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asdex
04-10-2002, 01:09 PM
Hi, since adding a SB Live 5.1 and Nvidia GeForce2 MX400 cards my computer crashes quite often while playing music video clips. I noticed in the System Info, the sound card and video card and ACPI IQR Holder for PCI IQR Steering??? are all on IRQ 11. Could this cause a problem? I thought they all needed different IRQ numbers expecially if sound and video were playing together.
Thanks
asdex

tweak\'e
04-10-2002, 01:13 PM
mostly sharing irq's is ok. one thing with SBlives to watch out for is the SB16 emulation (depending on operating system and drivers). disable it if u have it.

you could try moving the SBlive to another slot.

asdex
04-10-2002, 01:18 PM
Thanks for that, do you mean by another slot- another slot on the motherboard or another IRQ number? Where would you disable the SB16 emulation? I have Win98se
Thanks
asdex

tweak\'e
04-10-2002, 01:52 PM
sorry i was typing a liitle to quick ;-) slot as in motherboard.

look in device manager for SB16. also check that DMA is enabled for the hardrives and cd drives.