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Card vs. Integrated

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by codexaenir, Feb 3, 2005.

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  1. codexaenir

    codexaenir Thread Starter

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    I have a spare network card. Would installing the network card and using it.. be any faster than using the already integrated ethernet controller on my motherboard?
     
  2. CarlssonMB

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    depends, how fast is the integrated, and how fast is the card?

    ie. 10/100, 10/1000
     
  3. codexaenir

    codexaenir Thread Starter

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    My network is 100mbs... And they are both 100 too. So it's not a bandwith issue. I thought maybe it might take more cpu cycles to run the integrated controller.. Or maybe not.
     
  4. McTimson

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    Most likely not...unless you're using gigabit ethernet or something, and the card you have is a gigabit ethernet card, you probably won't notice any difference between the two. The only time it might make a difference is when transferring large files over the network, but even then, it would hardly be noticeable...I'm not even sure if the other card would actually be faster.
     
  5. CarlssonMB

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    Just stay with the integrated ethernet, it would not be worth the trouble of installing the card, as there will be basically, no difference.
     
  6. gotrootdude

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    Install it, run dual cabling, configure both on same network, double bandwidth.... :) The cables are cheap enough.. Got 1000ft for $35 several months ago, including jacks over at compgeeks.
     
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