Check IRQ

  OdinOfAsgard 20:05 02 Oct 2004

I am having a problewm with my new sound card (it won't work at all and I downloaded the latest drivers). I read in the troubleshooting that it may be an IRQ conflit how do I check this and if it is hot do I fix this (I don't think the fault is with the card as I can hear a noise from the speakers then I plug the jack into the card)

  Derek 20:14 02 Oct 2004

Windows what / Card name / etc

  woodchip 20:15 02 Oct 2004

Try the card in a different slot.

  OdinOfAsgard 10:20 03 Oct 2004

I tried moving the card that didn't work.

More Details

1.4GHz Athlon
512Mb DDR Ram(2x256)
80GbHDD (2x40)
MoBo= Gigabyte G7-7DX
Windows Me
the card is a creative sound blaster live 5.1

I am already using an nVidia graphics card in an AGP slot
and a modem in a PCI slot

Do you need more details?

  €dstowe 10:30 03 Oct 2004

Try moving your sound card as far away from your graphics card as possible e.g. at the bottom of the set of PCI sockets.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:24 03 Oct 2004

What Op system?

Device manager- right click on sound card -properties -resources

Will tell you which IRQ and whether conflict

To change untick box use autosettings then click change settings.

Alot of sound cards use IRQ 7 which may conflict with a parallel printer port change to 5 if possible

  SEASHANTY 12:55 03 Oct 2004

Start > All Progs > Accessories > System Tools > System Info > Hardware Resources > IRQs

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