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Title: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve][solved]
Post by: jhansen858 on June 10, 2011, 06:29:52 PM
Hey guys

I'm reading that I should be able to get 650 MH/s on a ati 5970 from https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_hardware_comparison#AMD_%28ATI%29

However i'm only getting [303.59 Mhash/sec] [54 Accepted] [0 Rejected] [RPC (+LP)]


I'm offering 1 bitcoin to the person who can get me up to above 550 mark per card

I'm using linux ubuntu 11.04

2x 5970 ati video cards 2mb ram

Thank you!



Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: demonblack on June 10, 2011, 06:36:26 PM
Yeah 600 and something is the average with a 5970.
Which miner are you using?
Did you try with the latest ati drivers and OpenCL runtime kit?


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: jhansen858 on June 10, 2011, 06:38:07 PM
i used this guide to setup

https://174.143.149.98/index.php?topic=7514.0


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: asfas16123 on June 10, 2011, 06:39:11 PM
doesnt 5970 have two cores? maybe you're only using one. 300 sounds very low...


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: LlamaMaster on June 10, 2011, 06:39:47 PM
First off, what have you tried so far?  Have you tried the various flags listed next to your card on that page you linked?  What about overclocking?  Let me know where you stand right now so I have an idea of how to help you.  


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: richwest on June 10, 2011, 06:40:06 PM
I imagine your problem is that the 5970 has 2 cores, so you need to run two instances of your mining program (one per core). So if you have 2 5970s, then 4 in total. For poclbm you add the "--device=0" flag to your command line and change the number to accomplish this, so start one instance with --device=0, then an instance with --device=1 etc.

If that solves your issue please send the bitcoin to 12aw3CRAtKQoT2skZ9CF2ea2jVHFARqCep and it will be gratefully received!



Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: Uzza on June 10, 2011, 06:41:11 PM
What temperature does the cards reach? If there is a case of overheating, the card will donwclock itself automatically to prevent damage, lowering hashrate in the process.


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: bcpokey on June 10, 2011, 06:41:42 PM
Two instances of whatever mining client you're using per card.


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: jhansen858 on June 10, 2011, 06:42:37 PM
./phoenix.py -u http://username:pw@pit.deepbit.net:8332/ -k poclbm DEVICE=3 VECTORS BFI_INT WORKSIZE=128 AGGRESSION=7


No device specified or device not found, use DEVICE=ID to specify one of the following

    
  • Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU         860  @ 2.80GHz
  • [1] Cypress                        
        [2] Cypress      


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: jhansen858 on June 10, 2011, 06:45:05 PM
Some other useful info

------------------------

jake@jakespc:~$ aticonfig --odgc --adapter=all

Adapter 0 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
                            Core (MHz)    Memory (MHz)
           Current Clocks :    725           1000
             Current Peak :    725           1000
  Configurable Peak Range : [550-1000]     [1000-1500]
                 GPU load :    97%

Adapter 1 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
                            Core (MHz)    Memory (MHz)
           Current Clocks :    725           1000
             Current Peak :    725           1000
  Configurable Peak Range : [550-1000]     [1000-1500]
                 GPU load :    97%
--------------------------------

aticonfig --odgt --adapter=all

Adapter 0 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 89.00 C

Adapter 1 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 89.50 C



Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: bcpokey on June 10, 2011, 06:45:14 PM
./phoenix.py -u http://username:pw@pit.deepbit.net:8332/ -k poclbm DEVICE=3 VECTORS BFI_INT WORKSIZE=128 AGGRESSION=7


No device specified or device not found, use DEVICE=ID to specify one of the following

    
  • Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU         860  @ 2.80GHz
  • [1] Cypress                        
        [2] Cypress      
Run 2 clients per device. that is just run 2 seperate instances of phoenix on device 1, and 2 instance of phoenix on device 2, also up your aggression.


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: jhansen858 on June 10, 2011, 06:48:00 PM
when i do this, my hash rate just goes in half for each ...

[157.28 Mhash/sec] [0 Accepted] [0 Rejected] [RPC (+LP)]


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: Uzza on June 10, 2011, 06:48:15 PM
Some other useful info

------------------------

jake@jakespc:~$ aticonfig --odgc --adapter=all

Adapter 0 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
                            Core (MHz)    Memory (MHz)
           Current Clocks :    725           1000
             Current Peak :    725           1000
  Configurable Peak Range : [550-1000]     [1000-1500]
                 GPU load :    97%

Adapter 1 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
                            Core (MHz)    Memory (MHz)
           Current Clocks :    725           1000
             Current Peak :    725           1000
  Configurable Peak Range : [550-1000]     [1000-1500]
                 GPU load :    97%
--------------------------------

aticonfig --odgt --adapter=all

Adapter 0 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 89.00 C

Adapter 1 - ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
            Sensor 0: Temperature - 89.50 C


89 degrees feels like it's getting near the edge of what's safe, so you should downclock the memory on both cards to save power and lower temperature.


