My mobo is Gigabyte EX58-UD4P with RTL8111D onboard.
I've installed Win7 RC. All mobo peripheral devices have been captured by Win7's drivers (it's very nice!).
Then I've connected network cable to D-Link DI-524UP router. Connection has been established at right 100 Mb/s, but Orange LED (of RJ-45 jack) hasn't been lighted up for designating connection state, only Green LED was blinking on data transfer.
I've tried to download large amount of data from local network at full speed. This has produced a very audiable high-frequency peep (noise), that was sourcing from mobo.
Then I've connected network cable to notebook with a 1 Gb/s capable network adapter, but connection has been established at 100 Mb/s.
Then I've run WinUpdate applet, which suggested me an update to Realtek RTL8168B/8111B network adapters (while I have 8111D!). I've accepted a suggestion. After driver update network card has stopped to work.
Then I've downloaded and installed driver (ver. 6.222.504.2009) from Realtek web site (but for Vista x64) - all things (work of LEDs, connection at 1 Gb/s) became right.
In Shutdown submenu of Start menu there is only one item for suspend - Sleep, which does an improper (on my mind) action - saving current state to HDD (like suspend-to-disk). This action was done by Hybernate item in previous Windows versions. How can I reach exactly Sleep mode for QUICK suspend/resume to/from RAM?
Power managment type at BIOS is configured for S3-STR, and "powercfg /a" tells that my machine is capable to use S3 power state.
I noticed this problem as well....
System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model EP45T-UD3LR
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, 2667 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Award Software International, Inc. F5, 24/02/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7100.0"
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Version 6.1.7100 Build 7100
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Windows 7 detects the Motherboard accurately....installing the following ethernet driver....
Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Description: Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
Version : 6.209.917.2008
The windows update suggest that we install
Realtek - Network - Realtek RTL8168B/8111B Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
Download size: 68 KB
You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.
Update type: Optional
DriverUpdate: Realtek Network software update released in June, 2007
Help and Support:
Upon installation you will find the version is only 6.1 and the ethernet will not work...
SImply use system restore to revert to a point before this update was installed....
From Realteks website
There is a windows 7 driver available....but installation is manual...you need to extract the files and navigate to the folder -- I am testing this now will update when I have it working
I am seeing the same with GA-EX58-UD4(rev. 1.0). Windows (tested with 7 and Home Server) wrongly recognizes the chip as B version (instead of proper D version). Not sure who is to blame - Windows or mobo but it seems more like Windows has to be fixed.
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