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What sgminer version do you use?

Discussion in 'Questions and Help' started by tuppydog, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. tuppydog

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    I'll give you my new results shortly, as my income has at least doubled since using your advice on grimo and utilizing a different pool, I'll give you solid data within a few days here, but it is unbelievable, thanks again...!!
     
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    Glad to help, lets get them daily averages up!
    Your DOS window does not show multiple connected pools now, I guess.
     
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    no, it does not,
    Sub, I have been using CG watcher (which I highly recommend for miners), and it will automatically block and alert you if there is a blocked pool. Also, use TRIXX from AMD. I heard AMD has some new cards coming out next week, pretty excited about that! I plan on buying about 15 older GPUs in the next few months, preferably 7970s, or anyR9 series, if anyone is willing to get rid of any gear...! I have a new plan I'd like to discuss with you sometime, as far as opening a real "Farm" that would be partially solar powered. Anyway, have a great weekend...! DATUP
     
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    Didn't know that about cgwatcher, yer thats great program most people dont use, I like the autostart reset features on low/dead hashings etc.
    Go for the R9 280X, I reckon. It could be the 7970 of the future, there is a small stockpile left that are being sold off before the new releases. Can see them being popular on ebay for years.
    First it was 6950 then 7950/7970 and almighty 7990 and now ...
     
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    I have an R9 280x that kicks as*, I have been scooping up the Sapphire 7970s, as some as low as 130 dollars. June 16th, is the D-day for the new AMD releases, hopefully, all the cards prices will have to drop after this date......Love my R9 280x though. I had an older 7950 AMD literally blow up before my eyes yesterday, I got to get the replacement chip, I just happened to see it when it happened, and honestly, there was no reason for it to do this. I had plenty of power, I just turned it on, and "BAM". I'm not that concerned, because the AMD 7950s are power hogs, and they really do not hash as well as the 7970s or any of the R series, hope the new ones blow the socks off the older stuff, and Wolf0 comes out with some better software, just want to break even... TUP
     
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    Ever since bypassing the SGminer 4.1.0g, with the CGminer pool protector, I have been getting awesome results, and this program is very well written. It must have been written in the "heyday" of mining, because it looks like all updates have stopped in 2014. I hope the days of mining are not over, as I have big plans for this winter. Maybe I could just rent out my systems, I'm not sure.....
     
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    What about the legendary twin GPU 7990? I have not even ever seen one of them, still don't know the top end hash rate they can do.
     
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    I have not seen the 7990 either, I have read about it, I'll keep an eye out, as I'm always buying cards, and half the time, I get stuff that was listed wrong etc...I just ordered a 270x by accident, 2Gb ram, we'll see how that performs. I got to fix the 7950 I blew up, I need to find a schematic on that, there has got to be one somewhere. I'll have to send you a pic of the moon crater on the chip that exploded...
     
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    There are pool rental options such as nicehash where you have to finish say, 1 gig for 24 hours or equivalent, they do look like they pay better, might be worth a try, only thing put me off apart from the long commitment was some of them appeared dead with unfinished hashings not reaching the target, I suppose choose a smaller target better (pays less of course)
     
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    You will be lucky to repair it, if it went with a bang, it may have only been the electrolytic capacitors blowing up (repairable) but what happends is the voltage rails go all over the place so they tend to damage whats around them as well (i.e. the chips)

    Voltage regulators can also explode (less often, internally protected but can happen)
    Chips may explode (rarely)

    suggest bang it on ebay cheap and let someone else find out!
     
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    I was looking at that too (rental), I may just do the low cost one, just to see how it works out for the 3 hour block. I've seen so many of those places shut down (just the other day one went down and stopped bitcoin payments to people). But I may go ahead and try it, it looks very interesting. The other thing I'm planning, is to build a "shed" in the backyard, which would be fully off the grid and be solar powered with the battery method. And if GPUs go by the wayside for all algorithms, at least I'll have a seperate building with electricity! (Justificiation hahah) + a place to be able to put my brother in law. I have a long rectangular acre of land and at the bottom of the hill, I could have a large area that could house the solar section which would be "ground mounted" and put a high fence around it, and also put panels on the building itself. I have a solar consultant that would gladly quote me, but it would not be cheap I could assure that :( I'd like to show you a drawing sometime once I get it drafted up, also, the heat would be great in the winter, I could use just an off the shelf AC unit (Which I already own 3) to cool the facility down. I've got all kinds of all ideas, too bad I don't have any money, need investors!
     
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    Yeah, It most definately is a regulator of some sort, but I could never get that one card to work good anyway, so you are right, It's going on ebay with the words "7950 FIX" I have zero time, and it is way to risky to just plop it into the MOBO
     
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    I love the idea, but strongly suggest you work out the payback time as it sounds like quite an investment, and there is always the possiblity of new tech developments like asic x11 being cheaper to produce and difficulty raising too high (and always Moores law)
    If you're going full on solar power, why not 100% wind/solar farm ? And just selling the electricity back to the grid, in the UK we can get a much higher rate for eco power sold back.
    You can not go wrong as an energy producer, power will always be needed whatever the shtf scenerio!

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    I did check on wind, but in our area (NC, USA), wind speeds are very low, but we have awesome solar potential. A few years ago, I would have laughed at the idea of "getting of the Grid", now, with the economic chaos going on, it looks like a certianty at some point. I'm certain that someone will or already has an ASIC designed to solve those chain x11 algorithms, but my idea was to possibly get rid of the electricity bill in 10 more years. I could sell the electricity back to the state, (of course you would be taxed on that), but i think it would be pretty neat also to be self reliant, oh if I only had more time, and didn't waste it all when I was young.....
     
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    I have another question, this may be really dumb, but just say dash went to the ASICs and difficulty went sky high, would Dash ever consider going to a different algorithim to deter this and let the common folk mine this? Or am I way off track here and game over..?
     
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    It has been commented that we could move to X12 or something like that, I did raise that exact point with this X11 asic developer on the main bitcointalk thread,
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    https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=421615.msg11513825#msg11513825
    and screen shot here of his asic X11, says it took a whole year to develop and is not economic at currents prices to take to the market.(took some finding in my links!)

    ''As this work was financed, all I can do is provide a sanitized screenshot. This is a simulation of the FPGA version of the design using a UART interface:''

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    AFAIK & remember Evan said he will accept the ASICs.....
     
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    well, I would put something like that to a vote, its too important, personally I think none asic is great because anyone with a basic gaming card can mine a little bit of Dash on the side and be their own bank without specialist hardware, as soon as you start hitting the network with ridiculous amounts of hashing you cut out most of the global population straight away.
    And, after all X11 was invented to be strongly asic resistant so why go back on a fundamental ideal of the coin ? ...
     
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    You`re fully right about voting it...
     
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    Good to see we agree on something :tongue:
     
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