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2018/01/09 13:42:09 (permalink)
What proactive maintenance do you guys do on your mining rigs?
 
Thinking primarily of clogged cooling.  Anything else?



 
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    Chris21010
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    Re: Proactive maintenance 2018/01/09 16:47:16 (permalink)
    i give everything a good dusting every few months. as dust = more heat and more heat = more wear on parts which = higher likelihood of failure. there really isn't much else you can do other then maybe work on ways to keep your rigs cooler.


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    Re: Proactive maintenance 2018/01/11 07:22:51 (permalink)
    Keep filters clean, get dust out of the case / fans, ensure drivers are updated, etc.  Nothing too fancy. 

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    Re: Proactive maintenance 2018/01/12 16:01:45 (permalink)
    replace filters as needed (commonly 3 months or so but last summer was more like every other WEEK due to the high smoke levels).
    Dust as I notice buildups.
    Monitor temps on the GPUs and get proactive when I see one getting too high - but that's more commonly my Gigabyte cards having fans wear out and die than all other reasons combined (DON'T buy non-AORUS Gigabyte cards, the fans are JUNK).
     
     

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    Re: Proactive maintenance 2018/01/15 09:58:55 (permalink)
    Thanks.  Pretty typical stuff, but wanted to check.



     
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    Re: Proactive maintenance 2018/01/18 06:58:04 (permalink)
    You also need to check regularly how the pool is working and how often it experiences connection or stratum errors. Testing the latest driver and bios releases is another thing. Also sometimes drivers will stop functioning correctly and much time is needed for troubleshooting.

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    Re: Proactive maintenance 2018/01/24 23:09:38 (permalink)
    i do a thorough air blasting twice a year...usually use a soft paintbrush to gently wipe the fans and the PCBs as they get caked a little too.

     



     
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    Re: Proactive maintenance 2018/01/24 23:59:01 (permalink)
    Mostly dusting as others have said and driver updates. I also unplug my cable modem every few months for a few minutes. If it's always on then the updates the cable company makes you are not getting probably won't do that much but if you are turning things off anyway to dust might as well give the modem attention. Also keep in mind networking equipment needs attention and dusting. 

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    Re: Proactive maintenance 2018/01/28 06:55:04 (permalink)
    I would blow out dust weekly if they run 24/7, a lot of dust will collect.  I use this:
     
    make sure you keep the fans still with a tool or something when using this, do not want to break your fans.
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    Re: Proactive maintenance 2018/01/28 14:09:40 (permalink)
    Use a 2200 3m filter on your AC, use canned air at least once a week on cards and MOBO.  Keep pets away.  Spend a little now save a ton later.
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    Re: Proactive maintenance 2018/01/29 08:43:02 (permalink)
    Dust removal, more frequent if you have pets.
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    Re: Proactive maintenance 2018/01/29 11:33:34 (permalink)
    any good exterior filters out there for cases you can just add on
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    Re: Proactive maintenance 2018/01/29 14:05:38 (permalink)
    the tip on keeping an eye on the quality of your mining pool is a good one. Sure its not hardware maintenance, but it is mining maintenance. 
    It sounds like a closed case, so the dusting/compressed air every 5-6 months, along with cleaning any air filters is good.
    If you have pets clean the filters monthly!
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    Re: Proactive maintenance 2018/02/10 18:57:12 (permalink)
    I use a can of compressed air on it when I see some buildup. That ends up being a quick spray about once every two weeks.
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    Re: Proactive maintenance 2018/02/10 19:19:48 (permalink)
    yea, if you are doing a lot of dusting an electric option is MUCH better than a can. because once the can starts to cool down you lose pressure and have to wait a while for it to get to room temps again.


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    Re: Proactive maintenance 2018/02/11 11:24:58 (permalink)
    bcavnaugh
     
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    I had no idea these even existed. Thanks. 
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    Re: Proactive maintenance 2018/02/11 15:43:49 (permalink)
    This is what I use to Filter the Coolant.
    I filter it twice changing the Coffee Filters, I double the Filters that is.



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    Re: Proactive maintenance 2018/02/11 15:53:09 (permalink)
    do you filter regularly or only once initially?


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    Re: Proactive maintenance 2018/02/11 16:02:04 (permalink)
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    any good exterior filters out there for cases you can just add on


     
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    Re: Proactive maintenance 2018/02/11 16:04:13 (permalink)
    Chris21010
    do you filter regularly or only once initially?


    Every 6 Months, I do not Initially Filter the First Time.
    Then change every 18 Months with New Coolant and change my Tubing out as well and why I use Quick Disconnects now.
    post edited by bcavnaugh - 2018/02/11 16:05:43


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    Re: Proactive maintenance 2018/02/11 16:20:29 (permalink)
    @bcavnaugh
    What brand & finish on your Q-disconnects - what is the average life before the have issues in your experience
     

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