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1  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: scammer: on: September 12, 2011, 04:14:31 PM
This guy is a scammer as well...

He reversed a transaction on PayPal that we did on, just before they stopped allowing users to pay with it. I hadn't realised how easy it was to dispute money with PayPal. Have been using Moneybookers since then, without any trouble, but won't anymore.
2  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Bitcoin Speed Miner (scam?) on: July 09, 2011, 03:53:53 AM
that's what struck me as well. putting that much effort in to making a site and the malware, trying to scam joe public makes sense, but a few thousand geeky bitcoin miners?

surely it's a joke. McLeod security? seriously?

edit: i just googled the domain in the security seal (after a lot of other searches) and found this post...
3  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Bitcoin Speed Miner on: July 09, 2011, 03:37:24 AM
just seems quite funny to me. miners are obviously fairly geeky and these guys thought it worthwhile to spam the mtgox database and set this up. i'm guessing it just steels your bitcoins if you run it, but obviously can't be sure. surely a lot of miners would need to fall for it for it to be profitable for them...
4  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Bitcoin Speed Miner on: July 09, 2011, 03:30:58 AM
the email i got was quite convincing as well, but it just stunk of malware when i clicked the link.
this is a screen grab of the site if you copy and paste the link.
5  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Bitcoin Speed Miner on: July 09, 2011, 03:22:41 AM
exactly. but copy and paste this into your browser url bar..

 it loads right? they must be filtering referrers from this forum.
6  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Bitcoin Speed Miner on: July 09, 2011, 03:17:48 AM
hmm, if you copy and paste into your browser url field it loads, but clicking the link doesn't? must be legit.
7  Other / Beginners & Help / Bitcoin Speed Miner (scam?) on: July 09, 2011, 03:11:51 AM
this email to my address legit?
8  Bitcoin / Mining software (miners) / Re: New Release! BitMiner - Advanced Miner GUI - Beta 2.1 on: June 09, 2011, 01:08:48 AM
Sorry if i missed something, but can you please just give me an overview of why i should use this instead of GUIMiner please?

9  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: Mining Dilemma on: June 09, 2011, 01:04:34 AM
v8700 run at about 80Mh/s, so you'd get about 2.4GH/s, which is about the same as you'd get from 4 HD6990s, but obviously with no investment. if you're going to do it (be prepared to lose your job), I'd say the way to go is a linux boot image. If you can customise it to auto run the miner and then just reset the machine and pull out the usb to set it back to how it was, you'd be laughing...
10  Bitcoin / Mining / Re: A few tips for running on Windows on: June 09, 2011, 12:53:24 AM
Indeed. With my experience of graphics drivers causing BSODs, I reckon that could save me a few late night drunken trips on my bicycle down to the comms room to keep my new hobby going... There are other solutions (possibly cheaper, for 1 PC etc.), but that's one I had that wasn't being used anymore. 

@sang. I feel your pain dude. Hope you got it running stable now. Smiley
11  Bitcoin / Mining / A few tips for running on Windows on: June 09, 2011, 12:39:59 AM

I'm new on the forum, but have been running a miner for the last 10 days and thought I would share a couple of tips that might help a few fellow newcomers.

First my system...
2 x HIS HD 6990 4GB (seem to be sold out everywhere in the UK now, but there are plenty of posts on here about alternatives)
AMD Athlon II X2 250 3.00GHz
Coolermaster Elite 430 Case
Corsair 2GB DDR3 1333MHz
Biostar TA890FXE 890FX mobo (2 x 16x PCI Express ports)
Coolermaster Silent Pro 1000W Modular PSU

I'm a developer, so no hardware expert, but I have this running stable at 1.2GH/s. It's running in an air conditioned comms room (with permission, at work), so no elec costs, but with a 1KW PSU, it would be about 0.9 UK units p/h (at about 12p/unit, so about 80-90 per month). I've also set my GPU fans to all run 100% all the time (noise isn't a problem and I don't want it to overheat), I realise this will wear the bearings in the fans out quicker, but it seems to me that I'm already late to the btc party and running it at full tilt now makes sense.

I'm running Windows 7 x64, with GUIMiner and there are a few gotchas that I sorted and are the main point of this post.

I setup the computer to automatically logon as me (and to go to an empty screensaver after a minute requiring a password to unlock it) and set my Bios to automatically start the system if the system loses power. I added a shortcut to GUIMiner in the Startup folder for my user account, but this kept causing the system to hang. I realised it was because the Catalyst drivers hadn't fully loaded yet (or something along those lines), so I made a batch file that started GUIMiner after a 30 second delay. I'm sure there are other ways of solving this (such as running the app as an NTService), but this was mine...

Simply put the following in a .bat file in your startup folder and after 30 seconds it will start the software. Just set all your pools to autostart and you're good.

PING -n 30 -w 1000 >NUL
start /D "C:\guiminer" C:\guiminer\guiminer.exe

Another thing that got me on Windows 7 was Power Management. I'm used to Sever OSes, which don't shut down after 1 hour, etc. so this caught me out and I had to go back and sort it out the first time I left it running. Set Windows 7 Power Management to High-Performance and make sure you don't let it put anything to sleep.

Because it's just a standard PC with no remote management I also plugged it into one of these that I had, so I can reset it remotely, which will automatically start it up and start it mining again, should it hang, BSOD, etc.

One last thing was that connecting to it with RDP caused the gfx drivers to crash twice (I've not tried since then) and I lost the 2nd card each time (rebooting sorted), so I gave up on that and used teamviewer instead, which seems to work a treat for remote access.

I hope that helps someone.
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