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June 14, 2011, 08:22:54 PM
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i got a spare computer running Vista.

i gonna put Ubuntu 11.04 on it so it would run more better since it only has 512 RAM.

What do i need to do if i get ATI 6990 or ATI 5770 and start mining.


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June 14, 2011, 10:10:30 PM
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would a high-end graphics card like that work on 512MB?
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June 14, 2011, 10:21:19 PM
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get linuxcoin, put it on a usb, and boot!
would a high-end graphics card like that work on 512MB?
this isn't a gaming computer

It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

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June 14, 2011, 10:38:49 PM
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Install the card
Join a pool
Start mining.
Check the mining forum for more in depth guides!
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June 15, 2011, 02:36:15 AM
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be careful video cards swap informatoin from main system memory instructions aren't written directly to it. it's rarely a good idea to have less system memory than video memory

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June 15, 2011, 02:56:24 AM
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be careful video cards swap informatoin from main system memory instructions aren't written directly to it. it's rarely a good idea to have less system memory than video memory

what do you mean?

i'm just using this computer just for mining.

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June 15, 2011, 02:58:09 AM
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Install the card
Join a pool
Start mining.
Check the mining forum for more in depth guides!

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Just get a good PSU
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June 15, 2011, 02:59:40 AM
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Here's a guide to handle the software side of things. Not sure about the hardware junk.
http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=7514.0

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June 15, 2011, 03:05:07 AM
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Win 7 is free :-p
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June 15, 2011, 03:11:00 AM
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i was considering Wins 7

which is better Ubuntu or Vista or 7.

i only have 512MB RAM

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June 15, 2011, 03:12:02 AM
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Ubuntu because you have 512mb ram only
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June 15, 2011, 03:28:13 AM
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Whats is a good PSU for a 5850s?

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June 15, 2011, 03:42:37 AM
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Whats is a good PSU for a 5850s?

You can see power consumption for most model of cards here:

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_hardware_comparison
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June 15, 2011, 04:00:27 AM
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Thanks, thats very helpful

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June 15, 2011, 04:02:11 AM
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A quality 600-650W psu (OCZ, Corsair, Antec Earthwatts) can handle a 5850. For crossfire 750W psu.
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June 15, 2011, 04:06:21 AM
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A quality 600-650W psu (OCZ, Corsair, Antec Earthwatts) can handle a 5850. For crossfire 750W psu.

Thanks ND.

ill look for 600-650W PSU

i don't think my computer can do crossfire?

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