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Hi guys

I have the msi z87m gaming board and it has the killer E2200 on it

when I install the drivers for it.

it installs the Killer Network Manager do it do what they say it does or is it just a gimmick

I do have the stand alone driver from msi with out the Killer Network Manager

would like to know what would be better to use

and how up to date are the drivers on the msi site
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You'd be better off without the Killer Network Manager. I would use the stand alone driver. I've used software in asus such as ASUS Network (whatever it was called) just causes problems and I ended up removing it.

The drivers would be pretty up to date to your motherboard. The disc drivers are generally more outdated than the website's drivers.
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can always do a little test and see if it really affects network.
1- stream video over internet and do speedtest
2- update AVG (or antivirus) - speedtest
3- load a MP game like DOTA 2 - speedtest
then repeat with the KNM to see if there is any change in speed. I would be interested in results, also would like to know if the dual lan with 'teaming' on other MoBo's is as effective as they make it sound.
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