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Originally Posted by soloz2 View Post
get the standard series.

those are the output op-amps
So that very top opamp (which I assume to be the line in?) I can't replace with the LM4562 right?
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post #752 of 979
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So that very top opamp (which I assume to be the line in?) I can't replace with the LM4562 right?
Correct, you shouldn't be touching thatun.
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post #753 of 979
Wow
I only replaced the OPAMP
Definetly a noticable change in quality. Bass seems tighter and more refined. Instruments come to life. I also cant hear the buzz from my speakers at higher volumes anymore.
128kbps tracks can sound like crap. Seems to bring out the worst in poor quality tracks.

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how hard would you say it is to replace just the OpAmp and nothing else for someone who's never done soldering before?
Go for it. I am a beginner at best and I found it to be no problem after just one practice on an old video card. Just take your time and dont use a $5 iron from radioshack. Spend 20$-$30 on a weller, hakko, something decent to keep good consistant heat.

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post #754 of 979
Okey.... so tomorrow I'll be going to my friend's house to mod this.

Quick Q's:
What's the + and - of the sound card and the blackgate?

How easy is it to break the ends of the Blackgate while bending? I'll have to bend it pretty good (maybe a curved 90 degrees) for it to fit well in my P182, so I'd like to know if I should be very cautious for this part
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post #755 of 979
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Okey.... so tomorrow I'll be going to my friend's house to mod this.

Quick Q's:
What's the + and - of the sound card and the blackgate?

How easy is it to break the ends of the Blackgate while bending? I'll have to bend it pretty good (maybe a curved 90 degrees) for it to fit well in my P182, so I'd like to know if I should be very cautious for this part
the side of the cap with the stripe is negative.
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post #756 of 979
Before I plug it in: Striped side of the capacitator to the white half-circle side right?

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nvm, I got impatient and just decided to stick it in there and to hell with what happened (o_0). It worked
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Err... dumb question:

If I connect an optical cable to the flexijack, would there still be a sound quality boost due to the LM4562, or would it completely bypass it? Also, I can still use all the X-Fi features if I go optical right? 'Cause I keep hearing stuff about digital out's bypassing the sound card...
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post #758 of 979
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Err... dumb question:

If I connect an optical cable to the flexijack, would there still be a sound quality boost due to the LM4562, or would it completely bypass it? Also, I can still use all the X-Fi features if I go optical right? 'Cause I keep hearing stuff about digital out's bypassing the sound card...
No to question 1, yes to question 2.

The op amp upgrade is only good for the analog outputs of the specific channel you upgrade. It will have zero effect on digital output. And yes, you will retain full functionality with the digital out. (If by functionality you're talking about EAX and such)
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No to question 1, yes to question 2.

The op amp upgrade is only good for the analog outputs of the specific channel you upgrade. It will have zero effect on digital output. And yes, you will retain full functionality with the digital out. (If by functionality you're talking about EAX and such)
It seems EAX over digital was a new feature added with a driver update to the X-FI series cards. I've never tested this myself so I have no way of verifying this.
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post #760 of 979
Hello there

I have a problem that's driving me crazy.

I've moded my elite pro with lm4562 opamps, BG 2200uF and shorted 15 out of 20 47uF caps, because the online store didn't have enough caps, so I ordered the rest from percyAudio.

But when I ordered my new graphic card 8600gt the scrachy sound started at some games and bluray movies. So I bought a new power suply LC560W (before 350W). I solved the scrachy sound problem, but noticed that my elite pro volume is kind of low. Like 30-45% lower.

At changing power suply I had some problems with the conectors & I've kinda pluged the wrong one near my procesor on the motherboard.(don't ask me why). Q: could I corrupted my motherboard and that's why my sound card's volume is so low???? or did some caps on my soundcard went bye bye??


I've also put the card in another slot and changed it back and reinstalled the drivers.

thx for info guys

my system is P4 3GHz, POWER LC560W, 1GRAM, GCARD 8600GT.
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