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August 05, 2011, 11:09:51 PM
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so i have been mining bitcoins with my gpu on and average of 28 mhash/s
(a geforce 9800 GTX plus) back in the days it was the fastest available...

however i noticed the temps can really run up high (85 degrees centigrade) causing my pc to shut down for security reasons...

my hdd also runs up to high tempratures, i am goign to buy some fans however i want to make sure my pc caps it's capacity when it reaches certain tempratures (hdd 48 degrees gpu 80 maybe even less...)

maybe anyone of you knows a good programme for capping it's capacity at higher temps...
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August 05, 2011, 11:36:47 PM
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It's a waste of time and effort mining 28 Mhash/s.

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August 06, 2011, 12:05:38 AM
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Dont waste your time, If your making less then 100MHash/s your losing money.

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August 06, 2011, 12:11:22 AM
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Dont waste your time, If your making less then 100MHash/s your losing money.

Unless, of course, he keeps his Bitcents and the price of Bitcoin skyrockets to $xxx or $x,xxx or $xx,xxx.  But then again, buying is so much easier, and spending is the American way.

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August 06, 2011, 01:26:29 AM
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Have you checked the heatsink/fans on your card to make sure they are secured properly and clean? It's an old card and could use a little tlc.
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August 06, 2011, 07:17:48 AM
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put a heat shield between your gpu and hard drives.  Look at your GPU's clock and bring it down.  Open the side of your case and see if it helps.
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August 06, 2011, 07:31:58 AM
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I have the same card.

My gpu temp went to 143 degrees!

Not recommended for mining.


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August 06, 2011, 11:24:25 AM
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I agree with NizeGuy and bmgjet, you shouldn't mine with such a card. If you still want to mine, consider downclocking your card with a tool like MSI Afterburner

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August 06, 2011, 05:50:10 PM
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well thanks you guys, great response even within a days time...

it is indeed an old card but i remember installing it liek it was yesterday (hehe)

i am planning to get a new pc before 11-11-11 (for those of you who know what happens then)

i think i'll have it running duing school days(if i get it to run at stable temps...)

i am now going to check my fans thanks once again for your advice...
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August 06, 2011, 07:03:03 PM
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Get an electricity meter, because I don't think it is profitable now that the market has tanked.

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