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when playing audio, on top side of card, 2 areas get very hot.
googled all over cannot find any similar symptoms, dont know if it is normal or not. complete system is water cooled, very good airflow where the computer is past warm (which is really hot).

anyone else have any experience?

anyways if its not defective im going to put some copper ram heat sinks on it.
post #2 of 8
How hot? Is it so hot that it would burn your finger if you kept your finger on it for more than 5 seconds? Or is it just really warm?
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post #3 of 8
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Yes very hot, where in less then 5 seconds the largest chip on top would burn my finger. Smaller chips on top take more then 5 seconds but still burn.
Talked with another person in a BC2 game and he said same thing with his.
So might not be defective and might just stick some ram heatsinks on them, dremel them to size.
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Originally Posted by studderbox View Post
Yes very hot, where in less then 5 seconds the largest chip on top would burn my finger. Smaller chips on top take more then 5 seconds but still burn.
Talked with another person in a BC2 game and he said same thing with his.
So might not be defective and might just stick some ram heatsinks on them, dremel them to size.
Well, then there's probably absolutely no danger or risk of the card overheating. I mean if it's the same for someone else, then I say just leave it unless it's causing other problems.

Although, what you plan on doing does sound like a fun little project.
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post #5 of 8
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ok so asked 1 more person and yea same thing, also after very hot they experience static .. me too

so i stuck couple of my swiftech heatsinks on there and brought temps down to warm.

after i get my dremel and tools back im going to cut up the heatsinks to size to fit each chip .. will keep updated when i do with with pics


also experience static in my headphones dont know if its just them or my sound card >_<
post #6 of 8
Interesting.
I "used" to own the DX and D2X and I don't think I had this problem before. I know they get hot but enough to fry an egg on them is a different story.

Though I can't say what temperature is normal since I never stuck my finger to test.
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I know they get hot but enough to fry an egg on them is a different story.
MMMMMMMm... computated egg...
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Mine used to get toasty, but nothing to worry about.
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