I performed a motherboard upgrade from an A7A266 to a A7N8X-E Deluxe (other specs: 2600+ Athlon, 1GB RAM, Audigy 1 sound), doing an XP repair install as recommended. Everything works fine, except for World of Warcraft.
I connect using a Linksys WRT54G v1.0 router and a WMP54G PCI wireless card. This gave no problems before. However, although I'm able to run WOW, log in, and select a character, once the game subsequently loads (that is, the blue loading bar goes to 100% after character selection), the game freezes for a few moments and then disconnects. Sometimes, my network connection even goes down.
I've tried the following:
- uninstalling the PCI card, physically removing it, clearing the registry, re-installing it, then physically re-adding it
- updating my router firmware to the latest version (August 2005)
(I don't think it's a router problem though, since I can connect from a wireless laptop with a non-Linksys card fine.)
Anyway, if anyone else has seen a similar problem and has any solutions, let me know. I guess I'm going to probably have to perform an XP re-installation, but I'd like to try everything else before I do something that drastic.