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CPU temp & voltage increase after installing X-Fi Titanium HD sound card and official driver

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Hi,

I recently installed a new Creatie X-Fi Titanium HD sound card to replace previous X-Fi Xtreme, and a problem came into notice. With this sound card enabled and creative's official driver installed, the coretemp shows that the idle cpu temp increases (core 1 > core 2 > core 3 > core 4) and the cpu power increases from 6 watt to 7.5 watt, but the cpu utilization seems remain 0. As soon as I disable this sound card from the device manager (or uninstall the creative's driver and using windows default HD driver), all cores's temp drop return to the same degree and the idle cpu power decreases to 6 watt.
Anyone knows if this increased idle cpu temp and power is due to the creative's official driver or is this a HW problem? The weird thing is my previous X-Fi Xtreme does not have this kind of problem at all.
Thanks for the help.
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I think its because you went from a 'PCI' card to 'PCI-E' card.You didn't say what cpu you use,but PCI-E lanes are built into the cpu(sandy-bridge onwards),so that probably explains the slightly higher power,idle temps.
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I think its because you went from a 'PCI' card to 'PCI-E' card.You didn't say what cpu you use,but PCI-E lanes are built into the cpu(sandy-bridge onwards),so that probably explains the slightly higher power,idle temps.

I agree. What kind of temperature increases are we talking about, because a difference of 1.5W is pretty trivial.
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Thanks for the quick replies. My cpu is ivy bridge core i7. About the temp increase, with the card disabled, all cores stay at the same temp at the same time, idling between 24~32°C. As soon as the card enabled, core 1 stays constantly at 36°C, core 2 is around 30°C, while the other two cores stays at 25°C
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Thanks for the quick replies. My cpu is ivy bridge core i7. About the temp increase, with the card disabled, all cores stay at the same temp at the same time, idling between 24~32°C. As soon as the card enabled, core 1 stays constantly at 36°C, core 2 is around 30°C, while the other two cores stays at 25°C

sounds like the first two cores are probably dealing with your OS's audio process
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