This section contains quick tips, workflow when problems occur. Check list are designed to help figure out issues.
TSTroubleshooting ... the event of trial and error to fix a unknown problem. Very common in modern GPU mining, where even the slightest syntax error can throw off an entire mining rig. This section will offer an approach to various issues that are most common and the associate workflow to address.
- Obvious one, check primary power cord to power supply.
- Check 24 pin to motherboard and supplement 8/4 pin CPU/PCIE power near processor
- If motherboard does not have power on button, make sure power switch is on correct 2 pin PWR ON jumper
- In extreme case, motherboard maybe grounded out, remove and plug motherboard in out of case to verify
- Power down machine, validate all risers are physically powered and plugged into appropriate spots on motherboard
- Identify missing GPU, swap riser (16x) slot between good and bad GPU
- Swap Riser if bad, if still an issue, investigate motherboard BIOS settings. Typical fixes include setting PCI_E settings to GEN1
- Ensure 4G Decoding is configured within BIOS, review your particular motherboard's manual for location
- Popular mining motherboards include Asus B250 Mining Expert, Asus Z270 Prime AR, MSI Carbon Z170, ASROCK H110 Pro
- Validate BIOS Settings are configured for GEN 1, allocation to (auto) will sometimes cause issues
- Disable igx (internal graphics), use GPU in primary slot 16x as video device
- Try with no BIOS updates (if AMD), work one card at a time to validate hashrates. May have a card that does not like settings.
- Most likely due to overclock settings; try again with default clocks. Some Algo's are memory intensive, some core intensive.
- Some algorithms require appropriate virtual memory allocation. Set virtual memory to 20000-30000 MIN/MAX
- Check intensity settings of new algorithm, lower if required.
- Validate power draw is not exceeding your rig design, a typical 6 GPU AMD RX570 rig, optimized, draws 860w with ETH, while on RVN can exceed 1000w.
- If windows, validate v1702 patch at minimum. v1800+ has been known to create issues, especially for AMD rigs
- Check overclocks, try on default. Additionally check multiple AMD BIOS Straps, some may not be compatible
- Set Virtual Memory, make sure dependencies loaded, Visual C++ x64 and x86 redistribute