Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Sound Cards and Computer Audio › Incredible X-Fi mod *WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY*, 56K WARNING
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Incredible X-Fi mod *WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY*, 56K WARNING - Page 7

post #61 of 979
Quote:
Originally Posted by D3DAiM View Post
Replacing the decoupling caps doesn't add to sound quality, correct? It is just a more stable capacitor?
well any cap in the audio path will degrade SQ, but the degree to which it degrades it will vary on the quality of the cap. I shorted the decoupling caps in my headphone amp that I use w/ my computer so I want to keep the caps in my card as a safety measure. I'd really rather not loose a $200-300 pair of headphones.

So for the decoupling caps you really have 3 options:
1. short them like the OP says
2. leave them alone
3. replace them with higher quality caps

Quote:
Originally Posted by shajbot View Post
What and how much improvement can one expect out of this mod and the stereo mod? I might do this since I have the Xtrememusic.
It's like night and day. If you are able to A/B a card you'll notice an immediate difference and it gets better as the new caps burn in.
Quote:
Originally Posted by shajbot View Post
As for the shield I think we just need to have the card at the bottom PCI slot and the ECS paper right on the bottom of the case.
ERS paper

the only way placing ERS paper on the bottom of your case will help you is if you're getting interference from well your floor... The reason it gets put on the back (top) of the card due to the gfx card sitting above it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
I've just order my three free OpAmps....

I just did some research and ERS Paper is just a Faraday Cage. Why can't I just you a sheet of anti-static bag or aluminum foil? I could use a wire to ground it to the case as well.
You can use an anti-static bag and get similar results. You can also make your own version of ERS paper. These two methods will help but are not as good as ERS paper. I can't explain why, but ERS paper just seems to do a good job.

Quote:
Originally Posted by USlatin View Post
guys, am I the only one that sees the links? very first post, in the explanation...

I am still to hear wether I should cancel my X-Fi or get the HT... can someone that knows this tuff comment please?
It's really your choice.

Personally if you game at all I would either get the X-fi and mod it if you want better SQ, or just wait for the new auzentech card to come out.
Darkness
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 Gigabye GA-EP45-UD3P EVGA GTX660 8GB G.Skill PK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 640GB & Samsung F1 750Gb LG BD & HD Windows 8 Pro x64 HP w2207 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
FILCO FKBN87M/NPEK Enermax Modu82+ 525w CM 690 Logitech G9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Razor Destructor ODAC 
  hide details  
Reply
Darkness
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 G0 Gigabye GA-EP45-UD3P EVGA GTX660 8GB G.Skill PK 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 640GB & Samsung F1 750Gb LG BD & HD Windows 8 Pro x64 HP w2207 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
FILCO FKBN87M/NPEK Enermax Modu82+ 525w CM 690 Logitech G9x 
Mouse PadAudio
Razor Destructor ODAC 
  hide details  
Reply
post #62 of 979
Can I have a link to the FREELM4562 SOIC? It's on National Semiconductor for $150...
Of A Down Redux
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E4300 @ 3.0Ghz GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L VisionTek HD4850 Corsair XMS2 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD320 + WD400 HP DVD burner Windows XP PRO Samsung 226BW 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Generic Hp keyboard FSP 450W + TT 430W Antec 3000B MX518 
Mouse Pad
Staples' 
  hide details  
Reply
Of A Down Redux
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E4300 @ 3.0Ghz GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L VisionTek HD4850 Corsair XMS2 2GB DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD320 + WD400 HP DVD burner Windows XP PRO Samsung 226BW 22" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Generic Hp keyboard FSP 450W + TT 430W Antec 3000B MX518 
Mouse Pad
Staples' 
  hide details  
Reply
post #63 of 979
Quote:
Originally Posted by shajbot View Post
Can I have a link to the FREELM4562 SOIC? It's on National Semiconductor for $150...
http://www.national.com/pf/LM/LM4562.html

