Bitcoin Forum
December 18, 2017, 04:13:53 AM *
News: Latest stable version of Bitcoin Core: 0.15.1  [Torrent].
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: 1 2 3 4 [All]
  Print  
Author Topic: Resting Your Video Card  (Read 11341 times)
bonker
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 560



View Profile
July 20, 2011, 10:45:33 PM
 #1

Us miners smack the crap out of our hardware, pounding the video cards for weeks at a time. Here are some to
tips to maintain the health and lifespan of your hardware:

1) Take periodic breaks for mining. Perhaps every hour in 12 should be "down time" with no mining.
2) Try and keep the room extra cool, perhaps put a fridge in the mining room with the door open
3) Provide your card with warm up and warm downs, gradually lowering GPU speeds
4) Avoid getting foodstuff, jam etc, in your hardware. Same goes for drinks
5) Cigarette smoke has been shown to damage fan parts - don't smoke fags near your PC if you care!
6) Take the occasional weekend off, only playing minesweeper to calm your video card.

Anyone gots any more tips I'll be glad to add them to the list.

Pies
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1513570433
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1513570433

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1513570433
Reply with quote  #2

1513570433
Report to moderator
1513570433
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1513570433

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1513570433
Reply with quote  #2

1513570433
Report to moderator
1513570433
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1513570433

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1513570433
Reply with quote  #2

1513570433
Report to moderator
enmaku
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 742


View Profile
July 20, 2011, 10:47:57 PM
 #2

2) Try and keep the room extra cool, perhaps put a fridge in the mining room with the door open

Refrigerators are not magical cold-making boxes, they're heat exchangers. Any heat they remove from their contents is expelled through the coils on the back of the fridge. Given that this is also less than 100% efficient, an open-doored refrigerator adds more heat to a room than it removes.

Honestly people, L2Physics
bcpokey
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 602



View Profile
July 20, 2011, 10:52:22 PM
 #3

Most of these tips are bogus. In fact there are arguments that hardware is happier when it can "settle" into a consistent routine, a single constant(ish) temperature and run speed becomes easier on physical parts than spin-ups and spin-downs. I'd say that not getting food and drinks into your hardware is kind of a no-brainer?

I'm just going to go ahead and assume the fridge was a joke.
AngelusWebDesign
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 392


View Profile
July 20, 2011, 10:52:34 PM
 #4

I think the OP was joking...
bonker
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 560



View Profile
July 20, 2011, 10:53:51 PM
 #5

2) Try and keep the room extra cool, perhaps put a fridge in the mining room with the door open

Refrigerators are not magical cold-making boxes, they're heat exchangers. Any heat they remove from their contents is expelled through the coils on the back of the fridge. Given that this is also less than 100% efficient, an open-doored refrigerator adds more heat to a room than it removes.

Honestly people, L2Physics

Funny how it keeps my beers cool then smartass!



Pies
SgtSpike
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1358



View Profile
July 20, 2011, 10:55:37 PM
 #6

Us miners smack the crap out of our hardware, pounding the video cards for weeks at a time. Here are some to
tips to maintain the health and lifespan of your hardware:

1) Take periodic breaks for mining. Perhaps every hour in 12 should be "down time" with no mining.
2) Try and keep the room extra cool, perhaps put a fridge in the mining room with the door open
3) Provide your card with warm up and warm downs, gradually lowering GPU speeds
4) Avoid getting foodstuff, jam etc, in your hardware. Same goes for drinks
5) Cigarette smoke has been shown to damage fan parts - don't smoke fags near your PC if you care!
6) Take the occasional weekend off, only playing minesweeper to calm your video card.

Anyone gots any more tips I'll be glad to add them to the list.
1) No, this will shorten the life of your hardware.  Consistent = better.
2) A fridge open in the room will do nothing but ruin the fridge compressor.  They are not made to be cooling 24/7, and all of the heat extracted from the cool air comes off the cooling coils in the back, so it won't make the room any cooler.  In fact, it will make the room hotter, since you are dumping more electricity into it.
3) This will do nothing.
4) Duh.
5) Duh.
6) No - see 1.
enmaku
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 742


View Profile
July 20, 2011, 10:56:26 PM
 #7

I think the OP was joking...


I get that, but I hear the "fridge as air conditioner" thing a lot and it admittedly gets me a bit militant at this point  Grin
Oldminer
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1022



View Profile
July 20, 2011, 10:57:24 PM
 #8

Heating PC components up then cooling them down regularly is worse than leaving them at a constant temperature all the time.

If you like my post please feel free to give me some positive rep https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=trust;u=18639
Tip me BTC: 1FBmoYijXVizfYk25CpiN8Eds9J6YiRDaX
bonker
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 560



View Profile
July 20, 2011, 11:10:41 PM
 #9

Most of these tips are bogus. In fact there are arguments that hardware is happier when it can "settle" into a consistent routine, a single constant(ish) temperature and run speed becomes easier on physical parts than spin-ups and spin-downs.

Where did this theory come from? Dude, resting your hardware is the best thing for its health.
Spin that bitch down and reap the rewards.

Pies
bmgjet
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 98


View Profile
July 20, 2011, 11:27:09 PM
 #10

Could just put the PC in the fridge but then you would need something to prevent the condensation.
Such as a damp rid or de-humidifier.

Or in my case I can just leave my door open since out side its 3C and my rooms not much better at 8C

Mining = my heater.

Donations to: 1BMGjetfht9XLkGBYR4TSsuXjrYEKACcow
1stbits: 1bmgjet
300MHash/s 6850 http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/5u6wr/
Overclocked for 6 years and still strong http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1931458 & http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=285337
bonker
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 560



View Profile
July 20, 2011, 11:45:03 PM
 #11

Could just put the PC in the fridge but then you would need something to prevent the condensation.
Such as a damp rid or de-humidifier.

Or in my case I can just leave my door open since out side its 3C and my rooms not much better at 8C

Mining = my heater.

Thats good thinking. Maybe put the PC in a sealed plastic bag and then in the freezer.

