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Thread: SB X-Fi overheating!?!?!




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    Default SB X-Fi overheating!?!?!

    Thats right, I thought it was because my comp kept freezing while playing BF2(The best FPS ever!!!
    well, I could still hear some sound but it was messed up, out of place. I turned the settings down and it still froze. It's probably not the SB tho, I have a fan right on the card. ohhh, and btw, I have my GPU at its optimal settings (686/746). maybe its the CPU (at the moment its at about 33C)
    Thanks homies!
    Mobo...............Asus P5N-SLI (NF570)
    RAM................2 GB Kingston DDR2/667 CL5
    GPU................Evga e-GeForce 7900GTO 512MB
    CPU................Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 2MB L2
    HDD................Hitachi 160 GB IDE
    Disk Drive.........Sony DVD+-RW 16x IDE
    PSU................BFG 650W (on sale for 80$, 80$off!!)
    OS..................Windows XP Home SP2
    Sound card......Sound Blaster x-FI xtreme music
    Overclocked somewhat w/Arctic cooler freezer 7 pro
    other info: saitek eclipse red backlit keyboard
    cheap micro innovations wireless optical mouse
    logitech x-530 speakers (5.1)
    18" viewable KDS CRT monitor (I'll upgrade when it dies)
    about 8 80MM fans and I sleeved most of the cables
    It would be quiet but I have 1 noisy Vantek that blows like a turbine. A crappy generic case which with cammo paint and holes all over.



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    Default Re: SB X-Fi overheating!?!?!

    Just google around for instuctions on how to stick a small HS/HSF on it.

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    Default Re: SB X-Fi overheating!?!?!

    isnt that a bit iffy?... i have never had an x-fi, but having a fan pointed at it should really take care of any exess heat.
    what temps are your graphics card at?
    System Specs:
    AMD athlon 64 3200 venice @ 2.4ghz
    Asrock Dual-939SATA2
    Sapphire Radeon X800GTO2 chip r430 @ 480mhz core/540mhz mem with 1.6v vcore
    1gb Corsair XMS TwinX PC3200 timings 2-3-3-6 at 400mhz
    250gb Hitatchi deskstar T7K500 SATAII disk
    160gb samsung spinpoint PATA disk
    Asus 1608P2 DVD+/-RW Dual Layer
    Unbranded 500W PSU single 17A rail
    Innovatek and Asetek Watercooling (triple fan radiator)
    LOTS OF METAL

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    Default Re: SB X-Fi overheating!?!?!

    well I underclocked the CPU and that solved it, I also plugged the fan in the bottom into the PSU, I guess it was the CPU or GPU putting out to much heat. I set the GPU to stock speeds, I will OC when the Arctic cooler comes, ( I also got 6 fans) I think I might also get some RAMsinks. I did a stress test on the CPU GPU and RAM together and it crashed, any 1 component didnt cause it to overheat because they were fine under the stress tests by themselves. My GPU is at 40C
    Last edited by buhweet; 11-17-2006 at 10:34 AM.
    Mobo...............Asus P5N-SLI (NF570)
    RAM................2 GB Kingston DDR2/667 CL5
    GPU................Evga e-GeForce 7900GTO 512MB
    CPU................Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 2MB L2
    HDD................Hitachi 160 GB IDE
    Disk Drive.........Sony DVD+-RW 16x IDE
    PSU................BFG 650W (on sale for 80$, 80$off!!)
    OS..................Windows XP Home SP2
    Sound card......Sound Blaster x-FI xtreme music
    Overclocked somewhat w/Arctic cooler freezer 7 pro
    other info: saitek eclipse red backlit keyboard
    cheap micro innovations wireless optical mouse
    logitech x-530 speakers (5.1)
    18" viewable KDS CRT monitor (I'll upgrade when it dies)
    about 8 80MM fans and I sleeved most of the cables
    It would be quiet but I have 1 noisy Vantek that blows like a turbine. A crappy generic case which with cammo paint and holes all over.



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