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Doh! P106 mining card + 3rd gen CPU

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Drat! I bought a Gigabyte P106 6GB from Taobao to run in my desktop with an i5-3470. Unfortunately, it won’t work as a video card with this CPU as it’s a third gen chip. Heads up to anyone who wants to buy one of these, make sure you have 4th gen or higher.

 

Oh well, it was worth a try. Only set me back a total of $138 Cdn to my door.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Yeah I’m sure someone nearby can use it, I see they’re still not widespread in my neck of the woods.

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I kinda wish Linus hadn't made videos about these, actually using them is super finicky. And now that people are looking at them more the prices aren't even that much better than an un-gimped 1060. You can't even update the drivers.


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6 minutes ago, Brolo said:

Did you buy one Bob?

Gotta quote or @ people so they see your post

 

Also I'm curious, why won't it work with 3rd gen?


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Posted · Original PosterOP
7 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

Also I'm curious, why won't it work with 3rd gen?

I think it has to do with the low power consumption properties of Intel chips starting at gen 4. Windows doesn't recognize my onboard graphic (HD2500) as low power.

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27 minutes ago, SupaKomputa said:

Sell the CPU+MB, time to upgrade my friend!

Pretty much all I've been playing lately is Planetside, and my Radeon R9 270x tends to get 80-100fps. I'm okay for the time being.

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If you still have that P106, I would be curious to know if you could use the same technique but with a second PCIe GPU ?

Because, I used that technique, a GTX 1060 6GB and a GT730, I launched games, and while it was displaying with the GT730, it was running on the 1060, and I'm running on a 3rd gen Core i5 3570, maybe this can work for you if you have a spare cheap PCIe GPU it may be worth trying


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Posted · Original PosterOP
40 minutes ago, Lysergatek said:

If you still have that P106, I would be curious to know if you could use the same technique but with a second PCIe GPU ?

Because, I used that technique, a GTX 1060 6GB and a GT730, I launched games, and while it was displaying with the GT730, it was running on the 1060, and I'm running on a 3rd gen Core i5 3570, maybe this can work for you if you have a spare cheap PCIe GPU it may be worth trying

Woah...that's awesome if it works! I have my Radeon R9 reinstalled in my comp. So you're saying I could run the P106 in my other PCIe slot and it will actually show up as a "High Performance GPU option?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Actually, reading your post again, I realize that your second card is a GTX1060. Since mine is a P106, I'm quite doubtful that it would work with another video card that way.

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Well I don't know, but it cost nothing to try, doesn't it !

But it's true that I had 2 monitor attached to the 1060, but I think you can make it work


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Posted · Original PosterOP
On ‎2‎/‎9‎/‎2019 at 10:59 PM, Lysergatek said:

Well I don't know, but it cost nothing to try, doesn't it !

But it's true that I had 2 monitor attached to the 1060, but I think you can make it work

Confirmed, still won't work with a 3rd gen Intel CPU. Oh well, it was worth a try. I guess it's time to sell and get my $138 back. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.    :)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Any Linus Tech members in B.C. who want this card? Let me know, otherwise I'll put it on Craigslist.

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