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05-08-2001, 11:35 PM
I seem to have alot of shared IRQ's on my system which I suspect may be hurting perfomance of my computer.Shared IRQ's are -: IRQ 11 - shared by Sound Blaster, Voodoo 3 and IRQ holder for PCI steering.
IRQ 12 - shared by PCI to USB host contoller and IRQ holder for PCI steering.
IRQ 14 - primary IDE controller and PCI bus master controller.
IRQ 15 - secoundary IDE controll and PCI bus master control.
I think my problem is with IRQ 11 and its slowing video at times. I have IRQ's 5 & 9 free but when I try to change settings it Windows says resource setting cannot be modified? Will this hurt performance and if so how can I change settings?
Thanks for your help

06-08-2001, 09:57 AM
hi Chris,
shared IRQ are fine. Moving devices may yeild an improvment in stability with certian devices, but performance increases are usually marginal to none.