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81  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / Time to play....."Guess that motherboard" on: February 23, 2012, 09:40:55 PM
...not really.

I am hoping someone or some people here can help me. I am desperate.

I am looking for a motherboard that meets the following requirements:
- Intel LGA 1366
- 6 (physical) GPU Support (I need to run 6x 5830's) not just 6 PCIe Slots (I already have a Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 6 slot board that only runs 5 GPUs)
- Windows 7 x64 friendly.
- No Mods, pin 'jump-er-ing' etc.......(although I WILL be running powered PCIe Risers to protect the motherboard).

Does this exist ?

I am willing to go to another socket if I absolutely HAVE to...but would prefer LGA1366.

I would like to purchase a few if possible and further consolidate things around here, less rigs/more cards.....

Thanks in advance,
82  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / 5850 Reference WOES.... on: February 21, 2012, 04:15:58 PM
I recently added some 5850's to my mining setup and can't really say I am happy.

First off, I have been mining for nearly a year and know what I am doing, so I tried all 'the basics' with no decent results.

To continue....
These cards have to be the MOST UNSTABLE cards I have ever used.
THEY GET SICK in CGMiner more than they should (multiple times a day, never the same card)....even at stock speeds.

I have read about regular gamers having the 'screen flicker' issue when the cards access their 150Mhz 2D clocks and from what I can tell, if the cards have a lapse in work, they do the same and can't recover from the 150Mhz 2D clocks, then back up to regular 3D speeds (725Mhz+).

They came from the factory with locked BIOS, so I tried (so far):
1 - Asus 5850 Reference UNLOCKED Bios (much better, less 'SICK').
2 - Asus 5870 Reference Bios (even better, sick even less).

I am currently running them with the Asus 5870 Reference BIOS and they are performing the best they have, but still problems once in a while.

They are currently running 900Mhz GPU/180Mhz MEM @ stock voltage (1.163V) using CAT 12.1/SDK2.1 getting 375MH/s each on the 5870 BIOS and as I said, this is the most stable they have been (short of running stock GPU @ 850Mhz, but it doesn't seem to make a difference with the small overclock)....

Is there any way I can nuke the 2D clocks and force them to run 3D all of the time ? these are all dedicated miners on Win7 X64/CGMiner 2.2.7

thanks in advance,

I forgot to add..... upgrading to CGMIner 2.2.7 seems to have helped the problem a bit (better than CGMiner 2.2.6), as it addresses 'downtime' and keeps cards reporting as 'busy'....but still problems exist.

Using a pool such as BTCGuild (after a full day) is unlikely to trigger said conditions (as often) and the cards seem to run stable for an entire 24hr period.

Using GPUMAX and it's 'work switching' seems to trigger this condition multiple times per day, along with network issues.
83  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / Power Savings from MEM Underclock, BIOS Flash 6xxx series on: February 17, 2012, 05:44:16 PM
I currently have (6) 6xxx series cards in my farm running quite well and considering neither of the 2 models I own are worth jack shit for resale, I figure I would simply run them into the ground and mine them till they die.
They all run extremely stable and cool (under 69c with 50% fan speeds on average or less), so heat is not an issue. I would just like to 'Free Up' a few extra watts from each wall socket that they are plugged into for further expansion.

I have:
- 2x Reference 1GB HD 6870's (limited to 100Mhz mem/gpu clock spread)....currently running 975Mhz GPU/875Mhz MEM on stock Voltage using CGMiner/Win7x64.
- 2x Asus DCUII 1GB HD 6950's  (limited to 125Mhz mem/gpu clock spread)...currently running 900Mhz GPU/775Mhz MEM on stock voltage using CGMiner/Win7x64.
- 2x XFX ZNFC 1GB HD 6950's  (limited to 125Mhz mem/gpu clock spread)....currently running 900Mhz GPU/775Mhz MEM on stock voltage using CGMiner/Win7x64.

(None of the 6950's support Shader unlocking unfortunately)

What I am wondering is...
What kind of power savings could I potentially gain by flashing the above 6 card's BIOS's, underclocking the memory to 300Mhz from their current values ? average 'guess' is fine. I am not expecting dead-nuts numbers.

Anyone care to make an estimate PER CARD ?

Thanks in advance,
84  Economy / Lending / Car Title Loan - 1,000 BTC @ 16% on: February 16, 2012, 08:24:52 PM
Anyone interested in providing me a loan in BTC with a car title securing it ?

I am looking for:
1,000 BTC for as long as you can provide it @ 16% per 30 days**
(**calculated per day, NON compounding, ie. 30 days 1,000 BTC = 160 BTC Interest)
I also need the ability to pay it off in a day's notice (since interest will be calculated daily) and can provide a refund with interest with a day's notice as well.

