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Novice building a Mining Rig


  • | Tip jimmy24651

    @ghostlander I’ve gotten to almost 1.75 M on my 1070. Any ideas what I’m doing special? I’m a rookie to all this, so I definitely haven’t done anything crazy. The only thing I’ve done other than basic installation is to OC slightly with MSI Afterburner…


  • | Tip jimmy24651

    Needless to say, I don’t stay that high regularly, but I have peaked to that a few times. I stay pretty constant just a little over 1, though…


  • | Tip Vigospqr

    After hours of searching, trying few different things. I cant seem to get anything on the monitor.

    With the screwdriver I get the CPU and EVGA fan going. Graphics card fan doesn’t turn on though. But I guess for graphics card I need to install drivers etc to get it going. Graphics card is in PCIE X16 has 6 power pin on top, I am using the 6 + 2 connector which is nearest to the power supply.

    But still nothing comes on the screen.

    when the VGA cable isn’t in then the monitor is effectively green and on when I put the VGA I goes orange (turns off).

    Not really a mining question or a mining rig question, more of how to build a pc question.

    Well I wish I built a PC when I was young instead of buying one. Damn!


  • Moderators | Tip AcidD

    Pm me. We can probably sort this out in person 🙂


  • | Tip Lordas

    I see your problem now - plug monitor to videocard output. This CPU do not have graphics inside, so the VGA slot on the M/B is not functional.

    BTW I have mentioned that some time at the sending 🙂


  • | Tip Lordas

    Happy to hear that it is working 🙂


  • Regular Member | Tip ag2288

    Hello

    Did you manage to get everything working? I am interested in hash/s comparison between 1050 and 1070 as I am also interested in building a mining rig for personal experiment.


  • | Tip Vigospqr

    Hi there

    Waking up from the dead!

    Well to tell you the truth i would love to say been busy etc etc, but truth is I have been lazy.

    But since you mentioned, felt ashamed, and given it another ago, to my amazement, it is damn easy, Got the wires connected, loaded the windows (bought a USB from ebay), voila i have built myself a PC. Am I officially an engineer now? Now i am downloading the feathercore wallet, but it has been loading since then, i think it will be another day or so.

    I have got two cards, as this was a test project, 1050ti and 1080ti, best of both worlds. I will be happy to put the hash and step by step guide with pics once everything is working.

    Thanks for the push.


  • Regular Member | Tip ag2288

    No problem, I am glad I helped you 🙂
    I dont really need any guide at the moment as I already have test wallet and miners set both on windows and linux systems. Only thing missing to perform real test was proper GPU and I was hoping for some approximate data before buying one myself. But as at the moment it is almost impossible to get any decent card and I by accident stumbled on nice 1060 3gb I bought it. I will install it today and post results. However I am still interested in hash rates of both of your cards, especially 1050ti as those cards are still in stock at some stores in my area.


  • Regular Member | Tip ag2288

    Ok as promised first report. Yesterday I installed nvidia 1060 3gb GPU in my personal computer with linux os. I installed gpu drivers provided in repositories, downloaded and installed CUDA 9.1 toolkit and downloaded and built ccminer. I started mining in Mining pool hub where I did my first mining tests. Hash rate I am getting out of my card are alightly above 600kH/s at the beginning and after a while they fall a little and oscillate around 595kH/s (I still have to write small python script to get real average out). In 24 h I was able to get ~4.5 coins. This is achieved with everything stock, so no overclocking or using any advanced features of ccminer. Question for experienced users. Are those numbers reasonable?
    First thing I have to do now is to dedicate 1060 only for CUDA calculations ie mining and use intel gpu for display graphics. Then I am open to other suggestions 🙂


  • | Tip bluebox

    @ag2288 said in Novice building a Mining Rig:

    Question for experienced users. Are those numbers reasonable?
    First thing I have to do now is to dedicate 1060 only for CUDA calculations ie mining and use intel gpu for display graphics. Then I am open to other suggestions 🙂

    If you have a base/boost 1506/1708 card, 600 seems right in line without o/c or miner optimizations.

    You won’t be able to use video from your integrated graphics and use the gpu’s for mining, because the nvidia drivers must be loaded for mining and they cannot co-exist with the nouveau driver the integrated graphics will need. You’ll have to use one of the 1060’s (or a cheaper nvidia card that can use the same driver set) to drive your monitor.

