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July 09, 2012, 01:53:22 AM
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See the title.
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July 09, 2012, 01:55:49 AM
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Not sure if that was a good idea calling yourself out.

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July 09, 2012, 02:00:10 AM
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It's going to hit 100F here is SoCal soon and we don't run the AC.  It's getting to about 88F in my "mining" room so it's starting to get unbearable.  So far all I have done is lower the clockspeed on my main 7970 during the heat of the day.  There are going to be days when I need to shut down during the middle of the day and that is going to suck.  I have a window fan running 24/7 that is reverseable , but it isn't very effective unless it is cooler than 80F outside.  If ASIC's ever come out they are going to look real attractive one heat-wave afterwards.
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July 09, 2012, 03:00:16 AM
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I had to shut mine down since my ac died and it was heating up my house plus we are in the middle of a heat wave...i think i will have to ride the ASIC wave

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July 09, 2012, 03:01:23 AM
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People in the northern hemisphere, presumably. I, on the other hand, am freezing my tail off down here in Australia. Sad

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July 09, 2012, 04:03:00 AM
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People in the northern hemisphere, presumably. I, on the other hand, am freezing my tail off down here in Australia. Sad

Indeed.   Smiley
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July 09, 2012, 05:16:03 AM
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As my mining rig was running outside, I had to turn it off few months ago. I was hoping to get back to GPU mining one last time in October or November, but BFL destroyed my plans. I will switch to ASIC instead.
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July 09, 2012, 04:49:09 PM
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Sorry ... have been away since I moved last year. I haven't been keeping up with the BTC lingo. What are BFL and ASIC??
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July 09, 2012, 08:36:45 PM
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Hell, it's hard for me to even run my computer when it's too hot

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July 09, 2012, 09:34:11 PM
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Sorry ... have been away since I moved last year. I haven't been keeping up with the BTC lingo. What are BFL and ASIC??
BFL - Butterfly Labs
ASIC - Custom one purpose chip

http://www.butterflylabs.com/products/
-See the BitForce SC product line, and compare with GPUs...
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July 10, 2012, 01:52:27 AM
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People in the northern hemisphere, presumably. I, on the other hand, am freezing my tail off down here in Australia. Sad
I'm in Australia too, but I moved my rigs inside for winter- toasty warm Cheesy
Rigs go outside in summer in regular 100C+ days, cgminer FTW Cheesy

The guy that authors cgminer lives in Australia too - he optimised it before our summer, time for the N hemisphere to catch up again Tongue

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July 10, 2012, 02:02:24 AM
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It's not so much that the miners can't handle the heat as much as us humans can't handle the extra heat they make indoors.
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July 10, 2012, 02:12:53 AM
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It's not so much that the miners can't handle the heat as much as us humans can't handle the extra heat they make indoors.

amen to that. Not having a secure location to place mine outdoors and failing to install enough exhaust flow to remove the hot air, I just slap got rid of mine. Can't stand being hot.

I welcome our ASIC overlords!  would really like to see some competition there....

edit; location = Florida

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July 10, 2012, 04:28:00 AM
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Hmmm...I just crank the AC and keep going.
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July 10, 2012, 06:22:44 AM
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Hmmm...I just crank the AC and keep going.

I assume your elect. free?
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July 10, 2012, 06:28:20 AM
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Hmmm...I just crank the AC and keep going.

I assume your elect. free?

no doubt... my summer elec bill is near $500 without mining.... don't even ask what mining plus central AC + a window unit going to keep cool bring it to. ;p

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July 10, 2012, 06:34:35 AM
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I've def had to turn it off a few days here and there

Generally a few hours later a rain storm will come through, cool everything down and I'll open the doors and windows and after an hour or so turn the miner back on
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