What I am offering for Security:
I will put the title of my BNR32 Skyline GT-R up to secure the loan for whatever the term, preferably ending on or before May 31, 2012 (when I plan to drive it again).
Car is located and has been registered & insured in Alberta Canada for the past 3 years+ (4 years April 18).

At current market rates, the car is worth a hell of alot more than $4,200 and unless BTC Quadruples (x4) in price and I default, you will never lose money on this deal.

I am not sure how this could work with multiple parties, unless a single lender collected all funds, then presented to me so that I only had to deal with a single person and not split the car title up amongst 20 people

I look forward to hearing from anyone interested in this. Feel free to stop by in person if you are local.
85  Other / Meta / Why I have respect for terrytibbs on: February 14, 2012, 08:30:24 PM
I have been a registered member on this forum since last summer, approx the same time as Terrytibbs has.
I do not know this person, nor do I have any ulterior motive to post this.
I simply keep coming across his posts and feel it's time to comment.

I have seen users come and users go.
I have seen SCAMMERS come and SCAMMERS go......and come...and go...and come...and go.

I have also been audience to much of what TT has posted in the past and as well, what he has posted lately.
Is he a decent guy ? I think so. Is he a dick ? I think so.....but I am a cynical bastard at times as well.

Like him or hate him, he has had the balls to stick around and continue using his original account (740+ posts deep) even though he was marked with a scammer tag.

I think it's time for the MODS to reconsider his tag and restore his status, considering what others around here have done to set the bar even further.

His, was a misunderstanding and was completely blown out of proportion.

Feel free to leave your own comments below.
86  Economy / Lending / A Public Plea to my current 3 Lenders - Burt/Partick/Dollartrader on: February 14, 2012, 01:59:54 PM
I have nothing to hide, so I will post this here, for all to see, as I can't be the only one that was left less than satisfied over the last day or so from the exchange prices.

Based on this thread:

Well, long story short - I couldn't make it 'out' in time with my funds (before the hickup/drop). Exchange rate cost me approx $150 USD from what I expected
by the time I had all funds from all 3 lenders, ready to liquidate.....

I am currently on 'the hook' for a 100 BTC loan, to be repaid in 4 instalments as 'mining dividends' from my mining rigs.

The agreed upon terms:
1st Payment: Feb 18, 2012
2nd Payment: Feb 25, 2012
3rd Payment: Mar 3, 2012
4th Payment: March 10, 2012 (+/-2 days).

What I am offering:
To conclude my Loan in a SINGLE PAYMENT on/or about March 10-12, 2012 & INCREASE Interest Payback from current agreed, by an additional 4% total.
(rather than 4 payments) so that I can use weekly funds to my advantage to compensate as best I can.

Please consider this offer.
87  Economy / Lending / [FUNDED] Looking for 100 BTC Loan/Advance on mining proceeds. on: February 10, 2012, 12:24:08 PM
100 BTC Loan to be repaid in a month or less.

50 Patrick
25 Burt
25 dollartrader

Pay back weekly payments until paid off, payment divided:

1/2 Patrick
1/4 Burt
1/4 dollartrader

First Payment Due: Sat, Feb 18, 2012 (+ 3 consecutive Saturdays to follow, 28/29 day target payoff as promised)

bitlane - 1WgDXsc8b9QjnyV74Q2wMGzrz5AK4zod1


Dollartrader .... 1EwowGJJTYCUuaT2ARZqZanAWXUnymQ8wb
PatrickHarnett .. 1JRhBxBZu8VzPZnKhfjUuDn3X9tAoRZEPc
BurtWagner ...... 1BzrwBPqmBNirgj9RS115ofNS5kLLkBBJi


Dollartrader - single payment +4%, 100% due on original final loan payout date, March 10.
BurtWagner -  - single payment +4%, 100% due on original final loan payout date, March 10.
Pattrick - Original 4 weekly (Saturday) payments, first Feb 18, Last March 10.
88  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / Time for some new equipment on: February 02, 2012, 10:05:13 PM
It's about that time.... time to do a bit of shopping, but first, a little gut-check.
To begin with, I am considering 3-4 of whatever I choose, then more later on if I am satisfied (especially with the BitForce unit)

Is there any reason why (providing availability is certain) that anyone would NOT consider a Butterfly Labs BitForce Single ?

As far as my upgrade goes, I really only have 2 (well, 3) items in mind...but I will stick with 2 for now.

Item #1
Radeon 7970
$550-600 CAD local (CAD = Canadian Dollars, most times 1:1 with USD anyways)
650 MH/s
Peace of Mind Warranty (as always)
300+W ?

