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July 21, 2011, 03:15:17 AM
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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

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July 21, 2011, 03:21:13 AM
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You are the best troll I've read all week!  Cheesy

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July 21, 2011, 03:29:14 AM
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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.

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July 21, 2011, 03:29:57 AM
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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.

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July 21, 2011, 03:34:45 AM
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i find sending my cards to the Bahamas for a week a month makes them work harder

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July 21, 2011, 08:13:37 AM
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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
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July 21, 2011, 02:46:04 PM
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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

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July 21, 2011, 03:29:39 PM
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My cards are my bitches.

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July 22, 2011, 06:34:58 PM
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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!




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July 23, 2011, 01:56:36 AM
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#9. Your mining rig will not talk. In the event that your mining rig does talk, I urge you to disregard its advice.

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August 03, 2011, 02:41:15 AM
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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.

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August 03, 2011, 07:38:34 AM
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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!!!

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August 03, 2011, 10:58:35 AM
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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?
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August 03, 2011, 10:59:32 AM
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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 !!



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August 03, 2011, 11:22:40 AM
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7) Play music to your rigs.  Mozart slows down the mining rate, Wagner speeds it up.

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August 03, 2011, 12:43:37 PM
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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.


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August 03, 2011, 01:06:08 PM
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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

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August 03, 2011, 02:04:52 PM
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"cigarette smokes are shown to damage fan parts"? is this true?

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"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.

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