Originally posted by crazybeans
The sound skips when major processes are taking place like graphical rendering, etc. so I know it is taking a performance hit... Anyways, thanks for the reply, hopefully I can figure out something lol.
What a stinkin coincidence. Hey CB, i have a Dell Dimensions 4100 and I have the same problem re: the sound skipping. (Santa Cruz TB soundcard).
Like you, last year I also tried to see if my OS (W2k) allowed me to manually change those IRQ assignments but no success. And thanks to MB's posting, now I understand why. That whole PCI steering stuff... hmm... none of that was covered in my A+ study guide books... i still have yet to devote some time to study up the PCI steering concept. I too am puzzled why MS wouldn't give us the option to manually assign a H/W device.
It's probably some sort of a trade-off. MS probably figures that not all computer users are geeks and are gonna want to change those IRQ's or even know what an IRQ is used for. Hence make it automated with as little (or no) user input.