MSI Afterburner resorting to stock clocks... also higher than expected power consumption

Discussion in 'Mining & Cryptocurrency' started by StupidDream, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. StupidDream

    StupidDream n00bie

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    OK OK OK. So first mining rig is up and running for the most part it seems to be running well. I am using nice hash for the moment. So I’m not particularly fond of it however I have been using MSI afterburner and I’m running into some problems with it

    So I have a pair of GTX 1060 6gb cards, one is an MSI Gamer X, the other is an EVGA SSC

    On stock clocks the MSI gets about 18.5 MH/s (pulling about 155 watts at the wall, this includes the cpu and ssd) on
    DaggerHashimoto

    The EVGA only gets about 15.5MH/s while topping out at nearly 205 watts???!?!? Then leveling out at around 183(there is a wattage spike on startup)

    In the MSI lowering the power limit doesn’t really seem to have much of an effect... but it it up as follows:

    Power limit linked to temp limit: 70%

    Core clock -400(doesn’t really effect hashrate or power consumption but seems to lower temps)

    Memory clock +900

    We end up with 138 watts at the wall and 25.788 MH/s

    The evga card I do

    60 power limit

    -275 core

    +600 ram(it gets weird above that)

    That gets us about 18.5 MH/s and around 128watts at the wall(again this is measuring the entire rig

    That ends up around 266-287 watts at the wall with both mining

    Not too happy with the performance of the EVGA card

    Furthermore for no apparent reason the MSI card will revert back to start clocks it almost never happens with the EVGA card I’m actually only witnessed at one time. But the MSI card seems to do it pretty regularly. I’m thinking about trying Percision ask inste furthermore for no apparent reason the MSI card will revert back to start ClockS it almost never happens with the EVGA card I’m actually only witnessed at one time. But the MSA card seems to do it pretty regularly. I’m thinking about trying Percision X instead
     
  2. Airbrushkid

    Airbrushkid 2[H]4U

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    I'm assuming your mining Ethereum. I am using linux so it's different. I have 39 - GTX 1060's mining eth. I get 23 MH/s to 24 MH/s. My clocks are -50 on core, 800 on memory. And power is 70. The cards a mix of Gigabyte and Asus.
     
  3. Parja

    Parja [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Unlink them, max out temp limit, and set power limit where you want it.

    Sounds like a driver crash. That will revert clocks back to default. Try lowering your memory clock and see if it stops happening.
     
  4. StupidDream

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    My experience with driver crashes is a reboot is normally required... but the cards just keep on mining
     
  5. oblox

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    I agree as well that too high of clocks are causing a crash in the drivers (they can recover) and once that happens, you are back to stock.
     
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  6. StupidDream

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    It seems a lot has changed since I first engaged in overclocking. I remember back in the day having to make custom bioses and silly things like that, desoldering resistors to add micro potentiometers in order to adjust voltages, cutting bridges in order to change or unlock multipliers… so much has changed makes me feel old
     
  7. oblox

    oblox Gawd

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    Go Team Red if you want to alter bios. ;)
     
  8. Parja

    Parja [H]ardForum Junkie

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    You've also got error detection and correction in GDDR5 and newer. So a higher "stable" clock isn't always better. Typically you'll find that backing down a bit from a clock speed that doesn't give errors will actually result in better hashrates.
     
  9. StupidDream

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    Msi Locked at 800mV core volts, 1300 core clock, 4775 ram, just shy of 25MH/s

    Evga (with crappy ram) locked at 800 mV core volts, 4700 ram, 19.785 MH/s

    DaggerHashimoto

    Running an 80+ bronze psu

    Total power draw at the wall... 198... not bad for just shy of 45MH/s