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Issues with onboard NIC on Maximus II Formula

post #1 of 5
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Evening all,

I've recently started to back my desktop up to my cheap and cheerful Dell SC1440 ready for a fresh installation. I've got around 780GB of stuff that I'm transferring via crossover cable between a Gbit Marvell Yukon 88E8056 onboard NIC on my desktop and Broadcom NetXtreme Gbit onboard NIC on my server. Both have static IP addresses and can contact each other.

In the past I've been able to copy such large volumes of stuff without any problems - it came from my server last time I reinstalled my deskop...

It seems that after an unspecified amount of time (sometimes within 100GB, othertime around the 0.5TB mark) my PC will drop off the network, usually coinciding with a yukonw7 error message of "Driver status 1" in my event log on my desktop - there are no errors on my server. Pings result in requests timing out.

No amount of disabling/re-enabling the NIC on my desktop will bring it back to life, and my only resort is to restart my desktop.

Post failure and pre-reboot, I've found that my Audigy 4 suffers from stuttering audio (5 seconds of playback followed by 5 seconds of silence). I'm wondering if the NIC is misbehaving and flooding the PCI/PCIe bus with traffic when it all goes wrong.

I've done the basics - check BIOS and drivers, but they all incur the same results. The only thing I've not done is remove the extra 4GB RAM I've recently installed (yet).

Has anybody seen a similar problem and managed to resolve it?

Cheers,

/James
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post #2 of 5
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The server event log does seem show a warning that the network link is down when the Marvell Yukon errors are written to the logs on the desktop.
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The memory seems to be good too - ran memtest86+ for 8.45 hours last night (4 passes) without incident.
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Well, I've swapped NIC ports, but have exactly the same problem. It's not a physical port related problem.

I've just stripped my Audigy 4 out, along with an uneccessary X-Fi daughterboard (it was disabled in the BIOS anyway), and replaced it with a shiny new X-Fi Titanium HD.

Hoping that the Audigy 4 may be somehow implicated in the problem...
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No dice there either... last up to try is a fresh install of Windows in case the drivers from Windows Update / Marvell have caused the problem.

Failing that, it's a new Intel Gigabit NIC
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