Just Upgraded to X-Fi Xtrememusic from SB Live 5.1! Heat????

I just upgraded from an SB Live soundcard and WOW. I even notice a difference in the AIM sounds. They're much clearer now but there's one problem. The heatsink'ss really hot and burns if you touch it. I was wondering if this is normal and if this'll shorten the life expectancy of the card? It can't be my power supply, I have an Antec Neopower 480 Watt.
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  1. Hi Stranger,
    I have a live 5.1 and I would like to upgrade to x-fi as well.
    Tell me, is it worth? I do some audio processing with vsti and has some trouble with processing power. Did you notice a big difference?
  2. If you have speakers or headphones of decent quality, then yes its worth it. As for the heat issue, no big deal. They get hot... it is a processor you know.
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