1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Riding the Crypto wave

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by cdawall, May 31, 2017.

  1. silkstone

    silkstone

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
    Messages:
    3,574 (1.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    917
    Location:
    Vietnam
    I just down clocked my 1080 to 80% and -100 MHz mem for LT use from 90% and +300 MHz Mem

    For some reason I am getting screen tearing* in ME: Andromeda.

    It was only on 1 mission, with large explosions and I've tested multiple other games/programs (inc. Furmark) which don't display the issue so I'm hoping it's just a problem with the game.

    *I'm not sure if tearing is the right word, but I was getting big black flashing triangles where the explosions were
     
  2. hat

    hat Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    18,438 (4.65/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,114
    Location:
    Ohio
    Most people lower power target and raise vram because most mining applications are heavily dependent on vram speed, core speed not so much.

    If you haven't noticed it in any other game, maybe it's just that game. Could be the game not working 100% perfect with the 1080, or the drivers. These things aren't perfect all the time. I remember Red Faction having serious issues with the GeForce 8800 series.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  3. cdawall

    cdawall where the hell are my stars

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Messages:
    26,280 (6.44/day)
    Thanks Received:
    7,301
    Location:
    Houston
    Well I did a thing today

    [​IMG]
     
    MIRTAZAPINE, r9, ppn and 6 others say thanks.
    10 Year Member at TPU
  4. theoneandonlymrk

    theoneandonlymrk

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Messages:
    4,814 (1.75/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,477
    Location:
    Manchester uk
    P_20170722_220541.jpg
    Finally got my miner running , its pig ugly but it was cheap
    be nice if it didnt keep falling over but for chuckles here it is , probably the most ghetto of the ghetto.

    1 min you will love the front.

    hit the pic size limit ill save it for later
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jul 26, 2017
  5. horik

    horik

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2010
    Messages:
    427 (0.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    213
    So you ppl are keeping your coins in the exchanges or will pass them to desktop wallets before 1 of august?

    Is it alowed to post links from ICOs that give tokens when registering?
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2017
  6. verycharbroiled

    Joined:
    May 8, 2016
    Messages:
    136 (0.27/day)
    Thanks Received:
    81
    Location:
    northeast USA
    never keep coins on an exchange longer than needed for trading or whatever. move them to a wallet where you control the private keys.

    if there is a split on aug 1st you will be at the mercy of the exchange regarding the split coins and if they will support both versions.

    or the exchange may go down and you lose your coins. search for mt gox and btc-e for examples.
     
    horik says thanks.
  7. hat

    hat Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    18,438 (4.65/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,114
    Location:
    Ohio
    So, coinbase isn't safe?
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  8. theoneandonlymrk

    theoneandonlymrk

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Messages:
    4,814 (1.75/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,477
    Location:
    Manchester uk
    I think he's a bit dramatic myself but I dunno, who does lol.
    The exchange isn't overly endangered by this imho, they are not just Btc , but i sold out of btc,and left the cash ready, personally hoping for a big drop to buy back in. Then it went up 20%:shadedshu:

    Im not talking big bucks here though either, that would likely affect my perspective.
     
  9. Rehmanpa

    Joined:
    May 19, 2017
    Messages:
    309 (2.40/day)
    Thanks Received:
    93
    What does this split thing I keep hearing about on August 1st mean for ethereum prices?

    I can cash out one eth now and I'm wondering if i should or not.
     
  10. dorsetknob

    dorsetknob "YOUR RMA REQUEST IS CON-REFUSED"

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2005
    Messages:
    6,176 (1.35/day)
    Thanks Received:
    8,039
    Location:
    Dorset where else eh? >>> Thats ENGLAND<<<
    No one really knows at the moment there is lots of speculation going both ways

    you have to chose whether your prepared to "gamble"

    Cash / Coin you control is a better bet that Someone else managing it for you ( things can go wrong )

    Coin mining at the moment is like the volcano Etna
    its Rumbling and there are small eruptions But will it blow up big around the 1st and following week ????

    Guess the miners will have wait to find out whats happening :)
    you don't mind waiting do you :)
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  11. hat

    hat Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    18,438 (4.65/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,114
    Location:
    Ohio
    I paid good money for mining hardware and I intend to use it, rain or shine. I see any time not mining as lost opportunity. The market may get better and thusly the rewards but at least I'm still earning some amount of BTC which may go up (or down of course) in the future.
     
    verycharbroiled says thanks.
    10 Year Member at TPU
  12. notb

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2016
    Messages:
    861 (1.90/day)
    Thanks Received:
    216
    Location:
    Warsaw, Poland
    Not true for cash.
    This would be quite funny to see a total fall of bitcoin after this change. There won't be a better moment for commercial/government cryptocurrency to step in (if they're ready) and by January mining would become a marginal activity - like it used to be in the beginning.
     
    dorsetknob says thanks.
  13. R-T-B

    R-T-B

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    6,948 (1.88/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,255
    Shouldn't be relevant at all to eth, only btc.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  14. notb

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2016
    Messages:
    861 (1.90/day)
    Thanks Received:
    216
    Location:
    Warsaw, Poland
    You'll be very surprised. :-D
     
