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by btcminer
Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Diagnose system not booting with ATI 5770 graphics card
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

Re: Diagnose system not booting with ATI 5770 graphics card

Wow, a whole lot of extra responses arrived a few days after I stopped looking at the thread! Thanks for the replies! The motherboard is as shown here: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3009#sp I can't see any version number for the PCIe slot, so maybe that means it's version 1....
by btcminer
Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Diagnose system not booting with ATI 5770 graphics card
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

Diagnose system not booting with ATI 5770 graphics card

I recently tried adding ATI 5770 graphics card to my PC (using PCIe x16 slot, with a 6 pin PCIe power cable adapted from a 4-pin molex), and it wouldn't boot up with the card in there. The power supply in the PC is a very basic 350 Watt one, so could well be responsible. I'm wondering whether it's s...
by btcminer
Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Bitcoin mining with 2 graphics cards & a Corsair 400CX?
Replies: 7
Views: 4598

Re: Bitcoin mining with 2 graphics cards & a Corsair 400CX?

The exchange rate is still highly volatile, and the recent drop was probably caused by the disappearance (since explained) of the mybitcoin.com website along with a substantial number of coins stored within it. It's hardly surprising, since the website wasn't exactly professionally run. After severa...
by btcminer
Wed Jul 27, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Bitcoin mining with 2 graphics cards & a Corsair 400CX?
Replies: 7
Views: 4598

Re: Bitcoin mining with 2 graphics cards & a Corsair 400CX?

"mining" is essentially the metaphorical name given to the back-end transaction processing for the Bitcoin network, mainly because the process involves random payouts at infrequent intervals, kind of like looking for gold nuggets. I got so frustrated with seeing articles that didn't get to the essen...
by btcminer
Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Bitcoin mining with 2 graphics cards & a Corsair 400CX?
Replies: 7
Views: 4598

Bitcoin mining with 2 graphics cards & a Corsair 400CX?

About 2 yrs ago I arranged for my new PC to be supplied with a Corsair 400CX PSU (http://www.silentpcreview.com/Corsair_CX400W) thanks to the reviews available here (which was by far the best resource on PSU's I could find). I've happened to get into the fad(?) of bitcoin mining, which involves runn...