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post #16541 of 28706
I have heard that about their tech support. Which is quite unfortunate really. But I am one persistent mofo, I wouldn't relent.
Have you tried calling them? And if all that fails, contact someone higher up. Or when you call ask to speak to a manager.
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It just is not worth it. As long as it POSTs and runs stablely, what is the issue? At such time that it cannot POST, then I can contact tech support again, and my prior complaints have been documented.
     
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It just is not worth it. As long as it POSTs and runs stablely, what is the issue? At such time that it cannot POST, then I can contact tech support again, and my prior complaints have been documented.

Do all (most) of the boards do this or just yours?
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Never researched it.
     
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This gives me an idea now. I am just curious how much a dedicated physx card would really help out. From what i have seen it really helps in 3dmark benchmarks. Might try it on one of my Ultra-D's.

Even with just one GPU and the sound card in the bottom there will still be interference. I have done some snooping around the audiophile posts and have found that a lot of really hardcore people shield their cards. Shielding really helps a lot. When I did car audio all of the RCA's and speaker wire were shielded to minimize electrostatic interference. It does work.
I wonder if you'd need active cooling with a shielded sound card.
Nope, atleast not the Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty Pro or Champion (only 2 shielded cards I know of.)

I have a bit older sound card (with modded drivers it has the same performance as the X-Fi Platinum Champion (it's a re-bagged card, our front panels are even the same)

Most of the time though, you don't need active cooling for a sound card. My card is really old tech, 130nm if I remember right, which should mean huge heat output by standard logic. But these things don't, as they are just not doing a lot. Blasting music for days on end yields no increase in temps above 1 or 2*C of my ambient.

You throw some shielding on them...and you might see...another 1*C rise in temps. By my guess.

I've actually shielded one of the X-Fi Platinum cards before. And it's never had an issue (my bud's a big Audiophile, but couldn't touch a tool without breaking it so I do many DIY stuff for him)


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Long time, no post for me. Dropping in to say I've started to embark on a quest of swapping multiple cooling products in my two 939 rigs. Finally going to be installing that Thermalright HR-05 SLI/IFX of mine.

Was going to install my SI-128SE but ran into a problem... No 939 bolt thru kit. ... So installing one of those is on hold until I find one somewhere.

Really was excited to put it in and needed to, actually.. My other PC is in a Thermaltake Lanbox. For those of you familiar with the case, you know that that thing is cramped as all hell. Well, it just so happens that my current cpu cooler for it doesn't help all that much (temps were at 78C after 40 mins of decent resolution standard def video).

Once my new cooler is in that main rig, the second rig will get my Blue Orb II and things will be fine again... Then I can actually OC that second rig.

At the very least, I'm happy to say the HR-05 will fit nicely.

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Hey! Sign me up for this club!
I picked up a 939 cpu (3700+) and mobo to build an ultra-cheap htpc!
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Long time, no post for me. Dropping in to say I've started to embark on a quest of swapping multiple cooling products in my two 939 rigs. Finally going to be installing that Thermalright HR-05 SLI/IFX of mine.

Was going to install my SI-128SE but ran into a problem... No 939 bolt thru kit.
Grab some cutting cutting shears and some sheet metal and make it fit!

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Hey! Sign me up for this club!
I picked up a 939 cpu (3700+) and mobo to build an ultra-cheap htpc!
welcome!
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I have a spare 939 Bolt-through kit for the SI-128 / SI-128 SE if you are interested timxirish.
     
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Heh, I actually did consider modding my mounting hardware a little.. One involved bending the AM2 mount bracket a little, another involved putting some sort of spacers between the stock plastic top piece (part with the hooks for the coolers to mount to)... But if I bend the AM2 bracket, I won't be able to use it when I finally do upgrade, and I don't have proper tools/materials to make it fit nicely any other way.

Bolt thru kits are fairly cheap, so if someone here on OCN doesn't have one to sell (joe's checking around to see if he's got one), i'll hit up a webshop.

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I have a spare 939 Bolt-through kit for the SI-128 / SI-128 SE if you are interested timxirish.
If joe's unable to find his spare, I will definitely let you know.
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