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June 17, 2012, 03:48:47 AM
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I do not know where to start, cablesaurus has quite a few different adapter options to go with, I never gone through this before.

http://cablesaurus.com/

If I were to mine off of my PCI slot, what adapter would I need? and any precautions I should take?

If I were to mine off of the PCIe x 1 slot, what adapter would I need? and any precautions I should take?

I've got a ASRock Z75 pro3 1155 board. It has two regular PCI slots and one PCIe x1 slot.




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June 17, 2012, 07:49:58 AM
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To run off the x1 pcie slot, you need this (or a similar cable from another supplier)

http://cablesaurus.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=10

Some motherboards require pin shorting to make the x1 slots work - here is a thread about that

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=36061.0

To run off the pci slot, you need this

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10304&cs_id=1030406&p_id=7001&seq=1&format=2

and this

http://cablesaurus.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=28

The above reflects the precaution that you should use a pcie extender cable with molex for running off of the pci slot to avoid pulling too much power through the pci slot. I'm currently using a pci slot for my 5th GPU using the Monoprice adapter + Cablesaurus riser with molex, and it works perfect for me on a Biostar A870U3 mobo.
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June 17, 2012, 12:25:08 PM
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And for that molex, it gets plugged into the psu?

Will this work for the riser? I had this laying around.

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June 17, 2012, 02:38:53 PM
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Yes, the molex goes to your psu (12v). I have no idea what that riser is that you have.
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June 17, 2012, 03:08:10 PM
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Alright cool. Thanks man for the help.

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If anyone else could, let me know if that riser I posted above would work, let me know. Be cool if it does.
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June 17, 2012, 03:15:32 PM
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Alright cool. Thanks man for the help.

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If anyone else could, let me know if that riser I posted above would work, let me know. Be cool if it does.

Looking at the PCI-E slot on that riser, I do not see how it would work with a GPU, it looks like some kind of custom slot.

Notice the non-slotted areas between the slotted areas, GPUS have one edge with one notch towards the front.

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June 17, 2012, 03:30:12 PM
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Alright cool. Thanks man for the help.

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If anyone else could, let me know if that riser I posted above would work, let me know. Be cool if it does.

Looking at the PCI-E slot on that riser, I do not see how it would work with a GPU, it looks like some kind of custom slot.

Notice the non-slotted areas between the slotted areas, GPUS have one edge with one notch towards the front.



That is what this adapter is for in post #2, But Dargo and I are un sure if my posted image riser will still work.

http://cablesaurus.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=28
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June 17, 2012, 03:41:18 PM
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Alright cool. Thanks man for the help.

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That is what this adapter is for in post #2, But Dargo and I are un sure if my posted image riser will still work.

http://cablesaurus.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=28
I have a bunch of those pci-e extenders, in fact I have made a decision to shut down one of my miners and sell off the cards to by a BFL single.

I could send you some (I will have (2) x16-x16 and (2) x1-x16) for cheap say 0.5 BTC including first-class postage ,if in the USA. IF outside the USA it might cost more in postage then to just order from a vendor.

Edit: 0.5 for 1 of them.  Cheesy
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June 17, 2012, 03:50:28 PM
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Alright cool. Thanks man for the help.

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That is what this adapter is for in post #2, But Dargo and I are un sure if my posted image riser will still work.

http://cablesaurus.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=28
I have a bunch of those pci-e extenders, in fact I have made a decision to shut down one of my miners and sell off the cards to by a BFL single.

I could send you some (I will have (2) x16-x16 and (2) x1-x16) for cheap say 0.5 BTC including first-class postage ,if in the USA. IF outside the USA it might cost more in postage then to just order from a vendor.

Edit: 0.5 for 1 of them.  Cheesy

First thing first is it exactly this? http://cablesaurus.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=28 And is that including postage?
If so, then Yea, that will be wicked. What I can do is, have that mailed to me, and test the riser here with one of the cards I've got now. And if it works or not, I'll know.

If it is exactly the same product as in the link, post up in for sale and pm me right away, I'll be right there.

Edit:
I'm in the States.
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June 17, 2012, 04:03:48 PM
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Does your mystery riser have a model number you can google? It's some kind of dual pci/pcie riser. If it fits in a pci slot, it's worth a shot I suppose. But since you can get exactly what you need for $20, I'd be inclined to just get it and not experiment with some unknown riser that might f-up expensive hardware.

