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What 1.5 years of mining does to a 2080Ti

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Look at the temps.


Basically wrecks the paste. Clearly factory paste is just not suited for prolonged 24/7 mining operation and having to repaste it is inevitable (and possibly void the warranty if you aren't able to safely remove and restick the little "Warranty Void if Removed" stickers they like putting on).
 

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I will Just RMA it lol

Is "It's running hotter than normal, please repaste the GPU ?" a valid RMA claim ?

Because technically it isn't overheating. The maximum temp is only 88c which is the temp limit that NVIDIA sets so technically it is operating within normal limits. The clock speed is also not below advertised speed, as it is around 1780MHz but the boost clock is listed at 1545 MHz.
 

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I feel like there should be 3rd video of the same card after 1.5 years of average gamer use.
Comparing a new card to a 1.5 year old card subjected to normal usage will also show a difference.
 
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Look at the temps.


Basically wrecks the paste. Clearly factory paste is just not suited for prolonged 24/7 mining operation and having to repaste it is inevitable (and possibly void the warranty if you aren't able to safely remove and restick the little "Warranty Void if Removed" stickers they like putting on).

So are you/the video saying that the worst it does is dry up the thermal paste and requiring new thermal paste? (Asking here, not being sarcastic).

Also video is a little vague, no before/after shots of the GPU itself (unless I somehow missed it) or any additional details like make/model etc.

Also in some points the "new" card clearly pulled more power vs the "mined" one.

Also being conveniently left out is the driver versions being used. Also, Cyberpunk 2077 wasn't released 1.5 years ago, so that implies that the 2x side by side tests were done on 2x physically different cards.

This in turn opens up many many more variables such as silicon quality etc. Without strict variable controls this video is pretty clickbatey IMHO.
 
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So are you/the video saying that the worst it does is dry up the thermal paste and requiring new thermal paste? (Asking here, not being sarcastic).

Also video is a little vague, no before/after shots of the GPU itself (unless I somehow missed it) or any additional details like make/model etc.

Also in some points the "new" card clearly pulled more power vs the "mined" one.

Also being conveniently left out is the driver versions being used. Also, Cyberpunk 2077 wasn't released 1.5 years ago, so that implies that the 2x side by side tests were done on 2x physically different cards.

This in turn opens up many many more variables such as silicon quality etc. Without stric variable controls this video is pretty clickbatey IMHO.

It's an NVIDIA Geforce RTX2080Ti Founders card. I'm assuming two different cards, the one being a "new" card used minimally for a few reviews and the other being one that mined constantly for 1.5 years.

The power draw is down to boost clocks dropping as the one card gets hotter.

I'd say the only real takeaway from this is that thermal paste degradation is a thing, and the more you use a card the quicker it degrades.
Even liquid metal degrades, I had a 4770K with liquid metal and after a few years I needed to have it delidded again and repasted to drop back down since the paste degraded over time.
 

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It's an NVIDIA Geforce RTX2080Ti Founders card. I'm assuming two different cards, the one being a "new" card used minimally for a few reviews and the other being one that mined constantly for 1.5 years.

The power draw is down to boost clocks dropping as the one card gets hotter.

I'd say the only real takeaway from this is that thermal paste degradation is a thing, and the more you use a card the quicker it degrades.
Even liquid metal degrades, I had a 4770K with liquid metal and after a few years I needed to have it delidded again and repasted to drop back down since the paste degraded over time.

This I can agree with, re-applying thermal paste is an easy thing to do and I wholeheartedly agree with Steve from GN regarding the "warranty" stickers.

Replacing TIM on your GPU shouldn't void the warranty, it's like saying changing the tyres on your car voids the warranty.

The rest of the video is pretty suspect tbh.
 

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I wholeheartedly agree with Steve from GN regarding the "warranty" stickers.

Replacing TIM on your GPU shouldn't void the warranty, it's like saying changing the tyres on your car voids the warranty.

What did Steve say regarding the stickers ?

I recall the warranty stickers not being legally binding in the US but something tells me our South Africa distros would love to void a warranty and refuse to replace a dead GPU if somewhere along the line someone removed or screwed through the "Warranty Void if removed" sticker (my Strix 1080Ti had one, and so does my MSI RTX3080).
 

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Is "It's running hotter than normal, please repaste the GPU ?" a valid RMA claim ?

Because technically it isn't overheating. The maximum temp is only 88c which is the temp limit that NVIDIA sets so technically it is operating within normal limits. The clock speed is also not below advertised speed, as it is around 1780MHz but the boost clock is listed at 1545 MHz.
Yes, because of that sticker that they put over the screw hole that voids the warranty if you don't RMA it.

Live by the sticker, die by the sticker.
 

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