DON'T Buy a Used Mining GPU! – $h!t Manufacturers Say



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30 thoughts on “DON'T Buy a Used Mining GPU! – $h!t Manufacturers Say

  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    master linus🙏 just any GTX card or old card you have please 🙏🙏 just one card , don't have any😥

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    Truth is most miners care about their gpus by undervolting and limiting power limit because loosing even one gpu is bad news – especially today when you have to mine for many months to pay off a cost of buying it.

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    Also no miner runs them at full power because power draw to gains. My 3080 runs at 113w while having 88% of the hash rate

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    Should say don’t pay more than 500$ for a 3080ti used because looking at the rumored performance leap of the 4xxx series 3080ti will be high mid grade gpu

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    Can confirm. I have been mining with my 1080ti the 6-7 coldest months of the year for 4 years. Only 2% drop from my 3dmark benchs from 4 years ago. Maybe time to reapply thermal pastes.

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    Can I please have a gtx 1650

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    My problem isn't with the card isn't that it's been mining. My problem is the repeated maintenance the mining cards are put through in large facilities.

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    nive video thank you for that!

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    What about replacing the thermal paste and fans, to reduce the throttle temperature? Would this restore the (minor) GPU degradation?

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    I'm not afraid a used card will be 10% slower, Linux. I'm afraid it will stop working 2 weeks after I buy it.

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    Crypto ruined PC gaming.

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    In facts card load under gaming easily reach 70-80deg, while under mining (in a setup from someone who actually know what he's doing) the card don't get pass 62 and ideally even lower, I seen some setup with cards at nearly their idle temp around 30-40 when mining at extreme. So I trust much more a mining card than one from a no-life gamer who used it all day long…

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    still waiting for that crash

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    Imo no one should buy any cards of miners. Let them throw them away. They don't deserve another cent.

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    Man, another great content from you
    Thanks

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    200 years from now the world will be thanking the millennials for wasting the remaining fossil fuels on powering calculators.

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    IK this is getting aged, but could you test VRAM performance?

    I don't think core clocks should be affected as core is not fully utilized for mining (like ETH) so miners would usually DOWNclock the CORE and OVERclock the VRAM as far as they can go. Careful and mindful ones probably take more care of the cards than gamers (temps, lower power draw = efficiency = profit), but since VRAM is the main affected component it's the one that may expose the signs of degradation or failure.

    More to that, many cards don't have sensors on memory so your best bet to get the VRAM temp is the hotspot, which is only estimately indicative. I was getting the same "GPU temps" with underclocked core (-502Mhz) and the memory range from -502Mhz up until +2000Mhz (where mining returns errors) for the test, which concerns as there should be a more heat due to higher clocks. Changing the core clock affects temps massively.

    Also, mining uses different algorithms working with VRAM unlike games, so it's possible to overclock much higher while in games you will get either artifcats or ECC at much lower offset. On top of running high clocks 24/7 would be interesting to see if there's really any dips with good care.

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    Id rather play with rocks that buy a mining gpu…and its not because of performance loss…

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    The capasitors, if it in bad condition it will affect the performance of the gpu. But I don't now about the performance of solid capacitors nowdays ('n usually high price vgacard using it).

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    Why is Linus so surprised that NVIDIA cards are boosting much higher than said? Its well known and nothing new. Every NVIDIA card I had, boosted WELL over the given clock.

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    So we should give miners our money for a used card likely bought from a scalper? Well shit.

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    Still waiting for that crash btw…

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    Sooooo, when is that flood of used GPUs coming? 🙄

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    On/Off has more stress on the device then continuous usage, unless the device is running at excess heat envelope. But with modern throttling capabilities, the fine balance should be good.

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    b ullshit! its just the thermal pads that are degrading the performace. just change them and its as good as new. It's just a marketing scheme that manufacturers do, so that people buy their new products.

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    All failed GPU are due to Failed GBA solder joints due to thermal cycling between playing games and not playing or powering down. Mining runs GPU at high load and at a constant thermal level continuously, which would stop the failures due to thermal cycling.

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    nvidia boost rating always seemed a little off to me, i have a 1650Ti mobile and it says boost is 1485mhz but it runs at over 1850mhz depending on the game

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    Clock might not differ much. But how long before a 4 year old non-stop mining card dies?

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    If gpu manufactures want to sell more STOP NOBBLING them with LHR you idiots. What people do with their gpu is of no concern to anyone else so long as there is no illegal activity.

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  • January 22, 2022 at 5:01 pm
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    I would probably be more likely to trust a random crypto miner to at least handle the cards properly and use somewhat decent power supplies with stable power

    … than a random gamer who doesn’t follow best practice when handling/ installing components – and might be using budget components

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