A little Leary about using the Asus onboard LAN Chipset.

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?

Thanks,
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  1. use onboard lan, if it has issues, use the cards, otherwise, why use cards when onboard is the same thing? cards = spare
  2. cool thanks
  3. 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...
  4. Also, most of the marvell on board lan cards are gigabit.
  5. And most onboard lans end up having few problems with conflicts
  6. Quote:
    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
  7. As stated above. Use the onboard Marvell.

    It is actually quite good and Gigabit!

    It performs very well.

    Good Luck! :D
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