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I have used deoxit progold on the contacts of the cards I have modded for people. It cleans and enhances electrical contact. You might want to try to find some
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Hmm, that stuff is pretty neat. I'll have to pick some up at radioshack.
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Does anyone have a close up pic of the opamp that was removed? I might use my card as a test rat...
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Hmm, that stuff is pretty neat. I'll have to pick some up at radioshack.
It's cheaper at guitarcenter

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Does anyone have a close up pic of the opamp that was removed? I might use my card as a test rat...
just the op-amp that has been removed from the card?
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post #395 of 979
Dammit! It happened again! I was just listening to some music and then it broke into the scratchy sound...

I pulled out the card and cleaned the contacts with some isopropyl and put the card back in but it still ****ed up...

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post #396 of 979
i think there's something wrong with the mod. maybe improper solder? or defect caps? try checking...

did u try putting it in other PCI slot?
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post #397 of 979
Haven't tried another slot, but I can't really, because I don't have enough space to put it in any other slot..

I the only cap I soldered was the blackgate and that looks fine.

And, correct me if I'm wrong, but if ALL my speakers are having scratchy noise, then it probably isn't the opamps.

I'm going to try cleaning out my drivers and see what happens..

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post #398 of 979
make sure you do a nice and clean driver install... then if the sound is there I would probable wonder about the mod... but your opamps looked like an A+ soldering job... so the cap, but you say that looks fine... so what about the other caps in your card.... could those be old and needing replacement? Soloz sent me the card with about 20 caps replaced... the gold ones...

What about overheating?!?!? do u have nice airflow around your sound card? You had all those nice HS's on it though... so I bet you made sure of that... try Soloz's recommendation for the gold cleaner stuff from GuitarCenter
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make sure you do a nice and clean driver install... then if the sound is there I would probable wonder about the mod... but your opamps looked like an A+ soldering job... so the cap, but you say that looks fine... so what about the other caps in your card.... could those be old and needing replacement? Soloz sent me the card with about 20 caps replaced... the gold ones...

What about overheating?!?!? do u have nice airflow around your sound card? You had all those nice HS's on it though... so I bet you made sure of that... try Soloz's recommendation for the gold cleaner stuff from GuitarCenter
I did a clean driver install by going into safe mode and running Driver Cleaner Pro...didn't do anything.

Yeah, my soldering looks fine, and I DID short out those four caps.

I don't have too much airflow around the X-Fi, but it shouldn't really need it. I guess I will try the stuff soloz2 recommended, but man, it doesn't sound like that will really work either.

argh

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but then do consider overheating as that would probably show up with crazy stuff happening on your output I bet... what was ur ambient today? any higher than normal?
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