Pies
Oldminer
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1022



View Profile
July 20, 2011, 11:53:32 PM
 #12


Thats good thinking. Maybe put the PC in a sealed plastic bag and then in the freezer.

Yea add a bit of condensation to the mix then remove it from freezer and fire it up.

If you like my post please feel free to give me some positive rep https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=trust;u=18639
Tip me BTC: 1FBmoYijXVizfYk25CpiN8Eds9J6YiRDaX
Xephan
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 42


View Profile
July 21, 2011, 12:05:53 AM
 #13

Us miners smack the crap out of our hardware, pounding the video cards for weeks at a time. Here are some to
tips to maintain the health and lifespan of your hardware:

1) Take periodic breaks for mining. Perhaps every hour in 12 should be "down time" with no mining.
2) Try and keep the room extra cool, perhaps put a fridge in the mining room with the door open
3) Provide your card with warm up and warm downs, gradually lowering GPU speeds
4) Avoid getting foodstuff, jam etc, in your hardware. Same goes for drinks
5) Cigarette smoke has been shown to damage fan parts - don't smoke fags near your PC if you care!
6) Take the occasional weekend off, only playing minesweeper to calm your video card.

Anyone gots any more tips I'll be glad to add them to the list.

Good joke Cheesy

In line with the kind of "tips", I'd suggest
7) Warm up your PC before starting each new mining run to avoid injuries to the GPU, suggest taking a 5 mile jog with it, keyboard and mouse optional

186q9YUW3x8TVHC5aYBEqgZZYMxft8Cw9f
Digigami
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 460


View Profile
July 21, 2011, 12:12:42 AM
 #14

I might recommend some PPE for your miners while they are hard at work.. (PPE - Personal Protection Equipment)

- Since the miners environment is often dusty, the use of a respirator, dust mask or other type of filter media is advisable.

- The miner's environment is also often very dimly lit. To avoid accidents and improve productivity, ample lighting is suggested.

- Finally, the more congested the work environment gets with many miners crammed into small spaces, many find the use of a steady supply of cool water often helps miners stay as productive as possible, despite deplorable work conditions.
nemo
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 467


View Profile
July 21, 2011, 12:14:41 AM
 #15

A lot of these suggestions promote thermal stress.
RandyFolds
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 448



View Profile
July 21, 2011, 12:20:25 AM
 #16

8. Take time to talk with your rig. Developing a close working relationship will increase your hashrate as well as decrease the likelihood of your rig stealing your BTC and spending it on silk road drugs to solve its problems.
deslok
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 462


It's all about the game, and how you play it


View Profile
July 21, 2011, 12:36:28 AM
 #17

This made me laugh so much. Thermal stress issues aside #5 is probably the only usefull advice some smokers don't think about what it can do to other things in their enviroment.

"If we don't hang together, by Heavens we shall hang separately." - Benjamin Franklin

If you found that funny or something i said useful i always appreciate spare change
1PczDQHfEj3dJgp6wN3CXPft1bGB23TzTM
Dargo
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1820



View Profile
July 21, 2011, 12:44:48 AM
 #18

My cards are my bitches. I run them flat out 24/7. And they know not to complain about it because if they do, I will only crank up the voltage and clocks more, and maybe blow a little smoke through their intakes. So they keep quite and do my bidding. I expect this relationship to last for some time.    Cool
shotgun
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 98



View Profile
July 21, 2011, 03:05:47 AM
 #19

2) Try and keep the room extra cool, perhaps put a fridge in the mining room with the door open

Refrigerators are not magical cold-making boxes, they're heat exchangers. Any heat they remove from their contents is expelled through the coils on the back of the fridge. Given that this is also less than 100% efficient, an open-doored refrigerator adds more heat to a room than it removes.

Honestly people, L2Physics

Funny how it keeps my beers cool then smartass!


You are the best troll I've read all week!  Cheesy

<luke-jr> Catholics do not believe in freedom of religion.
opticbit
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 696


PGP: 6EBEBCE1E0507C38


View Profile WWW
July 21, 2011, 03:12:52 AM
 #20

Most of these tips are bogus. In fact there are arguments that hardware is happier when it can "settle" into a consistent routine, a single constant(ish) temperature and run speed becomes easier on physical parts than spin-ups and spin-downs.

Where did this theory come from? Dude, resting your hardware is the best thing for its health.
Spin that bitch down and reap the rewards.

Trying to lower the difficulty rating??

Bitrated user: opticbit.
https://www.bitrated.com/opticbit
opticbit
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 696


PGP: 6EBEBCE1E0507C38


View Profile WWW
July 21, 2011, 03:15:17 AM
 #21

Could just put the PC in the fridge but then you would need something to prevent the condensation.
Such as a damp rid or de-humidifier.

Or in my case I can just leave my door open since out side its 3C and my rooms not much better at 8C

Mining = my heater.

Thats good thinking. Maybe put the PC in a sealed plastic bag and then in the freezer.

One of those insulated bags would be better.  I think the large ones are under $10 USD

Bitrated user: opticbit.
https://www.bitrated.com/opticbit
gnaget
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 154


View Profile
July 21, 2011, 03:21:13 AM
 #22

You are the best troll I've read all week!  Cheesy

Nah, best troll of the week goes to the guy who claimed to encode (presumably) child porn into the  block chain, and was going to turn us all in to the authorities for trafficking:

http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=11381.0
bmgjet
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 98


View Profile
July 21, 2011, 03:29:14 AM
 #23

Could just put the PC in the fridge but then you would need something to prevent the condensation.
Such as a damp rid or de-humidifier.

Or in my case I can just leave my door open since out side its 3C and my rooms not much better at 8C

Mining = my heater.

Thats good thinking. Maybe put the PC in a sealed plastic bag and then in the freezer.

One of those insulated bags would be better.  I think the large ones are under $10 USD

If it keeps the condensation out it would also keep the heat in which makes it pointless.
A damp rid would be the best thing to use but it would only last 2-3 days before its soaked up as much as it can.
De-humidifier would be next best but it would be adding to the heat.

Watercooling and sticking the radiator in the fridge/freezer would be most cost effective tho.

