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Advice on my PC

By nismo91
Aug 19, 2009
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    i like how x-fi sounds, but many said it will burn my graphic card if i use it. so anyway i can use it back?

    spec:
    -Intel E6300
    -Gigabyte G31SM2SEC
    -3GB DDR2 667
    -PixelView GeForce 9500GT 512 DDR3
    -Creative X-Fi Xtreme Audio
    -Windows XP Home Edition
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Please give us the brand, model, and age of your equipment then repeat your appeal for assistance... I am a bit confused.
     
  3. bushwhacker

    bushwhacker TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 783

  4. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    I'm marginally confused...So your old motherboard died, but now your worried about your cards not fitting in it??
    If you already bought a new motherboard and it doesn't fit, you could probably just return it and buy a different one.
     
  5. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 900   +15

    im sorry for the confusion. so here we go, i cant return it.

    the main problem is: the new board have different style, which result in soundcard touching and blocking my graphic card fan. the graphic card heatsink got hot cause of blocked fan.

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    so i remove the soundcard temporarily (x-fi xtreme audio) because concerned of the heat.

    my question is, is there any way i can use the PCI soundcard safely?
     
  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    As long as temperature is within limits, and the can does not actually hit the card, I don't see how it could be dangerous.
     
  7. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 900   +15

    well okay... i did not record the temperature when the soundcard is blocking the fan. but when i touch the heatsink, it is very hot indeed. i mean without the card blocking, even after playing games, it does not get that hot when i touch...

    i will try again soon. ;) thanks.
     
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