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    Default Crypto Mining vs HD7970

    Ah, the joys of mining for cryptocurrency. This used to be a Gigabyte HD7970 Windforce... underclocked and undervolted since the day I bought it used off a fellow crypto miner.

    Thought you guys might enjoy the carnage shots. Massive VRM blowout. I think this one's beyond repair. Definitely out of warranty.

    Second one in a month to go down hard for me. Last one was a Club3D with a terrible stock cooling design that had a fan failure over the GPU side. Overheated and went pop.

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    Cryptomining just reminds me of the old days with F@H & the G92 cards. So many dead single slot cards.

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    Reminds me of my MSI GTX 1060 that started throwing fire out of its 2nd fan suddenly one night while mining ZCash. It wasn't actually a fire. The rubber strip over the VRAM started to get hot and emit smoke. Within 5 minutes I could actually see the glowing red area behind the stubborn fan which was still working even after such a huge disaster. Had to disconnect the main power and guess that fan never worked again. RIP

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