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Do cheap network cards hold any benefit over onboard?

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I have a NIC card I never used and I was just wondering whether to use it or chuck it in the bin. It is a Belkin card with an MPX EN5038B and LanKom LF-H50X chips.

Will it give my anything at all over my ICH10R NIC on my Asus P6T?
post #2 of 8
Not a bit. Keep it in a parts bin.
post #3 of 8
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Cool. To the bin with it!

Doing a nice clear-up of my draws. Got a load of RAM sticks, network cards, cables etc... I just never ever used.
post #4 of 8
the cheap ones give you no benifit at all.... unless you buy one with its own cpu and ram and heat spreaders etc... then yeah... keep it, install it and use it
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Nah, it was like a basic half height one. Didn't look too advanced. All my older computer stuff is in the bin now
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Well your firewall and av is software so no matter what your cpu will still play a part.
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I was thinking more bypassing windows tcp/ip stack, but, for a little card, I'm not sure that is realistic.

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I was thinking more bypassing windows tcp/ip stack, but, for a little card, I'm not sure that is realistic.

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no its not. Hardware is useless without the software that runs it.
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