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Offline mindgrenadeTopic starter

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In a world of hurt trying to mine
« on: December 16, 2013, 01:26:59 PM »
So I finally got my R9 290 (yay), but every time I try and start mining through cgminer my GPU fan goes nuts, I get artifacts and PC shuts down[size=78%]. [/size]

I haven't got a cgminer.conf yet, as every one I've tried (several example files of other R9 290's) freaks out and shuts me down... Is there one I can create that will just work?! As in won't shut everything down?  I don't care about hashrate just yet I just want it to work for now... 

I'm trying to launch cgminer through cmd under the command "cgminer --scrypt -o u- xxx -p xxx"... If I omit the scrypt command, it works but it is hashing SHA-256 and doesn't do shit.... If I make it operate under scrypt it just goes haywire...

I also tried and a SBC pool, but the SBC pool just doesn't connect and multipool has issues there as well.
[/size]Is there something really obvious that I'm missing? [size=78%]

[/size]Any help or insight would be great, I'm at a deadend here...[size=78%]

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Re: In a world of hurt trying to mine
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2013, 12:23:45 AM »
Use --intensity 13

This is the default settings which I have found are very reliable.

I suspect that your problems are more likely to be driver related, you need to install the BETA version of the Catalyst driver for your card to work correctly. I have in depth instructions here if you need additional assistance.


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