Networking Connectivity
Intel® PRO/1000 PT Desktop Adapter
Lost Frames, Flickering Screen and Discoloration with Test Video

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When using Microsoft* Direct* X 9.0 SDK to test the video via sending the packets with Intel® PRO/1000 PT Desktop Adapter, frames might be lost resulting to flickering screen and discoloration on the receiving PC. This happens either with a back-to-back connection, or through connetivity to a switch or hub.

To resolve the issue, under the adapter's Advance Settings, set the following:

Interrupt moderation = adaptive
Transmit Descriptor   = 2048
Receive descriptor =   2048
Flow control: Receiving machine set to "Respond" , Sending machine set to "Generate"
TCP/IP Offload Option in Performance Option = OFF

The issue is reported under the following system environment:
PC: Two (2) Lenovo® 9439DV7 ThinkCenter PC, each installed with Intel PRO/1000 PT desktop adapter
Network Driver/software: PROset version 14.0
Other software: Microsoft DirectX® 9.0 SDK
Memory capacity: 2GB or 4GB
Video adapter: ATI Radeon™ 2400
Switch Model: Tp-link® SG-RR24P Switch
Cable type: CAT 6


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Operating System:

Windows XP Professional*

This applies to:

Intel® PRO/1000 PT Desktop Adapter

Solution ID: CS-030743
Last Modified: 15-Oct-2014
Date Created: 09-Aug-2009
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