Brain open for rental(rent free)
- Sep 7, 2016
If they have been running 24/7 with the fans going strong then that could wear them out, I think there's a lot of sleeve bearing fans in use as opposed to ball bearing but I don't know. Thermal compound might be dried out. Those two things combined could mean that it's noisier than it should and will thermal throttle to some extent, I posted. some images of a test using a 2080 new vs 2080 mining earlier in the thread.I heard it depends on how ruthlessly efficient the miner in question is. Sometimes if you undervolt a card really well and it runs at the same temperature constantly for an extended period it gets less wear and tear than a normal gaming card that gets hotter and colder constantly as you play different games on it and certain ones push it to the limit more than others. If they don’t bother with that though they’ll probably just run the cards into the ground. Don’t take my word for it though since I don’t faff about with that shit, I’m just repeating what I read elsewhere.
Disassembling a GPU cooling shroud to service it might be a pain in the ass. I don't know what to replace the fans with if it's necessary.
The GPU(chip) itself should be fine(as opposed to new) BUT it is a miner selling his equipment and taking payment privately in a no backsies currency. What are you going to do if it's DOA? Or if you pay him his asking price £580 in ETH and then the price plummets an hour after you paid and before he checks it. He sold it for £580, not a very specific amount of the very real currency ETH and certainly not £447 in ETH at the time of writing!
Local pickup, cash only, is what I would go with. Or just rob him, claim you paid in ETH and if he files a report he will have to disclose his wallet to the police and taxman to prove that you didn't pay. No backsies.