Questions tagged [gpu-mining]

Collects questions about mining setups on basis of GPUs.

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Getting a dollar per KWH estimate for the best crypto currencies for last X months [on hold]

I'm doing some preliminary research for my company into the viability of cryptocurrency mining, were not planning to mine it ourselves, but it's indirectly relevant; it's kind of a long story. To ...
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Mining on Linux with an USB hard-deive [closed]

I want to mine with my AMD gpu. However I don't want to install the amd sdk on my daily driver operating system because that too much dependencies and external debs for me. I have the idea to install ...
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Best way to set up gpu mining rig? [closed]

Before you yell at me for how bad gpu mining is, its the only thing within my budget right now. But Im not sure what equipment to use, or how to set it up. I know I need to set up my mother board and ...
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Zero Hashes Per Second with Diablo-D3 Miner

I'm trying to setup Diablo-D3 Miner on my computer (I'm aware that there are other solutions available, but I need something written in Java for a personal project) and I see in console I'm getting ...
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Mining Every Last BitCoin?

I’m told that their is a total number of bitcoins that can be mined, 21 million bitcoins I’ve heard. I’ve heard that the more bitcoins that are mined there is a direct increases in the level of ...
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GPU Mining Speed

I am a bit new to the whole mining thing and just have a economical issue when it comes to selecting GPUs. Sorry if the title is in appropriate. Let's just say in mining Ethereum, a 1070 ti (costs $...
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Radeon RX 580 8GB vs 4GB. Does memory matter?

Does GPU with more memory provide better mining for Ethereum? Here is a Quora an answer: In general, 4GB is sufficient for even the most demanding hashing algorithms and you will not see any ...
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How do I mine VoteCoin?

First I am not trying to open a bank but I have a core i3 3210 @ 3.20 GHz and a gt 210(pretty bad).I know I am late at mining so I thought of alt coins,like people who invested in bitcoin first, now ...
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Mining Builds How many GPU's and why?

I have been looking into mining recently and i realize that i am a bit late to the bubble bu would still like to invest in building my own rig and start mining Altcoins such as ETH and Zcash. Now to ...
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Can High CPU Droplets from Digital Ocean be used for Bitcoin Mining? [duplicate]

Can the High CPU Droplets from Digital Ocean be used for Bitcoin Mining? Can they compete with GPUs? Digital Ocean High CPU Droplets
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Best GUI Miner - To use with slush pool

I have recently wanted to get into mining some crypto currency. And would like to use a GUI based miner for ease and convenience. But I haven’t found any that seem to be any good yet it that are easy ...
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can i mine any cryptocurrency in my pc [duplicate]

i need help to see that if my pc can mine any cryptocurrency. my spces: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 i3 2100 3.10GHz AMD Radeon HD 6450 3gb Ram If anyone needs more info about my pc they can tell me ...
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What's more important GPU cores or GPU memory?

I have been on the sidelines, watching on and off, looking to attempt mining a few coins. I have also looked at just buying coins, but found that's not so easy to do with anonnimity with all the ...
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Where can I find the right parts to mount 4-6 GPUs inside a server case/chassis?

I'm building a cryptocurrency GPU mining rig inside a 4U Rosewill server case/chassis. I'm doing this because the typical open-air frame setup is not ideal for where my rig will be located. I know ...
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Is GPU mining worthwhile for any currency?

I've been under the impression that all proof-of-work mining is now done by ASICs. Then I saw this article, that says, "AMD shares are surging with bitcoin because digital currency 'miners' ...
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How can I evaluate the prospects of mining vs investing? [closed]

I have a few thousand dollars that I want to invest in cryptocurrencies now or soon, and was wondering how the current prospects look for ROI of setting up my own 6 gpu mining rig (ether/Zcash/Monero/...
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When do I get paid when mining with eligius? [duplicate]

So, i'm trying out mining with a mac and i'm not asking whether mining is possible, my question is is it actually even possible to make a minimal amount of bitcoins. I hear people saying that mining ...
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How exactly should we update GPU bios so to increase hashrate?

