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Sound card died again

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This is my second Asus DG that died.

 

All of a sudden my display turned off i was wearing headphones and so i only noticed loud fan noises when display turned off.
My GPU 0db fan was on, so i turned 0db off. The GPU fans are going now and the GPU works
I think my GPU was overheating and killed the sound card cause its sitting very close, directly above it.

Should i get a USB sound card? I dont think i have enough USB ports for everything
Im using Audio Technica M50x headphones

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Creative sound makes a ton of internal and external(USB) devices for sound if you are not having luck with Asus.  Years back I was going to get an Asus Xonar but read the drivers were really bad and not updated much.  If you plan to upgrade your motherboard and cpu soon, most have excellent onboard.  Some sound cards seem somewhat as expensive as a new motherboard is the only reason I mention.  If not, maybe the BlasterX G5 looks good but I have no experience with it and now use onboard. 

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Frankly except for specialised uses I find the modern onboard audio solutions to be good enough for almost everything theses days.

On 7/23/2019 at 8:32 PM, Mysticizm said:

My GPU 0db fan was on, so i turned 0db off. The GPU fans are going now and the GPU works

Oh gawd. No wonder you are killing things. What about case fans? Do you have any actual airflow through your PC case?

Intake fan at the front and exhaust fan at the rear or top? or do you shut them off too?

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Onboard soundcards aren't the best but they are far from the rubbish we used to have on older motherboards.

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On 8/1/2019 at 10:57 AM, Jeruselem said:

Onboard soundcards aren't the best but they are far from the rubbish we used to have on older motherboards

There is that too. I went through a succession of Creative and other brand sound cards over the years, but for the last  couple of PCs I have just stuck with the onboard Realtek HD audio which seems perfectly fine to me. Speaker and headphone quality have a much bigger effect on audio quality these days.

 

 

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On 8/1/2019 at 10:57 AM, Jeruselem said:

Onboard soundcards aren't the best but they are far from the rubbish we used to have on older motherboards.

 

Depends on the headphones you’re driving. My on board is ok for most but not for one pair. If it’s just for listening purposes then a nice dac/amp combo is good.

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11 hours ago, fliptopia said:

 

Depends on the headphones you’re driving. My on board is ok for most but not for one pair. If it’s just for listening purposes then a nice dac/amp combo is good.

 

All I have is them bud type ones so an good sound card is wasted using those.

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7 hours ago, Jeruselem said:

 

All I have is them bud type ones so an good sound card is wasted using those.

Depends on the buds, but in most cases, yeah. 

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I have an AMD X570 based PC that has been restarting seemingly randomly and I discovered it is an incompatibility issue with my ASUS Essence STX II sound card.

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It's always best to mount the soundcard beneath a video card if possible..............and in the furthest slot away from it!

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