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October 07, 2011, 02:17:19 AM
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Does anyone know if this is possible? I mean, I'd think it would be..

My local walmart has a few discounted Visiontek X1300s and am curious if they can be mined off of.
The card is PCI and has 256mb on board memory. Looking at the list I didn't see anything pertaining to this card as I think that list is for PCIE. I'm just looking to do a little mining and anything's better then .0001btc off my cpu lol. If I can't mine off that, anyone have any suggestions that won't bust my wallet?
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October 07, 2011, 02:26:26 AM
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No. only 4xxx and up support OpenCL. And I think my WalMart still had a GeForce 6200 (for around $70!?!) last time I looked...*shudder* 5770/6770 seem to be good deals regarding $/MH right now, mine cost me $85 and gets 221 MH/s.

EDIT: A 5830 is a better deal if you can find a cheap one. There are a few on ebay, like this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SAPPHIRE-ATI-RADEON-HD-5830-Xtreme-1GB-GDDR5-PCI-Express-EyeFinity-BF3-MW3-/200658002949?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item2eb8262405#ht_4839wt_1185

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October 07, 2011, 03:19:25 AM
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Then I will go after one of them, thanks ^.^
PC has one pcie slot but like 4 pci slots lol.
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October 07, 2011, 05:41:57 AM
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I'm kinda surprised that with nearly 600 post you don't have a clue of the hardware needed for mining.

PS : It's not the slot that mine it's the card.
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October 08, 2011, 02:55:15 AM
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I'd rather not devulge why I have 500+ posts without making myself look like an idiot.
Point being, I'm getting back into mining since I have a job now, so I went and bid on a 5830.
I'm not looking to hash over 1 mh/s so the 5830 will be perfect for my needs.

I thought I'd be able to get something out of the pci cards I found but I guess not so I'll let em collect dust.
It'll be on Wal-Mart since they overpriced em anyhow.
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October 08, 2011, 03:01:37 AM
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I'm not looking to hash over 1 mh/s so the 5830 will be perfect for my needs.
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The 5830 does ~300 mh/s
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October 08, 2011, 05:07:16 PM
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I'm not looking to hash over 1 mh/s so the 5830 will be perfect for my needs.
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The 5830 does ~300 mh/s

Not according to the comparison chart o.O and you know what I mean.
I'm not looking for some super card.
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October 08, 2011, 05:55:48 PM
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No, I don't know what you mean. 

How old are you ?
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October 08, 2011, 06:21:27 PM
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28. I mean I don't need some super card but something better then cpu mining.
That 5830 Electrogeek suggested will work great and i'm getting it at a good price.
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October 08, 2011, 06:39:31 PM
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You wrote 1mhs, I'm telling you these do 300mhs.

Mining on CPU was ridiculous many months ago.

Did you do some research before posting "mining on pci" ?
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October 09, 2011, 12:45:54 AM
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i ment gh/s not mh/s but that's what came out.
I thought it was fesible to try and mine off a pci card but what do i know(I've only been building and tearing these things apart the last 15 years).
I posted my question here because I was curious. It was already confirmed that it's not possible, so let's move on shall we?
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October 09, 2011, 12:55:10 AM
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Just get a PCI to PCI-E convertor, get something on the Bitcoin mining hardware list, even a 5770 is much better than any CPU and cheap at Ebay or even here where you can find some good priced graphic cards for sale.
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October 09, 2011, 12:58:27 AM
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I thought it was fesible to try and mine off a pci card but what do i know(I've only been building and tearing these things apart the last 15 years)
Indeed let's move on,

A. It has nothing to do with it being PCI but it being a X1300
B. http://igtfy.com/?q=x1300+mining&l=1 = No.  Only 3xxx series and above ATI cards can utilize OpenCL.

Ps :  Now understand why the 600 posts
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October 09, 2011, 03:09:42 AM
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yup lol, lots of back and forth.
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January 12, 2012, 02:06:48 PM
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Just get a PCI to PCI-E convertor, get something on the Bitcoin mining hardware list, even a 5770 is much better than any CPU and cheap at Ebay or even here where you can find some good priced graphic cards for sale.

over 1000 posts here and did not know you could do this. i can use my 6990s on a pci if i get the right adapter??? w00t!
You would need the aforementioned adapter, but then you MUST ALSO have a powered PCIe riser cable. PCI provides 25 watts, and PCIe provides 75 watts - to be safe you need to make sure that monster card is getting its full 75 watts and not burning your adapter out.

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January 12, 2012, 08:49:33 PM
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Just get a PCI to PCI-E convertor, get something on the Bitcoin mining hardware list, even a 5770 is much better than any CPU and cheap at Ebay or even here where you can find some good priced graphic cards for sale.

over 1000 posts here and did not know you could do this. i can use my 6990s on a pci if i get the right adapter??? w00t!

Be wary that these pci to pci-e adapters come at around $25/each. They're great if you're into super high density miners, but like the post said above me, it would be recommended to use a powered PCI-E ribbon cable to avoid burning out any power circuitry, either on the adapter, or on the mainboard itself if you're cramming as many gpu's onto a board as you can, especially when using high-powered cards. Personally, I've been using a 5830 on one, overclocked to 1045/330 with +0.012v and haven't had any problems yet, but its not that strong of a card either compared to dual gpu cards.

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January 13, 2012, 02:12:19 AM
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better to spend a 100 bucks and get a msi gd70. it has 5 slots and an onboard power button for caseless rigs.

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January 14, 2012, 01:42:35 AM
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OP needs to work a bit on his communication skills.

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January 18, 2012, 05:27:35 AM
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it should also be noted that those pci->pcie cards dont work on every system. I just bought some, and when I try to use them on an ASUS P8H67 the system doesnt even boot up, however they do work fine on that old crappy PIV netburst system with a Dell-branded Intel Mobo.

So if anyone's going to order, order one first to see if it works, then order all the others.

Oh, and definitely use a powered pci-e riser. I had a pal who burned out 3 slots on his mainboard, now he knows better. Lucky him, his cards survived.
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January 18, 2012, 07:08:07 AM
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antares is right,
I use some of them a long time without problems (inclusive pcie riser with molex). So I have an Gigabyte 770MA with 3 pcie and 4 pci running with 7 cards (8 gpu, one of them is a 5970) without problems.

If someone need some extenders or risers you can buy them from me, I am a small dealer from germany.

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