In any case, the number of hash you create when mining is a good indicator of how well you do when updating BIOS. Many miner update BIOS and claim they easily got 29-30Mh/s on Ethash. Under standard ...
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NVIDIA Tesla K80 vs M60, if electricity and capital wasn't a factor

If I have a setup where electricity and capital are unlimited, which GPU would be more efficient at mining cryptocurrency (such as Ethereum) between the NVIDIA Tesla K80 and the NVIDIA Tesla M60? I ...
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Mining with only 1 GPU

I have a GTX Ttan and plan on getting a GTX 1060. I want to only mine with the 1060. How would I do that. Im using sgminer v5.3.1
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A hashrate of 1.42 EH/s, really?

According to http://bravenewcoin.com/news/number-of-bitcoin-miners-far-higher-than-popular-estimates/ there are 100,000 miners and blockchain.info claims a hashrate of 1.42 EH/s. How is it possible ...
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BitMinter gpu mining error

I have recently gotten BitMinter on Linux, and was hoping to try GPU mining. However, as soon as BitMinter starts, it gives the following messages: BitMinter Client v1.6.1 started No OpenCl-...
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How profitable was GPU mining in 2011-12?

I am not interested in mining myself, I just want to know how true my friend's claims are since Bitcoin is a subject that I try to follow and understand. He says he mined 31 bitcoins in 7 months ...
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I am new to bitcoin, and GUI miner won't work on slush's server

I am new to using bitcoin, and I don't have any mining hardware, just my computer. I got GUIminer, and set the server to other, and the host name to http://api.bitcoin.cz, port 8332. I entered my ...
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In the ASIC-age, is it worth starting mining Bitcoin at home?

I have recently learned about Bitcoin and would like to get rich quickly into mining. I have control of a laptop library full of ancient computers powerful gaming PC cluster of GPUs an old ASIC, I ...
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Is Gpu mining still an option?

My friend asked me to do a research for him on bitcoin mining, I don't know a lot so I'm asking. He's consider buying either NVIDIA gtx titan or NVIDIA gtc 980. Decent motherboard and internet speed. ...
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i have good pc can i mine on it, if i don't have to pay for electricity? [duplicate]

i have gtx 970 g1 gpu and intel i7 4790k cpu. i dont have to pay for my electricity costs. i used to play games but now i don't play them any-more. i was hopping someone will tell me if i can make a ...
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Writing a GPU Bitcoin mining client (learning purposes)

I want to write a basic GPU miner from scratch for learning purposes. By "from scratch" I don't mean that I am unwilling to use libraries but I want it to be similar to real GPU mining software, and ...
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Using GPU mining with the Bitcoin Wallet

After asking this question about using the Bitcoin wallet to mine, I am wondering how I can get my GPU involved with the mining work? Is this possible? or this there other, non-pooling software that ...
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Why won't my bitcoin miner detect any of my hardware?

I recently set up a bitcoin miner on my gaming pc just to test it out and I can't seem to get it working. I am using bfgminer on Ubuntu and when I start it up it says this: NO DEVICES FOUND: Press 'M'...
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What is the difference in speed between a GPU and an ASIC per dollar of cost?

I realize it depends on the ASIC as well as GPU.. Just want an estimate for some calculations I'm doing. Talking about Bitcoin mining, not an altcoin. Thanks!
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Asus R9 270x mining 24/7 setup

I'm using Asus R9270X-DC2T-2GD5 for mining and the temps remain stable at 68C or below even with 99% GPU load for hours. Stock cooling with my Cooler Master CM 690 II case with positive air flow. I ...
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Can I mine bitcoin without damaging my hardware?

I have a 900w gold certified power supply, an AMD fx 6350 @ 4.39ghz, a nvidia gt 630 2gb GPU with a fan and 8GB DDR3 RAM at 1600MHz. I'm wondering what mining for about 8 hours a day would do to my ...
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External GPU for mining [closed]

Of course, there are lots of ASICs out there with exponentially more hashing power. But I'm not yet ready to invest and dedicate to one coin. Is there a mining solution in which one can set up an ...
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Is it possible to identify exact GPU type using miner's log file?