    The X process won’t exact any performance penalty on the gpu driving your monitor. (I’m assuming you’re not using the machine while mining for anything else…) Here’s my setup with 4 “identical” 1060’s, as you can see gpu0 is driving the monitor and runs the same temp as two others. gpu1 is the black sheep; it’s always run a few degrees warmer no matter what I do, but then not all children are the same either, eh? 😉

    0_1515986483957_nvidia-smi.png
    Take a look at my linux run-down of the four known & useable ccminer forks running different cuda versions. There wasn’t a 1060 driver compatible with cuda 9.1 when I did this, however I doubt there will be much difference from 9.0.

    I can help with how to set up xorg.conf so you can access the fan and clock controls in the nvidia-setting control panel too, if you’d like.


  • Regular Member | Tip ag2288

    @bluebox I have that type of the 1060.
    It is possible to do exactly that. I followed instructions on this site and you basically have to enable integrated graphic card in BIOS, swich to internal drivers in nvidia-settings and add LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$/usr/local/cuda/lib64:/usr/lib/nvidia-xxx (replace xxx with driver number)
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    in the .bashrc 🙂 And it works 0_1516036050062_nvidia_smi.png image url)

    Ok it gives only 5-15kH/s increase, but you are able to do other stuff on computer while mining without compromising mining power and on the other hand remove lag in performace of X.

    Great work on testing different ccminers. I was using tprouvot version, but as it seems from your tests it is the slowest, so I will try the others as well to se it there will be any difference.

    I would be extremely grateful for any help with overclocking as I am ager to get as much out of the card as possible 🙂


  • | Tip Vigospqr

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  • | Tip bluebox

    @ag2288

    Yes, I’ve seen that before but couldn’t get it to work with my motherboard/cpu, originally an i5 but replaced with a Pentium because it was going to be a dedicated miner anyway. (I use CentOS too, not Ubuntu.) I do give up easier these days; you’d know if you have kids and thus no personal time. 🙄 😆

    If you can open the Nvidia Settings control panel and see the gpu in the list, you’re 90% there. The fan and clock settings will be greyed out/not shown until you add coolbits to your xorg conf file.

    If your gpu isn’t listed in the xorg conf file, add it with nvidia-xconfig --enable-all-gpus (or just -a), then edit the file and add this in the Device section for the gpu:

        Option  "Coolbits" "12"
    

    Then reboot and see if you get the control panel settings enabled. If you can’t use the control panel at all, you might still be able to control the fans from the cli, but it’s kind of an ugly command (I’ll go back to my old dual 970 pc and look it up). It could still be that you can’t access any overclocking or fan tools without the nvidia kernel module loaded, though; you are running it without a display driver after all. 🤔


  • Regular Member | Tip ag2288

    @bluebox it could be that Ubuntu is the reason behind my success.
    Regarding overclocking it seems it will have to wait until I build dedicated miner as it seems that my “magic” does not allow me to change settings from nvidia-settings. I probably could change them from terminal, but I dont want to dig into that right now, so thank you for your help 🙂
    I did try other version of ccminers and ccminer-ghostlander is doing incredible ~735 kH/s 🙂 Other miners are around 600 kH/s, so there is no doubt in my mind which one to use 🙂 Now i just have to decide weather to stay and mine feathercoin or try some other coin which could potentially have higher growth…
    By the way my I ask where did you get 1060 for such amazing price you mentioned in the other topic?


  • | Tip bluebox

    @ag2288 said in Novice building a Mining Rig:

    @bluebox it could be that Ubuntu is the reason behind my success.
    Regarding overclocking it seems it will have to wait until I build dedicated miner as it seems that my “magic” does not allow me to change settings from nvidia-settings. I probably could change them from terminal, but I dont want to dig into that right now, so thank you for your help 🙂

    I might try it sometime with a dual xeon/intelHD server I have and the 1030 out of my kid’s gamebox. I doubt we can get the fan+o/c controls to show up since I believe the settings cli and control panel rely on having the nvidia kernel mod loaded for that.

    I did try other version of ccminers and ccminer-ghostlander is doing incredible ~735 kH/s 🙂 Other miners are around 600 kH/s, so there is no doubt in my mind which one to use 🙂 Now i just have to decide weather to stay and mine feathercoin or try some other coin which could potentially have higher growth…
    By the way my I ask where did you get 1060 for such amazing price you mentioned in the other topic?

    I got them from Amazon and Newegg. Last year they were readily available, though limited to two per purchase, so I bought two from each place, $215-220 each. These days, 1060’s are like hens teeth and cost a ridiculous amount (from suspicious vendors). I mean seriously — $550 for a 6160-KR?? 🤣 I ordered another Seasonic PSU to power my two trusty 970’s on the same rig; much better to keep using those than pay THAT kind of money for 1060’s.

    1060’s were and still are the most efficient neoscrypt hash-per-watt option out there, especially when overclocked. Perhaps too many people read my ccminer topic… 😉