How To: Enable The Network Adapter Onboard Processor In Windows XP
Some network cards have an onboard processor that you can use instead of the main CPU for certain functions.If your network adapter has an onboard processor, designed to offload network processing from the system CPU, it is disabled by default in Windows XP.
If your NIC(Network Interface Card) driver supports this onboard processor, you can enable it by a simple registry tweak as follows.This setting help to increase the processing speed of your system.
- Launch the Windows Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
- Navigate to the registry subkey:
- From the Edit menu select New, DWORD value.
- Enter a value name of DisableTaskOffload and press Enter.
- Double-click the new value and ensure that it’s set to 0. Click OK.
- Close the Windows XP registry editor window.
- Restart the computer.
Warning: Modifying the Windows registry can cause serious damage to your Windows Operating System.It is better to backup your Windows registry data before making any changes. Tomstricks.com is not responsible for any changes you may make to your system.