In the miners (sgminer) log file I have the following lines: [21:14:19] ADL index 0, id -546853344 - BIOS partno.: 113-C3865001-T04, version: 015.041.000.000.000000, date: 11/25/13 02:47 [21:14:19] ...
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GUIMiner - Don't seem to recognize my GPU. Where to set it up?

Please don't be rude, I'm not looking for making a living on bitcoin mining, I'm just experimenting with it a bit. At least I would like to, but I can not use properly the GUIMiner. I reckon that I ...
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Using Onboard Video but Mining with nVidia Geforce 8400GS

So, after much struggling and a few reinstallations, I got my nVidia Geforce 8400 GS mining by installing the correct drivers, nvidia-cuda-toolkit, openssl, automake/autoconf, and cudaminer. The ...
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mining pcie 16x and 1x together caused rejects [closed]

I have 5 msi radeon R9 290 cards and this board https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z87PLUS/specifications/ . With 3 pcie 16x everything runs smooth but, as soon as I add the first 1x into the equation, ...
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Miner hardware problem

So, I have been mining LTC with a custom rig (see below for hardware details) and this morning it was down. When I restarted it, it worked fine for two minutes then shut down again without beep nor ...
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Can I emulate a graphics card using software, and use it for mining?

My name is Ben and I'm working with a server technician called Fab. We are using Team-viewer to work together on this question to make it as concise and to the point as possible. We have set up a ...
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6 x GPU mining rig only installs drivers for 5

I built the following rig: 5x SAPPHIRE TRI-X R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 OC (UEFI) 1x AeroCool Templarius Imperator 1150W 80 Plus Gold 1x HighPower Tech 1200w Gold Plus (HP-1200-G14C-GOLD) 1x Asrock H61 Pro ...
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5gpu 2psu scrypt mining rig shuts down 1hour later [closed]

I built the following rig: 5x SAPPHIRE TRI-X R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 OC (UEFI) 1x AeroCool Templarius Imperator 1150W 80 Plus Gold 1x HighPower Tech 1200w Gold Plus (HP-1200-G14C-GOLD) 1x Gigabyte GA-...
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Can I use one graphics card for games and one for Bitcoin mining, without losing performance?

I have a GTX660 right now, but I bought an R9 290x recently. I was wondering if I can leave both in my pc and use one (the GTX660) for Bitcoin mining and one (the R9 290x) for everything else (mostly ...
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Please help, stuck at static 24Mhash/s? [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to mining bitcoin, but I have read that using GPU can help improve performance. I currently am using GUIMiner (latest version) running on an OpenCL back-end but when I choose to use my ...
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Can someone confirm that my GPUs are working correctly?

I'm specifically litecoin/scrypt mining at Multipool.us, but the web interface there is only showing about 20khash, when I obviously should be getting much more. I am using a HD 5870 (GPU 0) and HD ...
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What are the most popular CPU/GPU miners with scrypt-jane support

There are a few github projects, but it doesn't look as though there's a 'mainstream' option with good support for varying protocol. Is there any one most popular?
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GPU mining better for BTC or LTC?

I recently bought an GTX 760, and wanted to try out mining either bitcoins or litecoins. I know AMD is better for mining and all that but I still want to try it anyway. So - should I mine bitcoins or ...
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Mining: Memory clock speed theory

I am mining on Radeon HD 7850 2G I increased GPU clock speed to max 1050 available in AMD overdrive. and then I started to increase memory clock speed. Mining performance is dropping when memory ...
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Is one quad GPU rig better than two dual GPU rigs for Scrypt mining?

I want to buy four r9 280x cards for Scrypt mining. I already have all other hardware components to create two dual rigs. Would one mining rig that uses all four GPUs instead be significantly better? ...
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Simple GPU C++ mining

I'm trying to mine a genesis block for an experimental Peercoin clone. I've already written one using boost threads, and it's been really fun since this is the most processor intensive program I've ...