irq's (& usb ports)in use on DAW.....(edited)

Discussion in 'Computing' started by Jbon, Nov 7, 2003.

  1. Jbon

    Jbon Guest

    I have only a modem(not in use)that was oem, and an oem ethernet pci card with nothing plugged into it,(pretty sure its not in use, as well)sharing band width with my raid controller.
    I understand that # 8 if used, gives the best advantage, should I tinker?

    [ November 17, 2003, 11:16 PM: Message edited by: Jeff Bone ]
  2. MisterBlue

    MisterBlue Member

    Mar 15, 2003
    Yanking unneeded hardware out of the box is never a bad idea. Cuts down power consumption if nothing else and you might gain back resources that the drivers occupied that were probably still loaded.

    As to which IRQ works best ... ? It shouldn't really make any difference. Only thing is to make sure that the audio card(s) has it's own IRQ if possible. Sharing with "PCI Steering" is OK, though.

  3. Jbon

    Jbon Guest

    I only have one device using any of 6 available ports, & I have just disabled 2 of the 3 "DB/DBM" controllers, but there is also an "enhanced pci>usb" listed at the top of list including itself, 3 of the "db/dbm" ones, and 3 "root hubs", finally. Whats the difference 'tween the 2 type controllers, or what is the "db/dbm"?

    (xphome HPPavilion533w)
  4. Jbon

    Jbon Guest

    These remaining final tweaks(as shown at I am doing are helping for the most part, as in alot, however the tweak: "disable windows sounds" caused a static in my application when zooming, so I reversed it back. But, I
    need to ask if anybody can say just how helpful is that tweak?
    thank you
  5. knightfly

    knightfly Active Member

    Jan 18, 2002
    Windows sounds are low res, and cause some sound cards to revert to sample rates other than the ones set for music production. This is kind of a YMMV situation, so if it works for you enabled, go for it. If your "serious" soundcard throws a hissy fit, that's probably the culprit though... Steve
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