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post #21 of 25
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BTC basically is overclock core speed, and underclock memory and memory voltage to decrease power draw.

Stuff like LTC/FTC/DGC requires a lot more tweaking to get optimal settings. There's an optimal GPU clock to GPUMem clock for each card, and you have to figure it out yourself.


sounds like a bottle of advil kinda night LOL
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sounds like a bottle of advil kinda night LOL

You can set it and forget it but really in order to get your maximum profit you'll be tinkering with it just as much as someone trying to get everything out of an overclock, only in this you're looking at the best clocks that give you the best hash rate. I was lucky enough to have someone help me with my optimal settings.

About wear on your hardware, a lot of these guys have been doing it for 2+ years with the same hardware and don't seem to have issues. Like anything else, it's all in the maintenance and making sure temps stay down.

Once you get the thing to mine at a good hash rate its just remembering passwords and what not to the right wallets and pools. Took me a while to iron out all of that but once you get it's very easy to remember.
post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by jbmayes2000 View Post

You can set it and forget it but really in order to get your maximum profit you'll be tinkering with it just as much as someone trying to get everything out of an overclock, only in this you're looking at the best clocks that give you the best hash rate. I was lucky enough to have someone help me with my optimal settings.

About wear on your hardware, a lot of these guys have been doing it for 2+ years with the same hardware and don't seem to have issues. Like anything else, it's all in the maintenance and making sure temps stay down.

Once you get the thing to mine at a good hash rate its just remembering passwords and what not to the right wallets and pools. Took me a while to iron out all of that but once you get it's very easy to remember.

Yup, it's pretty easy once you find the sweet spot for your cards and the major thing that people have failing fairly quickly is the fans and maybe bad caps. You have to figure out which cryptocurrency will be most profitable for you and do your settings accordingly. Use the GUIMiner program if you want an easy to use and understand interface or if you don't want to deal with command line.

Jeffinslaw has a bunch of really good guides to help you get set up mining and it has good post by people asking really good questions, so check those out for some more detailed information.
post #24 of 25
As far as wear and tear goes, it's just like folding IMO.

I'd suggest new folks go to alt coins. Bit coins... you'd be making lower than $1 a day.

Besides with scrypt mining (litecoins, digitalcoins, worldcoins, mincoins, etc) the core speed is generally 57% of memory speed on 7970's and I think it's something like 62% on 7950's? So there's lower power draw when scrypt mining.

Like my 7970 is doing 707khps on average with just 1.18v.
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AMD FX-8350 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX Sapphire 290x Patriot Viper Extreme Division 4 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
OCZ Vertex 460 WD 1TB Blue Koolance 380A EK-FC R9-290X 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 64-bit Monoprice 27" IPS-Glass Pro Panel DUCKY! Antec HCP 850W 
CaseMouse
Hand built wooden desk Logitech G700S 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD A10 7850K ASUS A88X-Pro Sapphire 280x Sapphire 280x 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
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post #25 of 25
I personally mine Litecoins, but if you mine alt-coins you are probably not going to be able to use your computer as much as Bitcoin, as I understand it. Bitcoin takes secondary priority, and scales back according to your usage. Altcoin programs are a bit more basic. With Litecoin, it pretty much makes the system unusable. Not sure about other currencies, but I'm pretty sure they are the same.

My 6950 gets around 410-420 KH/s, at stock clocks. I'm going to reapply the thermal paste soon and try to over clock it, the temps are a little high even at stock.
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