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May 22, 2011, 06:09:51 PM
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What sort of flags should I use to mine with my GTX 460? EVGA precision tuner is showing  only 25% GPU usage, which lines up with the 16 Mhash I'm getting. I'd like to run it maxed when I'm not at the computer.

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May 22, 2011, 06:34:48 PM
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I had an MSI Hawk:
core: 980Mhz
mem: lowest possible(don't remember)
CoreV = + 100
AuxV = + 30

used -v -w 256 with poclbm-mod, ~67Mhash/s

It' not an efficient miner though.
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May 22, 2011, 07:50:40 PM
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Tried those two tags; it was up to 62.4 for a bit, but now it's back down to 16. Nothing else should be using GPU except for basic display, and EVGA precision still only shows ~25% usage.

Now it's down to 6 :/

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May 22, 2011, 08:20:08 PM
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Best I've found is puddinpop's rpc-cuda.exe

Phoenix was about 10 megahashes per second slower

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May 22, 2011, 08:24:43 PM
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Best I've found is puddinpop's rpc-cuda.exe

Phoenix was about 10 megahashes per second slower
That's what I'm using, through GUIminer. I'm just confused as to why it's only running at 8Mhash, when the GPU is only under 12% load.

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May 23, 2011, 03:31:12 AM
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make it above-normal process priority

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May 25, 2011, 12:50:01 AM
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make it above-normal process priority

That seemed to do the trick. Thanks.

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May 25, 2011, 01:16:47 AM
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The best way to mine with a gtx 460 is to not mine at all Tongue

With the price you pay for a 460 you can get an ATI card that will kick its ass.

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May 25, 2011, 01:25:27 AM
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The best way to mine with a gtx 460 is to not mine at all Tongue

With the price you pay for a 460 you can get an ATI card that will kick its ass.


It's better than CPU mining. I'm pulling about 61Mhash while browsing with FF and listening to music.

Care to suggest an AMD card for me?

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May 25, 2011, 03:51:04 AM
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The best way to mine with a gtx 460 is to not mine at all Tongue

With the price you pay for a 460 you can get an ATI card that will kick its ass.


It's better than CPU mining. I'm pulling about 61Mhash while browsing with FF and listening to music.

Care to suggest an AMD card for me?

True. If you cannot get an ATI card or your electricity is free then yeah it is better than CPU any day.

Suggest a card? Hmm, well depends on your budget. I personally prefer 5850, 5870, and 5970 cards, but the 5830 can be a good card if you can find it very very cheap.


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May 27, 2011, 11:29:13 PM
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For those of you who were asking, those are the specs I get from my GTX 460. I've yet to see if 1721 is stable overnight, 1800 crashes after a few minutes, so I've been leaving it on 1700. The fan speed is actually at 70, as 80 is too loud for me to be at the computer with.

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May 28, 2011, 02:31:56 AM
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Hmm nice 70 Mhs is not all that bad. This would be great for peeps with no power bills. Still though a 5770 would kick its pants.





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May 28, 2011, 04:45:45 AM
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Hmm nice 70 Mhs is not all that bad. This would be great for peeps with no power bills. Still though a 5770 would kick its pants.






True. I only pay 4.5c/kWh, so I still about break even seeing as I leave my machine on for torrenting anyways.

I might pick up 2 5830s tomorrow, but I'm not sure if they're still a good investment with the difficulty spike.

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May 28, 2011, 04:47:01 AM
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Not if you're a gamer. The NVIDIA and ATI drivers do NOT get along well installed on the same rig, so you're looking at building a whole new rig (you really do NOT want to attempt to game on ATI).

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May 28, 2011, 04:52:55 AM
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Not if you're a gamer. The NVIDIA and ATI drivers do NOT get along well installed on the same rig, so you're looking at building a whole new rig (you really do NOT want to attempt to game on ATI).

In all honesty I hardly ever game, the only high demanding game I play is SC2. Ill probably sell the 460 to my friend.

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May 28, 2011, 05:47:46 AM
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What sort of flags should I use to mine with my GTX 460?

1. Sell it
2. Acquire same-price used RADEON card
3. profit
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May 28, 2011, 03:35:56 PM
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Hmm, I dunno but I think you're going to have some problems if you game and mine at the same time. ATI driver's can be sketchy sometimes and I bet you'll get some crashes once in a while. But if you wish to do it anyways set the miner's priority very low so it won't eat up the GPU too much. With poclbm if you set the the -f variable to -f 120 you should be able to game and mine at the same time.


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May 28, 2011, 03:51:18 PM
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Guys Seriously. stop trying to mine wiht nvidias

A $114 5830 can pull 300 mega hases, Sell that bitchass nVidia card and xfire two 5830's

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May 28, 2011, 04:07:27 PM
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Guys Seriously. stop trying to mine wiht nvidias

A $114 5830 can pull 300 mega hases, Sell that bitchass nVidia card and xfire two 5830's
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May 28, 2011, 07:40:06 PM
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Hmm, I dunno but I think you're going to have some problems if you game and mine at the same time. ATI driver's can be sketchy sometimes and I bet you'll get some crashes once in a while. But if you wish to do it anyways set the miner's priority very low so it won't eat up the GPU too much. With poclbm if you set the the -f variable to -f 120 you should be able to game and mine at the same time.

Doesn't matter where you set the variables, the ATI driver is bad. Your game will eventually crash and burn if you mine while gaming. You'll know it's happening when your FPS suddenly drops and you start seeing rendering artifacts. At that point, no more gaming until you reboot the computer. This even happens if you dedicate a single card to gaming and another to mining.

The NVIDIA driver doesn't do this, but since the card doesn't get enough hashes to make it worthwhile, gamers are kind of between a rock and a hard place here if they want to mine.

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