Donations to: 1BMGjetfht9XLkGBYR4TSsuXjrYEKACcow
1stbits: 1bmgjet
300MHash/s 6850 http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/5u6wr/
Overclocked for 6 years and still strong http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1931458 & http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=285337
Smalleyster
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 70


I yam what I yam. - Popeye


View Profile WWW
July 21, 2011, 03:29:57 AM
 #24

Most of these tips are bogus. In fact there are arguments that hardware is happier when it can "settle" into a consistent routine, a single constant(ish) temperature and run speed becomes easier on physical parts than spin-ups and spin-downs.

Where did this theory come from? Dude, resting your hardware is the best thing for its health.
Spin that bitch down and reap the rewards.

OP comments completely aligned with OP picture.

+1

Feel like investing in a Miner?:
http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=30044.msg377773#msg377773
A soup to nuts newbee system for a secure, portable USB wallet (free instructions):
NoobHowTo: http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=27088.msg341387#msg341387
joulesbeef
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 476


moOo


View Profile
July 21, 2011, 03:34:45 AM
 #25

i find sending my cards to the Bahamas for a week a month makes them work harder

mooo for rent
Seraphim401
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 214


Live Long and Prosper


View Profile
July 21, 2011, 08:13:37 AM
 #26

My cards are my bitches. I run them flat out 24/7. And they know not to complain about it because if they do, I will only crank up the voltage and clocks more, and maybe blow a little smoke through their intakes. So they keep quite and do my bidding. I expect this relationship to last for some time.    Cool
+1  Grin

Morebitcoinsplease
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 84



View Profile
July 21, 2011, 02:46:04 PM
 #27

My cards are my bitches. I run them flat out 24/7. And they know not to complain about it because if they do, I will only crank up the voltage and clocks more, and maybe blow a little smoke through their intakes. So they keep quite and do my bidding. I expect this relationship to last for some time.    Cool

+1 LOL I like how you think
OgNasty
Donator
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2394


Irrational Exuberance


View Profile WWW
July 21, 2011, 03:29:39 PM
 #28

My cards are my bitches.

+1

My wife laughs when I say, "I have to go check on my bitches real quick."

BITSLER                 ▄███
               ▄████▀
             ▄████▀
           ▄████▀  ▄██▄
         ▄████▀    ▀████▄
       ▄████▀        ▀████▄
     ▄████▀            ▀████▄
   ▄████▀                ▀████▄
 ▄████▀ ▄████▄      ▄████▄ ▀████▄
█████   ██████      ██████   █████
 ▀████▄ ▀████▀      ▀████▀ ▄████▀
   ▀████▄                ▄████▀
     ▀████▄            ▄████▀
       ▀████▄        ▄████▀
         ▀████▄    ▄████▀
           ▀████▄▄████▀
             ▀██████▀
               ▀▀▀▀
▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▄            
▄▄▄▄▀▀▀▀    ▄▄█▄▄ ▀▀▄         
▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▄      
█  ▀▄▄  ▀█▀▀ ▄      ▀████   ▀▀▄   
█ █▄  ▀▄   ▀████       ▀▀ ▄██▄ ▀▀▄
▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
█  ▀▀       ▀▄▄ ▀████      ▄▄▄▀▀▀  █
█            ▄ ▀▄    ▄▄▄▀▀▀   ▄▄  █
▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
█ ▄▄   ███   ▀██  █           ▀▀  █ 
█ ███  ▀██       █        ▄▄      █ 
▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀  
▀▄            █        ▀▀      █  
▀▀▄   ███▄  █   ▄▄          █   
▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀    
▀▀▄   █   ▀▀▄▄▄▀▀▀         
▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄█▄▄▀▀▀▀              
              ▄▄▄██████▄▄▄
          ▄▄████████████████▄▄
        ▄██████▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀██████▄
▄     ▄█████▀             ▀█████▄
██▄▄ █████▀                ▀█████
 ████████            ▄██      █████
  ████████▄         ███▀       ████▄
  █████████▀▀     ▄███▀        █████
   █▀▀▀          █████         █████
     ▄▄▄         ████          █████
   █████          ▀▀           ████▀
    █████                     █████
     █████▄                 ▄█████
      ▀█████▄             ▄█████▀
        ▀██████▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄██████▀
          ▀▀████████████████▀▀
              ▀▀▀██████▀▀▀
            ▄▄▄███████▄▄▄
         ▄█▀▀▀ ▄▄▄▄▄▄▄ ▀▀▀█▄
       █▀▀ ▄█████████████▄ ▀▀█
     █▀▀ ███████████████████ ▀▀█
    █▀ ███████████████████████ ▀█
   █▀ ███████████████▀▀ ███████ ▀█
 ▄█▀ ██████████████▀      ▀█████ ▀█▄
███ ███████████▀▀            ▀▀██ ███
███ ███████▀▀                     ███
███ ▀▀▀▀                          ███
▀██▄                             ▄██▀
  ▀█▄                            ▀▀
    █▄       █▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄█
     █▄      ▀█████████▀
      ▀█▄      ▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
        ▀▀█▄▄  ▄▄▄
            ▀▀█████
[]
Nicolai Larsen
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 331


Earthling


View Profile WWW
July 22, 2011, 06:34:58 PM
 #29

2) Try and keep the room extra cool, perhaps put a fridge in the mining room with the door open

Refrigerators are not magical cold-making boxes, they're heat exchangers. Any heat they remove from their contents is expelled through the coils on the back of the fridge. Given that this is also less than 100% efficient, an open-doored refrigerator adds more heat to a room than it removes.

Honestly people, L2Physics

Funny how it keeps my beers cool then smartass!




Go away troll...

BTC: 1GUH16sneWgKuE1ArXrnYKN3njuherJQi1
ruski
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 196


View Profile
July 23, 2011, 01:56:36 AM
 #30

#9. Your mining rig will not talk. In the event that your mining rig does talk, I urge you to disregard its advice.
zombo
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 21


View Profile
August 03, 2011, 01:41:35 AM
 #31

trololololoollol
CanaryInTheMine
Donator
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1708


between a rock and a block!


