First thing I did was to upgrade to Windows to 8. Steevo Mar 15, Thank you very much in advance for any help. CadillacP73 New Member May 17, As you mentioned the most likely causes are the l1c63x

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It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: Not always but enough it got a response from MSI that the Killer NIC software suite and often just the generic driver itself will result in system instability with both Windows 8 Most often and Windows 7 on occasion.

Guide: Turn your Killer E2200 NIC into Qualcomm Atheros AR8161

Hopefully everything will continue working well. Please log in to reply.

Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. We already know that when it comes to wireless performance the improvements killer brings are notable.

I’ve forgotten my password. Did you make sure to remove the old drivers first before updating?


There are numerous threads and within the past 2 months a few stickies have been added to their forums for this. The driver in question is l1c63x Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community. Both were indeed updated. Often times using the actual chipset rather then the OEM’s drivers results in increased stability and less bloat. If you cannot find a good driver for the Sound card is it needed since you have the GTX ar81cx Additionally, I arheros to be having a problem with the C-Media driver update.

Download Qualcomm Atheros network driver for AR and 32bit Windows 7

Joined Apr 7, Messages 0. Is the following the driver you tried to update. All the “Killer” series is just a pocketbook killer and offers no real world performance beyond epeen and marketing. I didn’t even know that existed before a couple of days ago, and I went ahead and disabled it.

But athero now, everything seems to be running normally since I’ve started updating those drivers. Edited by TheAnt, 30 August – First thing I did was to upgrade to Windows to 8. Still nice of the OP to help out those that haven’t spent as much time learning the nuances of driver installations.


I do have a couple of questions, however. Thank you very much in advance for any help.

Go into Device Manager. Intel has its own advantage on download speed. Edited by dmccoyks, 29 August – Posted 28 August – BarrettSimpson New Member May 29, Joined May 9, Messages 11 0.

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Please create a Restore point before updating drivers. Joined Aug 29, Messages 4, 1. Thread cleansed of nonsense. Joined Aug 26, Messages 0. Joined Mar 2, Messages 7, 2. Joined Dec 23, Messages 1, 0.