changing the IRQ manually

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by chill, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. chill

    chill Guest

    hello
    im using vista ultimate and my problem is that the adaptec RAID controller
    and the TV pcix card use the same irq 16. The "changing settings" button is
    gray and i cant use it for manually assing an irq value. Is there any way to
    bypass the automatic settings ?

    thanks
     
    chill, Sep 27, 2008
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  2. chill

    Xenomorph Guest

    You using DOS?
    Why do you need to change the IRQ?
     
    Xenomorph, Sep 27, 2008
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    IRQ sharing is common, and it is rarely recommended that you change them
    from manufacturer defaults. Doing so changes the priority the hardware
    recieves from the processor and may severly impact the hardware's
    performance.

    The lower IRQ ranges can sometimes be altered in the system BIOS. Upper ones
    are virtual, created by the operating system to handle hardware priority,
    and should not be adjusted.
     
    Rick Rogers, Sep 27, 2008
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  4. chill

    chill Guest

    so why the tv card doesnt play why i plug in the adaptec card? I thought it
    was an irq matter. Both cards cant play. Only if i remove one of them. Is
    anything else i can check?

    thanks
     
    chill, Sep 27, 2008
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Hi,

    Check the BIOS to see if you can reassign the raid controller. You likely
    are seeing the result of conflicting software. Is the TV card supported by
    x64?
     
    Rick Rogers, Sep 27, 2008
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