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July 26, 2016, 06:32:47 PM
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Actually no - most R9 290 do NOT work well if at all with a R9 290x BIOS - a few of the early ones do 'cause they used the same chip with a BIOS disablement, but that didn't last very long.

The R9 290x doesn't mine Ethereum any faster than the R9 290 does anyway - they're memory subsystem limited, not "number of cores" limited - the big help the Stilt BIOS does is to tighten up the memory timings a LOT making it effectively quite a bit faster (as well as turning off some of the parts of the card that aren't needed for mining, allowing for overclocking).

 There are coins (and projects that can lead to coins) that would benefit if your R9 290 card *IS* one of the few that's actually a R9 290x under the hood - Ethereum just isn't one of them.

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July 26, 2016, 06:40:20 PM
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Sia benefits from the extra shaders. 594 Mh/s vs 629Mh/s  

Unlocking the 290 -> 290x also unleashes an extra ~30watts of consumption. (if the card is soft locked and allows it).


Mining only eth  you would wan't your 290x ->290 (or even less shaders if you know how to disable them). I was actually doing it (disabling even more shaders) but then I started dual mining SIA


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July 27, 2016, 01:23:50 AM
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Has anyone changed their ethereum strategy since the "forking"?  I'm reading articles leading me to believe that there are now two ethers.  Is this correct, or am I misunderstanding?
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July 27, 2016, 02:02:25 AM
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Has anyone changed their ethereum strategy since the "forking"?  I'm reading articles leading me to believe that there are now two ethers.  Is this correct, or am I misunderstanding?

I'm mining whole day ETC+SIA instead of ETH+SIA

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July 27, 2016, 02:03:42 AM
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Has anyone changed their ethereum strategy since the "forking"?  I'm reading articles leading me to believe that there are now two ethers.  Is this correct, or am I misunderstanding?
I'm mining whole day ETC+SIA instead of ETH+SIA

Pool or solo?  If pool, where?
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July 27, 2016, 02:15:31 AM
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Suprnova seems to have the most stable ETC pool.

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July 27, 2016, 02:24:54 AM
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Pool or solo?  If pool, where?

With my 116 MHs of hash power I'm doing pool

And as adaseb said - I'm using suprnova pool
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July 27, 2016, 11:29:52 AM
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I mined ETC + SIA the entirety of yesterday.  But some mining calculators are showing Eth as the better profit as of now...
http://calc.wolfchange.com/mining_calculator_ethereum

while the website whattomine was still showing ETC in front of ETH before  going offline 1 hour ago
http://www.whattomine.com/coins
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July 27, 2016, 11:31:26 AM
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I use ethpool.org   
I use claymore dual miner
I only mine Eth coin.

So far it works.

I mine alt coins with https://simplemining.net...
I see BTC as the super highway and alt coins as taxis and trucks needed to move transactions.
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July 27, 2016, 01:27:55 PM
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even the power consumption is low
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July 27, 2016, 02:19:52 PM
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I use ethpool.org   
I use claymore dual miner
I only mine Eth coin.

So far it works.

Phil you are losing ~10% of earning (compared to dual mining with SIA).

Your cards are super heavy downclocked and downvolted so increase in W for dual mining will not be critical

Just my opinion Smiley



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July 27, 2016, 05:01:47 PM
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ASIC rating would be what it's called - I remember running across that during my search for working copies of TheStilt BIOS series for the R9 290.

 It seems to have more to do with how well a GPU can be undervolted as opposed to how well it can overclock, but probably affects both to some degree.


Talking about Stilt BIOS, where do I download a good copy?

I inherited a 290 and 290x for helping out in a project, and I was advised that its a great "sin" NOT to use Stilt BIOS on these cards  Cheesy

If you use that for Ethereum mining only, you can flash the 290 BIOS to the 290X cards to save some energy.

flash the 290s with 290x BIOS, works?

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July 27, 2016, 05:07:38 PM
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I use ethpool.org   
I use claymore dual miner
I only mine Eth coin.

So far it works.

same here.

main pool ethpool, and i put failover pools to ethermine (same folks that started ethpool) - same address - simple management

I used qtminer before because of stratum, but after using Claymore.... never looked back. This Claymore Dual Miner is a gem of a miner. Lots of features, with remote management.

ETH only mining.

I used to dual mine DCR but DCR is not profitable with the extra watts its taking.

I tried SIA dual mining and so far ok.... but small money that 2nd coin for the extra watts its taking (even more compared to DCR watts)

So I will revert to ETH only.

I used some of the older cards to mine ETC last night and got a few extra bucks trading at Poloniex.

Crazy shit happeneing with ETH and ETC, but the reality is ETH will prevail. Keep calm and mine on.

I hope when ETH goes to POS..... ETC will remain at POW... :-)

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July 27, 2016, 06:29:08 PM
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with a 6 gpu rig (170mh/s) , would ethpool be a good idea or should I stick with ethermine ??
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July 27, 2016, 06:34:09 PM
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Could someone sum up the ETC thing ? I'm not aware of it ... Sad

I know about the fork , but I thought it was not changing anything for us : as miner , we simply continue to mine Eth from our pools.
Could someone explain me what I did not understand??
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July 27, 2016, 06:45:34 PM
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Could someone sum up the ETC thing ? I'm not aware of it ... Sad

I know about the fork , but I thought it was not changing anything for us : as miner , we simply continue to mine Eth from our pools.
Could someone explain me what I did not understand??

some miners decided to continue mining on the fork that did NOT return the stolen DAO funds, and are calling that chain "ethereum classic"

Whether it develops into anything meaningful is yet to be seen - presumably the attacker will have te ability to flood the market with a large quantity of ETC from the hijacked DAO funds

It will be interesting to see how this plays out - presumably hashrate follows the money so the two competing currencies will only be as strong as their valuation, with an obvious winner probably emerging within a few weeks.
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July 27, 2016, 11:13:39 PM
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Could someone sum up the ETC thing ? I'm not aware of it ... Sad

I know about the fork , but I thought it was not changing anything for us : as miner , we simply continue to mine Eth from our pools.
Could someone explain me what I did not understand??

some miners decided to continue mining on the fork that did NOT return the stolen DAO funds, and are calling that chain "ethereum classic"

Whether it develops into anything meaningful is yet to be seen - presumably the attacker will have te ability to flood the market with a large quantity of ETC from the hijacked DAO funds

It will be interesting to see how this plays out - presumably hashrate follows the money so the two competing currencies will only be as strong as their valuation, with an obvious winner probably emerging within a few weeks.

be careful  ETC is much lower in price then ETH  make sure you know what you are doing.

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July 27, 2016, 11:19:09 PM
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be careful  ETC is much lower in price then ETH  make sure you know what you are doing.

I sold mine yesterday at 0.004BTC - today it is 0.0023BTC

But who knows - maybe tomorrow it will 0.4BTC (I will be crying)
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July 28, 2016, 08:06:49 AM
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be careful  ETC is much lower in price then ETH  make sure you know what you are doing.

I sold mine yesterday at 0.004BTC - today it is 0.0023BTC

But who knows - maybe tomorrow it will 0.4BTC (I will be crying)

The ETC price is too volatile.  When you mine it, it is more profitable than the ETH, but when you sell, the price is lower.
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July 28, 2016, 11:26:14 AM
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Which card would be best for mining Eth?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sapphire-Radeon-HD7970-OC-Dual-X-3GB-/162137395079?hash=item25c0244f87:g:mU8AAOSwIgNXiOke
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sapphire-R9-380-Nitro-Graphics-Card-4GB-GDDR5-PCI-Express-3-0-/272307433050?hash=item3f66c9ae5a:g:wZ8AAOSwyKxXh23x
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MSI-AMD-Radeon-R9-380-GAMING-4G-4GB-GDDR5-PCI-E-3-0-Graphics-Card-HDMI-DVI-/322175965195?hash=item4b032f180b:g:UosAAOSwZVlXi2j4
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MSI-Radeon-R9-270X-GAMING-4GB-TWIN-FROZR-PCI-Express-3-0-x16-Video-Card-/112055844189?hash=item1a170c7d5d:g:eWMAAOSw0kNXhrdr
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