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A little Leary about using the Asus onboard LAN Chipset.

Last response: in Components
February 4, 2006 10:39:25 PM

A lot of people are telling me to just use the Motherboards Marvell 88E8001 to connect to the cable modem.

I've had a NIC Card for forever and so far have never had any issues with it (3Com, had it since I got cable internet 4 yrs ago).

I kept both the NIC cards out of my 2 old PC's in spirit of re-using them and was told not to waste the space.

Should I forgo them or re-install and continue to use them?

February 4, 2006 11:08:55 PM

use onboard lan, if it has issues, use the cards, otherwise, why use cards when onboard is the same thing? cards = spare
February 4, 2006 11:10:16 PM

cool thanks
February 5, 2006 9:00:17 AM

As an added bonus, I believe that onboard LANs don't suffer from the PCI 33 MHz bottleneck. Probably only an issue if you're running at gigalan speeds...
February 5, 2006 9:22:53 AM

Also, most of the marvell on board lan cards are gigabit.
February 16, 2006 10:22:06 PM

And most onboard lans end up having few problems with conflicts
February 17, 2006 5:34:28 AM

And most onboard lans end up having few problems with conflicts

they will suffer the same issues as card variants as they also use an irq
February 17, 2006 6:42:16 AM

As stated above. Use the onboard Marvell.

It is actually quite good and Gigabit!

It performs very well.

Good Luck! :D