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Marko
Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2003 - 7:29 am:   

Hi,
when tested my computer with SiSoftSandra, I've got a message that my display adapter doesn't have an interrupt request, and if it had an IRQ assigned performances would improve significaly. I have tried to figure out how to assign an IRQ number to graphic card, but nowhere in BIOS there is such an option. I would like to ask anyone is it possible to solve the problem anyhow (maybe witn installing different BIOS that is not attended to my motherboard) or it is up to the graphic card. Thanks.
E.S.
Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2003 - 9:51 pm:   

Some cards don't get assigned an IRQ directly from the BIOS and is handled by whatever windows O.S. you are using. A little more info in this case please, like computer make and model or motherboard make and model CPU and Video card type, make and model.
Marko
Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2003 - 11:00 am:   

Here are the data:
Computer is Pentium II,
Mainboard is Chaintech, chipset VIA VT82C693 Apollo Pro Plus chipset.
Processor is Intel Celeron at 400 MHz
Video adapter is S3 Inc. Trio 3D/2X.
Bios is Award Software International ver. 4.51 PG, date 12/04/99 (this is updated BIOS, the original is from 1999).
If you need anything else, please do ask. Thanks a lot in advance.
E.S.
Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2003 - 4:38 pm:   

If it is an AGP card don't worry about it.
Marko
Posted on Monday, March 24, 2003 - 8:49 am:   

Yes, it is. Thanks again.

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