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Discussion in 'Questions and Help' started by joetoe, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. joetoe

    joetoe New Member

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    I am new to mining in general and to x11 mining I have been going about a week now. Can anyone help me in setting up a proper config file and some basic settings to get me going better than I am?

    My basics:
    Windows 7 64-bit
    GPU:
    Ati HD5450 w/14.6 drivers and 2.9 APP SDK using sgminer v5.1 (says win32 is there even a 64 for this)

    CPU:
    intel Pentium D 2.8 using cpuminer 1.2c

    I know I wont break any speed records with any of this hardware but am trying to use it as a starting point to get familiar with x11( sha-256 seemed more just plug and play for mining, but a waste without ASIC)

    My biggest issue I would like to think is setting up a proper config file. I have several sg miners I have downloaded: 5.1 and also sph-sgminer x11 mod and sph-sgminer x11mod b2. All seem to have very different configs in them with all sorts of settings some have the same while others have only a few.

    I just want to wet up a basic config for a single p2pool with good starting settings for my gpu and have it be consistent in its hash rate. I have been getting around 50-90 kh/s with this card(is that low? I would like to think so lol)

    any help would be super awesome thanks in advance.

    Oh and one other thing I find curious, when I first started using sgminer I could adjust my memory and engine speeds, but today for whatever reason its not letting me?
     
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  2. joetoe

    joetoe New Member

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    soooo spent some time away from dash mining scrypt with a few asic's and got bored so came on back lol. I had a little cash sitting and got an r7 360 to play with. Currently mining on a p2pool hashing around 2.05-2.25mh/s. anyone know if thats about all I can squeak out of it safely or can I get more out of it? oh and using sph-sgminer_x11mod with the x11mod kernal. any suggestions would be appreciated....
     
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    what are you using now
     
  4. joetoe

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    if you mean the settings in my conf file this is that I have it at currently:
    "intensity" : "10",
    "worksize" : "64",
    "kernel" : "x11mod",
    "lookup-gap" : "0",
    "thread-concurrency" : "8192",
    "shaders" : "768",
    "gpu-threads" : "2",
    "gpu-engine" : "1150",
    "gpu-fan" : "autofan",
    "gpu-memclock" : "1700",
    "gpu-memdiff" : "0",
    "gpu-powertune" : "0",
    "gpu-vddc" : "0.000",
    "temp-cutoff" : "76",
    "temp-overheat" : "75",
    "temp-target" : "64",
    "api-mcast-port" : "4028",
    "api-port" : "4028",
    "expiry" : "1",
    "failover-switch-delay" : "60",
    "gpu-dyninterval" : "7",
    "gpu-platform" : "0",
    "log" : "5",
    "no-pool-disable" : true,
    "queue" : "1",
    "scan-time" : "1",
    "tcp-keepalive" : "30",
    "temp-hysteresis" : "3",
    "shares" : "0",
    "kernel-path" : "/usr/local/bin"
    }

    I've looked through what people use and have tried to adjust things to make it run better. though most seem to use the wolf0 bin file for a lot of mining and I dont think it would work for this as the r7 360 is bonaire I believe.
     
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    Sub-Ether Well-known Member

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    out of date miner and kernel, try www.dashminer.com, its proprietary but will automatically max out your settings( card will run hotter) and very simple .bat - only have intensity to adjust, payments are reliable and daily...

    setx GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE 100
    setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
    setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
    sgminer.exe -o am -u wallet address -p [email protected] -I 18
    pause

    and if you want to adjust memory and clock install the latest afterburner (warning:- dashminer will override most settings), but you can still undervolt which is advised as much as possible before crashing,
    http://download.cnet.com/MSI-Afterburner/3000-20432_4-75871628.html
     
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  6. joetoe

    joetoe New Member

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    thanks for the link to that. Works great and temps are decent even without running fans to much. Not gonna lie the % rather than hashrate numbers screws with me but meh. are there any miners that are more up do date than the sph-sgminer_x11 mod where I can change pools, etc? I like the one you posted sub ether though I like having more control in picking the pool.
     
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    Hi guys i have a the same set up.. But my os is win7 ultimate 32bit... I want to set up a gpu miner.. Can you help me set up..?
     
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    Im a newbie in mining i tried using minergate but there is no dash there only dadhcoin...