I have a p4 1.6 GHz, 845 chipset, 128 MB SDRAM, Motorola SM56 PCI speakerphone modem, NVIDIA Riva TNT2 M64 32 MB Graphics card. Windows 98SE based machine. My problem is that whenever I connect to the net my system becomes sluggish. This is especially noticible when I scroll down an open window. My modem shares its IRQ (12) with on board audio, SMBus Controller and ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering. My graphics card shares its IRQ (11) ACPI IRQ Holder for PCI IRQ Steering. Ther are no conflicts or forced hardware on my system. I also scanned my system for viruses with updated virus files. What could be the problem?
I'm using a logitech 3-button mouse connected to my com1 port (mouseware version 9.42.1)