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Increased one of my friends pings to 30ms.
its a POS.
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post #12 of 14
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Well my onboard NIC is dead thanks to a thunderstorm

I had a really old Realtek NIC lying around which was taken out of a 2002 machine! It works fine but I'd rather have something a bit better. The Killer was dirt cheap and I thought "hey, why not!". If it doesn't work well then I will just switch over to an Intel Pro 1000 at some point.
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Well I've installed the Killer NIC and after a lengthy driver install and messing around with port forwarding, I've finally got it work properly with TF2 etc.

First impressions are not bad at all. Internet browsing seems a tad more responsive and my TF2 pings have improved. I only ever play on the same server 99% of the time and my ping is usually between 35-50. I had a constant 28-32 last night and gameplay was a bit smoother. Those who know TF2 will know how taxing all the action can be on the CPU and NIC.
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post #14 of 14
I use a tunnel with open VPN. All the crappy routes excluded.
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