Item #2
Butterfly Labs BitForce Single
$630 CAD Shipped.
830 MH/s
Scarry Warranty (do I recall reading 90 days somewhere ?)

NOW, taking Resale value COMPLETELY OUT OF THE EQUATION, let's imagine that we are comparing a 7970 with a 2 year warranty to a BitForce Single and assume that the 7970 will DIE a horrible death on day# 731......(2yrs + 1 day)

Let's also assume that as far as performance increases are concerned, via either Firmware updates or kernels/miners....that BOTH would be on par, percentage-wise.


At this point, my only concern would be that the BitForce Single would also last for 2yrs+1 day for this little experiment (or longer hopefully).

Item #3
Radeon 7990
Price TBA (I can only assume 1.5x $7970)
Performance (again, assuming 1.8-1.9x 7970 MH/s)

Is anyone else even considering going the Butterfly Labs BitForce route still ?

I honestly didn't expect the ATI 7xxx series cards to be such The performance seen on some of the 7970's aruond here was been quite impressive.

Thoughts ?
89  Other / Off-topic / PHP Time Help - CGMiner RPC API Monitoring on: January 31, 2012, 06:21:18 AM
I am currently still working on modifying an RPC Monitoring web page app that jjimmy_64 started for CGMiner and I have a quick question in regards to PHP Time.

I am using gmdate and elapsed time to calculate/display my Miner's uptime.
This works great, but what I just realized is that it's only good for a 24hour period and I do not know the PHP or gmdate variable to use to display DAYS.

I am using:
UPTIME (H/M/S): ".gmdate("H:i:s", $elapsed)."

I have tried a bunch of ways and the closest I have come is to have DAYS (when added) displayed as 1, even after just starting the miner and displaying a few minutes of uptime.

Alternatively, is there a way I can keep HOURS rolling PAST the 24hour mark and just keep adding up, rather than rolling over and expecting a DAY portion of the script there to display ? I don't mind haivng it show "100hrs uptime" etc.....

Could anyone offer some help ?

I am a shitty coder, but a great copy/paster Wink

Thanks in advance,
90  Bitcoin / Mining support / bitcoinD and Overall Network Hash Rate on: January 28, 2012, 06:53:38 PM
Can a local running bitcoinD instance be queried to find current overall Bitcoin Network Hash Rate ?

I apologize if this has been covered in the past, or if  it's a simple task....I would just like to know how to accomplish this..

91  Economy / Lending / Got all that I need for now on: January 28, 2012, 01:18:35 AM
I got everything I need for now.
Thanks again and see the rest of you next time around.

ps. still looking for a coder to get my other project off the ground:
92  Economy / Auctions / [REQUEST] Special Auction Request on: January 26, 2012, 07:23:30 PM
I have a bit of a 'tall order' that I am looking to have filled, in this special request. I would like to some Gem and Stone Auctions.
I realize this request might be straight out of 'left field', but hopefully someone could step up, because we could really use some around here.

So basically, I am looking for Gems or any kind of fancy Stones etc. Sapphires, Quartz, Sunstones, Opals.....anything really.
I am just in the mood to bid on Gems/Stones and can't seem to really find anything that suits me anywhere else on the internet.

So, Let's get those Auction listings rolling and make me a happy man.

Thanks in advance,
93  Other / CPU/GPU Bitcoin mining hardware / Sapphire 5830 Extreme - Stock Voltage Overclock on: January 26, 2012, 03:08:19 AM
I was wondering, for those of you running Sapphire 5830 Extreme, how high are you able to get the GPU overclocked using STOCK Voltage ?

I have 6 of these cards and am up to running 965Mhz on the GPU (using 300Mhz Mem) and am wondering if there is anymore to be had from these cards ?

I am running Win7 x64, using CGMiner.

Thanks in advance,
94  Bitcoin / Project Development / [ACCEPTING BIDS] Hosting App/Checkout/Cart/WHM/Enom API/Bitcoin/Namecoin on: January 23, 2012, 09:02:52 PM
I am looking to have a project developed, either in full or in part, that is able to be an add-on for an existing Shopping Cart or a complete standalone application.

Please submit your BIDS as well as Offer Details to me via PM or email bitlane [at] shaw [dot] ca

Basic Criteria:
- **Future Scalability, module based ? (BTC today, NMC tomorrow ?) eventual addition of Namecoin Integration.
- Bitcoin Integration (prefer multiple setup/expansion options for existing/future BTC payment gateways as well as standalone wallet hosting).
- WHM/Cpanel Integration for Client Management, Account Creation, Billing etc.
- Enom API integration for Domain management, registration, renewals.

To sum it up, or to simplify.... Think "WHM-Autopilot ..(or similar).. with current Bitcoin & future Namecoin Support/Integration"

There are obviously a number of ways this can be accomplished, so I look forward to hearing back from anyone interested in taking on the project.

