HardwareDecoder , the 6-pin is going to provide more stable
power than a "made in china" PCI-e riser with some solder, hot glue, and maybe a capacitor
. The safe allowable wattage really depends on the wire gauge used by the riser. I'm pretty sure cam wasn't trying to be snarky.
As far as the AMD motherboards go it's iffy. Some people have reported issues with decreased hashrate compared to running them on the board , the cudaminer dev conjectured that it's because of added resistance of PCI-e risers to the Northbridge
Originally Posted by dph314
Hmm. Well I know Chrome uses the GPU, puts a small load on it. But if that load is something other
than the mining software, how would that help anything?
Also, was just going to ask what the best/lowest-fee miner is that most people are using now. I've been using the ones in the OP of the PTS Mining Guide thread for now.
Chrome with a flash game open forces the GPU to go into 3D mode
Nvidia has a bad habit of trying to save power (throttle) even when a 100% non-3D load is on it.
ccRicers , it's worth it if you can get the GTX 750 Ti for cheaper than $170 if your power is expensive.
Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti update
Cudaminer-2014-02-28 setting: –no-autotune -l T5x24 -H 2 -m 1 -i 0
Stock = 232KH/s.
+60 core clock / +600 memory clock = 257KH/s but unstable.
+60/+600 + Chrome+Youtube = 269KH/s but unstable.
+50/+500 + Chrome+Youtube = 267KH/s stable.
Trying: +135/700 unstable (setting used in the link).
+95/650 = 265KH/s (278KH/s with Chrome/Youtube trick).
user then got 290+ kh/s using 32 bit cudaminer
pointers take 2 registers in CUDA code for 64 bit, and just 1 register in 32 bit code.
registers are the most limiting resource in CUDA, so using less makes it faster.