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Questions tagged [gpu-mining]

Collects questions about mining setups on basis of GPUs.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Litecoin mining 10 times slower than a couple of days ago

I have a 5850, and have been mining with it for about a week. With GuiMiner I can mine bitcoins at about 275Mhash/s. This has not changed. A couple of days ago I setup Litecoin mining and it was ...
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How do I mine with more GPU's than my motherboard has slots for?

I noticed pictures of some mining rigs that appeared to show GPUs hooked up to cables going to a mother board and not using pci slots. What are these cables called and how can I use them to increase ...
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How do I get started mining bitcoin with a GPU? [duplicate]

I'm totally new to this, but love this idea! I want to help, (and generate coin), and have only installed Bitcoin-Qt version 0.8.1 It ran, synchronized; I encrypted my wallet. But now what? Will ...
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Why do AMD's GPUs mine faster than Nvidia's?

I have been searching Google all day and cannot find any real information. I'm looking for information in detail, such as specifications or the qualities of the GPUs that make the differences.
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How does one calculate the profitability of GPU mining?

As GPU mining made CPU mining non-profitable, at some point in time more specialized mining hardwares (FPGA and ASIC) would make GPU mining non-profitable. When is GPU mining considered not-...
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Balance not going up in deepbit after mining

I've been mining with a deepbit account and noticed the balance hasn't been increasing. I use the following bat file to run cgminer version 3.5.0 cgminer.exe -o http://pit.deepbit.net:8332 -u emailme@...
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Is it possible to mine Litecoin with a MacBook?

I have a MacBook and was told that I can't mine Litecoin with ASIC erupters. So, am I out of the loop with this whole new litecoins ordeal? If so, can anything be done using my MacBook? I can get my ...
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Litecoin - Is better use a good CPU or good GPU?

I heard in some forums that mining Litecoin is better using a good CPU (Processor), different from Bitcoin that's better mine using a good GPU (Videoboard). I want know, this is true? For litecoin, ...
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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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Is there any way to install a GPU miner on ubuntu without using the proprietary drivers?

The question pretty much says it all. Any way to install a GPU miner (ATI) without A) Installing fglrx (which is a very bad driver for everyday use, and breaks my dual-monitor setup) B) Installing ...
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“No more backup pools left. Using primary and starting over.”

I am not using a pool, I am using my graphics cards mining with poclbm over rpc. i do not understand why I get these messages. localhost:8332 15/08/2012 22:40:13, No more backup pools left. Using ...
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Bitcoin mining may reduce the lifespan of my video card?

I'm not using a mining-dedicated videocard, i'm using my only video card (Radeon 6850) and i'm getting around 0.11 btc/24h. My concern is about reducing the lifespan of (or even burning) my video ...
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Bitcoin alternative designed for NVIDIA

Currently the best graphics cards to mine Bitcoins are all AMDs. What should be changed in the Bitcoin protocol to make the alternative version of Bitcoins better mined by NVIDIA graphics cards? Could ...
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What is/Is there the relation between the value of a bitcoin and the prices of video cards?

A significant number of Video Cards (significant investment) are required to reduce the possibility of 51% attacks. What would happen to the price of a Bitcoin if the prices of Video Cards suddenly ...
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Is it impossible to GPU mine without OpenCL?

I have an Nvidia 7300 GX and want to start mining with it. This card doesn't support OpenCL. Can I still use it for mining? With BitMinter I can only use CPU mining; it doesn't see the Nvidia card. I ...
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What are the mining spec differences between Bitcoin and Litecoin?

Obviously, Litecoin mining requires less computational power as it it more CPU friendly, but does this mean that if you switch a GPU Bitcoin miner To Litecoin mining you will be wasting your resources?...
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Could i build a mining rig with these parts?

I have researched bitcoin mining for a while, and i have decided that i want to build a dedicated miner. Since i am very low on budget, I thought that maybe i could use an old computer that i have in ...
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Why does poclbm acquire 100% CPU?

I recently switched from WinXP32bit to Windows7. While under XP poclbm took about 5% CPU Time of one core, now it uses one core with 100%. Is there a specific reason for that? I now use AMD/ATI ...
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Best GPUs for Mining [closed]

GPU mining is the way to go, as at August 2011, until something better arrives on the market. There are plenty of GPUs out there, but only a handful offer the best performance when comparing total ...
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Why is DiabloMiner using so much CPU now?

DiabloMiner uses about one 50% of CPU on my system (distributed among 2 cores). I could have sworn that it used almost no CPU (1-2% max) in older versions, but I'm not really sure if I should report ...
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What happened to Krad Miner (the first javascript GPU miner)?

Krad Miner was the first javascript miner that supported GPUs. Now, the website yields a 502 error, and there has been no response to post #57 in the thread asking about it being dead. Does anyone ...
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No OpenCL platforms found?

Is it possible to mine with Nvidia Quadro 600? Both GUIMiner and DiabloMiner report that no OpenCL platforms/devices were found. How can I check if GPU has OpenCL?
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Could the EC2 infrastructure be used to efficiently launch a 51% attack?

This excellent answer from Serith states that one would need 31150 ATI 5870 graphics cards to launch a 51% attack. Amazon EC2 offers computers for rent for 2.10$ per hour. These instances have 2 x ...
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What GPU-APU configuration should I buy for mining Bitcoins? [closed]

I want to make own computer for mining bitcoins. I read a lot of it but I have some questions. I want to buy APU + Graphic card and I am wondering when I my computer is mining is using for that CPU + ...