But you do read such when you have someone that has come from the dos or Windows 95 days. If you are hearing the audio breakup, the DMA is a more common cause. Try this link -> http://winhlp.com/node/10
If you really really want to manually assign the IRQ, you have to change the XP HAL. The downsides are too numerous for me to list here. Read http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=xp+irq+manually+assign&btnG=Google+Search
My Sound Blaster and GeForce are using the same IRQ (16), and because of the ACPI architecture Windows XP uses, I can't change that. I want to know if it's possible for me to reinstall one of these cards and get it to use a different IRQ. For example, is there a way I could reserve an IRQ? I'd stick the Sound Blaster in another slot, but my ****** videocard's heatsink is covering up my last remaining PCI slot.
Thank you for your time.