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I just bought a Nvidia Geforce 4 4400 TI, and I have discovered (after several days of working on the problem in which i bought a new motherboard, reformated and lost all my data, and upgraded my OS) that when my sound card is installed (Montego 3d card) my video card causes my system to crash whenever the resolution of graphics is changed.  I really dont have the money for another sound card, and I do not know how to fix the hardware conflict!  Please, I am out of money and Ideas and I need some help.  Thank you.
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by:pjknibbs
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Well, the first question is: which PCI slot do you have the sound card in? The PCI slot next to the AGP port is often linked to it in some way, which can cause problems like you're describing. As a first step, I'd just move the sound card into a different PCI slot (even if it isn't in the one next to the AGP port) and see if that helps in the slightest.
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by:pdj85
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I have tried switching PCI slots around and I still get the same problem.  I have even tried the one farthest away from the AGP port.  The only other PCI device I have is my ethernet card, and it causes no problems with the video card.
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by:1175089
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I remember a problem with ATI video and the problem application was not sound card itself, but a mixer that comes with the sound card, i disable the mixer (it stayes in lower right corner on the desktop near the Time)and the system works fine.
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slink9 earned 450 total points
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You need to verify that the components are not sharing IRQs.  What IRQs are they using when your system boots?  This will be displayed briefly when the system is booting.  If you need time to read these you can hitthe Pause key.  You may also want to take out the NIC and see if the two will work happily together then.
Another possibility is to reinstall without the NIC or the sound and put each one back individually.
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by:pdj85
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I have checked all of the above.  I have tried running just with the LAN card and it won't crash.  I have tried running just with the sound card and it crashes.  On my IRQ list, my video card is on 11 and there is also "aureal vortex 8820 audio (wdm) and "via ac'97 audio controler (wdm)" on 11 as well.  The thing is, I had this exact same problem with the video card crashing on my old motherboard.  But then again i never had any crashes when i was using my old voodoo 3 pci and the same sound card.  Maybe i should try a new soundcard???
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by:pdj85
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Thank yall, I found out that my mo/bo's integrated audio was conflicting with my sound card, so Im geting rid of the sound card.  The onboard audio works fine and dandy.
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thanks for your help
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Why a B?
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pdj85: Why not just disable the on-board sound, in that case? I'm assuming the plug-in card provides better sound than the motherboard's built-in here, of course...
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