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Help I need a bios mentor

By LUDDE ·
I flashed my bios to award modular bios v6.00pg,that went well and i am a littlle confused of abits newest manual.I am currently running Win me with abit kt7-raid, amd athlon thunderbird 800 mhz 30 gig maxtor ata 66,pioneer dvd-rom, sony crx 145e,geforce 2mx tv out, sb live 1024 and pinnacle mirrovideo dc30 plus, i have reed the articles on bios settings here and it doesnt support all the features that my bios have, I need to free up irq:s for my videocard it needs its own.I thought i buy a book on the subject but when in techproguild and i click on purchase now the link doesnt respond, I would appreciate all help that cover this subject

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by TheChas In reply to Help I need a bios mentor

First, a few resources on BIOS settings;
www.wimsbios.com
www.award.com Download the BIOS manual from award or Phoenix.
www.tomshardware.com

If you are having an Irq conflict with your video card, you may need to disable IRQ steering so thatWindows can re-assign the IRQ's.

I don't have the Q number for the Microsoft Knowledge base article, but the title is:
How to Disable PCI Bus IRQ Steering in Windows

The only way to "free-up" IRQs is to reduce the number of devices in the system.
In BIOS settings, disable any port or device that you do not plan to use. A common device to disable is the comm ports, as most new devices use USB. Also, check for an IR port, and if you are not using the secondary USB port, see if that can be disabled.

After changing the devices, make sure to set the update ESCD, or configuration to yes.

I received an e-mail from Microsoft on a problem I was having, they now recommend setting the Plug and Play OS switch to NO!

You may also need to swap your SB card into a different slot.

Finally, make sure that you have the latest drivers for the motherboard chipset and raid controller installed prior to installing the video driver.

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by LUDDE In reply to Help I need a bios mentor

TheChas had helped me twice now, must be a wonderful person

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