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Friend's NIC stopped working after GPU swap?

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Hey all,

A friend of mine has an MSI NF750-G55 motherboard, I was trading him my old 5770 for his 9800GT (he is an artist and needed more vram and I wanted a physx card)

All in all the swap went smooth but.... now for seemingly no reason his network adapter won't work.

It can tell it is connected to a network but it can't tell what network and keeps throwing back that the IP isn't configured correctly.

We have tried everything we can think of, we reinstalled drivers, disable - reenable, different port, different cable, ipconfig up the wahoo everything and it still won't work, swapped back the GPU and still nothing.

We are at a loss.

Is there anything we haven't done that we can try?
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There's one quick test you could make to see if the issue is hardware or in soft (win, drivers, etc): download a live linux ISO, put it on an USB thumbdrive and boot in Linux. If the NIC still doesn't work then it could be toasted. And no, there's no way a GPU swap could fry a NIC, it's a coincidence or Murphy's hand.

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows
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Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post

There's one quick test you could make to see if the issue is hardware or in soft (win, drivers, etc): download a live linux ISO, put it on an USB thumbdrive and boot in Linux. If the NIC still doesn't work then it could be toasted. And no, there's no way a GPU swap could fry a NIC, it's a coincidence or Murphy's hand.

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows

Yea that was my only other idea but I left my puppy linux cd at home when I moved to college this year, all this happened last night and both of us had 8am classes so we said screw it and went to bed. Going to try that when we are done with classes today. For now he is using a WIFI card his roommate had extra and that seems to be working
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At least this means there's nothing wrong with the network stack of the OS. You could also check with a different ethernet cable, it may have been caught in a door or something redface.gif
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At least this means there's nothing wrong with the network stack of the OS. You could also check with a different ethernet cable, it may have been caught in a door or something redface.gif

Yea that was one of the things we tried, new cable, different outlet, everything...

He ended up ordering a new NIC from the egg for cheap, we will see what happens
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