimes do this by manually assigning the resources for each device in the Device Manager, found inside the System Control Panel. You can open a list of IRQ assignments by double-clicking on the small Computer icon at the top of the Device Manager window.
If you are comfortable configuring the Plug n' Play BIOS for your motherboard, you can try to manually assign IRQs to each PCI slot (if the BIOS allows it). Set the BIOS to reset the configuration data, save your new BIOS settings and reboot the computer. Check the Device Manager again to see what IRQs your hardware is now using.
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