here's a doozie, i'm running a barton 2500 on an asus a7n8x-x with a Gb of ram. a few days ago, i notice the network speed is brutal. or sometimes non-existant. i called the isp to see if i could get some free help... but as the connection was only slow on that computer, there wasn't a whole lot they could do. i figured the onboard network card died, so i installed a different one (pci d-link DFE-538TX) that i knew worked. guess what?? still the same symptems. so, i figured since my intentions were to re-install windows at a later time, i might as well do it now. same problem even after a fresh install. so, dead/dying mobo? thanks for any help.