Shared IRQ, please help

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January 26, 2009 at 17:08:51
Specs: Windows2000, 512MB/600MHZ

Hey everyone, my pc is in standard pc mode and IRQ Steering is disable, so this did fix alot of my problems, because before this alot of things was shared.

Anyways, i have a conflict going on and its making some of my games lag in performance.


Resource Device
IRQ 9 Sound Blaster Audigy
IRQ 9 Intel(r) 82801AA USB Universal Host Controller

This is not good. Is there anyway to fix it so my sound is on a separate IRQ, i don't think removing it helps, even tho i did disable it and use my onboard sound, but the onboard sound will share with the host controller. The sound in general is sharing with it. I need to make them all separate.

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January 26, 2009 at 18:44:50
Check your BIOS setting for Plug & Play it set to Yes or No? Try the opposite.

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January 26, 2009 at 19:00:12

Wait a main, i have my pc in standard mode, its better that way. Because when plug and play is use, too much stuff is shared together, but in standard pc mode , they config them better. I only have one problem now, the sound and the host controller being shared.

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January 26, 2009 at 21:16:01
When P&P OS is enabled, Windows configs the devices...when it's disabled, the BIOS configs the devices. The way you have it now obviously isn't working, so why not try the other? You can always change it back.

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January 26, 2009 at 21:28:23
I fixed it, look at it now:


IRQ Number Device
5 Sound Blaster Audigy
11 ATI Radeon HD 2400 Series
14 Primary IDE Channel
15 Secondary IDE Channel
9 Intel(r) 82801AA USB Universal Host Controller
10 Intel(r) 82801AA SMBus Controller
1 PC/AT PS/2 Keyboard (84-Key)
4 Communications Port (COM1)
6 Standard floppy disk controller
8 System CMOS/real time clock
13 Numeric data processor
12 Microsoft PS/2 Mouse

NO more Sharing, or conflicts. I put my video card in the second slot and put my sound blaster in the first slot. LOl took me while but, hey my rig is running super :)
Thanks :)

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