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June 17, 2011, 11:03:08 PM
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I'm using my HD 5850 24 hours, overlocked and fully loaded under linux (ubuntu) and got my 330 M/Hashes with phoenix or 325Mh with poclbm.
But that minig machine is also my homemediaserver and usually it do not interfere with BTC Mining.... but some times I need to host haxball room (flash game wich allso uses GPU) and for that time I need to restrict GPU load by phoenix or poclbm with 60% for example... but how?
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June 17, 2011, 11:25:44 PM
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I have a similar problem for a different reason. Also using Ubuntu Linux BTW.

Where I live we have a "Time of Use" power plan - US$0.20/Kwh from 1pm to 8pm weekdays and US$0.066 /Kwh at all other times.

This seriously impacts the potential profits from mining, so I want to throttle back/turn off the GPU during the "peak hours".

Best guess so far is to have a cron job which starts/stops the miner during peak hours.

Does anyone have a better solution?

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June 18, 2011, 12:07:10 AM
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I have a similar problem for a different reason. Also using Ubuntu Linux BTW.

Where I live we have a "Time of Use" power plan - US$0.20/Kwh from 1pm to 8pm weekdays and US$0.066 /Kwh at all other times.

This seriously impacts the potential profits from mining, so I want to throttle back/turn off the GPU during the "peak hours".

Best guess so far is to have a cron job which starts/stops the miner during peak hours.

Does anyone have a better solution?

google cpulimit
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June 18, 2011, 05:59:51 AM
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This seriously impacts the potential profits from mining, so I want to throttle back/turn off the GPU during the "peak hours".

google cpulimit


That seems to limit the *C*PU nicely, but the GPU is what uses all the power! Dedicated machine for mining - OLD Athlon CPU, etc.

Nice project though thank you.

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June 18, 2011, 08:25:34 AM
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in GPU miner for when I play games all I change is -f 0 flag to -f 120. drops my mhash rate when I am doing other stuff But meens i can do other stuff.

It does not limit the card still uses 100% but if something else wants to use the card as well it seems less aggressive to what gpu miner wants

I agree thu something to limit the mhash rate would be nice tho
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June 18, 2011, 09:39:19 PM
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As I learn more about this, it looks like the "aggression" variable in the various miners controls the GPU rate.

This looks like something to experiment with.

I still lean towards a "cron" job to simply shut down/restart the miner at the appropriate times simple and relatively foolproof!

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