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June 23, 2011, 07:30:29 PM
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June 23, 2011, 07:55:01 PM
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Regarding the questions on Crossfire, I've read in passing that Windows drivers do not permit disabling Crossfire, and if that's still true your mining speed is likely to be somewhat slower than if using Linux.

Linux drivers do, and of course tend to allow a great deal more customization in general.

Bitcoin is an excellent reason to consider making the move.  Plus you could buy extra coins or GPUs with all the money you'd save that would have gone to paying for software upgrades and new equipment every time your OS maker redesigns things on a profitable whim.
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June 24, 2011, 04:51:01 AM
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Go ubuntu and get rid of crossfire. There are a few good threads on this forum on how to do it.
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June 24, 2011, 05:51:28 AM
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Thanks for the congrats Cheesy

@ Matt, cheers for that info Smiley I used the flag you're using (-v -w 128) that bumped me up to 765MH/s. I'm at 900MHz core overclock without the voltage mod and think i'll leave it at that for now.

I bought my cards for gaming so anything i make back is a bonus! They're really the cheaper 6950 cards too, but i've flashed there BIOS' with a 6970 BIOS, which literally turns these cards into a pair of 6970's as they use the exact same GPU. I think they're definitely the best cards to go for with mining (or gaming), as you save money going the flashing route and get the same speed as a real 6970 which is the fastest GPU for mining.

@ coinage and bitcoin.monger, am i missing something here?? Because you can easily disable CrossFire on Windows and have always been able to. But whether it's enabled or not is not making any difference, and i can still assign a miner to each GPU even with crossfire enabled. It looks as if i'm doing atleast as well as Linux users with the same GPU's as me.
Plus on Windows theres loads of software and custom drivers to tweak my cards which isn't available on Linux, maybe theres some Linux alternatives, but not as many... i also game and work on Windows, which i've tried to do on Linux before but most isn't possible for me or simply doesn't work as well when it is possible (AMD and Nvidia Linux drivers are buggy, perform worse, lack features...).
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June 25, 2011, 05:49:55 AM
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I give up.  Grin

If windoze works for you, use it!
Quick tip: it's easier to downclock the freq of your cards' memory in windows than in linux, so take advantage of that. it will help with the cooling of your cards.

Linux is always better Smiley especially when you don't want to touch your mining rigs for months in a row.
Since your mining rig is a machine you use every day, you can reboot as many times as needed...

Just make sure you don't get you wallet.dat stolen (no advice here).

Good luck!
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