I am looking to establish a long term relationship with the chosen developer(s), who can perhaps maintain/continue with paid support in the future.
Licensing terms will depend on what will need to be invested to get this off the ground.
I am certain I have either missed a couple things, but feel free to comment none the less.

bitlane [at] shaw [dot] ca

95  Economy / Lending / Collateral on: January 23, 2012, 03:54:27 PM
This needs more thought put into it.....
Sorry to those who read it prior to my editing it.

I am just looking for a way to help secure a loan, but I do not have an OTC Rating and I would rather not have to start/risk using Paypal etc in order to build a reputation, as I rely on my Paypal account for other Business uses.
96  Other / Meta / Another Sub-Forum out of control - SPAM on: January 22, 2012, 11:42:54 AM
Some of you might recall, the old GAMBLING sub-forum and the amount of threads that were created for games....then THANKFULLY limited once they got out of hand.

It seems there is another sub-forum in the same state currently and only getting worse as time goes on.

The AUCTIONS sub-forum in the MARKETPLACE.

At this point, it might as well be re-labelled the tiptopgemdotcom forum, as that is all that I notice when visiting it.
This is frankly nothing more than S P A M ........ 23 separate threads on the first page (last time I checked).
This user is OUT OF CONTROL and needs to consolidate things.

I would say that c0ffer is a close 2nd to tiptopgemdotcom in the grand scheme of things.

What do cheezy gems have to do with Bitcoin again ?

I would hope that the mods check this out and decide on an appropriate course of action, as this is ridiculous.

Thanks in advance.
97  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Pool Ops are now the Alt Currency Police on: January 06, 2012, 06:49:43 AM
As a precedent has been set by Luke Dash Jr, now every pool operator can be an Alt Chain police officer and attack any new Alt that they see fit, using their entire pool to do so, with or without the knowledge of the miners that belong to their pools.

Luke took it upon himself to 'Police' an Alt Chain and kill it, by using the hashing power of his pool to 51% attack it.

Should we all look forward to these types of attacks on new projects if/when a self-richeous pool op get's his panties in a bunch ?

How do pool miners feel about having NO SAY or CONTROL over what an Op does with YOUR HASHING POWER ?

Just to be clear.... Luke Dash Jr is an idiot.
98  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Namecoin - what is going on ? on: January 03, 2012, 07:40:16 PM
It seems that the 'latest' biggest news in the Namecoin project has been the implementation of Merged Mining and it's free ride on the Bitcoin Mining Network.

Has the project stalled ? The Wiki seems to be a complete mess, with missing pages (stating vandalism as the cause) and nothing seems to be happening that is capturing any decent press.

Another thing that really bothers me is the fact that Users are able to register dot-bit domains using BTC. WTF ?
This essentially makes NMC even more useless and worthless than ever. THIS NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED ASAP.

The 'currency' is old enough and plentiful enough to be able to stand on it's own 2 legs, without the need for BTC to come to the rescue and accomplish what NMC was supposed to be used for in the first place - Domain Registrations.

If BTC is always seen as an immediate substitute for NMC, then what are we doing mining Namecoins ? We might as well be Merged-Mining I0C or ICX, as they both seem to be just as useless at this point and NMC is headed to be about as worthless in terms of it's BTC trading rate as well.

Namecoin needs a kick in the pants and needs to be weaned from the teat of Bitcoin once and for all.

BTC should NOT be an alternative to NMC for the purchase of services intended to be under the NMC flag and if allowed to continue, will render NMC (as a currency) a complete and total failure.

99  Bitcoin / Pools / General Security - ie. Which Pools offer Security Locks for Wallet/Email etc ? on: January 03, 2012, 07:11:23 PM
Without signing up to each and every pool to see for myself, I figured I would simply ask here.....

Which Pools offer Security Locks for Wallet/Email etc ?

To clarify (in case it's not obvious enough), which pools allow users to permanently LOCK their Wallet IDs into their control panels or any other enhanced security features that might help new miners find a pool that they feel comfortable with?

Basic Pool Security Features:
- BTCGuild (wallet lock + email locks)
- Deepbit (wallet lock + email locks)
- Slush (wallet change email confirmation + email lock)
- ?
100  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Is SolidCoin still ready for the Bitcoin collapse ? on: December 27, 2011, 09:18:26 PM
Is SolidCoin still ready for the Bitcoin collapse ?
Just wondering.....

Now, according to the Solidcoin Bounty page, this post qualifies to get me a 20 SC bounty payment (the Bitcoin collapse link).

Please send my bounty to SC address: sL92ZgHn3LyyvknXrk2kNRbNx3wmUXH7Yv
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