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Originally Posted by USlatin View Post
humm... I wish it fit better... I am going to try to add some ERS paper to the back of the 7600GT (where it fits) but do I need to ERS it if I only use it as an output for my third monitor... ? I would thing the GPU won't turn-on even if all the card is doing is sending a signal out... so there might not be any interference being created...
ERS paper will help, but I'm not sure you have the space... you need to insulate it as well. I noticed you removed most of the insulation I put around the ERS paper.

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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Graphics processsing is all digital. If you are using VGA, there is some conversion. ERS paper won't help a video card.
The interference will come from the fan, also many electronics emit slight interference.
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post #162 of 979
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Graphics processsing is all digital. If you are using VGA, there is some conversion. ERS paper won't help a video card.
If you look at my expansion slots picture you'll se what I mean. IF the 7600GT was indeed processing anything it's interference would be reaching the sound card having to travel only through it's own PCU and less than an inch of air.

BUT, all my ports are DVI's, so it is all digital, so I guess what you are saying is that there won't be any processing done at all in the 7600GT since it is getting the signal completely rendered and ready for output. Right? If so then I am basically good to go...

Go is the humming from gaming... on COD2 when I look around in a quiet board I hear this humming which intensifies when I look around fast increasing the rendering activity. I don't hear any of that... so It seems the 7600GT might not be throwing out any noise...



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Originally Posted by soloz2 View Post
ERS paper will help, but I'm not sure you have the space... you need to insulate it as well. I noticed you removed most of the insulation I put around the ERS paper.

The interference will come from the fan, also many electronics emit slight interference.
So the fan will create some interference too... humm... I can fit a bit of paper there... just have to plan for spacing and it will not be the whole card... but I can get a nice square directly behind the GPU and fan...
The insulation I removed was just for the area covered by the plastic blower... I should be able to fit two layers of insulation for the square I just mentioned for the 7600GT, but I will only need one layer of it since you can't really see it and there is no need to cover it up with anything black...

BTW, the card also looked great! Nice steady hands on the soldering!!!! The OpAmps look like they were the stock ones!

Sorry about the focus on the OpAmps close up, but both are from the same picture and I focused on the processor and main capacitor... you can still tell that Soloz2 can solder like the best though

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post #163 of 979
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Originally Posted by soloz2 View Post
The interference will come from the fan, also many electronics emit slight interference.
My fault, didn't realize the 7600GT was on the other side of the X-Fi. ERS paper may help sound but would not help video if you are using all digital. It may help VGA... but I doubt it.
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I am not worried about the video signal... yea, now you see what I have going on... tight fit huh? lol

look to the post above, I added some pics
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post #165 of 979
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BTW, the card also looked great! Nice steady hands on the soldering!!!! The OpAmps look like they were the stock ones!

Sorry about the focus on the OpAmps close up, but both are from the same picture and I focused on the processor and main capacitor... you can still tell that Soloz2 can solder like the best though
thanks! I take pride in my work and I don't ship out a product that I wouldn't myself use. In fact I don't sell anything that I wouldn't use myself.
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post #166 of 979
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thanks! I take pride in my work and I don't ship out a product that I wouldn't myself use. In fact I don't sell anything that I wouldn't use myself.
Are you currently accepting any mod orders? Also, have you heard this mod on an Elite Pro (better D/A converter). I'm contemplating buying an Elite to do the mod on,but might just settle doing it to my regular X-Fi.
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So, soloz, you replaced a total of 4 OPAMPS on USlatin's card right?

That is the maximum, correct?
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Are you currently accepting any mod orders? Also, have you heard this mod on an Elite Pro (better D/A converter). I'm contemplating buying an Elite to do the mod on,but might just settle doing it to my regular X-Fi.
Yes, I'm currently accepting orders. I just received a card to mod the other day and have another on the way.

I have not heard it on the Elite Pro... although I've been contemplating picking one up myself

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So, soloz, you replaced a total of 4 OPAMPS on USlatin's card right?

That is the maximum, correct?
yes, there are 4 analogue output op-amps. And even if you only want 5.1 you have to replace all 4.
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post #169 of 979
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Yes, I'm currently accepting orders. I just received a card to mod the other day and have another on the way.

I have not heard it on the Elite Pro... although I've been contemplating picking one up myself



yes, there are 4 analogue output op-amps. And even if you only want 5.1 you have to replace all 4.
They only send me 3, and no more. How do I get another one? But does it really matter if only 3 replaced, included the mainopam.
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They only send me 3, and no more. How do I get another one? But does it really matter if only 3 replaced, included the mainopam.
sure you can replace 3 out of 4, but you won't get the full effect. I would be sure you replace the stereo op-amp first.

You only got 3 bc that's the maximum you can get for a free sample.

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