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Old 08-09-2007, 06:38 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by phucng_10 View Post
Well, it's up to you if you rather use an Ethernet PCI card or use the built-in Ethernet hub. Personally, I would just use the built-in Ethernet hub to save a PCI slot and power.
especially if your motherboard has two gigabit ethernet ports. Then it's faster, too.

Anyway, get a new power supply, ASAP. And not a cheapo one.

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Is it possible that your boot order has the onboard NIC set before your HD?

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Yeah I'll go ahead and order a new PSU just in case, something with decent quality but cheap. It's just an e-mail/web browsing computer for a relative, very basic. I would have mentioned the PSU making that strange noise, but I figured it was just normal for it to do was given to my by another person and I never used it when it was new to to be able to tell the difference. Thanks for the help
I think I remember seeing the Antec Basiq 500W for only $49.99 at Fry's.

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