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gcminer with ATIRADEON HD3600 on ubuntu 12.04 64bit headless won't detect GPU

I am following this guide: http://rdmsnippets.com/2013/03/20/bitcoin-mining-with-ubuntu-12-04-tls-and-cgminer/ But it won't work on my server (Specification's are in the Subject-field) I get this ...
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Mining with one GPU

How do I GPU mine with only one GPU, which I'm currently using for graphics? Does that require going headless? How do I go headless?
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Error trying to mine with stratum_proxy

I'm giving a specific case here, but I think I have seen the same error trying to use stratum_proxy for any pool and coin I have tried. When wemineltc.com briefly had a getwork server up, cudaminer ...
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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 + ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What should I choose - GPU Mining or CPU Mining? [duplicate]

I have a HP Pavilion G6-2313AX Laptop with Processor : APU Quad Core A10 and Graphics : 512 MB AMD Radeon HD 7660G (Integrated) and 2 GB ATI Mobility Radeon 7670M HD Graphics (Dedicated) I know ...
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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 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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PCI (no express) GPUs

I have a mining rig, with 2 PCIe (already being used) and 4 PCIs without use. I was thinking to buy a PCI based ATI card like http://www.club-3d.com/index.php/products/reader.en/product/radeon-hd-5450-...
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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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Can one rig run multiple different graphics cards?

I have some 7950 and some R280, can I connect them both on one rig? Will it work normally? Or does system require all GPUs to be same?
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How to physically configure graphic card for higher yields?

If I were to purchase a motherboard with 7 pci-ex ports. Could I then attach 7 graphic cards and run 7 cgminer processes? One for each card? Or would a better build be to group cards together with ...
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Can one GPU mine on Mac OS X using cgminer?

I succesfully installed cgminer on my mac but every time I try to run it I get the message [2013-09-16 15:03:49] clDevicesNum returned error, no GPUs usable why is this? Is it that you cannot mine ...
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What is the most important parts of the video card in Bitcoin mining?

For example, obviously it doesn't matter what type of adapters a video card offers when it comes to Bitcoin mining? Is the GPU speed or the amount of RAM the most important part in terms of megahashes ...
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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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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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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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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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PCI-E v1 2 and 3 differences in mining?

Is there any difference in hashrate if I mine from mainboard with pci-e v1 v2 or v3. Also is there difference if I use x1 slot with extension to x16?
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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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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?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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What are the optimal cgminer settings for a AMD Radeon HD 6670? [closed]

I'm following this tutorial for mining Litecoins, and I'm having a little hard time finding the optimal cgminer settings for my AMD Radeon HD 6670. Any hint on that? The tutorial gives this ...
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BitMinter - At what data rate communication happens between the BitMinter java client and the server?

Looking for how many KB or MB transferred each way every second or minute, whatever is appropriate. I am using a Macbook Pro and using GPU mining.
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ATI GPU for mining with display attached to integrated graphics?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and I'd like to attach my monitor to the onboard Intel graphic and have my GPU (ATI 67xx) for mining solely. So far I'm struggling with setting up the ATI GPU. Do I need to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?