Long story short, I upgraded a few parts in my computer recently, my motherboard, my cpu, and my ram. When I first installed all my new hardware and re-installed my OS, my internet connection kept kicking in and out, then stopped working altogether. I tried my laptop on the same line from my router and all, and it seemed definite the issue was with my hardware.
When I contacted my boards manufacturer (ASUS), they told me it sounded like my Ethernet connection on my board "had a bad neck" (their words), and told me it needed to be returned. So, I returned the board and got a new one, and though it is working far better, I still have some issues when my computer first starts up. Basically, shortly after booting up, my internet will typically kick in and out a few times over the next min or so, then it works fine.
I contacted ASUS again and at this point they told me the only thing it can be is my PSU. I did a check on http://support.asus.com/PowerSupplyC...tor_right.aspx
, and according to that site, my min should be 500w, which is where I'm at right now. So, though I am at the minimum and it is the only thing the CS rep at ASUS could come up with, I'm hoping for a second opinion (or more of course) on the matter? Is there a possibility of anything else here? I mean it would seem to me like playing games on the computer would use more power than after having booted up, but I could be wrong. Plus why would my ethernet be the one and only thing I'd have issues with if my PSU was running short of enough juice? I just want to make sure there's no other possibility before I spend even more money on another part for my computer. Thoughts?