Shuffling the cards in the PCI slots will change their IRQ
assignments, as the IRQ numbers are hard coded into the
slots so to speak. Windows XP does not allow you to
change the IRQ assignments through the software, so it
is strange that they video card company told you to do
that without giving you any instructions or guidance. :*(
Basically 99.999% of the motherboards use the same
IRQ for the AGP slot as they do for the first PCI slot
located right next to the AGP slot. Therefore it's a good
idea to keep that slot empty, not so much because they
share IRQ's (since there are no longer conflict issues in
Windows XP) but more so to allow the hot air to move
away from the AGP card without being trapped by the
card you have in the slot beside it.
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
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| Good day to everybody. I have a problem when playing 3d
| games, coz it freezes/hangs my system.
| I contacted the video card manufacturer and they told me
| to assign a single IRQ to the AGP slot. There are 2 other
| devices sharing my IRQ slot
| I'd like to know how it can be done.
| I'm running an athlon 64 on Asus k8v deluxe with MSI
| fx5200 vtd128. The BIOS is ACPI enabled and my Plug n
| play O/S is set to no.
| I have read some articles in the KB and it says that I
| have to reinstall winxp and manually configure the IRQ. I
| just like to know if there are other ways and how
| (detailed please).
| Thank you in advance