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Am thinking my mobo is not upto the job, what models do you find don't crash often ?
Mostly, I have been using the infamous BTC H81 ($51 dollar board) because of the low power consumption. And I have been running repeaters for my network around the house and have a switch I plug directly into the boards. But normally, I still can only get 4 GPUs to run (on windows) on these boards. I believe it's a power related problem, I'm doing something wrong. But they usually don't crash. It's just that they are such a pain the ass to set up. I also have an ASUS x79 Sabertooth, but it is crashing a lot with this version of SGminer, I don't know why. It could also be suffering from some heat problems, I'm not sure yet. I was going to turn on some more machines (all H81s), but I'm afraid I may blow some circuits, maybe I'll put one in the garage this weekend...
 
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Am thinking my mobo is not upto the job, what models do you find don't crash often ?
Mostly, I have been using the infamous BTC H81 ($51 dollar board) because of the low power consumption. And I have been running repeaters for my network around the house and have a switch I plug directly into the boards. But normally, I still can only get 4 GPUs to run (on windows) on these boards. I believe it's a power related problem, I'm doing something wrong. But they usually don't crash. It's just that they are such a pain the ass to set up. I also have an ASUS x79 Sabertooth, but it is crashing a lot with this version of SGminer, I don't know why. It could also be suffering from some heat problems, I'm not sure yet. I was going to turn on some more machines (all H81s), but I'm afraid I may blow some circuits, maybe I'll put one in the garage this weekend...
 

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dashminer, this version (1.1) is much smoother, I haven't had any meltdowns and tweaked one of my workers up high for 24hr, seems to be taking it well..!!!
 

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Yes, this supposed to work. Are you on Windows or on Linux?
Share your config please (you can PM or email) and I'll check if it works for me.
Thanks
Ok, I wanted to have another go at the config before I posted, the strange thing is on both windows machines the R9's do not allow clock/memory change but the Amd 6950 does.
Here is the config and afterburner ouput results, can you see the amd 6950 clock = 900 and memory = 800 so working ok but the R9 290 is stuck on the factory default of core clock =1000 and memory = 1300.

{
"pools" : [
{
"url" : "am",
"user" : "XwRmYxLZwyF3x1EMw4YavV1ZaChjkSXbcE",
"pass" : "[email protected]"
}
],

"gpu-engine" : "900,700",
"gpu-memclock" : "800,600",
"device" : "0,1",
"intensity" : "18,18",
"gpu-threads" : "1",
"auto-fan" : true,
"temp-cutoff" : "92",
"temp-overheat" : "92",
"temp-target" : "75",
"gpu-fan" : "40-75",
"api-port" : "4028",
"gpu-powertune" : "0"
}
upload_2015-7-26_14-10-46.png
 

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Ok, I wanted to have another go at the config before I posted, the strange thing is on both windows machines the R9's do not allow clock/memory change but the Amd 6950 does.
Here is the config and afterburner ouput results, can you see the amd 6950 clock = 900 and memory = 800 so working ok but the R9 290 is stuck on the factory default of core clock =1000 and memory = 1300.

{
"pools" : [
{
"url" : "am",
"user" : "XwRmYxLZwyF3x1EMw4YavV1ZaChjkSXbcE",
"pass" : "[email protected]"
}
],

"gpu-engine" : "900,700",
"gpu-memclock" : "800,600",
"device" : "0,1",
"intensity" : "18,18",
"gpu-threads" : "1",
"auto-fan" : true,
"temp-cutoff" : "92",
"temp-overheat" : "92",
"temp-target" : "75",
"gpu-fan" : "40-75",
"api-port" : "4028",
"gpu-powertune" : "0"
}
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Hi!

I think you can overclock/underclock in the AfterBurner itself instead of using sgminer .conf.
I usually overclock straight from sgminer .conf file and don't use afterburner.

I also noticed that you have both temp-cutoff and temp-overheat set to the same value. I'd recommend to set temp-overheat to 87 or 90.

PS: Usually miners set gpu-powertune to 20 to maximally increase the mining speed, but I presume you deliberately have it as 0 to keep the system cool.

Thanks
 

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Hi!

I think you can overclock/underclock in the AfterBurner itself instead of using sgminer .conf.
I usually overclock straight from sgminer .conf file and don't use afterburner.

I also noticed that you have both temp-cutoff and temp-overheat set to the same value. I'd recommend to set temp-overheat to 87 or 90.

PS: Usually miners set gpu-powertune to 20 to maximally increase the mining speed, but I presume you deliberately have it as 0 to keep the system cool.

