Configuring an expansion card. Asus T2-R

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2.7.3 Configuring an expansion card

After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings.

1.

Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any.

See Chapter 5 for information on the BIOS setup.

2.

Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page.

3.

Install the software drivers for the expansion card.

Standard interrupt assignments

IRQ

7*

8

9*

10*

11*

12*

13

14*

15*

0

1

2

3*

4*

5*

6

Priority

4

5

6

15

3

7

8

9

10

1

2

N/A

11

12

13

14

*

These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.

Standard Function

System Timer

Keyboard Controller

Programmable Interrupt

Communications Port (COM2)

Communications Port (COM1)

Sound Card (sometimes LPT2)

Floppy Disk Controller

Printer Port (LPT1)

System CMOS/Real Time Clock

ACPI Mode when used

IRQ Holder for PCI Steering

IRQ Holder for PCI Steering

PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port

Numeric Data Processor

Primary IDE Channel

Secondary IDE Channel

IRQ assignments for this motherboard

PCI slot 1

AGP slot

Onboard USB controller HC0

Onboard USB controller HC1

Onboard USB 2.0 controller

Onboard LAN

Onboard Audio

A

–– used

––

––

––

––

––

B

––

––

––

––

––

–– used

C shared

––

––

––

–– shared

––

D

––

–– shared shared shared

––

––

When using a PCI card on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support

“Share IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments.

Otherwise, conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups, making the system unstable and the card inoperable.

Chapter 2: Basic installation

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