Actually owning your hardware is nice. I just fixed fan noise on my #thinkpad by disassembling and cleaning up the fan assembly and dropping a bit of machine oil into the "axle" of the fan. No more noise at low RPM. That thing did not even originally have thermal paste on the "integrated" gpu die! #repair
It's been more than a year that I'm thinking of building a new computer. But given the current situation, I decided to do a bit of maintenance on my 6y old computer instead (clean up, replace thermal paste). After all, the trusty Skylake i5 6600K is more than capable for everything I throw at it, it has been running stable all this time overclocked 3.5->4.3GHz, and it's 14nm like most current Intel chips 😁
My 1080Ti has a memory failure causing visual artifacts and eventual gpu hang under load:
$ ./cuda_memtest --stress
[11/13/2020 10:53:39][0f3d62ba338f]:ERROR: the last 4 error addresses are: 0x7f1ee4178e48 0x7f1ee3135fa0 0x7f1ee2dd22e8 0x7f1ee61db7d8
[11/13/2020 10:53:39][0f3d62ba338f]:ERROR: 0th error, expected value=0x3be5a39152a03ca5, current value=0x3be5a39152a03ea5, diff=0x200
Any Linux GPU alternatives to BadRAM?