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I have an Asus Xonar D2X card mounted in the top 1x slot of my mobo just above the first graphics card. the first graphics card has a stock cooler on it and a back-plate that gets pretty hot. a lot of the back-plate heat seems to be transferring to the heatsink/interference shield.

I would have moved the card to my bottom pcie slot, but the AXP cooler on my second card uses 3 spaces and leaves no room for any more cards.

Will the heat kill my soundcard?
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I doubt it, but I would point a fan at it just to make sure the heat doesn't get trapped.
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I doubt it, but I would point a fan at it just to make sure the heat doesn't get trapped.
Yeah cause sound cards does not produce heat by them self , so it's not big deal
The only concern is placing a sound card near a GPU might cause some signal loss , but the D2/X has an EMI shield so dont worry much about it
    
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post #4 of 12
my xonar gets so hot being 1 slot away from 9800gx2.

kinda worries me aswell

shouldnt break anything tho as it uses nice parts that are raited for more heat than the backside of my card can give off.
     
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Yeah cause sound cards does not produce heat by them self , so it's not big deal
The only concern is placing a sound card near a GPU might cause some signal loss , but the D2/X has an EMI shield so dont worry much about it
the EMI sheild is what keeps heating up and concerning me I'll point my IR temp gun at it tonight to give you an idea of temps.

does the shield touch any of the components on the card?

I would die if my soundcard stopped working lol
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does the shield touch any of the components on the card?
no
     
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no
just made my day lol

I'm still going to post the temps tonight though lol
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okay, just did a temp reading with everything at idle

The EMI shield is at 58.4 degrees Celsius

I'll run furmark and see where that leads me
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after about 4 minutes of furmark I was at 65.8 degrees Celsius
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Electronic devices may break down faster under heat, thus heat sinks, fans, wc'ing etc. The shield may block heat from the components, but they may still get enough heat to fail faster. But what is faster, if they can last 40 years, is lowering the life to 20 years that bad? You would replace it before then anyway. There is no way to predict exactly, but cooling it won't hurt.

Can you get temps under the shield on any components?
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