Naw... it's as $2.43 each but you have to purchase 1K+. For free components, you need to click on "24hr Samples" and it will take you to a registration page. Register first and then lets you pick out 5 components a week for sampling.

http://www.national.com/order/sample...%2FLM4562.html
Once again...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
Once again...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
post #64 of 979
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
http://www.national.com/pf/LM/LM4562.html

Naw... it's as $2.43 each but you have to purchase 1K+. For free components, you need to click on "24hr Samples" and it will take you to a registration page. Register first and then lets you pick out 5 components a week for sampling.

http://www.national.com/order/sample...%2FLM4562.html
The ones I bought were a BIT different..hmm
mini ITX
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500K @ 3.8GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB Kingston Hyper X 1600 RAM (2X4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 830 128GB Western Digital WD2000KS 2TB Antec Kuhler 620 3X Xigmatek 120mm (UV), 1X Xigmatek 140mm (UV) 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Apple 23" Cinema Display HD (1) Apple 23" Cinema Display HD (2) Dell Black Kid 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic SS-660XP2 660W Cubitek Mini Tank Razer Imperator 2012 Klipsch Promedia 5.1 w/ Pioneer VSX-520 receive... 
  hide details  
Reply
mini ITX
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500K @ 3.8GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB Kingston Hyper X 1600 RAM (2X4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 830 128GB Western Digital WD2000KS 2TB Antec Kuhler 620 3X Xigmatek 120mm (UV), 1X Xigmatek 140mm (UV) 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Apple 23" Cinema Display HD (1) Apple 23" Cinema Display HD (2) Dell Black Kid 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic SS-660XP2 660W Cubitek Mini Tank Razer Imperator 2012 Klipsch Promedia 5.1 w/ Pioneer VSX-520 receive... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #65 of 979
are you sure they aren't a BYTE different... as long as it is only a bit you're fine, but if they are a whole byte different you might run into problems because that means it is x8 more different you initially though it was...
Staaayshon
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790k Z97 Sabertooth 1070 Sea Hawk 2x8GB Tridents 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Evo 840 + 5x7200rpm R-0 H110 W10 1x1440p, 2x1200p, Z24x 
PowerCase
EVGA 850W G2 C70 
  hide details  
Reply
Staaayshon
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790k Z97 Sabertooth 1070 Sea Hawk 2x8GB Tridents 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Evo 840 + 5x7200rpm R-0 H110 W10 1x1440p, 2x1200p, Z24x 
PowerCase
EVGA 850W G2 C70 
  hide details  
Reply
post #66 of 979
Quote:
Originally Posted by USlatin View Post
are you sure they aren't a BYTE different... as long as it is only a bit you're fine, but if they are a whole byte different you might run into problems because that means it is x8 more different you initially though it was...
nice pun

