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post #201 of 214
I have now tried to do the Sapphire 5750 within windows 10. 3 different computers, and at least I get this on 2 of the 3. The other one I cant select the IGD and boot into windows 10. Its an old Q8300 so oh well.



I get this program has stopped responding, and this is the output.

Not sure other than doing the DOS and ATIFLASH option.
But I feel like I should be able to do this in windows 10 command prompt running as administrator.

Any help would be amazing.
post #202 of 214
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Originally Posted by gohaun View Post

I have now tried to do the Sapphire 5750 within windows 10. 3 different computers, and at least I get this on 2 of the 3. The other one I cant select the IGD and boot into windows 10. Its an old Q8300 so oh well.



I get this program has stopped responding, and this is the output.

Not sure other than doing the DOS and ATIFLASH option.
But I feel like I should be able to do this in windows 10 command prompt running as administrator.

Any help would be amazing.

It looks like it's completing correctly both times I think?
post #203 of 214
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Originally Posted by kithylin View Post

It looks like it's completing correctly both times I think?

That is what I was thinking, but I guess Ill just have to put it in the mac and test it.
post #204 of 214
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Originally Posted by gohaun View Post

That is what I was thinking, but I guess Ill just have to put it in the mac and test it.

Did it work out for you?
post #205 of 214
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Originally Posted by kithylin View Post

Did it work out for you?

I will have to wait to get one of the production machines over the weekend. *crosses fingers*
post #206 of 214
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Originally Posted by kithylin View Post

Did it work out for you?

That would be a no. I tried both of the DVI outputs. I hear the chime waited about 2 minutes and still no image.
I guess ill see if I can do the ms dos option now this weekend.

EDIT: I made a freedos bootable usb drive and dropped the folder into that usb. I cant run the program in DOS.
Welp back to the drawing board.

Note: I am still able to use it in windows without an issue as far as I can tell.
Edited by gohaun - 4/21/17 at 11:28pm
post #207 of 214
Hello. I'm getting this error

EDITED : This is when I do the method posted here, Nothing happens.


I get this error when I try opening ATIWinFlash



When I flashed the rom it booted into windows normally. No black screens no nothing but its recognised as a generic driver.
AIDA64

When I try opening catalyst



Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Edited by TIDI - 6/9/17 at 8:22am
post #208 of 214
Hi, I have 8 XFX AMD Radeon RX580s, two Crimson and six White. They have been nothing but problems. As in this thread and the youtube video posted below, all over the internet there are resources showing how overclocking can result in 27-30 Mh/s mining rates with these GPUs. However, I have not seen anyone report consistent results after long periods of mining. In my hands, I can achieve stable mining for a few days to a week. However, I am currently left with 6 "bricked" cards. First, each showed strange, inconsistent operation. For instance, the computer would crash, with some of the cards left with LEDs on and fans spinning, others completely lights out as would be expected with the motherboard off. In another case, the card would run but the fans would not, so the card would start at a a high speed, then quickly drop to zero because I limited the temp to 71C. In each case, I would switch the bios back to the stock position. Sometimes this worked, sometimes not. When I was able to still recognize the card in the stock bios switch position, I would flip the switch back to the position I switch the bios and re-flash with the saved stock bios. After confirming the card was stable with the re-flashed stock bios, I tried re-flashing the modded bios (eg what it shown in this video using Polaris Bios Editor and ATIwinflash). Once again, I would get good operation for a while.. But ultimately, I am now left with 6 bricked cards unable to mine, the hardness for ether is doubled, the price of ether is half, and I've wasted over 100 hours troubleshooting and stuck with a three thousand dollar credit card bill. After over a month, I've earned only 1.4 ethereum.

The whole endeavor has been a lesson in the pain of noobery and why not to do projects outside of my wheelhouse. I knew there was a risk in the volatility of the currency, but had no idea how fringy the mining technology is. Running 6 or more overclocked GPUs is presented as legitimate, but in reality it appear we are pushing these machines to beyond what they are designed to do. Thus, there is a huge risk that the calculated ROI on paper will unlikely become reality.

Ultimately, I realize that my personal experience is a "one off", but the whole endeavor is unscientific because everything we find on the internet is self-reported and there is rarely follow up from users over the long term with users who report "success" after finally getting a system running, as I did, with a modded bios.