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: LlamaMaster on June 10, 2011, 06:48:26 PM
This isn't the main problem, but it will still help your speeds.  I judging by your clock speeds it doesn't look like you have done any kind of overlocking.  Open up the Catalyst Control center and go into ATI Overdrive.  Turn your memory speed all the way down, and GPU clock as high as it can go without crashing.  Also turn up your fan speed to max and try your best to keep your card around or below 90C.


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: jhansen858 on June 10, 2011, 06:49:06 PM
aticonfig --lsch

CrossFire chain for adapter 0, status: disabled
  0. 03:00.0 ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
  1. 04:00.0 ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: jhansen858 on June 10, 2011, 06:53:27 PM
I think my problem stems from the fact that some how i'm not able to access all 4 cores and maybe i'm only getting 2/4 to work..

if someone who has this same type of setup could post what they are seeing when they run those commands above that might help me to confirm that...


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: jhansen858 on June 10, 2011, 07:06:06 PM
@richwest

your suggestion seems to be what i'm having the problem with, can you give any further guidance on this?



Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: dingus on June 10, 2011, 07:09:28 PM
maybe you need to set the --platform flag to 0 or 1.


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: anodyne on June 10, 2011, 07:11:04 PM
I know 5870/50 start the thermal throttle at 100C, but maybe they cut it 10 degrees lower as an extra precaution for the 5970?

I guess the question to ask is if you see a decrease in hashrate after you start them up.


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: Eikill on June 10, 2011, 07:17:22 PM
This is what I'm using and it works for me. Add this into a text file, save it as a .bat, put it in the directory where you have your miner and run it.

Code:
@echo off
start phoenix -u http://username:password@pit.deepbit.net:8332/ -k poclbm DEVICE=0 VECTORS BFI_INT FASTLOOP=false AGGRESSION=11 WORKSIZE=128
start phoenix -u http://username:password@pit.deepbit.net:8332/ -k poclbm DEVICE=1 VECTORS BFI_INT FASTLOOP=false AGGRESSION=11 WORKSIZE=128


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: kiwiasian on June 10, 2011, 07:27:51 PM
Lol, this thread is funny.


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: richwest on June 10, 2011, 07:28:32 PM
@richwest

your suggestion seems to be what i'm having the problem with, can you give any further guidance on this?

As far as I can tell from the command output you've pasted, only one of your 5970s is being detected. Unfortunately I don't really know why this is. My suggestions would be: -
1) Try a different Crossfire version/check drivers are properly installed
2) Check output of lspci to see whether the system can see both cards are physically installed. If not then check card seating/test individually in another machine.


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: jhansen858 on June 10, 2011, 07:41:19 PM
eikill what hash rate are you getting?

You have dueal 5970's?



Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: jhansen858 on June 10, 2011, 07:43:21 PM
 lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DMI (rev 11)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 11)
00:05.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev 11)
00:08.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Core Processor System Management Registers (rev 11)
00:08.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Core Processor Semaphore and Scratchpad Registers (rev 11)
00:08.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Core Processor System Control and Status Registers (rev 11)
00:08.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Core Processor Miscellaneous Registers (rev 11)
00:10.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link (rev 11)
00:10.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Routing and Protocol Registers (rev 11)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 05)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev 05)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 6 (rev 05)
00:1c.6 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 7 (rev 05)
00:1c.7 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Root Port 8 (rev 05)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev a5)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 2 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 05)
01:00.0 PCI bridge: PLX Technology, Inc. PEX 8647 48-Lane, 3-Port PCI Express Gen 2 (5.0 GT/s) Switch (rev bb)
02:04.0 PCI bridge: PLX Technology, Inc. PEX 8647 48-Lane, 3-Port PCI Express Gen 2 (5.0 GT/s) Switch (rev bb)
02:08.0 PCI bridge: PLX Technology, Inc. PEX 8647 48-Lane, 3-Port PCI Express Gen 2 (5.0 GT/s) Switch (rev bb)
03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Hemlock [ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series]
03:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Cypress HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5800 Series]
04:00.0 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc Hemlock [ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series]
05:00.0 PCI bridge: PLX Technology, Inc. PEX 8647 48-Lane, 3-Port PCI Express Gen 2 (5.0 GT/s) Switch (rev bb)
06:04.0 PCI bridge: PLX Technology, Inc. PEX 8647 48-Lane, 3-Port PCI Express Gen 2 (5.0 GT/s) Switch (rev bb)
06:08.0 PCI bridge: PLX Technology, Inc. PEX 8647 48-Lane, 3-Port PCI Express Gen 2 (5.0 GT/s) Switch (rev bb)
07:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Hemlock [ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series]
07:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Cypress HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 5800 Series]
08:00.0 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc Hemlock [ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series]
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)
0a:00.0 SATA controller: JMicron Technology Corp. JMB362/JMB363 Serial ATA Controller (rev 03)
0a:00.1 IDE interface: JMicron Technology Corp. JMB362/JMB363 Serial ATA Controller (rev 03)
0e:03.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306/7/8 [Fire II(M)] IEEE 1394 OHCI Controller (rev c0)


Cany anyone with dual 5970's post their output to lspci so I can compair


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: jhansen858 on June 10, 2011, 07:50:36 PM
What i'm going to do is to take 1 of the cards out and try it individually.  Both of the cards are hot so I'm not sure whats up, but it seems like I should see 4 cores and I only get 2.  Either that or these are not really 5970's like they were advertised.   


