Re: Irq 16+

Discussion in 'A+ Certification' started by David BlandIII, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. Your computer has 16 physical IRQs (0-15). What you are looking at are
    virtual IRQs assigned by Windows using your computers PCI steering
    capabilities.

    D. Bland

    (I think :)

    "MSCNLN" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > I'm reading in my a+ book about IRQs, and it says, "There are 16 IRQ
    > assignments in a computer system." It says that you can look at your
    > current IRQ assignments in device manager. I do that and I see devices
    > that have IRQs higher than 15, specificly 16, 17, 18, 19, and 23.
    > hmmm... (I have Windows XP)
    > So I assume now computers can have more than 16 IRQs? When did this
    > happen? And why didn't my book (for 2003 objectives) say anything about
    > it?
    >
    >
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    David BlandIII, Mar 7, 2004
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