View Profile
August 03, 2011, 02:41:15 AM
 #32

Us miners smack the crap out of our hardware, pounding the video cards for weeks at a time. Here are some to
tips to maintain the health and lifespan of your hardware:

1) Take periodic breaks for mining. Perhaps every hour in 12 should be "down time" with no mining.
2) Try and keep the room extra cool, perhaps put a fridge in the mining room with the door open
3) Provide your card with warm up and warm downs, gradually lowering GPU speeds
4) Avoid getting foodstuff, jam etc, in your hardware. Same goes for drinks
5) Cigarette smoke has been shown to damage fan parts - don't smoke fags near your PC if you care!
6) Take the occasional weekend off, only playing minesweeper to calm your video card.

Anyone gots any more tips I'll be glad to add them to the list.

0) Stop mining.  Put all those cards back into their boxes and stackem on a bookshelf.  You will have a long lasting "library" of cards that should outlast you and can be passed down to your heirs.

| In Default we Trust | Need gold/silver for btc? | Buy bitcoins |
3phase
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 313


Third score


View Profile
August 03, 2011, 07:38:34 AM
 #33

This made me laugh so much. Thermal stress issues aside #5 is probably the only usefull advice some smokers don't think about what it can do to other things in their enviroment.

Some new warning signs on the tobacco pouch:

"Smoking harms you and your Bitcoin mining equipment"

"Smoking drastically reduces your MH/s"

"Smoking kills. Your miners. Then you."

Oh yeah, now I need to think about it. Time for a cigarette.

And BTW, funny idea of the OP about the fridge. Judging from the name and the look, he's probably done it too much in his life. Close the fkin door, idiot!!!

Fiat no more.
Δοκιμάστε το http://multibit.org - Bitcoin client τώρα και στα Ελληνικά
vector76
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 70


View Profile
August 03, 2011, 10:58:35 AM
 #34

4) Avoid getting foodstuff, jam etc, in your hardware. Same goes for drinks

I like putting foodstuff in drinks, in particular I like putting ice cream in root beer.  YUMMM

Why should I avoid it and what does that have to do with keeping my rigs healthy?
drgr33n
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 266



View Profile
August 03, 2011, 10:59:32 AM
 #35

Hahaha this did tickle me Cheesy My advice would be avoid the OP like the plague. It did make me wonder what the motivation for this post was ? Then it hit me !! Sticky substances in your cards ? smoking and fridges !! Sounds more like what I do after a bit of sex. Do my buisness, light a fag and grab a beer. That poor mining machine !! So I'm starting a small charity for the Protection of Rigs against Insane Careless Kids or as I like to call it PRICK.

There are hundreds of poor mining rigs out there that are abused every day by kids all over the world !!


Mining rigs forced to work, exhausted by their cruel owner


Look how sad they are !!

If you could spare a coin to the PRICK fund we as a collective can stand up and say no more and give these guys a happy life !!



Cluster2k
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1576


View Profile
August 03, 2011, 11:22:40 AM
 #36

7) Play music to your rigs.  Mozart slows down the mining rate, Wagner speeds it up.

Do not send bitcoins to me: 16b8s7pBJ9rUmsExNW25qD5VUqVqRPZuXu
100% solar powered bitcoin generation
bonker
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 560



View Profile
August 03, 2011, 12:43:37 PM
 #37


There are hundreds of poor mining rigs out there that are abused every day by kids all over the world !!


Mining rigs forced to work, exhausted by their cruel owner


That's some pretty harrowing imagery. Finally, it's good to see some intelligent posts up in this thread too, seems
 so far there's just been cranks and kids posting shit.

All them posts about "don't rest your card because of thermal stress" are talking nonsense. It's 100% straight up FACT
that resting your card will ease bearing tension in the fan and prolong silicon substrate integrity.

Probably worthhwile keeping strong magnetic fields at bay too, so don't get your speakers too near your rig. With respect
to that guys that said something about Motzart slowing hashrate, that's pretty hard to believe man.


Pies
Xephan
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 42


View Profile
August 03, 2011, 01:06:08 PM
 #38


Mining rigs forced to work, exhausted by their cruel owner


I dunno, they don't look exhausted enough to me... needs more vents and fans

Ok ok so it was a bad pun Cheesy

186q9YUW3x8TVHC5aYBEqgZZYMxft8Cw9f
kokojie
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1722



View Profile
August 03, 2011, 02:04:52 PM
 #39

"cigarette smokes are shown to damage fan parts"? is this true?

btc: 15sFnThw58hiGHYXyUAasgfauifTEB1ZF6
Xephan
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 42


View Profile
August 03, 2011, 02:48:07 PM
 #40

"cigarette smokes are shown to damage fan parts"? is this true?

6 months worth of smoking
http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=137197

The problem is the tar and moisture (from the human's breath) in the "smoke", it sticks and starts to coat stuff especially fans and the parts the airflow is most strongly directed at. Then dust/fur/lint gets stuck to this "glue", basically making it worse.

186q9YUW3x8TVHC5aYBEqgZZYMxft8Cw9f
Iyeman
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 294



View Profile
August 03, 2011, 03:16:03 PM
 #41

"cigarette smokes are shown to damage fan parts"? is this true?

Yeah, when i worked at a PC repair shop years ago working on PC's that came from a smokers house was just nasty as fuck...everything was yellowed and sticky with nastiness.  Would charge extra for having to clean it up before working on it.

<

         %%%%%%%%%%(         
      %%%%%%%%%%%%%  %%     
    %%%%%%%%%%%%%%  .%%%%   
   %%%%%%%%        %%%%%%%   
  /%%%%%%           %%%%%%/ 
  %%%%%%(           (%%%%%% 
  %%%%%%(           (%%%%%% 
  ,%%%%%%           %%%%%%, 
   %%%%%%%%       %%%%%%%%   
    %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%   
      %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%     
         %%%%%%%%%%%       
▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄
.
. OPEN MONEY PLATFORM .
▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
{}
>
OmegaNemesis28
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 280



View Profile WWW
August 05, 2011, 03:31:17 AM
 #42


There are hundreds of poor mining rigs out there that are abused every day by kids all over the world !!


