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 Post subject: Network Card Upgrade
 Post Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:28 pm 
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Does anyone have a recommendation on a Networking upgrade for my build? The system is still pretty stock and hums along quite nicely. However, I recently switched back to (make sure you're seated) a wired connection after years of being wireless. Well, the performance is lacking in comparison. I have noticed slower page loading, choppy video playing, and other things.

Also, the port on the back of my router is orange for the PC connection. That is totally baffling considering anything I can test or check says it is working properly. It just has me thinking that the 10/100/1000Mbps adapter on the board must have some compatibility issue or is malfunctioning.

Any thoughts, recommendations, or comments are welcome.

Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Network Card Upgrade
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:40 pm 
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Wired is naturally faster and more reliable than wireless, so since yours appears to be malfunctioning, I would suggest getting a good network card (hopefully you have a free PCI slot?); one from Intel comes well rated, and not very expensive:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 24G1XA5134

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 Post subject: Re: Network Card Upgrade
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 4:01 pm 
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Thanks, GDonner! I only have one PCIe being used up so this will work nicely. It's only the GTX 660SC and this can go above it in slot 5 or 6.

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XPS 630i (silver & red) case
Stock MoBo
750w power supply (stock)
EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Superclocked
8GB RAM (2 x 2GB GSkill (F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ), 2 x 2GB Corsair XMS2)
Hitachi 750GB HD
Windows Vista Home Premium (64 bit) SP2
Dell 22" Digital Monitor Model: 2208WFP
HP 20" Elite Display Model: E201
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83 GHz


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 Post subject: Re: Network Card Upgrade
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:02 pm 
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OK, good--let us know how the new card goes!

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