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June 14, 2011, 10:20:41 PM
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@Hands, thanks.

Now, do you know or does anyone else know of instructions to put together a dummy plug for a DVI connector because that's all 6990s have? Or do we use a DVI to VGA converter and 'dummy' the VGA end of the converter?

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June 15, 2011, 02:02:04 AM
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@Hands, thanks.

Now, do you know or does anyone else know of instructions to put together a dummy plug for a DVI connector because that's all 6990s have? Or do we use a DVI to VGA converter and 'dummy' the VGA end of the converter?

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Yes.

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June 15, 2011, 04:21:10 AM
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@Hands, thanks.

Now, do you know or does anyone else know of instructions to put together a dummy plug for a DVI connector because that's all 6990s have? Or do we use a DVI to VGA converter and 'dummy' the VGA end of the converter?

Thanks!

Check the instructions I posted earlier, they are for using a DVI -> VGA dummy plug, basicly you need 68ohm resisters and you place the in 3 sets of pins on the the VGA side of the DVI -> VGA adapter.. Just find a that link from my earlier post its all there for ya mate :-)

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June 15, 2011, 09:01:17 AM
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Just so everyone knows.

When I unplug from 1 card into another, the first 1 keeps hashing and whilst the second does start up and get noisy upon running the miner, it doesn't hash.

So both need to be plugged in, I guess, simultaneously.

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June 15, 2011, 11:03:55 AM
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I'm not fan of Microsoft company, however here I have to say that using Windows would bring optimal results. Simply because video cards manufacturer's target (99% of the market) is Windows, so Windows drivers are the best fine-tuned drivers. Linux drivers exist just because the company wants to have a good perception and earn bigger market share.

But if you don't have a legal Windows license, then the only choice is either to buy one or use Linux, pirating is always bad.

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June 15, 2011, 11:21:49 AM
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But if you don't have a legal Windows license, then the only choice is either to buy one or use Linux, pirating is always bad.

Piracy is always good. Well, it actually doesn't matter, piracy is a fact and you can't stop it.

Windows would be nothing without pirates, btw.

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June 15, 2011, 11:51:51 AM
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But if you don't have a legal Windows license, then the only choice is either to buy one or use Linux, pirating is always bad.

Piracy is always good. Well, it actually doesn't matter, piracy is a fact and you can't stop it.

Windows would be nothing without pirates, btw.

Wild piracy would cause a lot of people to lose jobs and their livelihoods, because not everyone is an enterprising entrepreneur.

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June 15, 2011, 02:30:38 PM
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Wild piracy would cause a lot of people to lose jobs and their livelihoods, because not everyone is an enterprising entrepreneur.

It's the opposite. Piracy creates jobs.

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June 15, 2011, 03:21:45 PM
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Wild piracy would cause a lot of people to lose jobs and their livelihoods, because not everyone is an enterprising entrepreneur.

It's the opposite. Piracy creates jobs.

Oh yeah, that's why all the piracy rampant countries are software power houses? Face it, piracy destroyed the software industry in these countries, their talented programmers are now nothing but out-sourced coding monkeys for the powerful software companies in countries who has strict enforcement copyright laws.

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June 15, 2011, 03:34:01 PM
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Wild piracy would cause a lot of people to lose jobs and their livelihoods, because not everyone is an enterprising entrepreneur.

It's the opposite. Piracy creates jobs.

Oh yeah, that's why all the piracy rampant countries are software power houses? Face it, piracy destroyed the software industry in these countries, their talented programmers are now nothing but out-sourced coding monkeys for the powerful software companies in countries who has strict enforcement copyright laws.
yeah, yeah, old good bs/lie/blasphermy, spreaded by BSA/RIAA/MS and other  CoS-controlled/established/created branches/corporations/trusts World-Wide.
in fact, hoever, piracy spike is ... in US. hardly anyone right there, ready and able, consider thats IT industry there is "destroyed".
so actually, US attempts to ruin other countries developmen/economics hardly related with their independence/interests manifestation, let alone different appeoach to whole problem.
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June 15, 2011, 04:09:12 PM
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Wild piracy would cause a lot of people to lose jobs and their livelihoods, because not everyone is an enterprising entrepreneur.

It's the opposite. Piracy creates jobs.

Oh yeah, that's why all the piracy rampant countries are software power houses? Face it, piracy destroyed the software industry in these countries, their talented programmers are now nothing but out-sourced coding monkeys for the powerful software companies in countries who has strict enforcement copyright laws.

Face it, you've swallowed propaganda.

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June 16, 2011, 01:19:53 AM
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Wild piracy would cause a lot of people to lose jobs and their livelihoods, because not everyone is an enterprising entrepreneur.

It's the opposite. Piracy creates jobs.

Oh yeah, that's why all the piracy rampant countries are software power houses? Face it, piracy destroyed the software industry in these countries, their talented programmers are now nothing but out-sourced coding monkeys for the powerful software companies in countries who has strict enforcement copyright laws.

Face it, you've swallowed propaganda.

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June 16, 2011, 02:05:00 AM
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I personally use Windows 7 x64; however, this is because I got a license (legally, through MSDNAA) at no cost, and because I don't have a dedicated mining rig (the machine I'm on now is used for everything). If I had a dedicated mining rig, I would probably be using one of the more popular Linux distributions, unless I could get another Windows license at no cost.
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June 24, 2011, 06:55:43 AM
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whenever you have a project that cannot be accomplished in an easy/safe/cheap manner with windoze, think LINUX. there is a learning curve, OK, but long term benefits far outweight short-term trouble  Smiley
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June 24, 2011, 07:05:06 AM
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Linux.
Because it is more secure. And security matters a lot when dealing with bitcoins. Better start learning linux now then wait until some your windows machine is compromised and bitcoins are stolen.
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June 24, 2011, 07:13:45 AM
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Sure, but what may be the security concerns if you're mining in a pool?

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June 24, 2011, 07:14:10 AM
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If you're going to build multiple rigs the license fees for Windows will start to add up, might as well get used to Linux.
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June 24, 2011, 07:17:31 AM
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Perhaps for others, yes. Windows licenses are not an issue for me, I have several.

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June 24, 2011, 07:19:45 AM
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And in terms of results, my hashrate average hashrate on windows is higher (by almost 30 Mash/s) than what I had on Ubuntu without overclocking in either case. That's not what most other people have seen, but that has been the case here.

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June 24, 2011, 07:20:28 AM
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Linux vs. Windows is as old as ... [choose you favorite Old Testament paragraph here]
Windows is insecure, slower and expensive. Linux is (more) secure, faster (mining included) and FREE.

If you want to reboot your mining rigs every other x hours, get lower hasing rates and your passwords/wallet stolen... go windows!
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