Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit & IRQ Sharing

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

    Jul 22, 2006
    I just upgraded one of my PC's with a new Motherboard, CPU, RAM and Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

    I installed a PCI Multimedia Card in one of the three available PCI slots. When I loaded the drivers for the PCI Multimedia Card, the Window's Device Manager stated that the device could not start.

    I read on the PCI Multimedia Card Manufacturer's website that if that happens try moving it to a different PCI slot to see if the problem is still there. I moved the PCI Multimedia Card to a another PCI slot and the problem went away.

    I thought that I read somewhere that Windows Vista and later eliminated such conflicts.

    Please comment.

    I want to make sure that the new motherboard is not defective. Other than this PCI slot issue, the motherboard seems to be stable and fast.

    Note: The PCI Multimedia Card is certified by Microsoft to be Windows 7 32 bit & 64 bit compatible.

    Thanks in Advance.
  2. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

    Oct 23, 2008
    If there is a conflict it is likely truly hardware and not software. If you found a slot it works in, I would call it good. If it was trying to share circuits on the board with other resource intensive devices, it can still cause problems. If you try to plug a sound card into a slot that for example that shares the same PCI lanes as a RAID controller, it will cause too much latency.
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