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?
    Thanks,
    Aleks
  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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