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    ok ppl i had a problem with my games they where laggy
    and very laggy anyway ive found my problem its my sound card
    how i know? when i disable my sound card all games work much better yes its a old one but its a sound blaster live does it supposed to happen or there is smthing with my sound card that i can fix i dont have the newist drivers for it cuz its old and im not sure what to d/l for it cuz i tryid one time and f****d up my sound
    if some1 knows what to do i will be very happy

    thanx ahead.

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    It's likely ya had it in a PCI slot that shares it's IRQ with another intergrated device or slot containin' another device on ya mobo so pull out ya mobo manual and that should tell which ones don't share or just share with another unused PCI slot.

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    on all slots it saying Shared or used but i dont see here
    in manual how to know if a slot is shared with something thats
    not runing anymore and it saying there that if i put a hardware device in a shared slot so i must suppor Share IRQ or the card do not need IRQ assignments so when my bro will wake up ill open the machine and see maybe its on a used slot and maybe u can tell me how to know if its support Shared IRQ

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    Most good manuals will usually have a small graph that shows the interupt shares between slots (under PNP/PCI configuration) and then it's just a matter to locate which ones share with onboard nics or USB controllers (I sort these out in BIOS before loading the os).

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    m8 if you can add me to icq ill appreciate it cuz there it will be much easy to understand you

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    Just tell us what mobo ya have there and if I don't know which slot would be ideal (depends on if I've worked with that mobo before) then someone else may. ;)

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    ok this is what it sayis on manual

    P4T-CM
    Socket 423 P4 Motherboard
    intel 850 Chipset

    and its a Asus mobo

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    Ok stick it in the 3rd PCI slot (if not already and I hope that ya have no other PCI cards installed), then power up and go straight into the BIOS to PCI Configuration and change Slot 3 from Auto to 5. Then let Windows start up and go into the Device manager and click on View and then "Resources by Type" so ya can check that the sound card has it's own IRQ. If 5 doesn't work then try 10. If neither work then set Slot 3 back to Auto and try the same thing but in Slot 2 (sorry but I never used an add on sound card in this mobo)

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    welp it was allready in slot 3 ive changed it to 5 and 10 IRQ
    still not working good but u sed smthing about u hope i dont have
    more PCI cards well when i opend i saw all PCI slots had in them smthing and i dont feel like moving my sound card to slot 2
    allso cuz i saw in manual i saying its used and i dont feel like messing around maybe my sound card is to old?

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    Doesn't your mobo have onboard sound as well? Also SB Lives are notorious for hogging IRQ resoures which is why they usually can't share with anything else so other than replacing it with a non SB sound card maybe ya only option.

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