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Modem quit
js1257 May-25-01 01:53 AM
LAST EDITED ON May-25-01 AT 01:59 AM (GMT)

I moved my modem from the 3rd or 4th pci slot to the 1st pci slot next to the agp slot and now it doesn't work. The slot I moved it from is reserved for my next video card so no way I'm moving it back. But it would be nice to get it working again if I can in case my dsl goes out. Any suggestions? Thanx.

1. RE: Modem quit
lbyard May-25-01 02:26 PM
In response to message 0
Move it back or continue to have problems. The 1st PCI slot usually shares an interrupt with the AGP slot and and sharing interrupt with a display adapter is often problematic. Larry

2. RE: Modem quit
js1257 May-25-01 10:21 PM
In response to message 1
So what kind of cards can you put in the 1st pci slot? I know I can't put another video card, now I know I can't put a modem there either. Thanx.

3. RE: Modem quit
lbyard May-26-01 05:21 AM
In response to message 2
A PCI video card... if there is no video card in the AGP slot. Larry

4. RE: Modem quit
js1257 May-26-01 05:47 PM
In response to message 3
Thank you Larry. It's good to know that there is a place to go to on the web where you can get intelligent answers to questions. So the 1st pci slot is really good for nothing then, unless you don't have an agp card? Why is it that way do you know? Thanx again.

5. RE: Modem quit
lbyard May-27-01 05:21 PM
In response to message 4
In theory up to four PCI cards are supposed to be able to share an interrupt. In practice it is Plug n Prey. I wish those in power would simply add more available interrupts or do something that would fix the single biggest problem with modern motherboards. But, no, they are too busy adding more bells n whistles, to sell more stuff, instead of making more reliable hardware and software. Larry

6. RE: Modem quit
tockert Jun-22-01 04:20 AM
In response to message 5
That is why they have made the USB ports. Limited availabity of IRQ's.

7. RE: Modem quit
lbyard Jun-22-01 04:11 PM
In response to message 6
USB controllers use Interrupts, albeit one can usually hang more than one device on a USB controller. Larry

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