Mining using a Radeon HD 7850

JeroenDeDauwJeroenDeDauw Member Posts: 1
edited December 2015 in Mining
I have a Radeon HD 7850 card, which has 2GB of DDR5 and would like to try some mining. (Ubuntu 15.10 x64.) Looking at this article, it seems like even though this card is rather old, it is actually good for the job. I can't get it to work though.

I tried mining with "eth -m 1 -G -a ...address..." and got the error that the DAG could not be loaded into the memory. So I got ethminer to see how much memory is available using "ethminer -G --opencl-device 0". Result: 1490026496 bytes (1.4GB). Which is not enough for the 2GB DAG. I tried setting GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT as suggested in this discussion, though this appears to have no effect at all on the available memory.

Is it possible to get mining to work with my card? I read some things suggestion it is, though also found something implying the DAG size was increased at some point.


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