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June 06, 2011, 11:06:36 PM
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I was going to buy a MSI 790FX-GD70 motherboard for my quad 5870 setup but my dealer is sold out and other sellers are charging an arm and a leg. Could someone go on www.ebuyer.co.uk and help me find an alternative replacement, as cheap as poss that can take 4 of these bastards. I need it to be on a AMD3 chipset with Sempron 140. Other specs below:

Sempron 140
usb bootable linux
5870 xfx x 4
ocz zx 1250w psu
4gb corsair 1333 memory
4 x 120mm fans

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June 06, 2011, 11:13:11 PM
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Overclockers.co.uk have this
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-398-AS
with discount this week, but you'll need an extender to fit all 4
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June 06, 2011, 11:15:51 PM
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Overclockers.co.uk have this
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-398-AS
with discount this week, but you'll need an extender to fit all 4

Yeah I did see that. I was clued up on whether I can run these with video on x1 slots? Ive seen other people complaining about combatibility with these slots?

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June 06, 2011, 11:22:58 PM
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I'm not sure - mine is arriving tomorrow so we'll find out very soon Smiley
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June 06, 2011, 11:25:13 PM
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I'm not sure - mine is arriving tomorrow so we'll find out very soon Smiley

let me know! what cards are you running on there?

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June 06, 2011, 11:47:49 PM
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To start with it will be 3x xfx 5870, but I have few spare ones so I'll try and see if I can get 4 to work
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June 06, 2011, 11:53:18 PM
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the link for the extenders... are those the right ones or are there different ones for 1x and 16x

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June 06, 2011, 11:58:33 PM
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http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=6128.0
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June 07, 2011, 12:54:27 AM
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cheers for that. So for that MB and 4 cards what would I need?:

2 x x16 extender cables
2 x 1x > 16x adaptor extenders
3 x dummy plugs (one will be monitor attached?)

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June 07, 2011, 08:13:48 AM
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I'm curious of your results. I've been trying to get quad 5870 to work for a while now tonight.

I can run 2 just fine. Even three is giving me problems. Really it's just something strange with my configuration because I swear I had it working earlier.

Now I have three cards installed. If I run Phoenix on card 2 and 3 (not the one my monitor is attached to) everything is great (400MH each at 1Ghz core clock).

But as soon as I run Phoenix on the third card, my system freezes almost immediately. I'ts not overheating and it's not the card (I've swapped it out). So now I have no idea. All I know is if I fiddle and retry enough times eventually it will work but I've been here for hours and I need to give up so I can get some sleep.

Sadlly I have 4 cards and will only be mining on two for now.

Are you running Linux? Anyone else? Can you help? I need some exact details on what to do. Crossfire seems problematic, I can't seem to enable it using catalyst control center. aticonfig seems to tell me I've enabled it correctly (manually using cmdline). But then I still only see one card. I have to go and manually enable the other two cards by setting them to multi-monitor mode.

Any help greatly appreciated! (And maybe a few BTC in it for you if you can help me). I'm wasting about $650 in hardware right now.

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I swapped out the card which was in the first slot with the spare card and now I can run all three with no problems. Perhaps that 4th card is not stable at 1Ghz core clock?? Arggh! Anyway, 4 cards on one motherboard does not seem to leave room for proper airflow (only 1/4" gap vs. 1inch gap).
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June 07, 2011, 03:12:51 PM
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To start with it will be 3x xfx 5870, but I have few spare ones so I'll try and see if I can get 4 to work

I just ordered 5 of those asus boards and 20 5870 cards, overclockers gave me a nice discount too Cheesy Just out of interest did you get your cards to work and how have you arranged them, in crossfire or singled them out?

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June 07, 2011, 03:23:39 PM
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To start with it will be 3x xfx 5870, but I have few spare ones so I'll try and see if I can get 4 to work

I just ordered 5 of those asus boards and 20 5870 cards, overclockers gave me a nice discount too Cheesy Just out of interest did you get your cards to work and how have you arranged them, in crossfire or singled them out?

