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:whistling: i have these 2 updates and not sure i f i need them...Due to me upgrading some things on my cpu.

1) Driver update for Agere Systems PCI Soft Modem

2) VIA - Networking - VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter

They are in my custom options under hardware, but heres the deal.

#1 I have no clue what this is? Even when searching for info. I have an agp card, but think i use pci for somethings? i dunno? Do i need this?

I had an integrated chip, but have since then upgraded to 7600gt agp and disabled my integrated. So will #2 help me ? Or is it totally useless if i am not using the integrated chip. I think i still use Via networking for somethings ? I dunno?

I do play a game called enemy territory, which i would like to get the best performance out of my cpu but not download unnecessary updates. Thanks for your time, =)

Edited by grassi, 21 May 2007 - 12:37 AM.

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Do you have a Agera System PCI soft modem or a VIA- networking Rhine II Ethernet adapter.

I generally do not do updates from Microsoft in regards to drivers because it can sometimes read my hardware wrong. I usually download driver updates from my hardware manufactures website.
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You Asked: "Do you have a Agera System PCI soft modem or a VIA- networking Rhine II Ethernet adapter"

im not sure how can i tell?
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right click on my computer an open the properties tab.open the hardware tab and click on device manager. under view make sure the devices by type has the black dot next to it. go down the list and where it says modem click on the plus sign and see whats listed. do the same with the network adapter what type of connection do you have ? broadband? d s l? or phone?
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okay under modems it says Agere systems PCI soft modem for network adapter i have 3 listings; 1394 Net adapter; toshiba cable modem pcx2600, and a via Rhine II fast ethernet adapter. Thanks again for your time hope this was the info you needed.
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Did you get the toshiba modem from your Internet Service Provider?

If yes, leave the updates
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YES, The Toshiba came from internet provider(my t.v.cable company.). So i shouldnt update it then? Why is this, just wondering, for my own knowledge? Thanks for your time.

Edited by grassi, 02 June 2007 - 08:31 AM.

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if your not using dial-up then i wouldnt be to concerned over the pci soft modem update.if you are using the ethernet adapter from rhine you might want to update it from microsoft or go to your pc makers web site. microsofts updater will just bug you to install them untill you change the option to dont tell me about these 2 updates.go to your network connections an right click on the local area connection choose properties an see what it says in the connect using box.oh an forget about that 1394 adapter im not sure if it ever been used in the history of the internet :whistling: kidding dont worry about that one either
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If the ISP sent you the toshiba and you installed software for it then that is the only thing you need to connect to the internet

The others are for alternative ways of connecting but you won't need them.
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if it aint broke dont fix it :whistling:
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