Gigabit Ethernet questions. –
OK, I finally decided to upgrade my network. Got all the basics. New gigabit everything including router, switches, and NIC's.
The makes and models are as follows:
Router: Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH Running DD-WRT
Switches are off brand :Level One - model GSW0807 (qty of 2)
NIC's: Rosewill RC400-LX (one in my main computer and one in my media server computer. And this NIC has the Realtek controller
My main CPU is a AMD Sempron 3200+ with 2GB RAM behind it and 7200RPM drives to support the speed. Both are set on SATA1 since it's an older system. And of course Win XP SP3 running.
My Media server is an AMD Sempron 3000+ with 659MB of available memory that the OS doesn't take. It is running FreeNAS.
Both computers are running behind one switch that comes directly from the router. Then all my game systems are on the other switch that comes directly from the router as well. All systems report the NIC's running at full duplex gigabit.
My issue is that from my main computer during any large file network transfer be it SMB or FTP, it maxes out the CPU load during incoming or outgoing file transfer. I've checked to make sure there are no IRQ conflicts. This is driving me nuts since I can't seem to figure it out and I'd love to see full speed transfer since it fluctuates between 9 and 15MB/s while bogging the system down completely.
Any suggestions any one could give please?
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