RX580 Red Devil latest


#1

Hi All…
Built my rig a year ago, but could not run it as electricity was too expensive… Have now moved and with some solar panels and a small wind generator, I’m good to go…!

The bios I am using was from this site, but from over a year ago. So I popped back onto this site and was quickly drowning in bioses and a huge increase in advice on overclocking values… The ‘official’ section on bios mods for my card has 4 of them, so after many hours of trying to make sense of it all, I have had to resort to asking you guys out there to help me sift through it all and make sense of the excess of info available.

My system is;
Ethos (Linux)
Asus B250 mobo
powered risers
8GB ram
Corsair HX 1000i psu
2 x rx 580 Red Devil 8GB AMD GPU’s, Hynix memory (Ethos reports 113-C9403100_101 SK Hynix if that means anything) which are currently at 24.25 MH ouput each…

I have tried to adjust globalcore and globalmem, mem I got up to 2250 but that did not improve hashing, any adjustment to globalcore stopped both cards from hashing at all…

Soooo… If you guys have the patience for it, could you please guide me as to which bios, and which overclocking settings to use? I realize I am going to have to tweak things a bit as every card seems to be different, but it is extremely hard to know where to begin with the massive amounts of conflicting info out there…
Also, anyone advise me about mining Eth on this sites pools? There seem to be 4 pools, but 3 of them don’t appear to be working…


#2

Quick update… Have used atiflash in Ethos to flash one of my cards with the 4 bioses from this site…
The 1500 ones stopped the card from working, the 1700 ones dropped the hash rate from 24.25 to around 20, so it looks like none of those 4 bioses are better than the ones I already have… :frowning:


#3

Nuvva update…
Have now tried another 2 bioses, Anoraknophobias_PowerColor RX 580 Red Devil HYNIX_powersave-1750.rom which did manage to achieve 28MH but the temp shot up to 60C and seemed to be drawing a lot of power…
Also Red Devil RX580 - Samsung&Hynix - Ser.891 - optimized 30.3@106w.rom which is achieving about the same (28MH) but is around 50C and drawing 126w… Better!!

Am now using both cards on the 2nd rom although one card is running slightly warmer than the other…

Will have a play with globalmem and globalcore in Ethos and see if I cant get a little bit more, but as I have previously mentioned, altering the core stops them from hashing so I must be doing something wrong there, even though I am trying core values that others out there seem to be getting results from (e.g. 1150, 1300, 1375)…

I realize that there are many posts here on my card, kinda hoping you guys will chime in so that this post becomes the one with the latest stable rom and overclock settings for Ethos so other noobs will have something to try…


#4

No one of my 580 gpus ( 90 units ) are under 31.9 mhs / 90w tdp / 43 ºC


#5

Wow… How you doing that…? The 2 cards I have here are to cut my teeth on, had planned to get more when I have this lot figured out, but so far it has been dozens of hours of effort with poor results…
Getting 28mh on one card at 56C @ 126w, the other is at 27.2mh at 48C @ 121w… Both have the same bios and global settings in Ethos, although as I mentioned, cant set globalcore as the cards stop hashing when I do… Have not tried globalvolt yet as I cant find any info on that…
Just looking at setting up Claymore but I am trying to do better with my cards in Ethos first…
Are your cards the same as mine?
Also, you know a decent eth pool I can join? That side of things is looking like another minefield nowadays as there seem to be a lot of scams out there compared to a year ago, read some real horror stories…


#6

Straps and timmings custom , not bullshit like PBE or one click patch . Sure it will frozen the system once you put wrong values on your gpu bios or system config . ethermine.org i had mined long time ago because today to mine eth is waste of time , you have more coins to mine and profitable .


#7

Are you able to share how you did this? PBE and one click timings seem to be the main way folk do their cards from what I have read. Am now going through hours of youtube vids but they all seem to do the same (PBE and one click) and also using Windoze which I no longer use, strictly Linux now…
I hear what you are saying about eth, value has dropped a lot in the past year, which is why I am looking at installing Claymore and dual mining a couple of the other crypto coins… Like the look of Monroe and Zcash but more research is required, gotta sort these cars first…


#8

Main hashrate has dropped almost the double so eth now its vunerable to 51% attacks :wink: i stopped mining eth in june 2018 because isnt worth .


#9

So what do you recommend now?
…and I could really do with a bit of guidence with my gpu’s, more than happy to do it all myself, but am finding it difficult to know where to start… If there is a guide, tutorial or video I can get into…?


#10

Best guide are you solo ! i started in 2007 to modding hw comps , by testing , wasting my time and dedicating all to the iT domain .


#11

If anything, never trust to gpu-z watts usage or hwinfo watts usage or any other kind of software, you need real wattmeter, I didn’t done mining in a while but from what I remember -

Tests was done on R9 390X & 390 with evga 80+ gold gq psu
Eth+DCR/lbry on massive undervolt = your card’s rated TDP plus an additional ~35w
Equilhash on massive undervolt = your card’s rated TDP minus ~15w
cryptonight on massive undervolt = your card’s rated TDP minus ~65w (+ ability to undervolt a bit further)

That’s it, surely Rx 580 eats less, however results will be around the same in percentages, also, just eth eats less than with lbry/DCR , but more than equilhash

Use the wattmeter next time guys, and if you have single PSU - then count CPU draw first & idle of the gpu before taking notes of the results from wattmeter