network card problem

January 20, 2011 at 17:44:53
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP3, 2gB
I recently made some changes to my pc because it was performing bad. I put in a new Thermaltake SpinQ CPU cooler, I replaced the GFX card to a Nvidia Geforce GT 240, and I formatted and reinstalled windows xp3 pro sp3.

Now I have a problem with my network, I get a frequent message saying "a network cable is unplugged". This happens randomly, it can happen every 5 minutes or it can wait 30 minutes to cut me off. There are two computers connected to the network and the other computer is fine, I have restarted the router/modem several times.

I have updated the drivers for my network adapter, which is integrated into a GA-M52S-S3P gigabyte motherboard. I also tried another NIC and I still get the same problem. I watched for packetloss also with the realtek diagnostic tool and there is none.

Can this be a problem with my power supply?

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January 20, 2011 at 21:13:58
I have never heard of a power supply interrupting network connectivity, however it may be a possibility. Try downloading a utility such as speedfan or MBmonitor to see if the voltage is maxing out.

From there I would recommend checking your internet cable, maybe even switching it out with one from your other computers.

If that fails, it could potentially be your NIC.

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January 20, 2011 at 22:45:38
Thank you for that info. I didn't know of any utilities to monitor voltage. Ill give it a try now!

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