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Mining With a ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING II Motherboard

Updated: Mar 21, 2022

My Specs for this Build:

Ryzen 5 1600 (20 PCIE Lanes)

8GB Of Crucial RAM

Kingston m.2 SSD

GPU: 2X 1060 6GB


Motherboard Layout:


My Kingston NVME drive is in M.2_1(Socket3)

I have one 1060 plugged into the PCIE16_1 slot running off a riser

The other 1060 is plugged into the PCIE16_2 slot.

I am unable to get the 1x slots working with this config and I will do more experimenting in 3 days when my 1000 watt psu comes in (Will update this page as the build continues).


BIOS Settings That were Changed:

PCIE 1x Mode

All PCIE Modes were changed over to GEN2.

SB Link Mode-GEN 2.

4G Decoding-ENABLED

On Board Audio-Disabled

Overclocking-Manual

Tools->Graphics Card Information

Bus Interface-PCIEX16_1


When the 1000 Watt PSU Comes in I will do testing to see if I can get the 1x lanes to work, I will also test a pcie 1x to 4 usb multiplier card and see where that gets me. Both cards are running stable 24hours+ using NBMiner so far!


Update:

You can run 8 cards with the above BIOS settings. Just use a PCIe 1 to 4 Splitter on the first PCIe 16x slot and the 3rd PCIe 16x slot.

4 Comments


Guest
Feb 15, 2022

Hey! Did you put more GPUs? I'm having white led issue (GPU error) trying to connect with riser, 2 to 3 cards.. any findings on a specific PCI order or specific config required? Thanks!

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Guest
Mar 22, 2022
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Yes, use a PCIe splitter on the 3rd 16x slot and you can run 8 cards.

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Guest
Feb 02, 2022

Did you finish the tests?

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Guest
Nov 19, 2021

Did you run into a first gpu mines 100% speed then the second card does 50% max.

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