  15. verycharbroiled

    Joined:
    May 8, 2016
    Messages:
    136 (0.27/day)
    Thanks Received:
    81
    Location:
    northeast USA
    ?

    only btc is splitting on aug 1st AFAIK. i have btc in core 0.14.2 wallet, eth in 0.9 ethereum wallet (both are desktop wallets where i control the keys).

    as for keeping coins on exchanges, my opinion is only leave them there for as long as you need it for trading then pull coins out to a wallet where you control the private keys. in general if the exchange itself, or you account at the exchange is hacked or the exchange suddenly closes there go your coins. these things have happened.

    for btc exchanges and the aug 1st btc split thing with your coins in an exchange you will only have coins on the side(s) they support. some exchanges have said they will support both coins, others may not or will not. check the exchange faq on the split.
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2017
  16. R-T-B

    R-T-B

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    6,948 (1.88/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,255
    Care to elaborate or...? No one knows what'll happen in certainty, save for the foolish.
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  17. mad1394

    mad1394

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Messages:
    178 (0.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    54
    I was under the impression the value of ethereum is based on the value of bitcoin. So bitcoin goes to shit so does ethereum no?
     
  18. verycharbroiled

    Joined:
    May 8, 2016
    Messages:
    136 (0.27/day)
    Thanks Received:
    81
    Location:
    northeast USA
    they are independent.
     
  19. cdawall

    cdawall where the hell are my stars

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Messages:
    26,280 (6.44/day)
    Thanks Received:
    7,301
    Location:
    Houston
    They are completely independent however the perceived value of all cryptocurrency walks a fine line
     
    10 Year Member at TPU
  20. notb

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2016
    Messages:
    861 (1.90/day)
    Thanks Received:
    216
    Location:
    Warsaw, Poland
    They are not independent.
    It's a closed system after all. It has a specific demand for online transfers and specific supply of money (i.e. hashing potential).

    Hence the idea of forecasting and estimating. You know... theory of probability and so on.
    Your comment is very ancient. Like if your parents still believed that Zeus decides who gets struck by lightning, but you wanted to be an innovative atheist without a better theory. :)

    I won't add anything new to BTC situation after the modification, because I haven't analyzed this (I bet a good read can be found online).
    But it's obvious that cryptocurrencies are dependent and this will affect all of them.
    How - that's a different story. All 4 options are possible (BTC up/down, other up/down). But it's very unlikely that this won't affect BTC price and almost impossible that other currencies will be intact.
     
  21. hat

    hat Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    18,438 (4.65/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,114
    Location:
    Ohio
    The way I see it, all the cryptocurrencies are connected in some way, but not directly. For example, BTC is now worth about as much as it was during the big mining boom last month, however at the moment I'm not even cracking $4/day with both my GTX1070s mining. If the value of BTC changes, the value of my mining rewards change, however, since the value of Ethereum went down, for example, I'm not making anywhere near as much running DaggerHashimoto as I would have been last month.

    I expect this "hard fork" as they call it to shake up the market a bit for sure... but to what degree and for how long I have no idea. I'd expect the value of BTC to drop, at least temporarily until some time after the network disruptions are done and over with and everybody figures out what to do after the fork. A new currency (BCC, I think it's Bitcoin Cash) will be created that operates on a different blockchain than BTC, and hence the two will be incompatible with eachother.


    ...Well, I think this image sums it up nicely
    [​IMG]
     
    phanbuey says thanks.
    10 Year Member at TPU
  22. Rehmanpa

    Joined:
    May 19, 2017
    Messages:
    309 (2.40/day)
    Thanks Received:
    93
    Hoping ether goes up but in the last 48 hours it's come down again. It's quite unstable to say the least.
     
  23. hat

    hat Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    18,438 (4.65/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,114
    Location:
    Ohio
    The whole damn thing seems quite unstable to me. Best bet IMO is batten down the hatches and keep mining, until you feel it's a good time to cash out. Some people stopped mining because the market isn't great right now... but stranger things have happened and if BTC becomes worth, say, $10,000 in the future, whatever I have now triples in value.
     
    theoneandonlymrk says thanks.
    10 Year Member at TPU
  24. r9

    r9

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,516 (0.75/day)
    Thanks Received:
    513
    Etherum value going from 230 to 180 and back to 230.
    I just gambled that will do the same again so just bought couple etherums at $180.
    I say it will bounce back to $230 in a week.
     
  25. notb

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2016
    Messages:
    861 (1.90/day)
    Thanks Received:
    216
    Location:
    Warsaw, Poland
    You're betting against the trend. This is exactly why people perceive trading stocks/currencies as gambling...
    And if it's worth, say, $10 in the future, you're loosing almost everything.
    It doesn't. We've already told you this. You're not mining BTC. Only the ETH/USD matters for mining Ethereum.
    Now, you might be depositing in BTC, i.e. what you've mined is instantly exchanged for BTC and that's what you keep in your wallet. This is a different effect. Essentially you're just buying BTC and it can change value over time. This has nothing to do with mining profitability.
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)