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  • Hey

    i want to plot my HDDs with gpu plotter but it doesnt work.


    my computer:


    AMD Ryzen 6 1600X

    16 GB RAM

    Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

    Radeon RX580 8GB


    device settings:

    0 0 16192 64 8192


    With these device settings i get this error:

    [ERROR][-61][CL_INVALID_BUFFER_SIZE] Unable to create the OpenCL GPU buffer


    With device settings devided by two [0 0 8096 32 4096]

    it says it starts generating nonces, but doesnt generate any nonces, as you can see on the picture.


    This is my batch file:

    gpuPlotGenerator generate direct d:\3817206805149394904_0_26517504_4096


    Thank you for your help!

  • I get the same thing on my windows 7 machines. Just let it keep running and it will generate the file, check back after a few hours and you should see some updates. Mine starts out saying 7 years and takes 3 days. So yours starting out at 50 years may take a while.

  • I get the same thing on my windows 7 machines. Just let it keep running and it will generate the file, check back after a few hours and you should see some updates. Mine starts out saying 7 years and takes 3 days. So yours starting out at 50 years may take a while.

    i read in a thread that a RX580 can produce about 70.000 nonces/min. Do you know the best settings?



    2nd pic, That's the way the GPU plotter starts off. If you check the plot size, you'll see it's growing. give it some time and it will move along.

    The plotfile is a few seconds after starting plotting such as big as the whole HDD. Does it means, something goes wrong?

  • i read in a thread that a RX580 can produce about 70.000 nonces/min. Do you know the best settings?



    The plotfile is a few seconds after starting plotting such as big as the whole HDD. Does it means, something goes wrong?

    I don't have setting for that GPU, settings will vary greatly based on system. For each of my computers that I plot with I go through the work of changing the setting to determine the fastest rate. I plot much smaller files when doing this and then delete them.


    I have seen both cases were the file goes to full size right away and were you can see it grow over time. I am not sure why it does that but I don't believe its causing any problems, I get what appears to be a good file when done.

  • Thank you for you answer

    Now i tried CPU Plotting. I know that its slow, but it is slower as i thought.

    My CPU is an AMD Ryzen 6 1600X and as you can see on the picture it can generate about 15.000 nonces/min.


    I started plotting a 6 TB HDD, so 26522000 nonces to plot.

    To determine the time it needs, i divide 26522000/15000 = 1768 min = 29 hours.


    I started plotting about 17 hours ago a is still 7% proceeded. ( 2002944 nonces done)

    I thought the time would be 29 hours.


    In the Attachments you see two pictures.

    Any idea what i am doing wrong?



    EDIT: The HDD is an internal 8 TB Seagate Archive HDD.

  • The CPU or GPU can generate a set number of nonces per min however the HDD can't write at the same rate, it will be slower. HDD writing is the bottle neck. Also there may be other process in the background that keep the CPU or GPU from getting the full hash rate all the time.

  • That's about right for cpu plotting. It took me about 4 days to plot my dads 8 tb external hard drive he bought to get started mining. I have tried to use the gpu plotter and I don't get any errors, but it always seems to freeze shortly after I start it up. No clue why.