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I got my first deposit from the mining pool! It was for 0.0504437 ETH, which I'm now referring to as more or less a nickel of ETH (0.05) valued at, as of the writing of this post, $88.07 USD.

The pool has some deposit rules. First is one that is user optional. You can pick the min value that will be automatically deposited to you wallet. It ranges from 10 ETH ($17460.00) to 0.1 ETH ($174.60). The pool will only make one deposit per 24hr period. The second is that anything over 0.05, what I'm calling a nickel and the amount it looks like I'll get most often with my current setup, will be deposited once per week. The third rule is that if you do not get to 0.05 you will have whatever amount you have accumulated deposited to your wallet once every two weeks.

The money has gone to my wallet and been verified. I could convert it into USD and withdraw it to my bank account, but for now I'm leaving it there. I think ETH is going to bounce. For the most part I don't want to speculate and just pull what I have into USD, but I think ETH has a pretty strong bounce going on based on their EIP 1559 announcement, which is bad for miners but really good for investors, traders and users. I figure that's good for a nice bounce in value. I'll pull once that effect has played out.
 

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I got my first deposit from the mining pool! It was for 0.0504437 ETH, which I'm now referring to as more or less a nickel of ETH (0.05) valued at, as of the writing of this post, $88.07 USD.

The pool has some deposit rules. First is one that is user optional. You can pick the min value that will be automatically deposited to you wallet. It ranges from 10 ETH ($17460.00) to 0.1 ETH ($174.60). The pool will only make one deposit per 24hr period. The second is that anything over 0.05, what I'm calling a nickel and the amount it looks like I'll get most often with my current setup, will be deposited once per week. The third rule is that if you do not get to 0.05 you will have whatever amount you have accumulated deposited to your wallet once every two weeks.

The money has gone to my wallet and been verified. I could convert it into USD and withdraw it to my bank account, but for now I'm leaving it there. I think ETH is going to bounce. For the most part I don't want to speculate and just pull what I have into USD, but I think ETH has a pretty strong bounce going on based on their EIP 1559 announcement, which is bad for miners but really good for investors, traders and users. I figure that's good for a nice bounce in value. I'll pull once that effect has played out.
Which pool are you in?
 

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I've been talking a bunch about mining but I also switched from a Ryzen 5 5600X to a Ryzen 9 5900X a week ago. Since swapping, with no changes to RAM or storage or GPU I started to get micro stuttering. At times it was either not happening or not noticeable, but at other times it was horrible. I haven't had any USB connectivity issues, but it seems the fix is the same. Disable gen 4 PCIe and/or force PCIe gen 3. In my case, on an ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming motherboard I had to select Gen 3 for all my PCIe slots and M.2 NVMe slots. There was no universal setting I could find to use gen 3 vs gen 4. So far it seems to have fixed the micro stutter.
 

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I've been talking a bunch about mining but I also switched from a Ryzen 5 5600X to a Ryzen 9 5900X a week ago. Since swapping, with no changes to RAM or storage or GPU I started to get micro stuttering. At times it was either not happening or not noticeable, but at other times it was horrible. I haven't had any USB connectivity issues, but it seems the fix is the same. Disable gen 4 PCIe and/or force PCIe gen 3. In my case, on an ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming motherboard I had to select Gen 3 for all my PCIe slots and M.2 NVMe slots. There was no universal setting I could find to use gen 3 vs gen 4. So far it seems to have fixed the micro stutter.
You are not the first person I have heard this from. My son in law is a semi-pro gamer (Starcraft mostly) and he has maybe 6 or 8 gaming rigs. He mentioned he was having some issues with the latest gen Ryzens recently as well.

BTW, he mines ETH and BTC, as he has over a dozen GPUs in operation. He finally stacked 4 in one machine and let it run ETH exclusively. He has accumulated I think it is 4 total full coin from ETH. He gifted me and my wife one for our anniversary this year (29 years) and he promised us a bitcoin next year for our 30th. I will happily take it! I currently have a couple BTC and ETH in my wallet. I mined ETH and BTC both in the earlier days and dropped out due to moving around so much. I am considering getting back into it. Might hit up my SIL to see if he can front me a few GPUs. lol
 

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Which mining software are you using? Are all of them command-line program?
I'm using phoenix miner 5.5c. It's in a command line window but I'm launching it from a windows shortcut and once it's running I don't have to interact with the window.
 

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You are not the first person I have heard this from. My son in law is a semi-pro gamer (Starcraft mostly) and he has maybe 6 or 8 gaming rigs. He mentioned he was having some issues with the latest gen Ryzens recently as well.

BTW, he mines ETH and BTC, as he has over a dozen GPUs in operation. He finally stacked 4 in one machine and let it run ETH exclusively. He has accumulated I think it is 4 total full coin from ETH. He gifted me and my wife one for our anniversary this year (29 years) and he promised us a bitcoin next year for our 30th. I will happily take it! I currently have a couple BTC and ETH in my wallet. I mined ETH and BTC both in the earlier days and dropped out due to moving around so much. I am considering getting back into it. Might hit up my SIL to see if he can front me a few GPUs. lol
I wasn't having this issue with the 5600X. Weird. I'm up to date on my BIOS.
 

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You are not the first person I have heard this from. My son in law is a semi-pro gamer (Starcraft mostly) and he has maybe 6 or 8 gaming rigs. He mentioned he was having some issues with the latest gen Ryzens recently as well.

BTW, he mines ETH and BTC, as he has over a dozen GPUs in operation. He finally stacked 4 in one machine and let it run ETH exclusively. He has accumulated I think it is 4 total full coin from ETH. He gifted me and my wife one for our anniversary this year (29 years) and he promised us a bitcoin next year for our 30th. I will happily take it! I currently have a couple BTC and ETH in my wallet. I mined ETH and BTC both in the earlier days and dropped out due to moving around so much. I am considering getting back into it. Might hit up my SIL to see if he can front me a few GPUs. lol
I'm still having some issues. Tomorrow I'm going to do a clean windows install and see where I'm at. It sucks but I want to know if this is a software thing vs a hardware thing. If it is hardware... well I guess my 20+ year run of never having any significant hardware issues in my personal PC will come to an end. I'm betting on software though.
 

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Woke up today with a notification from EVGA. I signed up on their waitlist for several different GPUs starting as early as 9/18/2020, but the one I got a notice for I signed up for on 10/16/2020. It's the FTW3 Ultra RTX 3090. Which is like their tippity top of the line card. $1950.37 with tax and shipping.

I had a little internal debate on what to do with it. They are selling for $3500 all day on ebay. But I've been mining and have been trying to get additional GPUs for a dedicated system for that. I wasn't considering an RTX 3090 because they're too damn expensive.

So what I'm going to do is, I'm going to install it in the family PC that we use for VR. Move the RTX 2070 Super from that PC to my daughter's PC. Take the GTX 1070 from my daughter's PC and also install that in the VR PC.

The RTX 3090 will pay for itself in under 6 months at current Ethereum value.
 

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