"As the maniacs discovered this week, the good 'ol SoundBlaster Live! does get a bit hot, especially when you are running EAX along with Surround Sound and various other effects. Well with them being insane people and being attracted to anything that can have a heatsink installed, they could not resist modding their Live! The even did some inhouse thermal testing with this!"
FULL STORY @ INSANEHARDWARE (http://www.insanehardware.com/articles/sblivemod/index.htm)