Thanks
Cheers for reply, unfortunately the afterburner slider settings are ignored but the charts are accurate, perhaps installing another driver or newer afterburner would do it, (I always use catalyst 14.7 RC3 because it is the quickest and most stable)
 

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All of my cards are AMD sapphire cards, and I use 14.12 AMD catalyst version (seems to work the best not sure why), and I use TRIXX, and have been able to overclock cards on R9 270x, 7970s, 7950s. Just thought I'd throw that out there, it might not work for MSI cards. As a note too, my cards are getting hot, I mean close to 90C, sometimes I just back them off or let everything cool off....
 
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All of my cards are AMD sapphire cards, and I use 14.12 AMD catalyst version (seems to work the best not sure why), and I use TRIXX, and have been able to overclock cards on R9 270x, 7970s, 7950s. Just thought I'd throw that out there, it might not work for MSI cards. As a note too, my cards are getting hot, I mean close to 90C, sometimes I just back them off or let everything cool off....
Managed to get the config working thanks, now I have more hardware faults same you!
btw I tried TriXX, like the layout but it has the same problem as afterburner, although it allowed me to access the voltage settings that were previously disabled.
 
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My power/internet went down last night, and I had to reset everything, I had to uninstall Trixx and then reinstall. It can definitely be flaky, plus I was changing out a few cards, which throws that program off....I did get two new power supplies in, 1200w/ea, but I think I'm going to wait a few more weeks to build the next rig, it's just too hot down here, power bill is through the roof...!!
 

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My power/internet went down last night, and I had to reset everything, I had to uninstall Trixx and then reinstall. It can definitely be flaky, plus I was changing out a few cards, which throws that program off....I did get two new power supplies in, 1200w/ea, but I think I'm going to wait a few more weeks to build the next rig, it's just too hot down here, power bill is through the roof...!!
Own up! You tripped it out because you took too much juice ;)

 
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My power/internet went down last night, and I had to reset everything, I had to uninstall Trixx and then reinstall. It can definitely be flaky, plus I was changing out a few cards, which throws that program off....I did get two new power supplies in, 1200w/ea, but I think I'm going to wait a few more weeks to build the next rig, it's just too hot down here, power bill is through the roof...!!
Own up! You tripped it out because you took too much juice ;)

HAHAHA!!! I've got to have 45 min for the engines to start captain, Kirk: you're fired!
 
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Well, since everyone else is posting screenshots, I figured I may as well get in on this action! ;)
I had some interruptions last night, so I had to run very slow for a few hours. Because of that, I decided to see if I could make up some time by tuning in for some hot settings. I say "hot" because I don't usually like to let my gpu run above 60C for any reason, and I don't like it when the vrm gets to (and above) 90C. I know every card has its own unique character, so it took me a while to get it tuned in where it runs fast, but not too hot. This is where I ended up.
7-30-2015 12-34-10 PM.png
It has only been running about half an hour in this pic because my anti-virus/firewall software appears to hate this version of the sgminer. I walked away for a short while, and when I came back...my virus scanner had locked sgminer out of my network...again. I think I finally have all the necessary exclusions in place now. Hopefully, at least.
 

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Also, if anyone has any pointers, I am interested. I just recently caught the cryptomining bug, and for now at least, I am hooked. I have a r9 290x on the way, and a NZXT G10 with the X31 water cooler to put on it. The 290x will be my "run hot" card, and I will reserve my 290 for the "run cool" mining. Based on what I have seen with the 290, I am hoping to get a stable 150% rate from the 290x. Won't find out till next week though...:eek:

On a side note, I have a major software release coming up in about another month. I would appreciate any and all positive thoughts and intentions directed my way. If the sale goes as well as the one did last year, I may be able to add ~20 Fury X's, and 3kW/h of solar power.
 

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Hi all!

We've been making losses last few days, so the base payout has to be decreased from 0.26 DASH to 0.20 DASH. Expect about 10% - 15% less profit.
At least while the difficulty on X11 is this high...

X11 difficulty increased about 10% from 3 days ago.

nicehash has about 30GHs of X11 and it is their most profitable algo currently.
When X11 becomes less profitable on nicehash, all auto-switcher miners will move to another algo and we will have better payouts.

There are no interesting coin launches recently and so everybody are mining the same coins, which does not improve profitability.

Thanks for understanding
dashminer
 

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Bummer, I think I may retool, and shut off all miners until September, It's just too hot here at this time of year (south USA), and I'm unfortunately, hardly breaking even. Love this software, but between electrical costs and the AC bill, higher difficulty, etc. What do you think Sub? It's over 90s almost everyday here. I think I will concentrate on going forward with the solar building in my back yard, then re-tool and maybe start back up in sept/oct....