Mining rigs forced to work, exhausted by their cruel owner


That's some pretty harrowing imagery. Finally, it's good to see some intelligent posts up in this thread too, seems
 so far there's just been cranks and kids posting shit.

All them posts about "don't rest your card because of thermal stress" are talking nonsense. It's 100% straight up FACT
that resting your card will ease bearing tension in the fan and prolong silicon substrate integrity.

Probably worthhwile keeping strong magnetic fields at bay too, so don't get your speakers too near your rig. With respect
to that guys that said something about Motzart slowing hashrate, that's pretty hard to believe man.



You realize he was being sarcastic.... right?
You have no idea what you're talking about. Especially the refrigerator stuff. Go read every so often instead of posting on the internet.

You want to know why those magical machines keeps beer cold when they're inside? Because it evaporates liquid in order to keep the things inside of it cold. Do you know how you evaporate liquid? A baby knows how - you heat it up. Now ask yourself where does that heat go after its done cooling your beer? Into the room the refrigerator is located. So you can be extremely stupid, keep the refrigator open, and actually be ADDING heat to the room... OR you could remove the refrigerator from the room all together and thus be removing heat from the room.

Your idea of keeping the door to the refrigerator open to cool off a room is almost as bad as the idea of building a computer and putting it in a refrigerator to keep it cool.

I'm not one for donations but if you must go ahead and I will keep you in mind. =)
http://payb.tc/omeganemesis28
DrKennethNoisewater
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 125



View Profile
August 05, 2011, 06:37:19 PM
 #43

Most of these tips are bogus. In fact there are arguments that hardware is happier when it can "settle" into a consistent routine, a single constant(ish) temperature and run speed becomes easier on physical parts than spin-ups and spin-downs.

Where did this theory come from? Dude, resting your hardware is the best thing for its health.
Spin that bitch down and reap the rewards.

The more posts this guy makes, the more I believe that is his real picture, not an Avatar.

LOL
release
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 81


View Profile
August 05, 2011, 07:51:50 PM
 #44

Why rest? It's hardware, not a human brain. Constant voltage is healthier because a PSU with shifting loads will be more prone to voltage spikes. Still unlikely, but resting a video card is bogus.
the joint
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1806



View Profile
August 05, 2011, 08:16:33 PM
 #45

Most of these tips are bogus. In fact there are arguments that hardware is happier when it can "settle" into a consistent routine, a single constant(ish) temperature and run speed becomes easier on physical parts than spin-ups and spin-downs.

Where did this theory come from? Dude, resting your hardware is the best thing for its health.
Spin that bitch down and reap the rewards.


It's for the same reason you'd rather buy a car with 150,000 miles that's used only for long-distance highway driving than buying a car with 75,000 miles that's only used for city driving with lots of stops and starts.  When fast-moving parts constantly adjust speed and temperature, things move out of place and materials suffer weaknesses due to frequent changes in temperature.

Nagios
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 71


thevapebook.com


View Profile WWW
August 05, 2011, 08:24:57 PM
 #46

I'd be more worried about replacing the thermal paste then resting the hardware. But that's me.

Find something I said tip worthy? 1Nf47w5mk7a425xLTrV8U4eswqveoxwTv1
triforcelink
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 112



View Profile
August 06, 2011, 04:43:56 AM
 #47

Oh MAN. I LOLd sooooo hard reading this thread.


Look how sad they are !!

CD-RW
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 57


View Profile
August 06, 2011, 03:46:18 PM
 #48

Funny how it keeps my beers cool then smartass!
I'm not sure if hes trolling or just plain stupid.

Well, this videocard is two years old now and is still kicking ass!
Valalvax
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 438


View Profile
August 06, 2011, 07:59:03 PM
 #49

2) Try and keep the room extra cool, perhaps put a fridge in the mining room with the door open

Refrigerators are not magical cold-making boxes, they're heat exchangers. Any heat they remove from their contents is expelled through the coils on the back of the fridge. Given that this is also less than 100% efficient, an open-doored refrigerator adds more heat to a room than it removes.

Honestly people, L2Physics

Also, the compressors are designed to run for about 5 minutes at a time, leaving the door open is a fast way to destroy a refrigerator
bonker
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 560



View Profile
August 07, 2011, 08:48:56 PM
 #50


You want to know why those magical machines keeps beer cold when they're inside? Because it evaporates liquid in order to keep the things inside of it cold. Do you know how you evaporate liquid? A baby knows how - you heat it up. Now ask yourself where does that heat go after its done cooling your beer? Into the room the refrigerator is located. So you can be extremely stupid, keep the refrigator open, and actually be ADDING heat to the room... OR you could remove the refrigerator from the room all together and thus be removing heat from the room.

Your idea of keeping the door to the refrigerator open to cool off a room is almost as bad as the idea of building a computer and putting it in a refrigerator to keep it cool.

I'm getting pretty sick of all the pseudo-science and fridge-based conspiracy theories up in the thread! You kooks need
to read a book and undertand before posting all this buffoonary!

Of course fridges *work* - they make shit cool, it's obvious, just open one up! Do you think because a PC isn't made of beer a fridge wont
cool it? Of course it will! The reason a fridge removes heat is because the excess forms drag on the electricity used to run it. Essentially
heat is removed from the server room via the electricity supply cable.

I made this thread in good faith to educate you people in the way of card health. If you can't be civil and praise my shit then I suggest you
keep quiet and don't come crying to me when your cards pop due to ill health!

Pies
bonker
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 560



View Profile
August 07, 2011, 09:02:33 PM
 #51



It's for the same reason you'd rather buy a car with 150,000 miles that's used only for long-distance highway driving than buying a car with 75,000 miles that's only used for city driving with lots of stops and starts.  When fast-moving parts constantly adjust speed and temperature, things move out of place and materials suffer weaknesses due to frequent changes in temperature.

What is this gibberish? This analogy makes no sense! A PC is nothing like a car, it doesn't even look like one! Its like
comparing chalk and cheese.

