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BSOD IRQ Conflice


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Mitchellc

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My co-worker has a home computer running XP. He has Clearwire. The modem and his Graphics card are sharing the same IRQ. I understand XP allows shared IRQs, but he keeps getting a BSOD IRQ error and I believe this has something to do with this particular shared IRQ.

Does anyone have any ideas about this? I can move his modem to an unused IRQ but I thought the modem did not need an IRQ since it is connect to the NIC????? ,,,,,,,...........

Any thoughts welcome

Mitch
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Hi Mitch.

It's the NIC itself that needs an IRQ in order to function, not the device that's plugged into it.

Very often, device conflicts can occur when using older, cheap, or legacy graphics cards. Newer or more expensive branded ones are less likely to cause a conflict because they,ve been thoroughly tested and have better components and drivers.

Edited by pip22, 09 January 2007 - 02:11 PM.

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Thought so. I will see what I can do for him. He says the folks at Clearwire walked him through setting the IRQ in CMOS.

His BSOD indicates "IRQL....." I will have to get the datadump, post it and get someone with knowledge to give me some advice.

thanks for your reply

Mitchell
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