Another thing to consider is that between the adapter and the riser you are looking at around $50, and it might make more sense to just get a new mobo. This

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130616

for example is the same socket type as the board you have, and has 2 16x pcie and 2 1x pcie. So you can fit four GPUs before you even need to mess with pci to pcie adapters. $60 after rebate. You should to do a search on this forum before buying it, though, to see if anyone has had experience mining with it.
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June 17, 2012, 04:08:58 PM
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Does your mystery riser have a model number you can google? It's some kind of dual pci/pcie riser. If it fits in a pci slot, it's worth a shot I suppose. But since you can get exactly what you need for $20, I'd be inclined to just get it and not experiment with some unknown riser that might f-up expensive hardware.

Another thing to consider is that between the adapter and the riser you are looking at around $50, and it might make more sense to just get a new mobo. This

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130616

for example is the same socket type as the board you have, and has 2 16x pcie and 2 1x pcie. So you can fit four GPUs before you even need to mess with pci to pcie adapters. $60 after rebate. You should to do a search on this forum before buying it, though, to see if anyone has had experience mining with it.

Awesome idea to check the model number, didnt even come to mind to do that. I found it at ebay but mine is  rev A01

http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-TRINIDAD-RISER-CARD-REV-3-1-CN-03B217-/290661677823

Nah, I cannot buy a new mobo at this point, I'm strapped at just getting the extender from dreamwatcher.
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June 17, 2012, 04:16:11 PM
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Actually, I cannot fit the riser on my board. The slots face the wrong direction, making not enough room as I have two cards on it, in fact I don't think the riser that is linked will fit either.

The linked riser will fit, I just looked, I will complete my goal in coming months.

Thank you to all for have helped me.

I will no longer need that extension, Dreamwatcher. I appreciate the offer though.
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June 17, 2012, 04:18:35 PM
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Alright cool. Thanks man for the help.

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That is what this adapter is for in post #2, But Dargo and I are un sure if my posted image riser will still work.

http://cablesaurus.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=28
I have a bunch of those pci-e extenders, in fact I have made a decision to shut down one of my miners and sell off the cards to by a BFL single.

I could send you some (I will have (2) x16-x16 and (2) x1-x16) for cheap say 0.5 BTC including first-class postage ,if in the USA. IF outside the USA it might cost more in postage then to just order from a vendor.

Edit: 0.5 for 1 of them.  Cheesy

First thing first is it exactly this? http://cablesaurus.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=28 And is that including postage?
If so, then Yea, that will be wicked. What I can do is, have that mailed to me, and test the riser here with one of the cards I've got now. And if it works or not, I'll know.

If it is exactly the same product as in the link, post up in for sale and pm me right away, I'll be right there.

Edit:
I'm in the States.


They do not have the molex connector, however I doubt you need it. I am running four cards per rig now w/o the molex just fine. Other than that exactly the same (x1-x16)

From the description on cablesaurus:
"Molex connector reroutes power from your motherboard PCIe slot. This prevents graphics card damage to 5970 & 6990 or other dual GPU cards running via an extender cable, and also prevents motherboard damage to any system running more than 4 GPUs simultaneously."

I have no problem sending one to you first to try out, we are only talking about a 0.5 BTC.  Cheesy

 Just PM me an address and I will mail it out first class tomorrow.
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June 17, 2012, 04:20:44 PM
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We were posting at the same time.

I will no longer need that extension, Dreamwatcher. I appreciate the offer though.

My apologies for my mishap here.

But, I got the basic idea what I need to do now.
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June 17, 2012, 04:29:38 PM
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That PCIe Slot on the Riser is for a special Controller Card. I don't think that a normal card will work with it.

Its for that card: http://www.google.de/imgres?q=add2r&hl=de&client=safari&sa=X&rls=en&biw=1409&bih=662&tbm=isch&prmd=imvnsfd&tbnid=4qliQzt6P92FTM:&imgrefurl=http://www.ebay.ch/itm/IBM-39J9334-PCI-e-DVI-D-Connection-Adapter-ADD-2-R-/360243803548&docid=40ei8M11F0eahM&itg=1&imgurl=http://i.ebayimg.com/04/!BoeRkCQBmk~%2524(KGrHqYOKkIEu,VS7cqOBLnk5F1Ijg~~_35.JPG&w=300&h=225&ei=sAXeT7D1BfH24QSZ2sGKCg&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=716&sig=101676894714872158279&page=1&tbnh=135&tbnw=181&start=0&ndsp=20&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0,i:77&tx=114&ty=66

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June 17, 2012, 04:30:10 PM
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Does your mystery riser have a model number you can google? It's some kind of dual pci/pcie riser. If it fits in a pci slot, it's worth a shot I suppose. But since you can get exactly what you need for $20, I'd be inclined to just get it and not experiment with some unknown riser that might f-up expensive hardware.

