At long last, I'm back in the game.

Discussion in 'Video Cards' started by Stoly, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. Stoly

    Stoly [H]ardness Supreme

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    So after what seemed like a lifetime I finally upgraded to a GTX 1070

    Back in 2007 I won a gaming rig with a Geforce 8600GT. Before that I had a 6800GT iirc.

    That year I got married, and got a kid so no more pc upgrades :(:(.

    I got a GTX 650Ti in 2012. I sold it as I needed the money so back to the 8600GT.

    Eventually the 8600 died. Brought it back to life a couple of times though.

    Since then I never had money to buy a real card so I during the next years I got a GT210 then a GT610 and finally a GT630.

    Suffice to say I only played old games like MOH:AA, MOH:pA, doom 3, jedi outcast and jedi academy.

    But I have dozens of more recent games I never played like FIFA 2016, SW battlefront, Assasins Creed, farcry 3 and many more.

    So at long last I have a great card plus a 4k tv and a lot of catching up to do

    Feeling great
     
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  2. exlink

    exlink 2[H]4U

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    Shit well that settles it; I'm never getting married and/or having kids.
     
  3. Byle_Kennett

    Byle_Kennett Gawd

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    Welcome Brother!!! WE WITNESS YOUUU
     
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  6. Stoly

    Stoly [H]ardness Supreme

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    Now I'm getting the itch to do some ethereum mining. Any pointers?
     
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    Welcome to the land of the living!
     
  8. Algrim

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    Or you could have gotten married to someone who games and she pushes you to upgrade both computer systems. :D
     
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  9. Stoly

    Stoly [H]ardness Supreme

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    It was hard enough to get a regular girl to marry me. There were like no gamer girls back then like there are now.:D:D:p:p:LOL::LOL:
     
  10. CombatChrisNC

    CombatChrisNC Gawd

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    I hear ya. Thankfully my system still runs things at varied settings. Fallout 4 free weekend ran... Meh on low.
     
  11. cybereality

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    [​IMG]

    Also, Far Cry 3 was amazing. Assassin's Creed is pretty awesome too, but there are so many of them (only played the first 3 myself but I'm hoping to catch up).
     
  12. dgacioch

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    I generally find when i have the money to upgrade, I dont have the time to game....
     
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  13. Simplyfun

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    If I had one card?
    Download Genoil's ethminer , read up on pools and pick one of the top four and have at it.

    Some are anon pools and require you have an ethereum wallet, address of your own. just down the client and let it sync.

    It's dead simple , there's a crypto forum here.
     
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  14. Stoly

    Stoly [H]ardness Supreme

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    Doing some solo mining with claymore just for fun. Getting about 27 MHs with the mem OC to 8.4 ghz. Its too hot right now to OC the GPU. Its hitting a little over 80° as it is.
     
  15. Simplyfun

    Simplyfun [H]ard|Gawd

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    Downclock the GPU and under volt (right in the batch file or config file) when you launch the miner. getting hot for 2Mhs isn't worth it.
     
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  16. Stoly

    Stoly [H]ardness Supreme

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    Actually I meant room temperature. it was like 32°C here

    I'm thinking about putting it in our Datacenter. I'm wondering if I could get over 30MHs.
     
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    If you're not paying for the power and it's stone cold in there, knock yourself out, there's are several modded BIOS and hacked driver variations that will do this.
     
  18. Stoly

    Stoly [H]ardness Supreme

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    I'm hitting 30 already just by OC the memory to 9ghz and letting the gpu boost kick in.
     
  19. AltTabbins

    AltTabbins Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    If you are hard up on money and want your card to last, mining might not be the best idea.
     
  20. Drewis

    Drewis Limp Gawd

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    Heya Stoly. Remember reading tons of your posts years ago. Congrats. Happy for you.



    **why I dont want or have kids**

    :D

    EDIT: if you want help setting up mining, let me know.
     
  21. Stoly

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    it was surpringly easy, but I could use some tips, so please.

