Independent NIC over the motherboard intergrated adapter? Help Tags: NIC Motherboards Networking Last response: November 18, 2009 7:42 PM in Networking Share ShamanJuice November 18, 2009 2:35:18 AM i dont doubt this was brought up before, but seeing as it is the end of 2009 and there has been introduction of new hardware, I was wondering.. if switching from a motherboard[Asus M4A78 PRO] NIC to a PCI/PCIe network card would improve stability of my internet connection, lower ping, and improve transfer speeds. also, what is the difference between PCI and PCIe, as both platforms are still widely available..? & is there even a reason to consider the so called "gaming" adapters that run on average $100+, over a $30 Intel counterpart? note that my motherboard NIC is "Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114" More about : independent nic motherboard intergrated adapter ShamanJuice November 18, 2009 7:42:39 PM anyone? please?? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Network card over the motherboard intergrated NIC? Help.. please Forum Where does the nic adapter fit on the motherboard of a dell optiplex 745 series Forum SolvedMotherboard not supporting any USB WiFi adapter. Please help. Forum Need help with nic adapter for toshiba psax3u-00t01t Forum SolvedMotherboard/Network adapter help. Forum SolvedDo motherboards matter? (newbie not looking to over clock or anything) (Help!!) Forum 8 pin motherboard cpu power, 2x4 pin chord from power supply, help me i'm so over my head Forum Good motherboard for over locking and 2 way SLI support help Forum Motherboard Sound adapter help! Forum tried installing over and over..usb adapter won't connect! help Forum Need help over clocking on this motherboard. Forum CPU and Motherboard help (over clocking) Forum Home-built i5-760, x25m, please help with motherboard and ram for over Forum Motherboard skyrockets to over 100+ celsius help Forum More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !