I have finally made the move and invested in a rig. All the hardware arrived this week and the excitement to get this up and running is unreal . Felt like a kid at Christmas again… However the novelty is quickly wearing off. The physical build was straight forward and quickly executed (with some novice mistakes of course), however the software side of this thing is slowly causing me to haemorrhage…lol
So, here’s the hardware I’m working with:
Mobo - Asus B250
CPU - i5 7500 @ 3.40GHZ
RAM - 32 GB
GPU - GTX 1080ti x6
PSU - EVGA 1600 T2
HDD - 2TB
The software aspect is where it’s proving difficult.
I initially installed Win 10 and installed 2 GPU’s and drivers just as a test. Windows recognised and installed these drivers with no problem.
After a long process of troubleshooting I managed to boot SMOS from a USB flash drive. This displayed the GPU’s and after going through the SMOS setup and inputting my wallet addresses the test seemed to be a success.
I then wired up the remaining 4 GPU’s and began the same process.
Of the 6 cards 1 refused to install the driver.
I ignored this for a moment to test the working 5 cards in SMOS.
When booting (I now have to manually boot through BIOS as it will not save my boot settings. Another issue unresolved) SMOS fires up and searches for the GPU’s and returns the below.
After another round of troubleshooting I learned that Linux was a better OS to use with this rig as I have another further 6 GPU’s to be installed totalling 12. Apparently Win losses it’s mind when trying to run 12 1080ti’s. Also duplicating this rig if all goes well. (going in hard in losing my mining virginity )
I have now downloaded and installed Ubuntu and installed all updated drivers. However the error message continues…
So, this is the hurdle i’m currently stuck at and I really don’t let another day pass without putting this rig to work! Trying to stack that COIN! lol
I’m currently downloading Cuda Toolkit. After some more rooting around it seems there maybe a problem with the Kernels and some other techy words that I’m learning on this software journey… lol
Everyday I’m learning something new within this Crypto space and it’s fascinating, I started investing 1 year ago almost to the day and believe I may have been one of the first to join the pub (maybe top 100 ). Between this and @peter daily vids the education has been DOPE!
I digress, if anyone would be so kind as to help me with the below issues I would be truly grateful.
If you need any more info, happy to share.
Thanks all. Looking forward to contributing to the community!