Originally Posted by khaosstrife
Alright guys I need some input here. cam51037 was nice enough to throw me a bone and when I get home I will have to give em' some rep for that.
In any case, I cannot try the settings Cam suggested yet because I am not home. But in any case back to my original reason.
Here is my current hardware setup (only listing the key parts applicable for mining purposes):
CPU - Intel i7 3770k @ 3.5 GHz
RAM - 16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum @ 2133 CL 9
Mobo - ASUS Maximus V Extreme
GPU - Diamond HD 7970 (7970PE53GV2)
Getting 550 mH/s right now with it with GUIminer. Cam suggested setting intensity to 13, and thread-concurrency to 8192. I intend on trying this when I get home. Any more input/suggestions would be welcomed.
I do plan on picking up between 1 and 3 more of these cards before the end of the month and liquid cooling them. This is not a dedicated mining rig however, if it makes a few dollars in it's down time (when not in use) then I don't see the harm.
Oh also might I add, I can still do things as long as it is not too graphic intensive on my machine and not have it impact the hash rate. Just thought I would throw that out there.
If you get free power don't even bother really.
But I do the same, I have two cards running (7950's) and I'm pulling 580k/hash on the bottom one and 565 or so on the top. I just leave it on full when I'm not using it (overnight/during the daytime when I'm not here and when I go home over weekends).
Setting the thread-concurrency to 8192 and intensity to 13 AND setting the threads to 2 makes a decent amount of k/hashes while being able to use the computer for watching videos and browsing the internet with little-to-no lag. Currently with being on that setting on my top card I'm getting 472 k/hashes, whereas having the concurrency on 21712 and a intensity of 13 (anything higher and i get a bit of lag in videos and when I minimize windows) nets around 330k/hashes from memory.
Mine crash when I set it anything above 13 with that though. So I just set it at that..
Same with setting it above an intensity of 19 on the bottom card. Runs fine though.
My cards are clocked at 1000/1250MHz - My memory is rubbish on both or I'm doing something wrong either way I'm doing okay.
Get back to us if you have any trouble with it.
Originally Posted by cam51037
If you're looking for just one coin I'd recommend Litecoin, it's been fairly profitable the last while.
But there's always multipool + cryptsy auto-selling which makes a fair amount per day as well.
I don't like multipooling as you don't know if you're being ripped off by the pool owner or what and you don't have a sort of guaranteed amount per day. You may get on average a bit more but I'd rather stick with one coin for the simplicity and ease
Originally Posted by Darth Scabrous
My only problem with multipool is I get an insane amount of stales there. Seems very wasteful.
This too, I'd rather mine litecoin in the case that litecoin prices go up and I know what I'm getting.