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dammit my x-fi doesn't work when i install my Radeon video card. is there some kind of weird incompatibility between the SB0460 and certain motherboard/video card combos?
not weird bro, i think is incompatible issue...you can search at Creative forum, a lot of examples there...for mainboard, Nvidia chipset will give a lot of troubles to X-FI...
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Nevermind
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I tried looking for the Black Gates 2200uF 16V and found them. Mailed the shop and got a reply that those caps are out of stock and Black Gate stopped making them. I could consider Black Gate 4700uF 16V according to them. What would be better? Getting the Black Gate 4700 or another brand 2200uF (and what brand). 4700uF Blackgate are twice the price of 2200uF ones.. 3300uF is 13euros..
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Originally Posted by apatN View Post
I tried looking for the Black Gates 2200uF 16V and found them. Mailed the shop and got a reply that those caps are out of stock and Black Gate stopped making them. I could consider Black Gate 4700uF 16V according to them. What would be better? Getting the Black Gate 4700 or another brand 2200uF (and what brand). 4700uF Blackgate are twice the price of 2200uF ones.. 3300uF is 13euros..
You don't need too high capacitance, even 470uF is enough. I just use 1500uF
post #1745 of 2194
Hmm, I knew that 2200 was overkill but what should I get then? The 4700uF Black Gate or another? Budget around 15EU since that's the price I'd have to pay for the 4700.
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For the power filter cap, I've got Panasonic FM 1200µF.
post #1747 of 2194
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Originally Posted by PianistOne111 View Post
For the power filter cap, I've got Panasonic FM 1200µF.
i use a 1000µf panny fm.
panasonic fm caps are probably the best caps you can use for power filter on a sound card because it's not in the audio path(hence no need for an audio cap) but the specs are amazing.
post #1748 of 2194

Najmods

Anybody know whats the function of the component after the opamp as red circled? One of my forum friend Najmods creative enough to bypassed those component and claim the sound more clear now...
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Anybody know whats the function of the component after the opamp as red circled? One of my forum friend Najmods creative enough to bypassed those component and claim the sound more clear now...
those are the muting transistors.
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Anybody know whats the function of the component after the opamp as red circled? One of my forum friend Najmods creative enough to bypassed those component and claim the sound more clear now...
they are part of the muting circuit, i had one gone bad on my front channel.
Bypassing them will greatly improve the sound, but you will ear pops/cracks when shutting your pc off or changing audio mode.

Here is a pic of my card after the bypass



It would be interesting to find out the specs of the original transistors and check if better parts (higher bandwidth?) can improve the sound without eliminating the muting circuit.
post #1751 of 2194
eliminate the muting circuit still can mute the sound or not?
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Originally Posted by coolkwc View Post
eliminate the muting circuit still can mute the sound or not?
yes, through software. hardware will not be able to.
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Originally Posted by Random Murderer View Post
yes, through software. hardware will not be able to.
hardware will not be able to? what meaning?
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Originally Posted by coolkwc View Post
hardware will not be able to? what meaning?
it means that by removing the muting transistors you are removing the hardware on the sound card that is responsible for muting. you will still be able to go into the windows volume control and use the mute there.
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it means that by removing the muting transistors you are removing the hardware on the sound card that is responsible for muting. you will still be able to go into the windows volume control and use the mute there.
Hmm, that makes we wonder, what are the reason those transistor is there in the first place if it can be controlled by software?
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