Another thing to consider is that between the adapter and the riser you are looking at around $50, and it might make more sense to just get a new mobo. This

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130616

for example is the same socket type as the board you have, and has 2 16x pcie and 2 1x pcie. So you can fit four GPUs before you even need to mess with pci to pcie adapters. $60 after rebate. You should to do a search on this forum before buying it, though, to see if anyone has had experience mining with it.

Awesome idea to check the model number, didnt even come to mind to do that. I found it at ebay but mine is  rev A01

http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-TRINIDAD-RISER-CARD-REV-3-1-CN-03B217-/290661677823

Nah, I cannot buy a new mobo at this point, I'm strapped at just getting the extender from dreamwatcher.

Cool - unfortunately that Ebay listing isn't too informative about what the riser is - maybe you could email the seller to get more info. But like I said, if the riser fits a pci slot, it's worth a try. If it fits a pcie slot, then I don't think it will be useful (unless you want to get a pci to pcie adapter and try to run two cards off your riser, which is more than a bit crazy, but who knows it might work).
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June 17, 2012, 04:36:08 PM
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That PCIe Slot on the Riser is for a special Controller Card. I don't think that a normal card will work with it.

Its for that card: http://www.google.de/imgres?q=add2r&hl=de&client=safari&sa=X&rls=en&biw=1409&bih=662&tbm=isch&prmd=imvnsfd&tbnid=4qliQzt6P92FTM:&imgrefurl=http://www.ebay.ch/itm/IBM-39J9334-PCI-e-DVI-D-Connection-Adapter-ADD-2-R-/360243803548&docid=40ei8M11F0eahM&itg=1&imgurl=http://i.ebayimg.com/04/!BoeRkCQBmk~%2524(KGrHqYOKkIEu,VS7cqOBLnk5F1Ijg~~_35.JPG&w=300&h=225&ei=sAXeT7D1BfH24QSZ2sGKCg&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=716&sig=101676894714872158279&page=1&tbnh=135&tbnw=181&start=0&ndsp=20&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0,i:77&tx=114&ty=66

Ah, ok, cool, thats great info there. I believe you are right. It was worth a try, come to find out anyhow, if it is pressed into my pci slot on the board, the slots on the adapter face what would be up, towards the processor, making it not fit anyhow as my pci e x16 and x8 slots are occupied  with two cards.
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June 17, 2012, 04:37:23 PM
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Does your mystery riser have a model number you can google? It's some kind of dual pci/pcie riser. If it fits in a pci slot, it's worth a shot I suppose. But since you can get exactly what you need for $20, I'd be inclined to just get it and not experiment with some unknown riser that might f-up expensive hardware.

Another thing to consider is that between the adapter and the riser you are looking at around $50, and it might make more sense to just get a new mobo. This

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130616

for example is the same socket type as the board you have, and has 2 16x pcie and 2 1x pcie. So you can fit four GPUs before you even need to mess with pci to pcie adapters. $60 after rebate. You should to do a search on this forum before buying it, though, to see if anyone has had experience mining with it.

Awesome idea to check the model number, didnt even come to mind to do that. I found it at ebay but mine is  rev A01

http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-TRINIDAD-RISER-CARD-REV-3-1-CN-03B217-/290661677823

Nah, I cannot buy a new mobo at this point, I'm strapped at just getting the extender from dreamwatcher.

Cool - unfortunately that Ebay listing isn't too informative about what the riser is - maybe you could email the seller to get more info. But like I said, if the riser fits a pci slot, it's worth a try. If it fits a pcie slot, then I don't think it will be useful (unless you want to get a pci to pcie adapter and try to run two cards off your riser, which is more than a bit crazy, but who knows it might work).

Yup, it won't be useful at all. It was worth a shot though.
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June 17, 2012, 04:37:31 PM
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Actually, I cannot fit the riser on my board. The slots face the wrong direction, making not enough room as I have two cards on it, in fact I don't think the riser that is linked will fit either.

The linked riser will fit, I just looked, I will complete my goal in coming months.

Thank you to all for have helped me.

I will no longer need that extension, Dreamwatcher. I appreciate the offer though.

If the linked riser will fit, so will yours, just remove it from the metal bracket. BROKK is probably right though that it won't work.
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June 17, 2012, 04:41:08 PM
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Actually, I cannot fit the riser on my board. The slots face the wrong direction, making not enough room as I have two cards on it, in fact I don't think the riser that is linked will fit either.

The linked riser will fit, I just looked, I will complete my goal in coming months.

Thank you to all for have helped me.

I will no longer need that extension, Dreamwatcher. I appreciate the offer though.

If the linked riser will fit, so will yours, just remove it from the metal bracket. BROKK is probably right though that it won't work.

Yup, I believe he is, i got the term for the slots on the adapter, they are diagonal, making it impossible to use anyhow.
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