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May 25, 2012, 10:25:32 PM
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Hello,

I currently have my miner already but it heats up the area quite fast, and is a miner that is mining in an open area where the heat can dissipate to the rest of the house.  This is my concern because I don't want to pay extra for AC and therefore reducing my profit from mining.

I would like to ask if the garage will have any bad effects on the cards.  I already have the case fully enclosed so there won't be issues with bugs and whatnot.
Would the garage ambient temperature be bad or not?

Thanks,

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May 26, 2012, 03:20:41 AM
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I'm going into winter now but I ran most of my rigs on the back verandah over summer, blew them out with some air once a month.
Daytime temperatures in summer here go over 40C regularly
with cgminer, undevolting and downclocking memory my cards still ran at acceptable temps (under 85C at peak temp for day)
A *lot* of miners have rigs in garages, sheds or barns.
oh and I dont use cases Smiley

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May 27, 2012, 09:04:58 AM
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I would like to ask if the garage will have any bad effects on the cards.

Make sure your electrical will handle the rigs without popping breakers when the garage door opens, for instance.

Also, physical security is generally lax in a garage.  Particularly if you show it off to the neighbor, who then tells a neighbor and the next thing you know its gone.

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May 27, 2012, 04:32:02 PM
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I would like to ask if the garage will have any bad effects on the cards.

Make sure your electrical will handle the rigs without popping breakers when the garage door opens, for instance.

Also, physical security is generally lax in a garage.  Particularly if you show it off to the neighbor, who then tells a neighbor and the next thing you know its gone.

Yes the electrical should stand up to power the rig.  My neighborhood is a higher end neighborhood, with basically zero crime rates here, so no worries about that.

Thanks for all the advice.  Moving it into the garage very soon   Cool
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May 31, 2012, 02:48:05 AM
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2 HD6870's and a HD5870 running in my attached garage. Day temps hit 90F + in my garage. The cards clock down using CGMiner and will stop mining if they hit 85C. Rather have no bitcoins than a dead card.

Get one of those fake security cameras and put it in there. 
Padlocks keep honest people honest. Video cameras in clear view keep almost everyone honest. Even a fake camera is a pretty good deterrent if you don't let anyone (not one person, NO ONE, not a wife, not your mom, NO ONE) know it is a fake.

I have all open cases and bugs don't go near the things, I doubt they like the 100F+ temps in the PC's during the summer. In the winter all the bugs are gone.
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May 31, 2012, 03:24:35 AM
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In the winter all the bugs are gone.
Thank God.
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