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Re: LAN card Atheros L1 Gigabit Ethernet on ASUS P5K

 
 
Rob
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      12-15-2009, 02:32 PM

"Antonio" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> hello to everybody. on my desktop (WinXP Pro, SP3, IE7, Avira Premium
> Security Suite, always updated) the motherboard is an ASUS P5K with the
> PCI-E LAN card as in the object.
> about 1 month ago the LAN card stopped working without apparent causes,
> simply it didn't connect to the web anymore. I mounted another LAN card on
> a free PCI slot to continue working.
> on that occasione I also found some malware that was well eliminated with
> Mbam and antiviruses.
> now I'm normally working with the alternate LAN card but I sometimes try
> to switch the ethernet cable on the old integrated LAN and it works for
> some hours than stops again.
> how is it possible that it works some time and then stops; wait for some
> days, try again and get the same result.....
> thanks for any help


Sometimes, electronics do fail that way, known as 'warm-up faults',
usually caused by a bad joint, either internal or external to the chip.
What might be happening is that when the LAN chip is doing some
work, it heats up to a failure temperature. It probably won't work
again until rebooted, even if it cools below the failure temperature.
Improving the cooling inside the PC case might be enough to fix it.
HTH,
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Rob


 
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