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Hey Hokies, I'm torn between buying two used Vapor-X 7950s or two new Gigabyte WF3s. The difference in price is ~$160. What do you think I should do for some mining cards? I've already talked to Ivan and he says I should go for the Hynix WF3s, but said the Vapor-Xs are still good cards (with Elpidia). I'm just so torn because I am not sure if I want to spend so much money.
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Hey Hokies, I'm torn between buying two used Vapor-X 7950s or two new Gigabyte WF3s. The difference in price is ~$160. What do you think I should do for some mining cards? I've already talked to Ivan and he says I should go for the Hynix WF3s, but said the Vapor-Xs are still good cards (with Elpidia). I'm just so torn because I am not sure if I want to spend so much money.

Save the 160$ wink.gif

You can still get 650 kh/s out of ram at 1500mhz

Im using my Best card right now a Msi TF3 7950 with 7970 PCB and im only getting 640 kh/s out of it.

I got 650 kh/s out of my 1150mhz/1525mhz Elpida cards.

And if ur talking about used one in the market place.. You be shocked how far ppl come down when you buy more then one card.... Offer 480$ for 2 of them...
Edited by Hokies83 - 6/12/13 at 2:45pm
    
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Save the 160$ wink.gif

Okay, thanks for the opinion!
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Where u been all day? Told you to quit mailing that stuff to StickG tongue.gif

Been busy working...I got myself a good trade man. 7950 for Giga 7970 rev 1 (unlocked and hynix mem). Couldn't be happier!
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Okay, thanks for the opinion!

If you get a good deal, agreed...good luck mate!
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Been busy working...I got myself a good trade man. 7950 for Giga 7970 rev 1 (unlocked and hynix mem). Couldn't be happier!
If you get a good deal, agreed...good luck mate!

Im just holding onto what i got til HD 8XXX or HD 9XXX or my Asic machines are here. Then ill start swapping out as mining pays for the upgrades lols

Liking the PS4 XD
    
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post your miner config settings

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Originally Posted by Hokies83 View Post

Yah need settings.

Also i have 3 of the Gpus you have they Have Elpida Vram " eww " and the Vram overclocks like poo about 1500mhz is all you should expect.

Using GUIMiner-scrypt-alpha on CGMiner with it set up like this right now:
Thread concurrency - 8192
Worksize - 256
Vectors - 1
Intensity - 13
GPU Threads - 2
Stratum - Yes

When I set it to "High Usage" I have it like this:
Thread concurrency - 21712
Worksize - 256
Vectors - 1
Intensity - 20
GPU Threads - 1
Stratum - Yes

The "High Usage" setup just kills my system mad.gif
Edited by TheSocialHermit - 6/12/13 at 3:07pm
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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.

High intensities are always laggy if you are working on a display attached to the card running it.

It's not meant to be usable, in person, at such intensities, as most people run them for dedicated miners when the system is not doing anything else that touches the GPU. Many miners don't even have displays connected.

You couldn't feel it via logmein because VPN stuff like this doesn't rely on the GPU to display an image.
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Im having an issue with one of my games after entering the setting "setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100" , though it could also be the 13.6 driver.
What command would i use to undo what that command did to see if it is what is causing my issue?

Just delete the environment variable under control panel -> system -> advanced system settings -> advanced -> environment variables then restart.
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Just a couple of months ago and he has already made 2 BTC's?

5000, 6000, and 7000 series cards hash sha256 at about the same speed, SP for SP, clock for clock.

A 5970 is a much faster (almost 50%) bitcoin miner than a 7970. Indeed, only the 7990 can reliably beat it in a single slot.
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Right. I don't know what hashing rate a 5970 does but I'm doubtful that it made 2 whole bitcoins in just 2 months by itself.

I've seen 5970s get to nearly 1Ghash mining BTC. 800-850Mhash is more typical.
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Using GUIMiner-scrypt-alpha on CGMiner with it set up like this right now:
Thread concurrency - 8192
Worksize - 256
Vectors - 1
Intensity - 13
GPU Threads - 2
Stratum - Yes

When I set it to "High Usage" I have it like this:
Thread concurrency - 21712
Worksize - 256
Vectors - 1
Intensity - 20
GPU Threads - 1
Stratum - Yes

The "High Usage" setup just kills my system mad.gif

Hmm im using the first line of settings and i can get 650 kh/s out of it?

Try this

setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
cgminer.exe --scrypt -o stratum+tcp://multipool.in:7777 -u Hokies83.1 -p x --shaders 1792 --intensity 13 -g 2 -w 384 --lookup-gap 2 --thread-concurrency 8192


Over clock the Gpu to 1150 mhz / 1500mhz ram should = over 600 kh/s
    
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Yeah, shaders automatically detects the optimal thread concurrency value, but you can tweak it for more performance manually.
Kind of a hassle for farms, but if you fewer gpus it's worth a shot. Same with core and mem speed ratios.
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Yeah, shaders automatically detects the optimal thread concurrency value, but you can tweak it for more performance manually.
Kind of a hassle for farms, but if you fewer gpus it's worth a shot. Same with core and mem speed ratios.

I sent moar stuff off to RMA today...

Got tired of fooling with my Turd Gigabyte WF3 7950 thing would not run stock clocks anymore lol...

And the AD2 from my main system...

Doing Some WC work in the morning...

Making Plans to do some custom Wall mounted builds. <-- looking for sponsors on that.
    
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