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11th September 1999, 18:08
My computer constantly freezes whether its in Shogo or Quake 3 or whatever, it just freezes whenever it feels hehe, anyways, i have 3 devices using irq 10, it says multimedia device, network card, and serial bus is using irq 10. now am i supposed to use windows to change irqs? in device manager where it says Interrupt Request it says 9 on device manager. anyways i dunno what this all means but am i supposed to change it to fix all my probs? my dvd decoder card is on interrupt request 11 on device manager

Blade Runner
12th September 1999, 07:09
What are the drivers installed, because when I got the 5.21 and 5.25, my computer use to freeze in any game I got (almost) and with the 5.15 with the beta icd, it didn't.

12th September 1999, 16:01
I had a night mare sharing IRQs with the Matrox. when the drivers were loadtogether for the respective cards were loaded I would get crashes resulting in blue dashs at the top of the screen with green vertical lines.


Ensure that the MAtrox has its own IRQ. this will mean checking to see how your mother board assigns address across it slots, or wether the bios allows you to cange it

here is my IRQ set up now
PCI slots 1&5 currently blank, generally PCI1 shares IRQ with AGP slot

0 System timer
1 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
2 Programmable interrupt controller
3 Communications Port (COM2)
4 Communications Port (COM1)
5 Creative SB16 Emulation
6 Standard Floppy Disk Controller
7 Printer Port (LPT1)
8 System CMOS/real time clock
9 AGP Matrox Millennium G400 Dual Head - English
9 IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
10 PCI2 BT Speedway ISDN PCI Card
10 PCI3 Creative SB Live! Value
10 IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
10 IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
11 PCI4 PCI Fast Ethernet DEC 21140 Based Adapter
11 Intel 82371AB/EB PCI to USB Universal Host Controller
11 IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
12 PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
13 Numeric data processor
14 Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)
14 Intel 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
15 Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo)
15 Intel 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller


BH6 (LN Bios)
P3 500 @ 5x112
SB live
ISDN card
Ethernet Card

[This message has been edited by BugAlugs (edited 09-12-1999).]

12th September 1999, 21:25
Yea i got the newest drivers, i really dont know how to change irqs for my stuff, but i did yank my dxr2 decoder card out... still freezes.. just less... i have a be-6, i went into bios have no clue how to change irq