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Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2001 - 12:30 pm:   

after installing a ati radeon graphics card in my pci slot, my pci modem would keep on making log on noise and I get kicked off when the 3d card is being used.I have an E machine with only 2 pci slots and i'm not good with tecnical gargon and i dont know how to run bios if i need to.A friend told me that I might need to change my irq but he's not really sure. If you can help me please,cause i just spent a bunch on this card for online play and now I can't do it.
V (Vera)
Posted on Monday, June 18, 2001 - 3:05 pm:   

they both can't work on the same irq at the same time. if your going to be doing your own
servicing, i suggest you get the info (manufacturer,version)off the mainboard, go to the makers website and download the mainboards manual so you will become familiar with the machine you have.
have you found out what irq's the video card can work on? have you tried to reset it in device
manager. before you make any changes write down your settings in case you need to put things back the way they were.
first take note of used irq's in either system information (win98) or in device manager, hilite computer and click properties. see whats available.
again, in device manager, hilite the video adapter and click on properties. select the resources tab. uncheck the " use automatic settings box" and see if it will let you change the irq or if "settings based on" window offers more choices.
if that doesn't work you'll probably need to see if the modem will work on another irq.
you don't say what version of windows your running. if your machine uses irq steering you can try disabling it(device manager>system devices>pci bus>select irq steering tab,uncheck the use irq steering box), rebooting till it stops updating things(maybe a couple of times) and see if it resets the video card to another available irq. if you don't like what it does re-enable irq steering.
maybe these steps will do it

if these things don't help then you may need to go into bios to force the settings, thats where reading your manual is useful

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