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i just finished my first computer build and i have had it running for about a week. my mobo is


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131646


the isue is that when i go into the setting for the ethernet adapter in windows 7 64 that it says my speed is 100 mbps. i dont know if this is normal or not but the specs on the mobo say it can do 1000 mbps which i guess i would prefer? is this possible or beneficial?
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    Yes the network adapter on your MOBO will support 10/100/1000 mbps; however, it depends on the network equipment you are connecting to. If the switch or router only support 10/100 mbps, then 100 mbps will be the fastest speed the NIC can connect at.
  2. yeah that is the issue thanks
  3. Best answer selected by nah51dog.
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