Who Has Got Their Rigs Ready?

Discussion in 'Rigs' started by Minnerwitluv, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. 2017/12/15 - Decred v1.1.2 released! → Release Notes  → Downloads
  1. zero

    zero Full Member

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    I will probably switch to AMD for mining Decred. I have no experience mining with Tesla.
     
  2. jimmy16

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    The only place to find any thing on it is ethereum they have a cudaminer
     
  3. Bill Threewits

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    Just picked up couple 7950s to throw in my tower. Had the milk crate rigs before but don't have the time I used to have to maintain. Earlier to the party this time; so, hoping for some early mining leverage.
     
  4. zero

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    #104 zero, Jan 16, 2016
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    If you are just having trouble installing NVIDIA drivers in Linux Mint I think these are the easiest steps that will possible work at Linux Mint 17.x 64-Bit :
    1) Download latest NVIDIA driver for your card here: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx (Operating System: Linux 64-bit) / example: http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/352.68/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-352.68.run
    Or in terminal: wget download link of your drivers / example: wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/352.68/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-352.68.run

    Then copy the .run file and paste it into your home folder.

    2) Open terminal or while in terminal do the following steps:

    3) sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential

    4) sudo apt-get purge xserver-xorg-video-nouveau nvidia*

    5) sudo update-initramfs -u -k all

    6) sudo /etc/init.d/mdm stop

    (Or kdm or gdm or lightdm instead of mdm in some other Ubuntu based distros)

    7) You'll might need to login after step 6) into your terminal if it will ask you for username and then password, do so and continue.

    8) sudo chmod +x drivers .run file / example: sudo chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-352.68.run

    9) sudo sh drivers .run file / example: sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-352.68.run and installation will start.

    10) Reboot after the installation of your drivers. To reboot through terminal type su and give your password to become su and then type reboot and press enter.

    11) After reboot you must be fine, if not I can't help any further.

    I hope my instructions are right, if not someone with more experience in Linux maybe will help.

    If you get crashes in general trying to install Linux distros through USB flash drive then in some newer motherboards it's better to use the USB 2.0 ports not the USB 3.0 ones (mostly in motherboards with no native 3.0 usb ports) and enable IOMMU setting(if there is any) in your BIOS / UEFI(prefer legacy boot if you are getting problems).


    Note: The above steps is for installing NVIDIA proprietary, closed source drivers on Linux Mint 17.x 64-Bit .
     
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  5. windyfly

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    If I want to get a PC for both mining and Oculus (min: GTX 970 or better), what do you suggest? Thanks.
     
  6. Renato Abreu

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    that the time for a GTX 970 or better takes to mine a block, or who already know the rates?
     
  7. You Are Free

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    I have a spare desktop (my old one) with a 7970 I'll dedicate to GPU + CPU mining 24/7 & my desktop (980Ti) will be mining when I'm gone or at night.
     
  8. Anarki

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    I just installed in my home server an old ati 4850 from a relative, set up my old gaming pc rig with a GTX 460, and my main rig a 970
    all will be mining 24/7, except the 970 when i need it to run a few projects to render 1 hour or so a day
     
  9. Suraj Kotecha

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    Anybody have an idea about asics mining for decred?
    Also any guess for the nvidea gtx 960m
     
  10. Suraj Kotecha

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    Anybody have an idea about asics mining for decred?
    Also any guess for the nvidea gtx 960m mining speeds
     
  11. jimmy16

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    Thank you for help and work on This. i moved to suse as it is suported @ NVIDIA for cuda. Im at the point where i need to disable nouveau have issues with some other insructions on it. i'll try your road map. Thanks again!
     
  12. mad

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    here an older GTX 590, hope it works well on decred ;D
     
  13. anondran

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    How would my gt940m work?
     
  14. LastNinja

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    It's weak and you will fry it.
     
  15. LDWCom

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    Got 215 GPU's ready to go! Patiently waiting :)
     
  16. above

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    picture or didnt happen
     
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  17. Renato Abreu

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    Only after the 25th.
     
  18. LastNinja

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    Since testnet isn't public yet, the 25th of January won't see start of mainnet either. Feb. 1st?

    There are lots of GPU farms from earlier BTC days and from other coins. They may not have the latest and most power efficient cards, but something like hundreds of cards in a farm is nothing special. They do exist even without someone sending a photo around to show off.
     
  19. Blue_Monk

    Blue_Monk New Member

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    Hi. Sorry for the late answer. Been a bit off my game these days.
    Speck up the PC for Oculus but add GPU's for mining.
    I would say something along the lines :
    i7 - 4790k (make sure you get a mainboard that supports it like z97x-SOC or a newer model and make sure it supports crossfire for the AMD cards)
    2x R9 from AMD (best you can afford) - Crossfire
    1 x main display card - whatever you want for Oculus + Main PC display (if you want to mine while you use the PC. If not you can drop this one.
    16 GB ram ( oculus needs at least 8 but these thing usually end up being under rated in the specs department)
     
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  20. Jim

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    #120 Jim, Jan 21, 2016
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    Im thinking of buying a Radion R9 380x for mining Decred when it first goes live.
    Do you think that would be worth while or am I better off just puting my money in an exchange and buying the same value in coins when they get added?
     
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