I'm trying to remotely help a friend set up his bitminer. Because I'm so far away and time is limited, I'm trying to send him as many possible solutions to his problem in one fell swoop. If you can contribute, it would be much appreciated. Here are the details:
GPU: 5970 x 2
Motherboard: msi 890-fxa-gd70
CPU: AMD Sempron 130
Mem: 2 gb ddr3
He's trying to boot - and hopefully mine - from a usb drive with linuxcoin.
Nothing is displayed on the monitor despite the cards running. "They light up but nothing comes out."
He says that "not even BIOS loading shit" comes up. Correspondingly, there is no indication that the BIOS has failed to load hardware. He has tried other PCI slots, booted with only one of the cards, taken off crossfire, and reseated the processor and RAM, etc. It is probable that he has configured everything properly, given his experience with building computers in the past.
If you have any advice, please share so I can relay
thus far I haven't determined any incompatibility issues (hardware isn't my forte though) and my thoughts (bogus memory stick, use HD not USB (for... some reason lol)) aren't the most productive.