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July 01, 2011, 08:33:17 AM
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Hi,

I am wondering which GPU miner is the best to mine with a single video card (GTX 480 on widows 7 64 bit) and the one to mine with 3 ATI 5850 crossfired (i still can choose OS : XP or seven or ubuntu)

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July 01, 2011, 09:16:17 AM
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Just a reminder - that GTX480 probably isn't going to generate any significant hashing power compared to the 5830's.

I've got 9 5830's up and running under Ubuntu 11.04 using this guide as a basis. I setup a basic script to start the poclbm worker for each of my graphics cards (not in crossfire) and then started each one as a service. Another script runs in the background on each machine to monitor temperatures and adjust fanspeeds accordingly.

People generally say use whichever OS you're most comfortable with, but I've found that if you've got any experience with Linux, it's probably one of the best for a dedicated mining rig. Just as a disclaimer, I'm an all-Windows man at home, running a Server 2008R2 domain for my four Windows 7 computers (and yet I still recommend Linux for dedicated mining).

I was having some issues with phoenix a while back, and it seems that whatever performance benefit it had over poclbm has gone away now with the recent incorporation of the phatk kernel into poclbm.

Hope this helps.

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July 01, 2011, 10:31:21 AM
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thanks for your answer

but why linux is "better"? I was thinking about using GUIMiner on windows 64bits, but I don't know if this is the best way to mine
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July 01, 2011, 04:05:12 PM
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I've mined on both Linux and Windows. I've seen no difference performance-wise, so I'd really recommend you use whatever you're most comfortable with. As for the actual miner, it usually doesn't make that much of a difference either. I prefer Phoenix, but if you want a GUI, GUIMiner is your best bet.

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July 01, 2011, 05:04:45 PM
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I've mined on both Linux and Windows. I've seen no difference performance-wise, so I'd really recommend you use whatever you're most comfortable with. As for the actual miner, it usually doesn't make that much of a difference either. I prefer Phoenix, but if you want a GUI, GUIMiner is your best bet.

Agreed on all sides. Phoenix Rising is a GUI for phoenix, However i personally dont like phoenix. Just me tho
GUIminer has recently been updated with the 3% tweek too. And i've not ever had problems with GUIminer.

one of the advantages of Linux based os' is apparently the lack of need for a dummy plug

http://bitcoin-otc.com/viewratingdetail.php?nick=DingoRabiit&sign=ANY&type=RECV <-My Ratings
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=857670.0 GAWminers and associated things are not to be trusted, Especially the "mineral" exchange
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March 09, 2016, 04:33:12 AM
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where can i download gui miner?
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