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Looks much closer to where it should be.

I notice your pool is sending you very low difficulty work. Do you have an option to increase this?
Not that I'm aware of.
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Ah.

What core clock are you running?

1026 now.
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Hey guys. Great thread. I have a couple 6870's right now that i'm going to be pulling out of my gaming rig. Was thinking about throwing together some mining rigs and buying a few more cheap cards but wanted to experiment first. Still a bit confused about the differences between litecoin and bitcoin as far as how the mining process works. Litecoins is better with faster memory from gpus I get that, but is it to the difficulty point yet to even be worth while with just two 6870s for starting out? As it is right now according to calculators, with BTC I would be making about .03 a day or something like that... would litecoin yield a substantially better income?
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Hey guys. Great thread. I have a couple 6870's right now that i'm going to be pulling out of my gaming rig. Was thinking about throwing together some mining rigs and buying a few more cheap cards but wanted to experiment first. Still a bit confused about the differences between litecoin and bitcoin as far as how the mining process works. Litecoins is better with faster memory from gpus I get that, but is it to the difficulty point yet to even be worth while with just two 6870s for starting out? As it is right now according to calculators, with BTC I would be making about .03 a day or something like that... would litecoin yield a substantially better income?

Check multi pool it always mines what is most profitable it is in the how to make the most money from amd ggpus thread.
    
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Check multi pool it always mines what is most profitable it is in the how to make the most money from amd ggpus thread.
Thank you. I think I checked that one out but ill poke around the main post some more. Does it show the current returns compared to BTC?
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I don't personally have any 7970s, but I have yet to encounter a GPU that won't hash reliably at intensity 18-20 with the right drivers/OCL and stable clocks. My 5750s, 5850s, 6950s, 6970s, 7950s...even my 4870 and 5650M can do this.

There are plenty of reports of 7970s using intensity 20. Indeed, if intensity 13 was the max, many reported hash rates would be impossible.

7970s have to be run at 13 for best hashrate, get all sorts of driver/hw faults if you try running them at 18-20
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I don't personally have any 7970s, but I have yet to encounter a GPU that won't hash reliably at intensity 18-20 with the right drivers/OCL and stable clocks. My 5750s, 5850s, 6950s, 6970s, 7950s...even my 4870 and 5650M can do this.

There are plenty of reports of 7970s using intensity 20. Indeed, if intensity 13 was the max, many reported hash rates would be impossible.

7970s have to be run at 13 for best hashrate, get all sorts of driver/hw faults if you try running them at 18-20

Once again... mine didn't have any errors. It just wasn't usable. Funny thing is: I couldn't feel the lagginess via logmein but boy it's there in person.
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Hey guys. Great thread. I have a couple 6870's right now that i'm going to be pulling out of my gaming rig. Was thinking about throwing together some mining rigs and buying a few more cheap cards but wanted to experiment first. Still a bit confused about the differences between litecoin and bitcoin as far as how the mining process works. Litecoins is better with faster memory from gpus I get that, but is it to the difficulty point yet to even be worth while with just two 6870s for starting out? As it is right now according to calculators, with BTC I would be making about .03 a day or something like that... would litecoin yield a substantially better income?

No way in hell you'll be making 0.03btc a day with dual 6870s...those are way slower than my setup. I could get 980kh/s with both a 6950 and a 7950 and I was getting that amount roughly mining btc. ( http://bitclockers.com/forums/index.php?topic=6.0 )
You should definitely mine LTC or at multipool.in, just make sure to download all the wallets for the auto mined coins, and exchange them for btc at www.cryptsy.com, www.btc-e.com and www.mcxnow.com
(Always make sure to trade them at the place with the highest buy prices for any given coin...they are not linked)
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Once again... mine didn't have any errors. It just wasn't usable. Funny thing is: I couldn't feel the lagginess via logmein but boy it's there in person.

Yep, it's there when you use the mining gpu to render...when using logmein you aren't actually using it per se.
And, maybe you get no errors but you will see a decrease in wu/m for sure. Check the top results with 7970s at github, and you'll see...there's an 800kh/s 7970, intensity 13 and 2 threads...high clocks on water though. On air these cards don't cooperate despite how much voltage you throw at them.
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https://github.com/litecoin-project/litecoin/wiki/Mining-hardware-comparison
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I don't know why y'all keep worry about my card's temps... they're on water. Which is why I wasn't concerned about running it at 1200/1800 with 1.25v. It was going to be folding at that speed anyways. I'm just taking advantage of mining while the team competition is down.
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I don't know why y'all keep worry about my card's temps... they're on water. Which is why I wasn't concerned about running it at 1200/1800 with 1.25v. It was going to be folding at that speed anyways. I'm just taking advantage of mining while the team competition is down.

Nice man, you can try for higher mem overclocks then to push the core higher and get a good ratio.
I found the sweetspot for my card and I'm getting 25kh/s more compared to my previous core speed which was 11mhz higher.
Also, I'd reccomend trying 13.6 driver with no extra sdk, it helped with my miner's efficiency (although the hash rate is the same, I get way higher wu/m numbers and the pools report higher hash rates) thumb.gif
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