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Message 1777 - Posted: 28 May 2019, 2:16:40 UTC

I have a PC running on Linux Mint.
Can someone recommend a GPU to use in it?
I want to run collatz through the PC GPU.
The collatz preferences URL says Use NVIDIA GPU, but which GPU?
And what special instructions do I need?

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Message 1778 - Posted: 28 May 2019, 14:32:54 UTC

Collatz front page says "Linux, Windows, and OS X and can utilize CPUs as well as AMD, nVidia, and Intel graphics cards."

Its up to you which GPU you want to run.
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Message 1779 - Posted: 28 May 2019, 19:09:33 UTC - in response to Message 1778.  

You are correct, but do you know which GPU will work with Linux?
I'm looking for someone who has a Linux PC and runs collatz on their GPU.
What I need to know is what GPU they are using.
I'll buy the same GPU once I know it will work with collatz.

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Message 1782 - Posted: 29 May 2019, 9:57:14 UTC - in response to Message 1779.  

You are correct, but do you know which GPU will work with Linux?
I'm looking for someone who has a Linux PC and runs collatz on their GPU.
What I need to know is what GPU they are using.
I'll buy the same GPU once I know it will work with collatz.

Thanks


An Nvidia 1060, a 1080Ti, a 980, a 760 will all work, obviously the newer the faster and better. The 2080's will work too so it all depends on how much you want to spend.
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Message 1783 - Posted: 30 May 2019, 4:43:59 UTC - in response to Message 1782.  
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Thanks, mikey.

As usual, you have the right answer that I needed. I'll be researching the units you mentioned.

The EVGA Geforce GTX 1060 6GB SC Graphics Card GPU Nvidia

Does this GPU require an additional 6 pin power source and if so does it also require an 8 pin power source?

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Message 1787 - Posted: 31 May 2019, 5:21:14 UTC - in response to Message 1783.  
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I've ordered a ...
GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 192 Bit GAMING Graphics Card HDMI For NVIDIA PCI-E
I found an image on line that showed me the 6 pin power requirements for the card.

Wish me luck.
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Message 1803 - Posted: 12 Jun 2019, 20:43:03 UTC

In general, the more power a GPU requires, the faster it will crunch. If you are a real glutton for punishment, an nVidia 8400GS, which you might be able to find for $10-15, will work but very, very, very slowly.
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Message 1806 - Posted: 13 Jun 2019, 11:21:15 UTC - in response to Message 1787.  

I've ordered a ...
GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 192 Bit GAMING Graphics Card HDMI For NVIDIA PCI-E
I found an image on line that showed me the 6 pin power requirements for the card.

Wish me luck.


They also make adapters that will go from a 6 pin to an 8 pin plug if needed. Then they make an adapter to go from a power plug for the harddrive, sata or ide, to a 6 pin plug. So even if your power supply doesn't have an 8 pin plug or enough 6 pin plugs you can make enough depending on how many sata or ide plugs you have. If you do that though you will be pushing the power supply towards it's upper limits so be careful. Most of my machines do not have cd/dvd drives in them, or any other peripherals, as they are just crunchers so when I do that it's still got some headroom left on the power supply. I hate proprietary hardware in pc's!!
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