Nice!  Smiley
Unfortunately, overclockers fuck up my order so I'll have to wait until tomorrow to get it. I have few rigs - none of them use crossfire
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June 08, 2011, 02:45:29 PM
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To start with it will be 3x xfx 5870, but I have few spare ones so I'll try and see if I can get 4 to work

I just ordered 5 of those asus boards and 20 5870 cards, overclockers gave me a nice discount too Cheesy Just out of interest did you get your cards to work and how have you arranged them, in crossfire or singled them out?

Nice!  Smiley
Unfortunately, overclockers fuck up my order so I'll have to wait until tomorrow to get it. I have few rigs - none of them use crossfire

any news on the setup?

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June 08, 2011, 06:34:37 PM
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In progress
Will let you know how it goes
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June 08, 2011, 11:11:06 PM
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Update:

After some tinkering I finally have 3x 5870 running on that Asus motherboard. Unfortunately, I have only 1 extender so won't be able to test if 4th card works - it will have to wait until I get round to order more parts.
These cards are running a bit hot 83, 81 and 76 memory underclocked and core slightly overclocked. I have few ideas how to cool them down, but am too tired to try it today.

Have you received yours?
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June 08, 2011, 11:27:32 PM
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no not yet, I spoke with overclockers, hopefully either friday evening or saturday morning if same day/next day post is available. Otherwise ill go and pick them up myself but with a huge order list ill prob need a bigger car to go in. I just ordered my x16 extender cables from cablesaurus and they should be with me in a few days. So far my order list is this:

20 x XFX 5870
5 x OCZ ZX 1250w PSU
5 x Sempron 140 (I plan on overclocking using board features and unlock the remaining core)
5 x 4GB corsair 1333MHZ kit
5 x 750GBHDD (these were only £2 more expensive than the cheapest 160GB ones)
5 x 890FX ASUS motherboards... really looking forward to these
10 x x16 extender cables
15 x dummy plugs
a few network cables
5 x keyboard and mice (OCUK)

They gave me a total of £5000, Overclockers gave me a £300 discount though.

Im beginning to think though that difficulty will hinder my profits. As long as I can make £1500 thatll break me even once resale of parts (at around £3500) is taken into account.

What are your thoughts on difficulty and mining profits?

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June 08, 2011, 11:40:51 PM
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That's some serious hardware Smiley

Bitcoin mining profit margin may decrease, but I personally think it will continue to be profitable far into the future. Surely we gonna see some mad jump after the rally - my prediction for the next difficulty is  over 10^6, but there are a lot of amateur miner and they will be dropping out first 

You could have saved some money with dummy plugs - I use 75 ohms resistors. They cost ~£0.20 at mapplins each.

If you live around London and need help putting the rigs together, let me know Wink
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June 08, 2011, 11:46:10 PM
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That's some serious hardware Smiley

Bitcoin mining profit margin may decrease, but I personally think it will continue to be profitable far into the future. Surely we gonna see some mad jump after the rally - my prediction for the next difficulty is  over 10^6, but there are a lot of amateur miner and they will be dropping out first 

You could have saved some money with dummy plugs - I use 75 ohms resistors. They cost ~£0.20 at mapplins each.

If you live around London and need help putting the rigs together, let me know Wink

You're in london?! Im basically living in Birmingham atm, but Im moving to my cousins flat on friday morning in chislehurst, kent for this machine setup. Where abouts are you, I would love to have some technically minded help just in case i run into probs. Also means I can setup and start earning much much sooner.

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June 08, 2011, 11:52:24 PM
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I live in Abbey Wood SE2. Chislehurst is only half an hour away from me. PM me with details and we'll arrange something.
Your rigs will be online in no time
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June 09, 2011, 04:19:15 AM
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I just picked up the same motherboard and I am trying to get 2 5870s and 2 6870s to work with windows 7... So far windows will only recognize 2 of the cards... If you have any insight on getting them to work, it would be much appreciated Smiley
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