Questions tagged [gpu-mining]

Collects questions about mining setups on basis of GPUs.

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Mining behind a proxy and restrictive firewall (only http ports allowed) - possible?

I have a very restrictive firewall with an additional proxy here. Is there a GPU mining tool out there that supports proxy server? The best would be a SSL connection to the mining pool. A long living ...
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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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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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Can I damage my computer by mining bitcoin?

I have been mining Bitcoin for a while on a few systems, some CPU mining (which has proved to be basically useless) and some GPU mining. The GPU miners are workstations, which have midrange graphics ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Have there been reports of botnets mining Bitcoin / crypto-currencies?

Is the threat of Botnets using massive amounts of CPUs/GPUs to mine Bitcoin, or some CPU-friendly coin, purely theoretical at this point? Or have there been reports of this actually happening? I know ...
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Can I use an old Pentium 4 desktop for mining if I upgrade it with a good GPU?

I know that the most important thing for mining is a GPU. I read some stuff about it but I never read a specific answer to this simple question. I have some old desktop computer. Pentium 4 (~1GHz) ...
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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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Could the $25/£16 Raspberry Pi computer be used to run mining equipment?

Raspberry Pi $25/£16 PC article I saw this article today and it looks like a really interesting development in budget computing. It's a $25 barebones computer that runs Linux, and can play games ...
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How can I start mining Bitcoin?

Ok. I don't care if I make only a small amount of bitcoins mining. I want to mine. How do I setup my machine (amd x64 4.6Ghz 6GB/RAM with GeForce Nvidia 7300, LinuxMint 10) to start mining? Is it ...
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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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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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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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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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Which crypto-currencies can be mined effectively with GPU

We often hear both CPU and GPU mining are dead. There is a number of new currencies designed specifically for CPU or GPU mining. Which are these? Can you mine them effectively with GPU?
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Will mining significantly increase the power consumption of my PC?

I have a PC that is always on 24/7. I use it as an SSH and backup server, and it has a modest, not-too-great GPU that sits idle most of the time. I hear a lot of talk about mining not being cost-...
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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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Setting up BFGMiner with Devices

I have a Dell Poweredge Server R200 set up with BFGMiner. Now I know this is old and not very powerful, but I am curious as to how I should use BFGMiner. When I ran it initially, it was not able ...
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Is it possible to generate bitcoins with a Google Chrome extension?

I just came across Rlweb's Bitcoin Generator, a Chrome extension that claims to be the "first google chrome extension creating Bitcoins". This extension looks quite shady to me, they don't even have ...
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Is there a way to mine with many graphics cards without having a PC for each one (or two)?

I have a serious stash of radeon cards, some great, some fairly crap. I figure with them all running it all adds up. Problem is, running a PC for each card will get expensive, so is there any known ...
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GUI miner not working properly (slush's pool)

I'm trying to mine for slush's pool with GUIminer. The miner says that I am mining, and gives me a mhash number, but says that no matter how long I mine, I still have 0 shares. The pool says that I ...
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How long does it usually take to mine a bitcoin block?

I am quite new and wondering how long it would take with a single GTX 680? EDIT: I am using a pool.
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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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How useful is a JavaScript miner?

I don't have a great understanding of how bitcoin mining works, but how useful would a JavaScript miner be for collecting revenue from visitors? Stupid question, but if I put the user in as part of a ...
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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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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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Why does merely having Windows Media Player open double my GPU hashrate?

I'm using poclbm to mine under Windows... processor is an AMD A6-3400M with integrated Radeon HD 6250G GPU. When Windows Media Player is closed, I get a rate of 16 megahashes/second, but when it is ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Easy Miner showing zero work, no devices shown

I have servers at my home (I work as a computer architect from my home for the Fortune 50) that are on all the time and plan to procure some Bitcoin hardware miners in the next few weeks. In the ...
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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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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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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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GUIMiner not detecting my GPU (AMD Radeon HD 7600M Series)?

GUIMiner does not appear to be detecting my GPU. Under available devices, I am only able to see my CPU. I have an AMD Radeon 7670M GPU, that I have the most updated driver for and can confirm that it ...
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I have an ATI Radeon HD 4550; would starting to use BitCoin be worth it? [duplicate]

Below average PC, wondering if it'd be worth it. The possibility of damaging my PC also exists.
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Problems with mining Bitcoin (OpenCL)

I have been having some trouble with mining. I have no OpenCL compatible hardware, so that severely limits the software I can use (for example, GUIMiner only allows OpenCL). Is there a way that I can ...
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bitcoin mining on a laptop gpu, nvidia GT 120m? [duplicate]

i have a laptop with a discreet GPU, no integrated ones. its a Nvidia GT 120m in an ASUS laptop. i never use the laptop, so i decided to turn it into a bitcoin miner using bitminter. at the moment it ...
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Why guiminer is using different amount of GPU each time I restart my copmuter?

Why guiminer is using different amount of GPU each time I restart my computer? I'm running guiminer-20121203, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M, poclbm.exe with flags -s 0.005 -f 60 What I noticed was, it was ...
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Simple GPU miner with long pooling C++

I want to write own GPU miner, but I can't find any simple solution (cgminer and RPC miner are big projects with many useless to me functions). I need the sources of only one GPU miner with long ...
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Radeon HD 6750 running at 120 Mhash/s table shows 167Mhash/s

I'm using guiminer with flags -v -f30 -w128 under windows 7 but all i get is 120Mhash/s thats like 75% of what the table shows. Any idea why is that?