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Realtek 8168 freezes comp during torrents

By 300lions
Dec 18, 2012
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  1. Hi all,

    I have a problem I cant seem to fix .
    My computer freezes during torrent downloading , usually within the hour .
    I have used various torrent clients and problem remains .
    I have the latest drivers Realtek 8168 v 7065 .
    Some suggested to turn Checksumms off from the property menu , but that would increase my CPU load.
    Some other suggested to turn off Task Offload , but I cant find anything similar in Properties.
    I dont know if that will work , before getting a second opinion .
    Any help ?

    System Setup
    ---------------
    Summary
    Operating System
    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 920 @ 2.67GHz 55 °C
    Bloomfield 45nm Technology
    RAM
    3,00 GB Triple-Channel DDR3 @ 535MHz (8-8-8-20)
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK Computer INC. P6T (LGA1366) 35 °C
    Graphics
    M2380D (1680x1050@59Hz)
    2047MB GeForce GTX 550 Ti (EVGA) 31 °C
    Hard Drives
    2795GB Seagate ST33000651AS ATA Device (SATA) 33 °C
    1397GB Seagate ST1500DL003-9VT16L ATA Device (SATA)
    Optical Drives
    DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device
    HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW GGC-H20L ATA Device
    Audio
    High Definition Audio Device
    Network Adapter
    Realtek Network Adapter Gbe Family RTL8168

    Firewall
    Firewall Enabled
    Display Name PC Tools Firewall Plus
    Antivirus
    Antivirus Enabled
    Company Name Microsoft
    Display Name Microsoft Security Essentials
    Product Version 4.1.522.0
    Virus Signature Database Up to date
    .NET Frameworks installed
    v4.0 Full
    v4.0 Client
    v3.5 SP1
    v3.0 SP2
    v2.0 SP2

    Power Profile
    Active power scheme Balanced
    Hibernation Enabled
    Turn Off Monitor after: (On AC Power) 5 min
    Turn Off Hard Disk after: (On AC Power) 30 min
    Suspend after: (On AC Power) Never
    Screen saver Disabled


    *attaching a HJT file just in case
     

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    How do you know it is realtek causing this? If you are sure it is realtek, type into windows: msconfig. After you select the program, go to the start up tab, and deselect "HD Audio Background Process" and "Realtek HD Audio Manager". This should fix the issue. It doesnt disable sound at all.
     
  3. 300lions

    300lions TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry ,
    I might have confused you .

    Its the Realtek 8168 Network Adapter thats causing the problem.
    Not the the motherboard sound Realtek..

    As I said in my system setup its the:
    Network Adapter
    Realtek Network Adapter Gbe Family RTL8168
     
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Is it a custom PC or a prebuilt ASUS?
     
  5. 300lions

    300lions TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Its a custom Pc built .
    I have no problem downloading for hours , except when using a torrent client .
    I tried everything I could, from limiting peers to switching clients and routers .
    Same thing , usually within the hour the PC locks up and freezes, requiring a hard reset .
    I coyld try to fiddle with the driver settings , but I am not quite sure what to change.
    In the Network adapter properties menu it has things like IP4 checksums enabled and TCP offload checksumsenabled , I m not sure if this is the problem .
    Scavenging the internet , I gfound similar problems to the Atheros L1 Network adapter , they managed to fix it by disabling the Work Offload . But there is no such thing in my Network adapter options .
    Any ideas ?
     
  6. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Do you think it is on your routers end? Or are you positive it is a network adapter issue? If it is a router issue, reset it to factory defaults. But if that does not work, go to network adapters and if you do not mind, can you take a screenshot of what it says under "Network Adapters"
     
  7. 300lions

    300lions TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I think its a Network adapter problem , because I have tried two different routers and their default settings respectively .
    I have also attached 2 screenshots of what I see in the properties menu
    and 1 screenshot of what I see in the Network Adapter Diagnostic program of Realtek .
    I have run all diagnostics there, everything seems fine :/

    Do you think it might be a SATA cable or something ?
    But this only happens when downloading torrents , bah .
     

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  8. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Well you post likely have a virus. Download malwarebytes and run a full scan over night
     
  9. 300lions

    300lions TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Right , thanx for your time .
     
  10. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    No prob. If you live in the US I would recommend you stop Torrenting since ISPs are beginning to cut internet speeds and will eventually cut off service when they detect torrents
     

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