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Is it bad to have my sound card "sandwhiched" between 2 video cards?
Right now I have it between my 4890 and my 4870x2, and since both cards output a bit of heat, it worried me a bit. Attached I have a picture (I apologize for the quality, its all I have at the moment):
Sorry if it s a stupid question, I just don't particularly want to shell out 200 bucks for another asus xonar STX.
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if you have another slot move it otherwise you dont have a choice now do you? I have seen many ppl run their comps with sound card between the gpus so it must not be too bad. is it hot to the touch when you shut down after running a game?
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if you have another slot move it otherwise you dont have a choice now do you? I have seen many ppl run their comps with sound card between the gpus so it must not be too bad. is it hot to the touch when you shut down after running a game?
Yup. Its not hot enough that it will burn me, but its pretty hot.
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Bump de bump.
Any and all opinions and help are appreciated. I would like to hear as much input on this as possible.
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Bump de bump.
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Bump, anyone?
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post #6 of 7
I would think that you would be okay, after all gpu's can run at 70c which would be very hot to the touch so in my non-professional experience I would say that you are alright. I you happen to have another pci slot you could get one of those pci slot fans. Or, you could try to position an extra fan so that it would blow on the sound card. or you could invest in a case with a side fan, that would help to dissipate some heat
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post #7 of 7
An Antec Spot Cool fan would do the trick, although im not sure its entirely necessary. I would imagine that the components used on the sound card are fairly resilient to high temps. Unless your pushing ridiculous temps inbetween your cards, I wouldnt worry too much about it.

I dont know what coolers your gpus have on them, but if they are slot type coolers, most of the heat should be exhausted from the rear of the case. In which case you dont need to worry as much. You could always get a cheapy temp probe, or infrared temp gun and see what your temps are in there. If you think you may have a dead spot, and your card is getting to hot, install a spot cool fan as I suggested.
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