How can we improve Bitcoin/Litecoin/Dogecoin Miner?

Add ability to tweak CPU and GPU usage

922 votes
Vote
Sign in
(thinking…)
Sign in with: Facebook Google
Signed in as (Sign out)
You have left! (?) (thinking…)
AdminAlex (CEO / Founder, GroupFabric) shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

94 comments

Sign in
(thinking…)
Sign in with: Facebook Google
Signed in as (Sign out)
Submitting...
  • Gaming Records commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Adept I think it's great,I tried mine,and it's get only to 300 max

    my computer is build for gaming so it's powerfull,I've tried to overclock but nothing change.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I actually got better results in terms of system usability if i use "max performance" settings and select affinity to just one of the cores (on a hexa core system).
    Before that, the App would use almost all of the system resources, that is why i think we need an option to "tweak" the GPu vs CPU usage... Even with GPU enable the App keeps using intensely the CPU and, i at least, found myself with a barely usable environment for anything else.

    Also the App randomly chooses to use half my GPU "power" and other times all of it (?) according to Open Hardware monitor, any thoughts on that?

    Thank you.

  • AdminAlex (CEO / Founder, GroupFabric) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Definitely disable SLI/Crossfire when mining - GPU drivers don't correctly distribute compute workloads in SLI. When in SLI the GPU driver "fools" the application by only showing one virtual GPU, but then you're relying on the GPU driver to correctly distribute mining workloads which they don't.

  • Shin No Doragon Fisuto commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yea definitely need CUDA....I'm running x2 SLI ASUS GTX660-DC2O-2GD5...i5-4670k at 4.6ghz...16GB RAM...and still cant average 150kh/s or go even higher.

  • AdminAlex (CEO / Founder, GroupFabric) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    CUDA and OpenCL are tricky to have directly because Microsoft will not certify apps that use these functions right now (only DirectX is allowed). We'd certainly like to use both CUDA/OpenCL and are investigation other ways we could get something similar done.

  • Dan Nielsen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    please add cuda because my 1070gtx can do about 30MH/S and i would like to mine of my gpu instead of the 300kh/s i have now

  • Chris 11968 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Well , you CAN already do so to varying extents , depending on your system. If you have the right GPU , you can run the program itself WITH the GPU by right clicking the icon and selecting "run with GPU."
    In task manager , you can reassign priority by going to processes, clicking on the bitcoin app there and selecting go to details , where you can change priority and processor affinity; for example you could turn the priority up to "realtime" (all the way) but allow only the cores (logical cpu's) you choose to run it , leaving other resources with enough cpu ownage to run. I DO NOT recommend "Realtime," or switching the affinity. I do find that raising the priority to above normal helps without impeding the cpu I have (7th generation I-5 - integrated graphics.) If you really want this to work for you you need a workstation class video GPU , and some Xeon processing imho.

  • Waleed commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    HELP! I can't get my payout cause it says "can't find a camera" to verify my wallet :(
    I do have an already installed webcam :(

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If there is a Bug in the GPU, i.e., less cooling capacity then why not tweak the same for using the CPU of the system to mine Crytocoins.

  • edison commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    so gostaria de saber com é feito o pagamentos neste aplicativo ainda não encontrei nenhuma resposta na loja microssoft alguem podem me responder ja enviei alguns pedido de retirada so que nao sei pra onde foi teria que ser mais expecifico nesta parte

  • Angel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I set my CPU to realtime setting in task manager so it would be the priority then everytime I tick on the GPU the apps always crashes and always says "display driver stopped", I am using Windows 10 and has a Nvidia Ge force display driver. How to resolve this? And also its always interrupted every time I do something in my computer, I just want it to run in the background without interrupting. Hope you fix this problem.

  • AdminAlex (CEO / Founder, GroupFabric) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If the GPU driver crashes - unfortunately it's exactly that - a bug in the GPU driver. That said, sometimes GPUs will crash if they have insufficient cooling, but both AMD and nVidia drivers do let you see the driver status in their control panels.

Feedback and Knowledge Base