|I have a machine with an ASRock CoreDual. It began to fail to connect to my router. Have had some issues off and on, but seemed external to machine. New cable run to house, line tested by cable co. all good. Have 4 machines, 3 direct ethernet, one wireless. This is only macnine with problem. Have switched cables from working machine to this, other machine still works, this does not. Replaced with new board of same make. Was iffy on connection. Brought it into work where I have a computer lab. We figured out that the driver loaded by Win 7 was not good, so reloaded with driver from MB dvd and it connected right up. Ran fine for about a week, then all of a sudden reverted to its old ways. Reverted to XP, brand new load, different HD, same problem. Have replaced board again with EVGA nForce 730i. EVERYTHING has been changed in the machine, board, ram, cables, except for the CPU. I do not have the new board fully running yet, but with the ethernet cable connected, the boot hangs on the DHCP kinda like I am going to experience a similar issue. On the second board, I had disabled the NIC, I uninstalled and reinstalled the NIC, reloaded drivers and even put in a 3c905-tx PCI card with no luck.|
My question is, is there possibly something with the CPU that could be causing this? It is a Core 2 Duo e6600 and I have seen absoutely nothing wrong with the functioning of the processor otherwise and never heard of a processor causing this type of issue. But, this is this the only thing that I have not replaced.
Open to any suggestions!!