so long story short, i believe my onboard nic [gigabyte ep43 ud3l rev1.2 mobo] is dying or whatever.
-despite whatever drivers i use[windows updated realtek lan driver OR latest lan driver off gigabyte] internet is still very sluggish
-constant d/c and lag spikes on my online game(s)
i ruled out my isp and modem cause -
--fresh modem from isp as well as asking for hard resets from their server side
--connected my modem directly to my mobo via cat5 cable yet still very poor results
--my router is still feeding the devices around it perfectly[the wireless ones anyway]
so i was looking around for dedicated NIC cards,what do people normally recommend for situations like these?
like what is the main "go to dedicated NIC card" recommended by the community?
just need something cheap,easy, that works [windows 7 ultimate x64] and will be reliable!