Originally Posted by Nasgul
Internet ports? hhhmm.......have you tried looking into the ports, because that crap happened to me with my P5B Deluxe, suddenly after pulling the cat5 cable, some sort of pin inside the port (in the MoBo), got stuck and the pin wouldn't bounce back, so one pin was not making contact and no connection but.........once I notice the problem and pull the pin out (extremely gently), I got connected again, and this also happened with my D875PBZLK.
Now that was a good intel board. Had one myself for a while.
Got the EVGA board installed yesterday evening. Had issues with the zalman 9500 backplate. Fortunately its made of plastic so a bit of cutting with an exacto knife where the capacitors are housed and it now fits (good thing its the back of the motherboard, talk about a ghetto mod).
Had time (before wife went berserk, its a sunday thing) to test it booting and power up, all looked fine. Tonight I hope I can format and reload xp and start reinstalling all of my backed up files and then 'finally' run some stock benches.