Main Site Nav
Topics Topics Edit Profile Profile Help/Instructions Help    
Search Last 1|3|7 Days Search Search Tree View Tree View  

I want to change the IRQ for my sound...

Trish's Escape from Hardware Hell Help Board » Hardware » Audio and Input Devices (mouse, keyboard, joystick, etc.) » I want to change the IRQ for my soundcard in the BIOS (conflict) « Previous Next »

  Thread Last Poster Posts Pages Last Post
  Start New Thread        

Author Message
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2001 - 2:19 pm:   

Could anyone give me any advice about changing the IRQ settings for a soundcard which displays a conflict at boot up time and then operates with no problems anywhere,including device manager. I know I have to go into the BIOS but I'm not 100% sure .
Many thanks for any posts
V (Vera)
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2001 - 9:14 am:   

what kind of conflict is it showing?
is it showing a setting for one irq while booting and then showing as a different irq in device manager?
you should find the irq settings in the pnp/pci configuration portion of your bios,you need to adjust the "resources controlled by" from auto to manual

to reserve a particular irq for a device using that irq, you set what the irq is assigned to.

for instance i have an isa modem on com 2 which is set to irq3.
at one time i had a device(can't remember,probably a sound card) that kept wanting to use irq3 which interfered with my i went into bios to reserve irq3 for legacy isa.

i have a sound blaster 16 pci sound card.
it is using irq 10 for windows' use
the legacy portion of the sound card is set to use irq 7 as the dos setting to play games in dos.
when in windows it isn't using irq 7
my printer port is set on irq 7

don't know if any of these ramblings help or not

Add Your Message Here
Username: Posting Information:
This is a public posting area. Enter your username and password if you have an account. Otherwise, enter your full name as your username and leave the password blank. Your e-mail address is optional.
Options: Enable HTML code in message
Automatically activate URLs in message

Administration Administration Log Out Log Out   Previous Page Previous Page Next Page Next Page