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: richwest on June 10, 2011, 08:10:28 PM
Lspci is showing what I'd expect from 2 5970s, so I think they are connected and are as advertised, I wouldn't worry about that. The clocks being reported in the command output you posted are also the stock clock speeds you'd expect from a 5970. For some reason you're only seeing one card in the drivers though (or possibly one core from each card, it's difficult to tell). I'd try upgrading or downgrading the drivers and see if that makes any difference. If not it might still be worth testing the cards individually just in case one is broken in some way (but they are at least being recognized on the PCI bus so neither is obviously dead).


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: richwest on June 10, 2011, 08:38:51 PM
A few more things that are probably worth a try.

Try running "export DISPLAY=:0" then rerun "aticonfig --odgc --adapter=all" and see whether you get the same results. Also can you double check you did the "sudo aticonfig --initial -f --adapter=all" then reboot step from the guide you followed. Also make sure there isn't a hardware crossfire bridge connected between the two cards.


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: SchizophrenicX on June 10, 2011, 08:57:10 PM
I run 2x5970. Total 2x2 = 4 cores. Each after overclocking is doing 360ish Mhash/s which is a total of 4x360=1.44 Ghash/s

1. are u running windows? I can't get them running on windows because it saps away too much CPU resouces. However windows still sees 4 cores.
2. It might be the version of windows or CCC that you have no way to disable the internal crossfire of each 5970.
3. Also, in windows. You'll need to have dummy plugs in the cards for it to be 'enabled', or windows tries to save power.


You should have a total of 4 adapters in aticonfig instead of 2. (2 adapters each card) Here is what I have.


aticonfig --lsa
* 0. 03:00.0 ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
  1. 04:00.0 ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
  2. 07:00.0 ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
  3. 08:00.0 ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
  4. 0c:00.0 ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series

I have 3 cards in this system, 2x 5970 and a 5850. If you only see 2 5970 then it might be possible one of your cards are not detected for whatever reasons. Might be faulty pcie connection or something. try swapping cards.

Your aticonfig --lsch

CrossFire chain for adapter 0, status: disabled
  0. 03:00.0 ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series
  1. 04:00.0 ATI Radeon HD 5900 Series

My aticonfig --lsch
No CrossFire chains defined

You have them crossfired. I think.


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve] [solved]
Post by: jhansen858 on June 10, 2011, 09:01:11 PM
Well

I solved it...

I just started over completely, and refollowed the guide i mentioned in the first thread.  Did all the same exact steps however i must have missed something the first go around not sure...


now i'm getting.
./poclbm.py
No device specified or device not found, use -d to specify one of the following

  •    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU         860  @ 2.80GHz
  • [1]   Cypress
    [2]   Cypress
    [3]   Cypress
    [4]   Cypress


    And its rocking at the 1200 GH/s that I was expecting...  Not sure but it was only detecting 1 card... before



Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: SchizophrenicX on June 10, 2011, 09:10:35 PM
great :) I knew only 1 card was detected lolx I didn't even know 5970 was 2 cores when I bought them and was surprise to see 4 of them the first time plugged them in. I was pretty sure when I saw all ur aticonfig shows only 2. But don't know why though lolx


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve]
Post by: jhansen858 on June 10, 2011, 09:20:35 PM
Technically I solved it myself however, since you guys put the effort down I'm going to award half the prize to SchizophrenicX and half to richwest.

.50 each just as soon as my bitcoin client syncs back up

Thank you all!


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve][solved]
Post by: SchizophrenicX on June 10, 2011, 09:22:34 PM
oh wow thanks. I agree :) I just woke up :D


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve][solved]
Post by: jhansen858 on June 10, 2011, 11:07:17 PM
standy by on that payment, its trying to make me pay a transfer fee... if i wait a while it shouldn't do that i'm thinking???


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve][solved]
Post by: jhansen858 on June 10, 2011, 11:58:53 PM
sent, fuck it .05 bitcoin fee

HOLY SHIT THAT's A $1.20, that transaction fee is too high...5%   Paypal charges less then that...


Title: Re: 5970 hash rate problem [1 btc reward for solve][solved]
Post by: trentzb on June 11, 2011, 12:07:02 AM
As richwest mentioned,

The problem was likely a stale xorg.conf.

aticonfig --adapter=all --initial -f

If you did the above with 1 5970 installed and then later installed a second and didn't do it again, the kernel will see both cards (lspci) but you won't be able to access them via OpenCL.