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Anything different about mining GPUs vs normal ones?

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i'm buying a computer with gaming GPUs previously used to mine bitcoins and i have a few questions.

is there anything different about the GPUs (i assume all other parts are like normal) used for mining?
e.g. are they flashed?

i assume these cards are run heavily with full load all day, is that true?
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Depends on the GPU if they were flashed or not. (I.E flashed for more voltage, Clocks, ETC)

and yes they were run on full load for long hours that would far exceed a normal gaming session.
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Actually the chances of the GPUs being run overvolted is quite minimal since this reduces the performance/consumption efficiency ratio.

Odds are that despite the constantly high utilization, they have been kept cool, and, quite possibly, undervolted.
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