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Old 02-11-2009, 04:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have come a problem that has left me baffled. I just reformatted an old PC. Socket 478.
It has a Gigabyte GA-8LS533 motherboard. I installed all the drivers correctly... My network driver seems to be installed and working fine.

I downloaded my drivers from the official site from the official motherboard.
GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - Driver - GA-8LS533

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See the problem is that no matter if the Ethernet cable is connect the computer will not connect. It's just a constant -

So I take the plug out... back in... back out... and I notice an orange light rather then the regular greenish light on the plug.

I'm not sure why it's not detecting the cable... before I reformatted It was working fine. If there anything I may have to change here? -

Any information, suggestion would be deeply appreciated. Thank You.

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Maybe the ethernet chip is bad. Got a NIC kickin around?


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or could it be a problem on the router/modem side?

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Originally Posted by CrazeD View Post
Maybe the ethernet chip is bad. Got a NIC kickin around?
I actually don't... I'd have to go pick one up to rule out whether it's the NIC chip... Sigh...

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or could it be a problem on the router/modem side?
I'm not sure if that's possible... or is it? I mean... I use the modem on other computers and they work... Besides... this one was just working before I reformatted.
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