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Thanks, obviously gpus are x16 connectors, but minig doesnt take up bandwidth, are there x1 to x16 risers so one can use all the pci ports on a motherboard?

Edit, found x1 to x16 ones so i know they exist, bu is that the best method to use?

This thread moves so fast! Sorry, I use giant x79 motherboards. I got room for 6 dual slot cards, or even 7 if I use risers. Hmmmm Now don't go giving me ideas! Ah, I sold that one (Big Bang-XPower II. (16, 8, 8, 8, 1, 1, 1)). I can only do 6 now. (EVGA Dark with 5 x PCIe x16/x8, 1 x PCIe x4)

Mining, you just need to power the card and have it on any PCI slot, it does not matter 1, 4, 8 or 16. So many boards you can fit 4x 2 slot cards. Now, feeding them air to cool can be an issue smile.gif I suggest using you coins to buy water cooling. biggrin.gif Then you can buy more cards, mine more coins and buy more cards. Its a never ending pile of good!
 
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This thread moves so fast! Sorry, I use giant x79 motherboards. I got room for 6 dual slot cards, or even 7 if I use risers. Hmmmm Now don't go giving me ideas! Ah, I sold that one (Big Bang-XPower II. (16, 8, 8, 8, 1, 1, 1)). I can only do 6 now. (EVGA Dark with 5 x PCIe x16/x8, 1 x PCIe x4)

Mining, you just need to power the card and have it on any PCI slot, it does not matter 1, 4, 8 or 16. So many boards you can fit 4x 2 slot cards. Now, feeding them air to cool can be an issue smile.gif I suggest using you coins to buy water cooling. biggrin.gif Then you can buy more cards, mine more coins and buy more cards. Its a never ending pile of good!

That's what I'm doing! wheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gifwheee.gif

Once I get my initial investment back I'll start getting 290s for better resale value and epeen lol.
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Does anyone know where to get 13.1 WHQL AMD drivers?

 

Stupid AMD thought it would be a great idea to remove all drivers except the latest ones, from their website. Thanks a lot, I really appreciate it.

 

I've fixed that problem now but I have another problem now: My 7850 and 6950 (flashed to 6970) don't play nice together. The 6950 is mining perfectly with no errors but the 7850 is getting errors like crazy. Here is my config:

setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
cgminer.exe --scrypt -o stratum+tcp://america.mine-litecoin.com -u XXXXX -p lolnope.jpg -I 19,17 --shaders 1536,1024 --worksize 256,256  --gpu-engine 800,1050 --gpu-memclock 1250,1350 --auto-fan --temp-target 75,67 --temp-overheat 87,80 --no-submit-stale

 

The first set of values is for the 6950 and the second is for the 7850. I think the shaders option is making the 7850 error like crazy, any idea how to disable the shader option for one card and use the thread-concurrency option instead?

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Does anyone know where to get 13.1 WHQL AMD drivers?

Stupid AMD thought it would be a great idea to remove all drivers except the latest ones, from their website. Thanks a lot, I really appreciate it.

I've fixed that problem now but I have another problem now: My 7850 and 6950 (flashed to 6970) don't play nice together. The 6950 is mining perfectly with no errors but the 7850 is getting errors like crazy. Here is my config:
setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100

cgminer.exe --scrypt -o stratum+tcp://america.mine-litecoin.com -u XXXXX -p lolnope.jpg -I 19,17 --shaders 1536,1024 --worksize 256,256  --gpu-engine 800,1050 --gpu-memclock 1250,1350 --auto-fan --temp-target 75,67 --temp-overheat 87,80 --no-submit-stale

The first set of values is for the 6950 and the second is for the 7850. I think the shaders option is making the 7850 error like crazy, any idea how to disable the shader option for one card and use the thread-concurrency option instead?

Maybe run 2 instances of the miner program, 1 instance for each card?
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cgminer working again. Mine-litecoin.com was having server connection problems earlier today.

Aside from that some other good news.
Newegg is considering the possibility of accepting bitcoins as payment!

https://twitter.com/Newegg/status/404299166261981184
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Maybe run 2 instances of the miner program, 1 instance for each card?

 

I'm trying to figure out how to do this, how to run one card in each command, but CGMiner isn't working with me very well this evening... And also, if I don't include the --shaders command CGMiner crashes after being open for 5 seconds displaying the message "CGMiner has started". But, if I include the --shaders command that's what is giving my 7850 the hardware errors. Ugh the headaches of mining.

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so thats what a gigahash/s looks like...

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welp, I think i really screwed my gpu this time, or maybe its time for a restart and bios reflash.
Edited by kyismaster - 11/23/13 at 9:24pm
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so thats what a gigahash/s looks like...

Dem hardware errors! I finally got my 6950 + 7850 working together using CGMiner and BFGMiner. Only problem I have now is that the fan ramps up every 10 seconds, but hopefully I'll be able to figure it out soon.

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Dem hardware errors! I finally got my 6950 + 7850 working together using CGMiner and BFGMiner. Only problem I have now is that the fan ramps up every 10 seconds, but hopefully I'll be able to figure it out soon.

turn on manual fan, that might fix it, though set it somewhere between performance and non irritability. lol. or be like me, and put it at 100% if you have crappy fans, or ~ 90% if your running reference blowers.
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turn on manual fan, that might fix it, though set it somewhere between performance and non irritability. lol. or be like me, and put it at 100% if you have crappy fans, or ~ 90% if your running reference blowers.

My GPU's fan just stopped working after running it for two straight days! Thing would barely budge or spin freely on its own. I don't hear anything stuck inside either. It's all a waste of time for me to fix it, because I should be getting a faster GPU in the mail soon.
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