A little Leary about using the Asus onboard LAN Chipset. Tags: NICs Cable Components Last response: February 17, 2006 6:42 AM in Components Share Nexxuvas 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? Thanks, More about : leary asus onboard lan chipset apache_lives 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 Nexxuvas February 4, 2006 11:10:16 PM cool thanks Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer graysky 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... Rabidpeanut February 5, 2006 9:22:53 AM Also, most of the marvell on board lan cards are gigabit. deweycd February 16, 2006 10:22:06 PM And most onboard lans end up having few problems with conflicts apache_lives February 17, 2006 5:34:28 AM 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 linux_0 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! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !