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Author Topic: Claymore's Dual Ethereum AMD+NVIDIA GPU Miner v15.0 (Windows/Linux)  (Read 6501014 times)
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May 07, 2019, 05:52:00 PM
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Finally. I will release new version within 24 hours.

Anyone else semi-compulsively hitting the refresh button for the new version out of sheer curiosity and enthralment?
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May 07, 2019, 05:58:39 PM
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v14.0 Beta:

- Windows only: added ability to apply optimized memory timings (straps) on-the-fly, without flashing VBIOS, up to 20% speedup compared to stock BIOS. Currently only Polaris cards are supported, other cards will be added later.
   Drivers 18.x or newer are required. Best straps for Ethereum are included. Check "-strap" and "-driver" options for details.
- Windows only: added temperature/fan/clocks management for Radeon VII.
- a few minor bug fixes and improvements.


Please read Readme and FAQ in the first post of this thread before asking any questions, probably the answer is already there.
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May 07, 2019, 06:07:03 PM
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Will we see an nvidia version for 'straps'? the Eth-pill exists but if there's soft-mod for AMD cards surely there's something for Nvidia?
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May 07, 2019, 06:12:14 PM
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Will we see an nvidia version for 'straps'? the Eth-pill exists but if there's soft-mod for AMD cards surely there's something for Nvidia?

Yes, I will add Nvidia support as well. This magic with straps took me a lot of time and efforts, so I will implement it step by step.

Please read Readme and FAQ in the first post of this thread before asking any questions, probably the answer is already there.
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May 07, 2019, 06:13:59 PM
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Will we see an nvidia version for 'straps'? the Eth-pill exists but if there's soft-mod for AMD cards surely there's something for Nvidia?

Yes, I will add Nvidia support as well. This magic with straps took me a lot of time and efforts, so I will implement it step by step.

That's pretty sweet! looking forward to it!
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May 07, 2019, 06:44:50 PM
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v14.0 Beta:

- Windows only: added ability to apply optimized memory timings (straps) on-the-fly, without flashing VBIOS, up to 20% speedup compared to stock BIOS. Currently only Polaris cards are supported, other cards will be added later.
   Drivers 18.x or newer are required. Best straps for Ethereum are included. Check "-strap" and "-driver" options for details.
- Windows only: added temperature/fan/clocks management for Radeon VII.
- a few minor bug fixes and improvements.


Thanks!
But if secure boot enabled driver wouldn't be installed, right? Only disabling SB can help?
Without your driver straps can't be applied?

P.S. Why 14th version? There is no 13th...
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May 07, 2019, 06:50:43 PM
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v14.0 Beta:

- Windows only: added ability to apply optimized memory timings (straps) on-the-fly, without flashing VBIOS, up to 20% speedup compared to stock BIOS. Currently only Polaris cards are supported, other cards will be added later.
   Drivers 18.x or newer are required. Best straps for Ethereum are included. Check "-strap" and "-driver" options for details.
- Windows only: added temperature/fan/clocks management for Radeon VII.
- a few minor bug fixes and improvements.


Thanks!
But if secure boot enabled driver wouldn't be installed, right? Only disabling SB can help?
Without your driver straps can't be applied?

P.S. Why 14th version? There is no 13th...

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-story-behind-13-number-room-in-hotels-Because-most-of-the-hotels-dont-have-13-number-room



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May 07, 2019, 06:57:28 PM
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v14.0 Beta:

- Windows only: added ability to apply optimized memory timings (straps) on-the-fly, without flashing VBIOS, up to 20% speedup compared to stock BIOS. Currently only Polaris cards are supported, other cards will be added later.
   Drivers 18.x or newer are required. Best straps for Ethereum are included. Check "-strap" and "-driver" options for details.
- Windows only: added temperature/fan/clocks management for Radeon VII.
- a few minor bug fixes and improvements.


Thanks!
But if secure boot enabled driver wouldn't be installed, right? Only disabling SB can help?
Without your driver straps can't be applied?

P.S. Why 14th version? There is no 13th...

https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-story-behind-13-number-room-in-hotels-Because-most-of-the-hotels-dont-have-13-number-room

Ahah, thanks, I know it )))) But I didn't thought that we are superstitious here...
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May 07, 2019, 06:58:02 PM
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v14.0 Beta:

- Windows only: added ability to apply optimized memory timings (straps) on-the-fly, without flashing VBIOS, up to 20% speedup compared to stock BIOS. Currently only Polaris cards are supported, other cards will be added later.
   Drivers 18.x or newer are required. Best straps for Ethereum are included. Check "-strap" and "-driver" options for details.
- Windows only: added temperature/fan/clocks management for Radeon VII.
- a few minor bug fixes and improvements.



It is an improvement, but unfortunately I'm still experiencing issue with Chinese directory names.

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May 07, 2019, 07:00:29 PM
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Claymore, I know I may be asking a lot here, but just in case it's not too much additional effort... The Radeon Pro Duo is technically Polaris. It's got Samsung Mem (16GB on each GPU); two WX7100s/RX 580s.

Was hoping your straps would work without having to try bios flashing the master and slave gpu bioses, but the miner instaquits it I run as admin with -strap 1. If I don't run as admin, miner runs fine, but with no straps. Believe it's related to errors reading the boot configuration data.

Driver is latest Pro Driver, 19.Q1.2. Have used the AMDMemTweak CLI from Eliovp, and it works, but would like to try the straps you are using in your exe. Others messing with AMD workstation gpus may get some good here too! Thanks!
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May 07, 2019, 07:12:24 PM
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Thanks!
But if secure boot enabled driver wouldn't be installed, right? Only disabling SB can help?
Without your driver straps can't be applied?
P.S. Why 14th version? There is no 13th...

Secure boot is not related to the driver. Miner will set "Test Mode" in Windows to use unsigned driver.
I don't like "13" number so I skipped it Smiley

It is an improvement, but unfortunately I'm still experiencing issue with Chinese directory names.

Sorry, I did not have time for it, though I checked this issue and confirmed it. The reason is that the miner does not use unicode, it will take some time to convert all paths and filenames to unicode strings.

Claymore, I know I may be asking a lot here, but just in case it's not too much additional effort... The Radeon Pro Duo is technically Polaris. It's got Samsung Mem (16GB on each GPU); two WX7100s/RX 580s.
Was hoping your straps would work without having to try bios flashing the master and slave gpu bioses, but the miner instaquits it I run as admin with -strap 1. If I don't run as admin, miner runs fine, but with no straps. Believe it's related to errors reading the boot configuration data.
Driver is latest Pro Driver, 19.Q1.2. Have used the AMDMemTweak CLI from Eliovp, and it works, but would like to try the straps you are using in your exe. Others messing with AMD workstation gpus may get some good here too! Thanks!

Check the log file for details. Or create "config.txt" file with options and right-click EthDcrMiner64.exe and select "run as admin", it must work. Or start "cmd.exe" as admin and start miner from it to see what happens, miner cannot close without any messages.

Any hashing performance increase vs latest 12 on linux?

Nothing changed for Linux version so v12.0 is the latest for Linux.

Please read Readme and FAQ in the first post of this thread before asking any questions, probably the answer is already there.
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Claymore, I know I may be asking a lot here, but just in case it's not too much additional effort... The Radeon Pro Duo is technically Polaris. It's got Samsung Mem (16GB on each GPU); two WX7100s/RX 580s.

Was hoping your straps would work without having to try bios flashing the master and slave gpu bioses, but the miner instaquits it I run as admin with -strap 1. If I don't run as admin, miner runs fine, but with no straps. Believe it's related to errors reading the boot configuration data.

Driver is latest Pro Driver, 19.Q1.2. Have used the AMDMemTweak CLI from Eliovp, and it works, but would like to try the straps you are using in your exe. Others messing with AMD workstation gpus may get some good here too! Thanks!

So yeah i have the same issue running driver 19.4.1


Quote from: N2DCRYPT on Today at 07:00:29 PM
Claymore, I know I may be asking a lot here, but just in case it's not too much additional effort... The Radeon Pro Duo is technically Polaris. It's got Samsung Mem (16GB on each GPU); two WX7100s/RX 580s.
Was hoping your straps would work without having to try bios flashing the master and slave gpu bioses, but the miner instaquits it I run as admin with -strap 1. If I don't run as admin, miner runs fine, but with no straps. Believe it's related to errors reading the boot configuration data.
Driver is latest Pro Driver, 19.Q1.2. Have used the AMDMemTweak CLI from Eliovp, and it works, but would like to try the straps you are using in your exe. Others messing with AMD workstation gpus may get some good here too! Thanks!

Check the log file for details. Or create "config.txt" file with options and right-click EthDcrMiner64.exe and select "run as admin", it must work. Or start "cmd.exe" as admin and start miner from it to see what happens, miner cannot close without any messages.


It did not work for me with the start.bat file , just closed when running admin rights... 
Changig config.txt file and then running the  EthDcrMiner64  did work just fine...


thanks a bunch mr Claymore!
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May 07, 2019, 07:27:00 PM
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Forgot to mention: this version uses straps that were provided by Eliovp, they must be very good.

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May 07, 2019, 07:34:30 PM
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I think it's a good idea to quote Readme about "-strap" option. In general, you use "-strap 1" value and then try to overclock memory to see the highest stable clock and hashrate. Then you can try "-strap 2" and do the same. After these tests just select the best strap index and clock. At the same clock "-strap 4" will show better hashrate than "-strap 1" but it will not support very high memory clocks, so final hashrate after oveclocking can be lower than "-strap 1" with very high memory clock.

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-strap applies specified memory timings (strap). This option is available for Windows only and requires AMD drivers 18.x or newer (most tests were performed on 19.4.3).
Currently only AMD Polaris cards are supported, support for other cards will be added later.
Miner has built-in straps database, all straps are separated by memory (4GB or 8GB) and memory type (Samsung, Elpida, Hynix, Micron).
Straps are sorted by intensity, i.e. "-strap 1" supports higher memory clock than "-strap 2", etc. For the best hashrate you must also set high memory clock, so "-strap 1" is a good start point for tests.
You can specify just strap index, for example "-strap 1" will apply first strap from database for all Polaris GPUs based on GPU memory size and memory type, miner will show full strap name detected.
Or you can specify strap directly in format "POL8S1": "POL" means Polaris, "8" means 8GB, "S" means Samsung memory, "1" means index.
Zero index means default strap from VBIOS, i.e. no strap is applied.
You can also use "@" character after strap to specify memory clock, it works like "-mclock" but overrides it, for example, "-strap POL4E2@1900".
You can also specify values for every card, for example "-strap 1@2100,POL4H3,0".
If strap is applied, miner will return old strap and memory clock when miner is closed.
The best approach to find best strap is to set "-strap 1,0" (it sets strap #1 for first card and no straps for the rest of GPUs) and then raise memory clock to see what clocks and hashrate you can reach.
Then so the same for strap #2 etc.
You can also specify raw strap string (96 characters). Note that single option value means that this strap is applied for all GPUs, use "0" to apply strap on single GPU,
for example "-strap 0,1@2200,0" applies strap #1 and memory clock 2200MHz for second GPU only.
NOTE: if specified strap fails, Windows is crashed. After reboot default timings are restored and you can try some different settings.

Please read Readme and FAQ in the first post of this thread before asking any questions, probably the answer is already there.
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May 07, 2019, 07:49:01 PM
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v14.0 Beta:

- Windows only: added ability to apply optimized memory timings (straps) on-the-fly, without flashing VBIOS, up to 20% speedup compared to stock BIOS. Currently only Polaris cards are supported, other cards will be added later.
   Drivers 18.x or newer are required. Best straps for Ethereum are included. Check "-strap" and "-driver" options for details.
- Windows only: added temperature/fan/clocks management for Radeon VII.
- a few minor bug fixes and improvements.


Sorry for asking , whats the dev fee on this beta version ?
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May 07, 2019, 08:01:02 PM
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Sorry for asking , whats the dev fee on this beta version ?

Please read Readme.

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May 07, 2019, 08:41:52 PM
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Thanks!
But if secure boot enabled driver wouldn't be installed, right? Only disabling SB can help?
Without your driver straps can't be applied?
P.S. Why 14th version? There is no 13th...

Secure boot is not related to the driver. Miner will set "Test Mode" in Windows to use unsigned driver.
I don't like "13" number so I skipped it Smiley

Secure boot didn't allow to load unsigned drivers with UEFI bios.
I tried to run miner with admin rights but I got error:
In log:
23:39:57:796        4e14        Driver is not installed! Trying to install it...
23:39:57:854        4e14        Failed, you must run miner with admin rights.
On screen system error message appears before "Failed..."

"Value protected by secure boot policy and can't be changed"
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May 07, 2019, 08:47:44 PM
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This magic with straps took me a lot of time and efforts
If you spend so much time, how is the fastest way to found the best  strap/mem clock?

Is there way to found max mem clock without restarting whole miner? As I remember, when I overclock memory, hashrate go up only after restartminer... so restart miner every time is slow... maybe you found beter way for fast applyong new memclock and see new hashrate without restarting miner?
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May 07, 2019, 09:07:09 PM
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Secure boot didn't allow to load unsigned drivers with UEFI bios.
I tried to run miner with admin rights but I got error:
In log:
23:39:57:796        4e14        Driver is not installed! Trying to install it...
23:39:57:854        4e14        Failed, you must run miner with admin rights.
On screen system error message appears before "Failed..."
"Value protected by secure boot policy and can't be changed"

Oh, you are correct, I completely forgot how it must work.

If you spend so much time, how is the fastest way to found the best  strap/mem clock?
Is there way to found max mem clock without restarting whole miner? As I remember, when I overclock memory, hashrate go up only after restartminer... so restart miner every time is slow... maybe you found beter way for fast applyong new memclock and see new hashrate without restarting miner?

I spent much time in attempts to implement this trick, not in overclocking. Anyway, use WattMan or AfterBurner for overclocking. Put hdmi dummy plug into card and it will apply new clocks immediately. Or set new clock and disable GPU in the miner ("0" key for first GPU, "1" for second GPU, etc) and wait until memory clock will go idle (in a few seconds), then enable GPU again in the miner, new clock will be applied after that.

Please read Readme and FAQ in the first post of this thread before asking any questions, probably the answer is already there.
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May 07, 2019, 09:11:09 PM
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until memory clock will go idle (in a few seconds), then enable GPU again in the miner, new clock will be applied after that.
It will be the same as restart miner? I remember that at startup miner try ti find best dcri value, so trick with enabling/disabling GPU with new memclock may be not best way, because optimal DCRI for this card with new memclock may change?

Or optimal DCRI may change only if CORE clock have changed? So for new memclock auto_dcri routines is needless
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