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10/100 ethernet cards vs. intergrated
« on: August 19, 2003, 06:53:08 pm »
Hi
I'm looking to buy a new computer and have noticed that many now come with "Intergrated 10/100 Ethernet" and some with "10/100 Ethernet Cards PCI"

Can someone tell me which is better?

Thanks

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Re:10/100 ethernet cards vs. intergrated
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2003, 07:28:36 pm »
Usually the PCI.

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Re:10/100 ethernet cards vs. intergrated
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2003, 07:45:43 pm »
but if you buy a mobo with an onboard NIC it should be fine.

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Re:10/100 ethernet cards vs. intergrated
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2003, 12:55:24 am »
Hi
I'm looking to buy a new computer and have noticed that many now come with "Intergrated 10/100 Ethernet" and some with "10/100 Ethernet Cards PCI"

Can someone tell me which is better?

Thanks


In general a PCI NIC is my favorite. I have plenty of machines here with integrated (built on) NICs and I find them a touch slower @ T100 and the built on VIA NIC is terrible I have a few boards with them built on that have gone bad over the past year. The good part about the VIA at least it can be disabled in bios and I toss on a new realtek or better card. Look for SiS onboard they seem to hold up better. However if you do end up with the VIA it wont hurt the rest of the board or components. If your only useing it for Internet its fine.
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Re:10/100 ethernet cards vs. intergrated
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2003, 05:01:41 pm »
Thanks Guys ;D
It sounds like the PCI cards would be the better choice

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Re:10/100 ethernet cards vs. intergrated
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2003, 08:11:57 pm »
In almost all cases the onbaord Nic IS on the PCI bus on MBs made in the last 3 yrs..
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Re:10/100 ethernet cards vs. intergrated
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2003, 10:25:59 pm »
thanks
I guess either a card or onboard would be ok for a new computer, maybe the difference is not that noticeable?

I'm kind of new to all of this and now you guys have gotten me more confused LOL
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