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post #511 of 979
so i had a fieldtrip last night prepping my MoBo for the Q6600 with all the extra cooling I had purchased and had been dieing to install.... I decided i would rig something for the X-Fi too.... not done but check her out... it is a worn in progress

I slapped a 4000 rpm 40mm fan on it but the base of it covers so much of the chip that i am not sure if I should just leave it off...
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post #512 of 979
It might be a better idea to offset that fan a little so it's not so close to the card. there is potential to pick up interference from the fan moter. But the only way to find out is to try
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Absolutely amazed soloz2 at all the work you've put into this thread!! Was wondering if you've heard of any opamps that compete with the lm4562? I have had a really hard time getting more than 3 (would like 4 for 5.1). Also have you guys decided for sure that the xtremegamer fps is identical to the fatal1ty fps? Has anybody done a count of the caps to change out on those cards?
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post #514 of 979
the xtremegamer can't be modded. the op-amp pinout is not standard... well if you wanted to be creative you could mod it...

and digikey sells the op-amps for like $5 something each plus shipping. I normally order at least 10 at a time
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Quote:
well if you wanted to be creative you could mod it...
Any ideas??.....
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post #516 of 979
I bet your keeping that to yourself. How bout which of the newer x-fi cards are? I guess I could always rma this one.
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post #517 of 979
I was just rereading the beginning of this thread and it mentions the fatality fps as one that could be modded. I was under the impression that xtreme gamer fps was the same card without the breakout I/O?
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post #518 of 979
well all the cards save for the audio and elite are essentially the same. for some reason Creative used non standard SOIC op-amps on some of the cards and not the others.
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http://www.maximumpc.com/article/cre...r_fatal1ty_pro

Max pc feels that way, no contesting you at all soloz2 just trying to get to the bottom of it. Again I appreciate all your help and wisdom in this area.
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post #520 of 979
could the opamp pins be altered?
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