Pies
the joint
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1806



View Profile
August 07, 2011, 11:10:58 PM
 #52



It's for the same reason you'd rather buy a car with 150,000 miles that's used only for long-distance highway driving than buying a car with 75,000 miles that's only used for city driving with lots of stops and starts.  When fast-moving parts constantly adjust speed and temperature, things move out of place and materials suffer weaknesses due to frequent changes in temperature.

What is this gibberish? This analogy makes no sense! A PC is nothing like a car, it doesn't even look like one! Its like
comparing chalk and cheese.

Lol.  I gave you the context of the analogy -- moving parts and temperature, not appearance.  A PC is like a car in that it has moving parts and temperature variation.  Chalk and cheese don't have moving parts and melted cheese is just awesome.

Smalleyster
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 70


I yam what I yam. - Popeye


View Profile WWW
August 07, 2011, 11:48:47 PM
 #53

This thread wins Lowest Content Value by far.

Feel like investing in a Miner?:
http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=30044.msg377773#msg377773
A soup to nuts newbee system for a secure, portable USB wallet (free instructions):
NoobHowTo: http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=27088.msg341387#msg341387
the joint
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1806



View Profile
August 07, 2011, 11:58:16 PM
 #54

This thread wins Lowest Content Value by far.

Oh, I'm sure we can achieve lower.

BombaUcigasa
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1442



View Profile
August 08, 2011, 12:02:32 AM
 #55

Essentially
heat is removed from the server room via the electricity supply cable.
You're not even trying now. There's a saying in my country. If one person tells you you're stupid, they might be crazy. If two people say you're stupid, it might be their opinion. But hey, if EVERYONE tells you you are stupid, you should really look into it.

Btw, I think your advices are stupid, and you are intellectually incapable of understanding thermodynamics. Do us a service and "rest" your video card forever and don't post crap on this forum.
TiagoTiago
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 616


Firstbits.com/1fg4i :)


View Profile
August 08, 2011, 12:18:30 AM
 #56

Fucking freezers, how do they work?

(I dont always get new reply notifications, pls send a pm when you think it has happened)

Wanna gimme some BTC/BCH for any or no reason? 1FmvtS66LFh6ycrXDwKRQTexGJw4UWiqDX Smiley

The more you believe in Bitcoin, and the more you show you do to other people, the faster the real value will soar!

Do you like mmmBananas?!
Quix
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 175


View Profile
August 08, 2011, 12:21:46 AM
 #57


You want to know why those magical machines keeps beer cold when they're inside? Because it evaporates liquid in order to keep the things inside of it cold. Do you know how you evaporate liquid? A baby knows how - you heat it up. Now ask yourself where does that heat go after its done cooling your beer? Into the room the refrigerator is located. So you can be extremely stupid, keep the refrigator open, and actually be ADDING heat to the room... OR you could remove the refrigerator from the room all together and thus be removing heat from the room.

Your idea of keeping the door to the refrigerator open to cool off a room is almost as bad as the idea of building a computer and putting it in a refrigerator to keep it cool.

I'm getting pretty sick of all the pseudo-science and fridge-based conspiracy theories up in the thread! You kooks need
to read a book and undertand before posting all this buffoonary!

Of course fridges *work* - they make shit cool, it's obvious, just open one up! Do you think because a PC isn't made of beer a fridge wont
cool it? Of course it will! The reason a fridge removes heat is because the excess forms drag on the electricity used to run it. Essentially
heat is removed from the server room via the electricity supply cable.

I made this thread in good faith to educate you people in the way of card health. If you can't be civil and praise my shit then I suggest you
keep quiet and don't come crying to me when your cards pop due to ill health!

Worst troll ever, there isn't anyone who is really that stupid. Even a cursory glance at the Wikipedia page about refrigerator would disprove that and even idiots who don't know anything look things up when faced with overwhelming opposition. I think this guy needs a ban.
RandyFolds
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 448



View Profile
August 08, 2011, 12:56:20 AM
 #58

Fucking freezers, how do they work?


Ahahahahaha!@
bonker
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 560



View Profile
August 08, 2011, 02:55:49 AM
 #59

Essentially
heat is removed from the server room via the electricity supply cable.
You're not even trying now. There's a saying in my country. If one person tells you you're stupid, they might be crazy. If two people say you're stupid, it might be their opinion. But hey, if EVERYONE tells you you are stupid, you should really look into it.

Btw, I think your advices are stupid, and you are intellectually incapable of understanding thermodynamics. Do us a service and "rest" your video card forever and don't post crap on this forum.

Look man, this was a beautiful thread before you and your misinformed brutes came along and made ugly. Y'all need
to learn to be more polite and shit.

With regards to the fridge, you got to understand that it ain't a closed system. There's energy being supplied by the
the power station outside right? That energy lost by cooling the fridge down, entropy is transferred out of the room by
the electrons. Seeing as y'all can't provide no robust refutation other than point to wikipedia etc I think we gonna
have to agree to disagree up in here.

Hey but no hard feelings. I'd like to 0ffer another great tip:
8 ) keep your machine clean inside, dust and cobwebs will reduce heat extraction efficency



Pies
bonker
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 560



View Profile
August 08, 2011, 03:05:04 AM
 #60

"cigarette smokes are shown to damage fan parts"? is this true?

Yeah, when i worked at a PC repair shop years ago working on PC's that came from a smokers house was just nasty as fuck...everything was yellowed and sticky with nastiness.  Would charge extra for having to clean it up before working on it.

Straight up it's true! That tar and shit from the ciggie will build up into deposits and clag up all the internals.
That'll prevent heat extraction and slow down electron flow. Your machine will either overheat or you'll get
timing error crashes.

Pretty much all goes with life philosophy, if you lead a unhealthy life that gonna reflect in the things around you.
So save your lungs and Bitcoins will be your reward!

Pies
the joint
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1806



View Profile
August 08, 2011, 04:23:25 AM
 #61

Essentially
heat is removed from the server room via the electricity supply cable.
You're not even trying now. There's a saying in my country. If one person tells you you're stupid, they might be crazy. If two people say you're stupid, it might be their opinion. But hey, if EVERYONE tells you you are stupid, you should really look into it.

