First post, by bytesaber
Can anyone teach me how to read the attached table? I have never truly understood what an IRQ actually physically is. Here are some random questions that come to mind when I look at this table. I hope the questions can help you see how lost I am. Maybe someone can sort me out. Thanks!
What is INT_A B C D?
What does the table mean when it marks some columns as shared?
Why is INT_C marked shared on PCI slot 3, but with nothing else? The other columns always say at least 2 items are shared. I was getting the idea, that shared meant with anither slot in the same column. But this table seems to suggest PCI Slot 3 is shared, but noth with other slots??
Does marking shared on AGP and PCI Slot 1, mean those two slots are sharing between eachother?
Why does marking shared matter, if you have to give each device a unique IRQ?
Cards I commonly try to mix together:
GeForce 2 TI (agp)
Voodoo 2 (sli)
Aureal (diamond monster sound)
AWE 64 (isa)
Does enabling or disabling "Assign VGA an IRQ" help me with any of these cards?
Does marking a slot as reserved or PCI help?
Thanks for any help.