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Subject: IRQ Query
From: Ken Wolff" <jjmhome!dmc.com!k1ea@uunet.uu.net (Ken Wolff)
Date: Fri, 08 Apr 1994 10:42:11 EDT
On Thu, 7 Apr 1994 14:45:46 -0400 (EDT), "J.P. Kleinhaus" <kleinhaj@iia.org> 
> I am sure you're not the only one with this predicament.
> Unfortunately, you cannot use the same IRQ for 2 devices simultaneously
> on an ISA board.  It is my understanding that if you have an EISA
> system board it is possible to share IRQ's. Bottom line, if you try to
> run both com1 and com3 with the same IRQ in CT...the system will BARF!
> I have a sound card, SCSI adapter, DVP, 2 serial/1 parallel ports,
> 2 game ports, an internal modem and a bus mouse all looking for IRQ's...
> you think you're having fun?
> 73 de J.P. AA2DU

If I had it to do all over again I would make the DVP a 16 bit board 
supporting the high interrupts above 8.

Ken Wolff K1EA

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