I've found drivers to be left in almost working condition. There's little that can be done except to change hardware and hope the new hardware's drivers are better.
Or go back to 32bit Windows.
Wow, where to begin...
eMachines M6805, newly, and freely, refurbished by Gateway.
WinXP Home, registered, was so unbearable (couldnt even install DX9.0c because the drivers werent signed? downloaded them from microshaft anywho) that I HAD to install something else. Went with WinXP x64 PRO, a veritable speed demon. I would have went with XP PRO, but the game i usually play (old game from '97, tribes) does not like winxp...
Anywho, that's where I'm at. I have installed very little. Broadcom's wireless utilities, modified catalyst drivers (to allow 1280x800), VLC Media Player, Shareaza, Azureus, and K-Lite Full Codec Pack... that's it.
The problem is, well, when i start windows, my internet seems to work fine, or mostly fine. But over the course of an hour, at best, my internet connectivity is so unbearable, that if i ping google, i drop 75% of the packets and a 50~1200ms ping (normally 32ms average on WinXP Home), if I'm playing my game, i have a 500+ms ping and packet loss. Web pages rarely load, and if they do they take forever (20-30 sec a page on craigslist).
On top of all of this, The broadcom drivers, have built in support for AMD64's (i had this problem before and after the installation of these drivers), and i had hoped that they would have solved the problem. I also, have slimmed down the services in my M6805 to the bare minimums, or at least, the recommended as per blackviper's OS guides (http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm) in an effort to solve these problems.
I'm at a loss of what to do. "ipconfig /flushdns" seems to minimally alleviate the problem, at least, for another period of time (I actually just thought to try this right now... so far, its phenomenally better... for now) Any other suggestions?
Thx in advance as always.