Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by jbunch07, Sep 22, 2008.
dayum dave, when did you start using .88mm picks?
Geez, you'd think I was using the pik of Denstiny or sumptin.
Holy crap!!!!!!!! That is insane.
Its a nice showpiece, but heck of a pain to work on.
Gorgeous. Genuinely gorgeous.
Worth it. Not just because it's beautiful, but the hardware underneath as well.
I'm in, some test shots i took while cleaning a PS3 using my GS3
nice, it cropped from zooming or close shot
looks like building with thermonuclear inside
Very rare HW pr0n now.
Dead Tahiti XTL naked - core shattered like glass, probably during heat expansion during heavy load (mining litecoin).
too bad, could be from overtighten too?
actually i dont like non ihs core since it goes more fragile
Otherwise yes but in this case I doubt, screws were not very tight. Must have been manufacturing flaw and a lot surface tension.
ooohhh we use both our SIII for close shot (tho i might have a use for the Macro function on my Canon SX100iS since i brought by mistake a 32gb CL10 SD card instead of a µSD... )
wait you cropped ... bah ... not even at my level ... and im not really high ... about 1.74m above ground
You should post that pic here:
There's a sub debate going on in the thread regarding whether or not mining damages gpu's!
Well, the load is rather extreme. Really compared to heaviest game it is more like furmark which you run constantly. I have another 280X which fan bearings are dying because of constant mining too. There is no question about it: extreme load, more killed GPUs. Simple as that.
Also, I design ASIC chips myself. Operating temperature of ICs indeed affects their likely operational lifetime. Mining -> very very hot graphics cards espeically VRM parts which many don't understand.
I fold on my 7970 but since it's water cooled I'm not too worried about it atm. Full load temps stay in the mid 40's
I'll probably give the card a break for a month or two since I have some new crunching hardware coming online soon and I don't want to send my electric bill any higher
nah, what i meant for cropped is that i opened it in paint for its full 8MP size and just cut the ICs out so i don't upload a huge picture , if you want i can re upload the whole picture.
i also forgot that i can use my brother's Canon PowerShot S5IS, kinda old and also 8MP but still somewhat decent and has a super macro seting, and i still have my nokia n8 with its 12MP cam but it doesn't help much with macro shots
Would it help the health of the cards if the intensity is put on 12 or less? The Hashfaster pools advise an intensity of 11 for Scrypt (which will not give max perf. but will increase desktop usability and might help avoiding unnecessary wear).
Many people are not willing to sacrifice hash rate. But you can often decrease voltage and clock speed with very minimal impact on hash rate. In fact one of my R9 280X works best undervolted and clocked to 950 MHz getting +700Khash. And the difference in temperatures and power consumption is quite big compared to default stock settings.
Even +-20 MHz difference in GPU or Memory frequency can mean +-100Khash/s difference and the settings are unique for each card.
You'd have to see how big difference it makes on VRM and GPU temps and a kill-a-watt meter would be very handy to have when you optimize mining rig. After all, electricity is not free either. Mining is a compromise of everything.
The point of desktop usage is valid. At intensity 13 things seem to be a bit slowish. Perhaps it will reduce the load a bit too -> lower VRM temps for example so it helps with wear and tear.
(Do note that I 13 is optimal for Tahiti and I 20 for Hawaii)
Main reason cards die is that the default gaming settings are just too much for 24/7 "furmark-like" use. And people only see the hash rate ignoring card's hints of suffering.
One serious stress to GPU comes when you sometimes lose connection to your pool stratum server and your GPUs rapidly cool down to idle temps and when work resumes it rapidly heats the GPUs back to very hot. This kind of cycling is very bad.
"It's designed to run at 94c. VRM is spec'ed up to 130c" - anonymous miner
"My 5 HD 7990s are running each at 99c" - anonymous miner
In the mining pool chats and forums you find quite a bit dead hardware.
That is an awesome looking MSI ITX board DJ!!!!
If I ever build a PC from scratch I will definitely go mini-ITX! Compact, sexy and efficient!
yep, and using real camera would give you better shot than using macro shot by using phone camera
Just ordered the mATX version today along with some shiny new toys. Will post pics on Friday.
Lol, love the new PC's name!
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