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ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs follow up after changing from windows 7 to windows 10 08/07/2016

This review is from: ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card

Pros: technically the card still works

Cons: The drivers for windows 10 are absolute garbage.

The manufacturer has windows 10 drivers on their site. Garbage

Uni has drivers that work with windows 10, but still depend on c-media and asus to get around to making updates for a card they no longer support. Garbage.

I have to shut the music option off in several games because the card's drivers can't handle it, causing game lock-ups and crashes.

Disappointed to sy the least because it was a nice card while I could use it (and I don't plan on going back to windows 7 just to use a sound card).

Cooler Master Blade Master 120 - Sleeve Bearing 120mm PWM Cooling Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, and Radiators
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: sturdy construction
good air flow

Cons: a little bit noisier than the rest of the fans I have, but not to an annoying level

Other Thoughts: used it for a dual fan push-pull configuration on a cool master hyper 212 cpu cooler

AMD FX-8320 Vishera 8-Core 3.5 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W FD8320FRHKBOX Desktop Processor
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: your set-up/board will determine how far this chip can go

disabled all APM type settings
20x multiplier
Bus speed 220 MHz
set the LLC towards the upper spectrum to compensate
for Vdroop
4.4 GHz

haven't bumped around voltages so I know this cpu can go much further

Cons: if you want to acquire the upper performance limits aftermarket cooling is going to be a must

using a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus in a dual fan push-pull configuration

average about 17.5c @ idle
topped @ 55.1c full load for several hours

warmer than I like, but not alarmingly so

Other Thoughts: I wouldn't put this in an off the shelf case unless you feel comfortable running with the side panel off


Scott L.'s Profile

Display Name: Scott L.

Date Joined: 05/01/09

  • Reviews: 13
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 07/11/13
  • Last Review: 08/07/16
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