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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by wudaddy
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.
Hold up. Just because you put ramsinks on a card doesn't mean it produces less heat. It means that the heat is does produce is dissapated faster. In effect it will actually raise case temps, but, in the case of a sound card, probably not even 1 degree.
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post #12 of 20
Now calm down Fishie. We can't say anything on temps until he puts the ramsinks on and tells us what the differences are. So Wudaddy put em on I wana know!
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post #13 of 20
Anytime you can cool down a component that is good, I put ram sinks on alot of chips.
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post #14 of 20
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Now calm down Fishie. We can't say anything on temps until he puts the ramsinks on and tells us what the differences are. So Wudaddy put em on I wana know!
Ok, sorry. But he said that putting ramsinks on the card will make it produce less heat and that's simply wrong. The card will run cooler, yes. But that doesn't mean it makes any less heat.
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post #15 of 20
I got a heatsink on my X-FI card. I think on the core. I was suprised when I saw it at first and I knew I was gonna be in for a treat after I installed it in my rig. I dunno it just looked like it would kick some audio ass. lol
    
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post #16 of 20
I gota sink on muh x-fi to
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post #17 of 20
LOL...are you gonna take them off and put them on the next top of the line sound card that comes out? Watch all those little sinks you people love to put here and there raise the case temp by 1 degree celsius
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post #18 of 20
hey, what size heatsink are you guys running on your x-fi's? just out of curiousity
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post #19 of 20
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Yep, I just added the ramsinks on the core and now when I touch the card, it is nice and cool. Well worth it.
post #20 of 20
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Originally Posted by soloz2
hey, what size heatsink are you guys running on your x-fi's? just out of curiousity

The X-fi cards come with one on them.
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