I got these: http://www.national.com/pf/LM/LM4562.html
mini ITX
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500K @ 3.8GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB Kingston Hyper X 1600 RAM (2X4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 830 128GB Western Digital WD2000KS 2TB Antec Kuhler 620 3X Xigmatek 120mm (UV), 1X Xigmatek 140mm (UV) 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Apple 23" Cinema Display HD (1) Apple 23" Cinema Display HD (2) Dell Black Kid 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic SS-660XP2 660W Cubitek Mini Tank Razer Imperator 2012 Klipsch Promedia 5.1 w/ Pioneer VSX-520 receive... 
  hide details  
Reply
mini ITX
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500K @ 3.8GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB Kingston Hyper X 1600 RAM (2X4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 830 128GB Western Digital WD2000KS 2TB Antec Kuhler 620 3X Xigmatek 120mm (UV), 1X Xigmatek 140mm (UV) 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Apple 23" Cinema Display HD (1) Apple 23" Cinema Display HD (2) Dell Black Kid 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic SS-660XP2 660W Cubitek Mini Tank Razer Imperator 2012 Klipsch Promedia 5.1 w/ Pioneer VSX-520 receive... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #67 of 979
oh, nvm, those are the same ones
mini ITX
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500K @ 3.8GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB Kingston Hyper X 1600 RAM (2X4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 830 128GB Western Digital WD2000KS 2TB Antec Kuhler 620 3X Xigmatek 120mm (UV), 1X Xigmatek 140mm (UV) 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Apple 23" Cinema Display HD (1) Apple 23" Cinema Display HD (2) Dell Black Kid 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic SS-660XP2 660W Cubitek Mini Tank Razer Imperator 2012 Klipsch Promedia 5.1 w/ Pioneer VSX-520 receive... 
  hide details  
Reply
mini ITX
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500K @ 3.8GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB Kingston Hyper X 1600 RAM (2X4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 830 128GB Western Digital WD2000KS 2TB Antec Kuhler 620 3X Xigmatek 120mm (UV), 1X Xigmatek 140mm (UV) 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Apple 23" Cinema Display HD (1) Apple 23" Cinema Display HD (2) Dell Black Kid 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic SS-660XP2 660W Cubitek Mini Tank Razer Imperator 2012 Klipsch Promedia 5.1 w/ Pioneer VSX-520 receive... 
  hide details  
Reply
post #68 of 979
Quote:
Originally Posted by D3DAiM View Post
nice pun
My pleasure
Staaayshon
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790k Z97 Sabertooth 1070 Sea Hawk 2x8GB Tridents 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Evo 840 + 5x7200rpm R-0 H110 W10 1x1440p, 2x1200p, Z24x 
PowerCase
EVGA 850W G2 C70 
  hide details  
Reply
Staaayshon
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790k Z97 Sabertooth 1070 Sea Hawk 2x8GB Tridents 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Evo 840 + 5x7200rpm R-0 H110 W10 1x1440p, 2x1200p, Z24x 
PowerCase
EVGA 850W G2 C70 
  hide details  
Reply
post #69 of 979
Quote:
Originally Posted by D3DAiM View Post
oh, nvm, those are the same ones
Just make sure to get the correct packaging type... you want SOIC. I got charged like $9.50 for shipping and handling. I ordered 3... what was the cost of ordering 1 or 2?
Once again...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
Once again...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
post #70 of 979
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Just make sure to get the correct packaging type... you want SOIC. I got charged like $9.50 for shipping and handling. I ordered 3... what was the cost of ordering 1 or 2?
Yeah I got 2 "free" samples of the SOIC for about $7 shipping.

I dunno why I got 2, each sample comes with a string of 40 or something..

Prob cuda saved some money on shipping..oh well..
mini ITX
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500K @ 3.8GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB Kingston Hyper X 1600 RAM (2X4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 830 128GB Western Digital WD2000KS 2TB Antec Kuhler 620 3X Xigmatek 120mm (UV), 1X Xigmatek 140mm (UV) 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Apple 23" Cinema Display HD (1) Apple 23" Cinema Display HD (2) Dell Black Kid 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic SS-660XP2 660W Cubitek Mini Tank Razer Imperator 2012 Klipsch Promedia 5.1 w/ Pioneer VSX-520 receive... 
  hide details  
Reply
mini ITX
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500K @ 3.8GHz ASRock Z77E-ITX XFX Radeon HD 6950 2GB Kingston Hyper X 1600 RAM (2X4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 830 128GB Western Digital WD2000KS 2TB Antec Kuhler 620 3X Xigmatek 120mm (UV), 1X Xigmatek 140mm (UV) 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Apple 23" Cinema Display HD (1) Apple 23" Cinema Display HD (2) Dell Black Kid 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic SS-660XP2 660W Cubitek Mini Tank Razer Imperator 2012 Klipsch Promedia 5.1 w/ Pioneer VSX-520 receive... 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Sound Cards and Computer Audio
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Sound Cards and Computer Audio › Incredible X-Fi mod *WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY*, 56K WARNING