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mining on windows


  • Regular Member | Tip digga

    I haven’t done this for a years and previously I am sure I used “ccminer”.

    I am running windows 7 with an ati 5850. was just interested what mining rate i could mine on this gpu.

    1.) I’ve downloaded “minerx” and oracle JRE. it sits there indefinitely with “getting grafik card series” - is there any pre requisites, I can’t find any documentation on github

    2.) nsgminer states to look at the windows build text, i do not see one at all, is there one?

    3.) Is there a nice point and click miner, I was looking at sgminer and it has a ton of dependencies, which I can do if I really have to, but was looking for a nice one liner I can just run. That’s what I did back in the day

    thank you


  • Moderators | Tip AcidD

    Hi @digga

    1 - download nsgminer from here
    https://github.com/ghostlander/nsgminer/releases/download/nsgminer-v0.9.3/nsgminer-win64-0.9.3.zip

    2 - extract it to a folder on your desktop

    3 - make a .bat file inside that same folder

    4 - edit your bat file with notepad or some other text editor and use something like this:

    setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
    setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
    nsgminer.exe --neoscrypt -g 1 -w 64  -I 15   -o stratum+tcp://POOLURL:PORT -u workername.1 -p x 
    

    5 - double click your .bat file to run it

    the above you’d need to edit and add your pool as well as your worker name…this changes …and depends on weather you’re mining on P2pool or using a centralised pool like Give-Me-Coins

    I hope this helps.


  • Regular Member | Tip digga

    Thanks Acid, I tried nsgminer yesterday and got the following

    All devices disabled, cannot mine!

    When i tried version 0.9.2 - the app just crashes.


  • Moderators | Tip AcidD

    @digga said in mining on windows:

    Thanks Acid, I tried nsgminer yesterday and got the following

    All devices disabled, cannot mine!

    When i tried version 0.9.2 - the app just crashes.

    hmmm that could be a driver issue you need to install the AMD OpenCL drivers as well as others like the AMD SDK etc


  • Regular Member | Tip ghostlander

    nsgminer -k neoscrypt_vliwp -g 1 -w 128 -I 13

    Should do better on a HD58x0


  • Regular Member | Tip digga

    @ghostlander said in mining on windows:

    nsgminer -k neoscrypt_vliwp -g 1 -w 128 -I 13

    Should do better on a HD58x0

    i’ve now installed AMD openCl drivers, AMD SDK and it still comes back with “All devices disabled, cannot mine!”

    Any ideas?


  • | Tip ChekaZ

    @digga Its a driver error. You need to downgrade to 14.7 RC3 I believe.


  • Regular Member | Tip digga

    @chekaz ah alright, if that’s the reason I think i’ll leave it 🙂

    thanks


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    @digga Its worth having a go (trying differn’t drivers). It’s really the tricky part of getting mining going on Windows or Linux … The hardest thing is finding the driver and then then all reboots installing it.

    Make sure you boot to safe mode and run the ati / amd clean-up utility, before installing the driver.


  • Regular Member | Tip ghostlander

    If mining with older cards on Windows 7/8, use either v15.7.1 if you also do some regular work there or v14.7 RC3 if just mining.


  • Regular Member | Tip digga

    @ghostlander Thanks. I’ve downgraded the driver to give it a whirl.

    This suggests a hash rate of 43 ?

    nsgminer v0.9.3 - NeoScrypt : [2017-11-29 09:38:36] - [ 0 days 00:06:29]

    5s: 43.2 avg: 35.7 u: 0.0 KH/s | A:0 R:0 S:0 HW:0 WU:0.00/m
    ST:2 DW:18 GW:9 LW:39 GF:0 NB:2 AS:0 RF:0 E:0.00
    Connected to hidden
    Block: 0x4739B80F8AC91BCF… #1984123 [09:43:07] Diff:428K Best:0

    [P]ool management [G]PU management [S]ettings [D]isplay options [Q]uit
    OCL 0: 66.0C 2353RPM | 36.2 35.7 0.0 KH/s | A:0 R:0 HW:0 U:0.0/m

    [09:38:35] Probing for an alive pool
    [09:38:36] The network difficulty has been set to 456607
    [09:38:36] Stratum from pool 0 detected new block
    [09:38:53] Stratum from pool 0 requested work restart
    [09:39:48] Stratum from pool 0 requested work restart
    [09:39:48] Pool 0 is hiding block contents from us
    [09:40:43] Stratum from pool 0 requested work restart
    [09:41:37] Stratum from pool 0 requested work restart
    [09:42:33] Stratum from pool 0 requested work restart
    [09:43:07] The network difficulty has been set to 428070
    [09:43:07] Stratum from pool 0 detected new block
    [09:44:02] Stratum from pool 0 requested work restart
    [09:44:57] Stratum from pool 0 requested work restart

    i’m using this:

    setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
    setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
    “C:\nsgminer-win64-0.9.3\nsgminer.exe” -k neoscrypt_vliwp -g 1 -w 128 -I 13

    Should I be able to get more than this on my card?


  • | Tip Lordas

    Very good with such old card, basic settings and such temp.


  • Regular Member | Tip ghostlander

    @digga Should be higher. Delete old *.bin files after changing the drivers or OpenCL SDK. You can also try the neoscrypt_vliw kernel with an increased intensity.


  • Regular Member | Tip digga

    @ghostlander what .bin files are you referring to ?


  • Regular Member | Tip ghostlander

    @digga Compiled kernels named like neoscryptvliwpBeaverCreekgw128l8.bin


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