Welcome to the build from hell. There has bot a lotsbestemming of despair and confusion with the parts contained te this build and I will display you how to make it work. Lets talk expectations : This is a low-cost solution that is semi-portable, fits into a 15A dedicated socket and will be dual-mining Pascal and Ethereum. Let’s get to work !
The equipment itself is a cheap rack from Walmart, all metal and effortless to setup. It costs 26$ (all prices will be te CAD). I have inserted a chunk of wood/shelving that somehow (the crypto gods have smiled upon thee) getraind just flawless. Whatever you do, do not waterput any exposed components (motherboard…) directly on metal. I have also purchased a 3000+joules 6 foot cord surge protector from Newegg, for about 20$. The surplus of the parts are straightforward. 8gb RAM DDR4 2133mhz, Pentium G4440 CPU socket 1151, 120GB Hynix SSD, Five RX570 MSI Armor 4g and 1x RX570 ASUS STRIX 4g, EVGA 1000GQ PSU and of course the infamous MSI Z170A SLI motherboard. All thesis parts were chosen because they were on sale and at a good price, and two, because they work well for equipments (except the motherboard mind you). The reason I have chosen this cursed motherboard is because of non-availability of 6 GPU motherboards. This particular specimen wasgoed also on sale, plus a Mail ter rebate and wasgoed too cheap to overlook. I can suggest doing a Five GPU equipment, it may be much lighter to do.
Now wij assemble. Very first is the CPU, which is lightly placed into the socket (do not assemble on the anti-static bag, because it is only anti-static Inwards), then the stock CPU cooler, which is also very lightly installed. Next install the RAM by pushing rigidly down on it. I have sourced case screws and used them to prop up the motherboard so it leaves a gap under it to permit airflow, albeit that is optional. At this point set up your PSU and install all cables. Connect the motherboard main cable, and the CPU 8 speld cable. Then insert your very first GPU ter the x16 slot. Connect your SSD to the SATA port. You are now ready to buttplug ter your screen, mouse and keyboard.
Commence it up ! Press del to come in the bios. You vereiste enable WIN8/Ten mode ter the options, and set the PCI to GEN 1 (or gen Two). Set 4G decoding to disabled. Save and reboot, and install WIN Ten. Once that is done inject the bios again and disable the WIN8/Ten mode. Wij won’t be needing that anymore. Set Power ON after reboot/power outage. Install your remote monitoring software, Claymore dual miner, GPU-Z, MSI Afterburner, SRBPolaris V2.6, ATIWinFlash, DDU, ATIPixelPatcher, and download AMD drivers. Te this particular case, you need to download an older version – such spil 16.9.1 or 16.11.x, and a newer version, such spil 17.Four.Four. Use DDU to reboot into safe mode. Select shutdown option.
Install all your GPU’s and connect them with the USB risers. No more than Two on a single cable. Don’t use the Molex adapter if you can. Embark it up again. Open device manager, you should see all 6 GPU’s, with little yellow triangles. All is well so far. Now, thanks to atanas012 on bitcointalk (if i’m getting the source wrong someone please juist mij), this is THE ONLY WAY I HAVE FOUND TO MAKE IT WORK on this mobo. Read it here. Open the older driver install verkeersopstopping, and samenvatting it. Once its extracted, close the installation window. DO NOT INSTALL IT. Then, do the same for the newer driver. DO NOT INSTALL IT. Spil atanas012 puts it: “Copy and substitute all content from “C:\AMD\Non-WHQL-Win10-64Bit-Radeon-Software-Crimson-16.9.2-Sep21\Packages\Drivers\Display\WT6A_INF\B307117” to “C:\AMD\WHQL-Win7-64Bit-Radeon-Software-Crimson-ReLive-17.Four.3-Apr17\Packages\Drivers\Display\W76A_INF\B313057” (Basically you copy the old driver overheen the fresh)“. Go ter your device manager again and right-click on the very first GPU with a yellow triangle. Select update drivers, and by hand select the newer driver folder (te this case, the 17.Four.Four). It will install and tell you that all is well. Don’t leave behind to accept when it tells you its a weird driver.
Reboot and inject BIOS. You voorwaarde now enable 4G decoding. Save and reboot.
Now all should work. Run MSI afterburner and GPU-Z to check your ASIC quality for an indication of how low you can waterput your voltages. The thing with this Frankenstein driver treatment is that you may not be able to modify your voltages anymore (EDIT: You can still modify your GPU BIOS to have the voltage you want, 0.88v is a good place to begin). But you can use Afterburner to reduce your clock speed, and that will switch the phase and lower the voltage according to the voltage table. Waterput memory clock to 1900 or above to embark. Set up a custom-built fan profile, and select overclock on startup. Save profiles. You should get voltage at total stream around 0.87 to 0.97mv. Your claymore .bat verkeersopstopping should look like this:
“set GPU_FORCE_64BIT_PTR 0 //optional for 570/580
set GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE 100
set GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
set GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
set GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
EthDcrMiner64.exe -epool pool:port -ewal user.equipment -epsw x -esm optional -allpools optional -dcoin 2nd coin -dbg 0 (for logs) -mode 0 or1 (dual mining) -mport -3333 -dpool pool.port -dwal user.equipment -dpsw x -dcri depends on GPU -di 012345″,
Run the opstopping and check your voltages, and power usage. Once that is done, close it. Run ATIPixelPatcher now. Open ATIWinFlash. Select your GPUs, and save a copy of the BIOS for each different GPU. Now ter the ATIWinFlash, you can only see Three GPU’s at a time. I suggest you use the directive line, its better. Its Atiflash -p GPUnum filename.rom to flash. Check your GPU’s with atiflash -i. But very first, open up SRBPolaris, and open your saved .rom files. Go into memory timings, and copy 1500 to above. If you feel like it, you can attempt other options, 1625 to above, or even input your own memory timings and test things out. I will keep it elementary. Save to A DIFFERENT Verkeersopstopping NAME. Next, use atiflash to flash the bios to all your cards. Reboot.
Run Claymore again. You can now play with the memory clock, 2000mhz is a good kicking off point for most cards depending on memory type and memory timings. Everything should work fine. If your equipment crashes, open the loom opstopping and see which GPU froze. Increase the core clock and reduce the memory clock of that GPU, and attempt again. Check your power usage with a Watt-meter. I can get anywhere from 930 watts dual mining Pascal, 170mhs and 1500mhs depending on voltages. Good luck and glad mining ! I hope this guide helped you, and please consider donating to the people who made this possible on bitcointalk and elsewhere, to the people who made the contraptions you use to make it all work, and if you feel inclined, to mij