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Vista Internet/ Networking Issues

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July 6, 2009 7:35:35 PM

Well, the internet was working fine on my PC, and I was so amazed at how fast the PC was. After 5 days however, the network connection failed. Firefox and IE told me that although the server seemed valid, they could not establish a connection. Thinking I had been a victim of the Integrated networking going bad like half the others on Newegg, I bought a Rosewill PCI Card. Still didn't work. Uninstalled AVG, tried Direct to modem, changed about every damn setting Vista would let me. (Which is not very many.)

So now, I'm on Ubuntu 8.10 on CD, and the Internet works fine. Pissing me off, because I have no idea HOW to fix Vista.

Any ideas??
Raybob

Two more significantly more minor questions:

How do I change how much RAM my GTX 275 takes out of my system? Because it's taking over 2.8 Gig for God's sake. Also, why does Task Manager tell me that I only have 5MB Free RAM on average although it says I'm only using 2-3GB RAM?
July 6, 2009 7:56:58 PM

High Priority Bump.
July 6, 2009 9:42:08 PM

What are your complete system specs? How much RAM do you have installed? What version of Vista are your using (32-bit or 64-bit)?
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July 6, 2009 10:00:04 PM

shortstuff_mt said:
What are your complete system specs? How much RAM do you have installed? What version of Vista are your using (32-bit or 64-bit)?


Vista 64. 6GB DDR3.

Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD3R
Corsair 750W
OCZ 1600 DDR3 6GB RAM (Board's orig. settings were 1066; 1.5V, I manually put it up to 1600, 1.64V)
WD 1TB HDD
OCz 60GB SSD
EVGA GTX 275
Dark Knight CPU Cooler
ASuS My-Cinema PHC3-100 TV Tuner
2x Samsung DVD Burners, and 1x LG Blu-Ray Drive
Intel Core i7 920 (NOT OC'd)
Antec 900
July 6, 2009 10:07:04 PM

You'll probably get more help in the networking section of the forum. Do you have a third party firewall installed? Do you have a yellow exclamation mark by any of your hardware in the device manager? Have you installed all the latest drivers for the motherboard from Gigabyte's website?

http://www.gigabyte-usa.com/Support/Motherboard/Driver_...(64-bit)#anchor_os
July 7, 2009 10:03:43 AM

Disable IPV6 in networking properties. The 5mb free RAM is because of Vista's usage of it for Prefetch, and Superfetch (2 useless things, that I disable immediately).
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