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July 21, 2011, 04:23:45 AM
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I've been mining bitcoins in a pool for quite a while (slush's pool, to be exact), and I'm currently getting around 7 Mhash/s (at the best). I'm running on a NVidia GeForce 8600 GTS with a CUDA miner.

Is there any way I can bring my hash rate up any?
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July 21, 2011, 04:27:21 AM
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overclock or better would be to sell it and buy a low range amd card, My 6670 is doing 121Mhash/s

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July 21, 2011, 04:28:36 AM
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Get a better GPU.
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_hardware_comparison

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July 21, 2011, 04:40:07 AM
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Figured that would be a solution. Thing is, I'm completely broke right now. So that's not really an option.
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July 21, 2011, 04:45:24 AM
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Figured that would be a solution. Thing is, I'm completely broke right now. So that's not really an option.

If you're paying for electricity, you're probably losing money.
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July 21, 2011, 05:26:19 AM
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I've been mining bitcoins in a pool for quite a while (slush's pool, to be exact), and I'm currently getting around 7 Mhash/s (at the best). I'm running on a NVidia GeForce 8600 GTS with a CUDA miner.

Is there any way I can bring my hash rate up any?

Use your CPU, it might actually be faster. At least my laptop CPU is as fast as your GPU and I think it probably uses the same amount of power (adapter max is 65W and since that includes power budget for the screen and stuff...) as your card alone Cheesy

Otherwise, it might not be worthwhile for you to continue, as others have pointed out, you're most likely losing money on the electricity.

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July 21, 2011, 05:40:05 AM
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Try using the phatk kernel mod, described in this thread: https://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=22965.0

Instant 3% boost for free.

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July 21, 2011, 06:04:09 AM
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I've been mining bitcoins in a pool for quite a while (slush's pool, to be exact), and I'm currently getting around 7 Mhash/s (at the best). I'm running on a NVidia GeForce 8600 GTS with a CUDA miner.

Is there any way I can bring my hash rate up any?

Use your CPU, it might actually be faster. At least my laptop CPU is as fast as your GPU and I think it probably uses the same amount of power (adapter max is 65W and since that includes power budget for the screen and stuff...) as your card alone Cheesy

Otherwise, it might not be worthwhile for you to continue, as others have pointed out, you're most likely losing money on the electricity.
Nope, using the CPU netted 600 Khash/s.
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July 21, 2011, 06:24:21 AM
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Try trading your videocard for an ATI card, to someone who does not mine bitcoin.
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July 21, 2011, 10:00:00 AM
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Nope, using the CPU netted 600 Khash/s.

In this case, you really have no choice but to change your hardware. Shaun5000's suggestion is a good one if only your card wasn't this bad. The problem is gaming performance wise, your 8600GTS is only going to match up against an ATI 38xx card so that's probably what you're going to be able to trade for without forking out cash or being considered a scum by your friend for ripping him/her off Wink

Unfortunately those don't support the necessary openCL API. Going up to low end 4xxx series unfortunately won't net you much more improvements.


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