Btw, I think your advices are stupid, and you are intellectually incapable of understanding thermodynamics. Do us a service and "rest" your video card forever and don't post crap on this forum.

Look man, this was a beautiful thread before you and your misinformed brutes came along and made ugly. Y'all need
to learn to be more polite and shit.

With regards to the fridge, you got to understand that it ain't a closed system. There's energy being supplied by the
the power station outside right? That energy lost by cooling the fridge down, entropy is transferred out of the room by
the electrons. Seeing as y'all can't provide no robust refutation other than point to wikipedia etc I think we gonna
have to agree to disagree up in here.

Hey but no hard feelings. I'd like to 0ffer another great tip:
8 ) keep your machine clean inside, dust and cobwebs will reduce heat extraction efficency




Entropy transferred out of the room?  WTF does that mean?  The room is a preservative and the rest of the world begins to grow mold?

Maybe you meant energy transferred out of the room.  But my room has fucking walls.  What does your room have?  Doilies?

And where does the heat from the food go?  Does it stay inside the fridge?  Maybe the cool inside the fridge is so dense that the heat just kind of creeps around it like a psycho ex-girlfriend.

TiagoTiago
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 616


Firstbits.com/1fg4i :)


View Profile
August 08, 2011, 05:15:28 AM
 #62

Please explain how the electrons from the freezer take heat from the room while the electrons on a spaceheater heat up the room.

(I dont always get new reply notifications, pls send a pm when you think it has happened)

Wanna gimme some BTC/BCH for any or no reason? 1FmvtS66LFh6ycrXDwKRQTexGJw4UWiqDX Smiley

The more you believe in Bitcoin, and the more you show you do to other people, the faster the real value will soar!

Do you like mmmBananas?!
demonofelru
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 238



View Profile
August 08, 2011, 05:43:48 AM
 #63

Yet an other person saying the OP's info was off.  Keeping GPU's constantly on isn't as bad as turning it on and off frequently.  What happens is when used solder points and such expand due to heat when shut off and cooled down it contracts due to cooling off.  Enough expanding and contracting can and will eventually break the card.

Names do not matter; however, if you insist...id...
Digigami
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 460


View Profile
August 08, 2011, 06:05:32 AM
 #64


With regards to the fridge, you got to understand that it ain't a closed system. There's energy being supplied by the
the power station outside right? That energy lost by cooling the fridge down, entropy is transferred out of the room by
the electrons. Seeing as y'all can't provide no robust refutation other than point to wikipedia etc I think we gonna
have to agree to disagree up in here.



I didn't bother looking, but either Wikipedia has got the tech completely wrong, or it's being misinterpreted.

If your willing to listen for a moment, I'm a licensed a/c tech, and a/c and fridges work on the same basic principals, with the exception that an a/c unit is designed to run nearly 100% duty cycle. Refrigerators and freezers however, are designed with 25-30% duty cycle in mind. If you try to use a refrigerator system to cool a PC (generating heat constantly) you will burn it out eventually. Window a/c units and similar can be converted to cool PC components, but specialized tools and equipment is required to perform the required modifications.

These systems remove the heat from one area, and need to dissipate them in another. A/c units use things like radiators on both ends, evaporator is where it gets cold, condenser is where it gets hot. Then they simply use air to transfer the heat either into the system or out of the system. The only electricity involved is to run the fans and refrigerant compressor. In fridges, the same principal applies, although the evaporator is smaller and inside the fridge, usually does not have a fan on it. The condenser is the black grid of tubing you see on the back of a fridge. That warms up, and the inside gets cold. No thermal energy ever leaves the room via the electrical wire. There's a bit more going on in the refrigerant system all dependent on the system pressure differences, but this is a reasonably easy to understand run down of the basics.

Even the use of a peltier cooler (ceramic, thermo-electric device) the electricity is used to facilitate transfer of heat from one side to the other, and in fact these devices create more heat than they are able to remove from the cool side.

Overclock.net forums have a number of great articles of people using refrigerant or peltier based cooling on PC's if your interested in learning more.
http://www.overclock.net/



I don't think anyone's trying to dump on your thread, it's just best if we try and prevent misinformation whenever possible.
TiagoTiago
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 616


Firstbits.com/1fg4i :)


View Profile
August 08, 2011, 06:22:02 AM
 #65

Damn, you spoiled the fun of watching him try to come up with crazy explanations for his absurd claims DX<

(I dont always get new reply notifications, pls send a pm when you think it has happened)

Wanna gimme some BTC/BCH for any or no reason? 1FmvtS66LFh6ycrXDwKRQTexGJw4UWiqDX Smiley

The more you believe in Bitcoin, and the more you show you do to other people, the faster the real value will soar!

Do you like mmmBananas?!
Digigami
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 460


View Profile
August 08, 2011, 06:47:46 AM
 #66

Heh :p when it's something your trained to know, it's hard to watch someone try and explain it like that
Exonumia
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 190



View Profile
August 08, 2011, 06:59:18 AM
 #67

I don't think anyone's trying to dump on your thread, it's just best if we try and prevent misinformation whenever possible.

Oh I think they are... they are dumping on a troll thread... but your post reminded of this:

Many years ago I happened upon a person who was running a render farm in his garage... It was pretty warm in there and his solution was to put 4 window AC units in to keep it cool. The problem is they were literally sitting in the garage... the condenser end was venting into the garage... I kept trying to explain this too him... but he honestly believed it was working... unlike the OP who is a top quality troll Cheesy

 
bonker
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 560



View Profile
August 08, 2011, 08:02:09 AM
 #68

Please explain how the electrons from the freezer take heat from the room while the electrons on a spaceheater heat up the room.

That's good thinking man, you one of them few openminded individuals that keep the world from going crusty! Ignore all them other
so called experts, they just parroting them nonsense that got jammed into their heads from the Man.

You're right in that a spaceheater is pretty much an inverse freezer. Both take energy from an external source to function. But where as the
freezer transfers entropy out of the room, a heater will transfer entropy into the room. Both convert energy doing this, so all conservation principles
are intact. It is the heating fins on a freezer that achieve this inversion and such fins do warm up, but in general more cool remains
in the room.

