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Ramsinks on Soundcard?

post #1 of 20
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I got some left over ramsinks from my stock cooling for my videocard (don't need them anymore because I have NV silencer). Would it be wise to put some heatsinks on the core of my Soundblaster Live? I've noticed that the core of soundcard can get very hot and I would like to cool it down a bit.
post #2 of 20
No problem in that. I think I've seen one of the X-Fi's with heatsinks on them before.
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Ok I am going to attempt it. Anyone else tried this before? I don't want to destroy the soundcard.
post #4 of 20
I don't think you can break it, i think you'll just cool it down a little.
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There's no point whatsoever, but if you want to do it just for the heck of it, I don't see how it could hurt.
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post #6 of 20
Just make sure you don't touch anything else on the card other than the core. Don't want to short any wires, do we?
post #7 of 20
Yeah it doesn't need the cooling, but hey, at least it would look cooler and you could tell uber-noobs you even overclocked your sound card.
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post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by Fishie36
There's no point whatsoever, but if you want to do it just for the heck of it, I don't see how it could hurt.
Why is there no point whatsoever???...of course there is a point...it's hot..he want to cool it...even if a part is running within its accepted range of temperatures, it will still have a longer life if it is kept cooler at all times....
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Originally Posted by HardwaterH4ck3r
Why is there no point whatsoever???...of course there is a point...it's hot..he want to cool it...even if a part is running within its accepted range of temperatures, it will still have a longer life if it is kept cooler at all times....
Ok maybe it will extend the life from 20 years to 25
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post #10 of 20
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The point of doing this is to make it cooler so that it might even prolong the life on the soundcard (by like a day or 2 lol). It would also decrease the case temp since the card isn't producing as much heat with the ramsinks on. And it feels good knowing that your soundcard is running cool and smooth so you don't have to worry about it.
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