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Ethereum boost for GDDR5X cards

colonel_mortis

It has been pointed out that this file is flagged as malicious by some antivirus/antimalware products. I am not aware of any independent verification of the safety, or otherwise, of the file linked, so if you do download it, proceed with caution. If it is malicious, it could do all sorts of nasty things, potentially including stealing your wallet.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Source: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3370685.0

 

In short, tool claims to put in tighter ram timings for a massive boost in hashrate. It seems to work too. On my Asus Strix 1080Ti OC, running stock clocks (I also game on the system), with Claymore 11.7 it gives around 32 MH/s before, 44.5 MH/s after!

I got before and after GPU-z stats. Interesting parts are before 75% TDP, after 86%. Memory load 75% before, 100% after. So 15% power increase, for 39% more hashrate. I might try some ram OC on top later, and drop core. Temps went up from 65C to 69C, with a slight drop in core from 1923 to 1911, presumably from the extra heat. Makes me wonder, if this will help with applications other than eth mining? Gaming? Other compute tasks?


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That looks awesome. So basically all 580s just became obsolete as a 1080ti can now mine eth and zec efficiently so less risk depending solely on one coin. Yeah the mining craze is far from over.


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I'll try it on my 1080 and report


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Is the dev like 5 too making so many ED jokes


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It might work as reported in that thread, but it is also malicious. As of 15 minutes ago virustotal detected it as malware across 3 of 66 engines, but it's now up to 8. Windows defender blocked it. It appears to steal crypto wallets, who would think.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
13 minutes ago, Tabs said:

It might work as reported in that thread, but it is also malicious. As of 15 minutes ago virustotal detected it as malware across 3 of 66 engines, but it's now up to 8. Windows defender blocked it. It appears to steal crypto wallets, who would think.

I'm not a big believer in AV reports, as most go off at the drop of a hat at any poweruser software. Of course, with any software there will be a risk, a degree of trust of the people creating it. AV companies have to generate perceived value by flagging any and everything and I've gotten infinitely more false positives than real threats, which amount to zero to date. As a recent example, I use Windows Defender as the least intrusive option, but it is getting more of a pain now. It detects Taiphoon Burner as malware and deletes it. 


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1 minute ago, porina said:

I'm not a big believer in AV reports, as most go off at the drop of a hat at any poweruser software. Of course, with any software there will be a risk, a degree of trust of the people creating it. AV companies have to generate perceived value by flagging any and everything and I've gotten infinitely more false positives than real threats, which amount to zero to date. As a recent example, I use Windows Defender as the least intrusive option, but it is getting more of a pain now. It detects Taiphoon Burner as malware and deletes it. 

The fact that more and more software are adding this specific file as a specific threat (it's not a heuristics flag) would seem to refute the idea that this is a false positive.

 

I'm not disputing that it may very well work - I'm just pointing out that there's a good chance this is designed explicitly to steal your ethereum or other coin wallets, and the lure is that it increases eth production.

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3 hours ago, Tabs said:

The fact that more and more software are adding this specific file as a specific threat (it's not a heuristics flag) would seem to refute the idea that this is a false positive.

 

I'm not disputing that it may very well work - I'm just pointing out that there's a good chance this is designed explicitly to steal your ethereum or other coin wallets, and the lure is that it increases eth production.

They've made or contributed to mining utilities previously though, in those cases they provided source code in the repository. They haven't provided any source code here which is unusual given the past cases. https://github.com/OhGodACompany


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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 hours ago, Tabs said:

It might work as reported in that thread, but it is also malicious. As of 15 minutes ago virustotal detected it as malware across 3 of 66 engines, but it's now up to 8. Windows defender blocked it. It appears to steal crypto wallets, who would think.

As of writing it's still showing as 3/66, and those 3 products I've never heard of before. Windows Defender is running on my test machine, fully up to date, and isn't doing anything to it. Of course everyone has to make their own risk assessment, but it is more likely to me that those products have picked it up as a false positive, which is common in mining related software.

 

7 hours ago, 2FA said:

They've made or contributed to mining utilities previously though, in those cases they provided source code in the repository. They haven't provided any source code here which is unusual given the past cases. https://github.com/OhGodACompany

It looks like with this tool they're going for donations as reward (assuming for now the software isn't malicious). If they provide the source code, you can be sure there'll be a ton of clones of it by the morning.

 

Thanks @colonel_mortis for putting up the additional warning. We all should be cautious with new or otherwise unknown software.

 

I have been running it overnight and with some further tuning (power limit 65%, mem +150) it is doing around 47 MH/s which is accepted by the pool. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP

An update on this... been running it on and off (as I use the system for other things) and not had any problems with it. The reported increased mine rate is accepted by the pool. With +600 mem OC, I got 52 MH/s, but this was borderline unstable and I'd get display corruption after a day or so. Running +500 seems fine.


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I wonder how long before this is actually implemented in mining software?

Anyone know how it works? It claims it's "DOS'ing" your cards which is a bit confusing to me. I may have to take a look at the code I guess


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, bcredeur97 said:

I wonder how long before this is actually implemented in mining software?

Anyone know how it works? It claims it's "DOS'ing" your cards which is a bit confusing to me. I may have to take a look at the code I guess

Doubt it'll ever go into mining software, but maybe overclocking software is a possibility. It works by programming ram timings into the card optimised for mining. Not sure if code was available.


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5 minutes ago, porina said:

Doubt it'll ever go into mining software, but maybe overclocking software is a possibility. It works by programming ram timings into the card optimised for mining. Not sure if code was available.

but being the card vBIOS'es are encrypted... it must use some interesting hackery to do it.

yeah I don't think it's available either... I saw github and immediately thought "oh there's source code" but I forget that that's not always true.


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