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May 13, 2012, 01:34:15 AM
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I have 2 5970s on my mining rig, one is using a monitor and one is using a dummy plug. If I removed the monitor, would anything happen? I want to use the monitor for another computer, but don't know what to do. Should I leave it, get a dummy plug, or just unplug the monitor?
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May 13, 2012, 01:39:17 AM
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It depends on what driver version you are running and what OS.

For windows anything beyond 11.6 does not require dummy plugs at all so you would be fine.

For Linux I don't believe that dummy plugs were ever needed. I will let someone more knowledgeable confirm that one.

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May 13, 2012, 01:42:31 AM
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Thanks for the quick response! I'm on Windows 7 with 11.4. I might just switch to Linux as recently people have been reporting higher hashrates with it.

Edit: I just tried mining without the dummy plug, everything is well, time to try without the monitor.
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May 13, 2012, 02:03:10 AM
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For Linux I don't believe that dummy plugs were ever needed.

You are correct none needed on Linux initializes the cards just fine without them.
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