A review of how terrible these particular RX580's are: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN4scGyBxwA
post #209 of 214
Here are the details:

Steps taken to mod bios (this worked fine with the Sapphire RX580):
1) Open GPU-Z and look at the memory type, make sure it's Hynix.
2) Open ATI Win Flash (right-click, open as Administrator), and save the original BIOS.
3) Power down computer, flip the super tiny little switch next to the power cables towards the ports on the back (i.e., towards the HDMI), power up computer. I also opened Claymore's here, just to see that the one card got ~22.5Mh/s.
4) Open ATI Win Flash again (as administrator), save the original "silent" BIOS
5) Open Polaris BIOS Editor v1.4, open the original "silent" BIOS you just saved, and in the bottom right window, edit the 2:1750, 2:2000, and 2:2250 timings to have the following value:777000000000000022AA1C00B56A6D46C0551017BE8E060C006AE6000C081420EA8900AB030000001B162C31C0313F17 Save the file as a "modded" BIOS file (Don't save over the original...) NOTE: MAKE SURE YOU DO THE 2:xxxx TIMINGS! There are two sets of them, 1:xxxx and 2:xxxx. Do the second set only (the last 3 entries in that little window)
6) Go back to ATI Win Flash, Program the card 7) Reboot, open Claymore's and make sure it's now ~29Mh/s 8) Unplug that card from the PCI, do the next one

Software: Claymore's Dual Miner v9.4 on Windows 10. PolarisBios BiosEditor v1.4
System: GPUs: AMD Radeon™ RX 580 GTR Black Edition 8GB Crimson. BestBuy Part No: RX-580P8DBRR or AMD Radeon™ RX 580 GTR XXX Edition 8GB White. BestBuy Part No: RX-580P8DFWR Motherboard: Asus Prime Z270-A, running 5 or 6 on PCI slots depending on stability, 1 on M2.2 with adapter.
RAM: 16 GB GDDR5 PCIE risers: Mintcell (Amazon) 4-Pack PCIe VER 006C PCI-E 16x to 1x Powered Riser Adapter Card w/ 60cm USB 3.0 Extension Cable & 6-Pin PCI-E to SATA Power Cable PowerSupply: Roswell 1500W (plenty of power, correct stock cables for power required)
post #210 of 214
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Originally Posted by Chimericat View Post

Hi, I have 8 XFX AMD Radeon RX580s, two Crimson and six White. They have been nothing but problems. As in this thread and the youtube video posted below, all over the internet there are resources showing how overclocking can result in 27-30 Mh/s mining rates with these GPUs. However, I have not seen anyone report consistent results after long periods of mining. In my hands, I can achieve stable mining for a few days to a week. However, I am currently left with 6 "bricked" cards. First, each showed strange, inconsistent operation. For instance, the computer would crash, with some of the cards left with LEDs on and fans spinning, others completely lights out as would be expected with the motherboard off. In another case, the card would run but the fans would not, so the card would start at a a high speed, then quickly drop to zero because I limited the temp to 71C. In each case, I would switch the bios back to the stock position. Sometimes this worked, sometimes not. When I was able to still recognize the card in the stock bios switch position, I would flip the switch back to the position I switch the bios and re-flash with the saved stock bios. After confirming the card was stable with the re-flashed stock bios, I tried re-flashing the modded bios (eg what it shown in this video using Polaris Bios Editor and ATIwinflash). Once again, I would get good operation for a while.. But ultimately, I am now left with 6 bricked cards unable to mine, the hardness for ether is doubled, the price of ether is half, and I've wasted over 100 hours troubleshooting and stuck with a three thousand dollar credit card bill. After over a month, I've earned only 1.4 ethereum.

The whole endeavor has been a lesson in the pain of noobery and why not to do projects outside of my wheelhouse. I knew there was a risk in the volatility of the currency, but had no idea how fringy the mining technology is. Running 6 or more overclocked GPUs is presented as legitimate, but in reality it appear we are pushing these machines to beyond what they are designed to do. Thus, there is a huge risk that the calculated ROI on paper will unlikely become reality.

Ultimately, I realize that my personal experience is a "one off", but the whole endeavor is unscientific because everything we find on the internet is self-reported and there is rarely follow up from users over the long term with users who report "success" after finally getting a system running, as I did, with a modded bios.

A review of how terrible these particular RX580's are: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN4scGyBxwA

As with anything, "Mining", you are running -CONSUMER- grade video cards Waaaaaaaay outside of their designed operating parameters. Consumer video cards are -NOT- designed to operate @ 100% load 24-7-365. It's no surprise that they're dying when used for mining.

I'm sure you should know in your head when you started it that there's a very high chance of gpu failure when you try to mine with consumer cards. That's pretty much a "Given" acceptable risk with "Mining" things.

If you want a gpu to handle that sort of load consistently without failure look towards AMD FirePro or Titan or Tesla series cards. They're more robust in their components and actually designed for that sort of thing.

In short: It's not a fault of the card or the hardware or anything to do with that. The cards work great for what they're designed for.. they're not designed for the kind of load mining puts on them. So don't be surprised if your cards die spontaneously or stop working when you're mining. You're artificially trying to kill them faster than normal by mining em.
Edited by kithylin - 7/17/17 at 12:51pm
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