December 22nd, 2006

rubbah and horns

One more weird computer thingy...

I think I'm still having problems with my soundcard because it, my video card and my USB 2.0 pci card are all apparently using IRQ 11. It's my understanding that soundblaster cards don't play well with others... and besides, it doesn't seem right that they should have to share.

I've tried both having my bios auto-control settings, and letting my OS do it. In both instances, ALL my PCI is on IRQ 11.

My questions are these (answer me these questions... four?):
1. I know I can reserve an IRQ for a device in the bios. How do I assign devices to these reserved IRQs?
2. Should I assign these devices (USB 2.0 card, Soundblaster Audigy 2 ZS, Winfast Ultra 250) to any particular IRQ?
3. Is this actually the best thing to do?
4. Do you have any other advice?

Thanks :)