Originally Posted by Vencenzo
Made a mistake when I first started mining litecoins... Went p2pool and all the tiny transactions costed nearly %60 after maturing. Something else to mention with litecoin research.
Currently use my second 5870 (xfire disabled) for 390kh/s with intentsity at 9 for so I can game in the background. I always noticed some chop in my games that seemed to be solved by tightening my ram as much as I have. Was considering a separate box and also wanted to play around with ps4. Since your so good at debunking my theories before I even get a chance to test them Kyad lol... Why does litecoin require free system ram if it's not latency dependent and loads directly into vram? I must be missing something again.
You mean that whole 76MB?
Ya, that's nothing.
As for why does it require any system ram at all... You'd need a "lecture" on how operating systems and programs in general work, not an explanation on this one program, and I'd need a lot more time then I'm going to take right now since I'm going to the store right after I post this.
In simple terms, It's a typical program that needs to access the network stack, goes through an API, needs the CPU to schedule threads and time it, do the work for the "interface", keep up to date on it's readings, etc. That isn't the same as saying that the CPU has to do a lot of work, just that it does have it's own work to do.
The first is obviously a full loop, and the second uses a "special" motherboard. Even ignoring the fact that the 2nd was done poorly in terms of mounting as well and doesn't represent any AM3+ board in existance, do not give examples of something that doesn't actually work in practice when helping someone. It's setting them up for failure and is just a jerk move.
Imagine how he'd feel if he got the H100 and found it wouldn't fit due to the motherboard like I did back in the day. Serious jerk move...