That maths behind this is solid. Sorry to all you so called a/c experts, but your knowledge is bunk. Stop poncing around like you know shit,
if you can't prove it from first principles, then keep your cake hole closed!

Pies
bonker
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 560



View Profile
August 08, 2011, 08:10:29 AM
 #69

I'm sorry to all you good folk out that have been PMing me about card health tips, this thread seems to have been hijacked by a bunch of crazies and
conspiracy nuts. There is one other important factor that y'all should take into account when caring for your card and
that is magnetic fields.

I mentioned it earlier, before all the heathens turned up, and I'm saying again: don't put yor speakers near your cards!

The magnetic fields in the speakers cause vortexing in electron flows that are in your PC. So keep them speakers at arms length
as you get down to whatever disco music you listen to while mining.

Pies
the joint
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1806



View Profile
August 08, 2011, 08:25:18 AM
 #70

Please explain how the electrons from the freezer take heat from the room while the electrons on a spaceheater heat up the room.

That's good thinking man, you one of them few openminded individuals that keep the world from going crusty! Ignore all them other
so called experts, they just parroting them nonsense that got jammed into their heads from the Man.

You're right in that a spaceheater is pretty much an inverse freezer. Both take energy from an external source to function. But where as the
freezer transfers entropy out of the room, a heater will transfer entropy into the room. Both convert energy doing this, so all conservation principles
are intact. It is the heating fins on a freezer that achieve this inversion and such fins do warm up, but in general more cool remains
in the room.

That maths behind this is solid. Sorry to all you so called a/c experts, but your knowledge is bunk. Stop poncing around like you know shit,
if you can't prove it from first principles, then keep your cake hole closed!

Ohhhhhh I get it now!  I didn't check me maths!

Digigami
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 460


View Profile
August 08, 2011, 05:49:01 PM
 #71

sigh.. goes to show ya I guess.. You just cant fix stupid
boss cat
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 28


View Profile
August 08, 2011, 09:09:33 PM
 #72

trololol
the pic matches
TiagoTiago
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 616


Firstbits.com/1fg4i :)


View Profile
August 09, 2011, 04:04:47 PM
 #73

Please explain how the electrons from the freezer take heat from the room while the electrons on a spaceheater heat up the room.

That's good thinking man, you one of them few openminded individuals that keep the world from going crusty! Ignore all them other
so called experts, they just parroting them nonsense that got jammed into their heads from the Man.

You're right in that a spaceheater is pretty much an inverse freezer. Both take energy from an external source to function. But where as the
freezer transfers entropy out of the room, a heater will transfer entropy into the room. Both convert energy doing this, so all conservation principles
are intact. It is the heating fins on a freezer that achieve this inversion and such fins do warm up, but in general more cool remains
in the room.

That maths behind this is solid. Sorry to all you so called a/c experts, but your knowledge is bunk. Stop poncing around like you know shit,
if you can't prove it from first principles, then keep your cake hole closed!
You just said they do, but not how; what i asked is how.

(I dont always get new reply notifications, pls send a pm when you think it has happened)

Wanna gimme some BTC/BCH for any or no reason? 1FmvtS66LFh6ycrXDwKRQTexGJw4UWiqDX Smiley

The more you believe in Bitcoin, and the more you show you do to other people, the faster the real value will soar!

Do you like mmmBananas?!
Dargo
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1820



View Profile
August 09, 2011, 11:12:18 PM
 #74

Awww, man, this is one zombie thread that shoulda stayed in the grave! I keep hoping it will go away, but it...just...won't...die. Someone bust out the holy water, please.  Tongue
PatrickHarnett
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 518



View Profile
August 10, 2011, 01:21:16 AM
 #75

This thread wins Lowest Content Value by far.

Smiley Smalleyeter - nice posting yet again, but I might ruin it.

For most casual GPU users, the cards run happily for a long time.  However, they do fail and there are several things that shorten lives.  I'd agree with the smoke, but I don't have that problem.

1: Keep things clean.  Dust is well know for doing amazing things and gets everywhere.  Clean your case/fans/cards periodically.
2: Heat kills - if you overclock, you will probably shorten the life of the card, and it doesn't take too much to fry video ram or the gpu.  I'm happy running stock speeds and down clocked memory.
3: Have spares.  I have been running cards 24/7 longer than bitcoin has been around, and every now and then I get a bearing failure on a fan.  I have a stash of failed cards so I can swap out a fan and replace it easily.  I also "re-fresh" the thermal paste rather than applying new - saves me quite a bit.

If I wanted to have my computers get cold, I can turn them off, but they are happier when warm.
Mortox
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 15


View Profile
August 10, 2011, 05:36:19 AM
 #76

I feel bad contributing to this thread but I just wanted to comment on a couple things.  Computers in fridges don't work.  First, as has been mentioned, they aren't designed to run constantly.  Second, the compressors in fridges aren't all that powerful, so you it won't be keeping your rig very cool even before the compressor fails.  A/C units or dehumidifiers will work better.
Oldminer
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1022



View Profile
August 10, 2011, 05:42:47 AM
 #77

Ah this thread again...

yea been looking for a good laugh and some of the more recent replies to the OP have delivered.  Grin




If you like my post please feel free to give me some positive rep https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=trust;u=18639
Tip me BTC: 1FBmoYijXVizfYk25CpiN8Eds9J6YiRDaX
bonker
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 560



View Profile
August 10, 2011, 08:11:37 AM
 #78

I'm getting quite a few good tips through PMs now from many of you good folk sharing your ideas on card longevity. But one tip in particular
caught my eye, that is the use of a hairdryier and a bucket of ice.

If you point the hairdryer at your PC and get it to blow over ice it will indeed produce a cool stream of air. Yes, this cold air can
be used to cool your video card. However, excess water vapour in the air may fry your shit, so it isn't advisable. It would
only work if the ice is kept in a sealed plastic bag.

Keep them tips coming fellow miners. Just ignore all the haters and crazies.

Pies
Pages: 1 2 3 4 [All]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!