    Right now, I'm doing a little over 30mhs with only the memory at 9100 mhz and the clocks at stock.
     
  22. SnowBeast

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    DON'T MINE STOLY!!!!! You couldn't upgrade in the last 10 years so you go ahead and run up the power bill with mining and air conditioning??????

    Next Time on "Stoly Blew It" : Wife pulls pc power cord after seeing summer power bill, shortest return to pc gaming ever! :p


    P.S. I raised my daughter from 2 months till now 19 years old.......no wife, gaming, dating, upgrade/do whatever I want, go any where. lol Just saying man.... (y) :p
     
  23. Stoly

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    I brought it to my office in our DataCenter. Mining at home was just a test.

    Wife is on a business trip, she doesn't know about the card (and never will...) so I had spare time to do some testing hehehe.

    Anyway, its doing 31mhs with the memory OC to 9.1 ghz and the gpu boosting to 1.8ghz. I'm thinking I could push for like 33mhs but I'm happy as it is and don't really want to stress the card that much.
     
  24. Nebell

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    You guys need to get your lives settled up before you marry and get kids.
    If your marriage and kids suck up all your money, then damn...
     
  25. Stoly

    Stoly [H]ardness Supreme

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    Single, right?
     
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    But if the card is at work, how are you going to catch up on all those games you've been missing out on? ;)
     
  27. Quartz-1

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    And now's the time to introduce your child to Minecraft.
     
  28. Stoly

    Stoly [H]ardness Supreme

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    I already had story mode installed :LOL:
    :LOL:
     
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  29. dholcombe

    dholcombe n00bie

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    True and also not. Parts with marginal defects are gonna burn out sooner, but a good part should be able to run nonstop for quite a long time. It shouldn't be particularly bad to be under 100% load if well cooled. Going through constant on/off load cycles where it heats up/cools off is likely worse.

    That said I burned out a 7870 xt/myst in about 3 months on bitcoin back in the day. Terrible artifacting in games. Looked like memory corruption which seemed a bit odd since BC is not particularly memory intensive.
     
  30. Stoly

    Stoly [H]ardness Supreme

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    Maybe I've been lucky, but I have yet to have a card fail on me after years of use. I've overclocked all of them and even volt modded a few. A couple of them eventually died but came back to life via baking.
     
  31. AltTabbins

    AltTabbins Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    Were you mining with them 24/7?
     
  32. RamonGTP

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    I too think it would be silly to mine on a card you cannot afford to replace, but then again, it's still to spend money on games you don't have the specs to run also...
     
  33. Stoly

    Stoly [H]ardness Supreme

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    Well, no but this card is just oc on the memory and it runs very cool at 69ºC with the fan at 75%
     
  34. AltTabbins

    AltTabbins Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    That's very different than mining on them. Try doing what you are doing and then running Furmark on them 24/7.
     
  35. Stoly

    Stoly [H]ardness Supreme

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    If nothing goes wrong I could recover my investment in less than 3 months at current exchange rate. I might get a second one and have one for mining and the other for gaming.
     
  36. Vader1975

    Vader1975 Limp Gawd

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    Oh, they existed, they were just really hard to locate.
     
  37. Stoly

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    I could, but I'd rather make some money :D:D
     
  38. AltTabbins

    AltTabbins Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    Right, but running a mining program on them is about the same as running Furmark on them. They are both pushing the GPU to its limits and for extended periods of time. You are putting your gpu under extreme load with either.
     
  39. AltTabbins

    AltTabbins Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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    Thats the fun part. Is it going to be the same in 3 months or will it crash (like it has every single time the mining craze happened so far). If it does, and you just broke even, that doesn't sound that great to me.
     
  40. Stoly

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    If I brake even that would be great as I would recover what I spent and basically got the card for free, a big win in my book.

    But you've got a point, its a gamble, just during the past week ethereum went as high as $390 and as low as $290 from what I saw. Right now its around $350 and who knows what will it be in a couple of months.