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I have a MSI Z170 motherboard and it will not recognize the…

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I have a MSI...

I have a MSI Z170 motherboard and it will not recognize the 6 GTX 1060 GPU's I have.

Technician's Assistant: What's the brand, model, and Operating System (OS) of your computer?

Windows 10 Pro

Technician's Assistant: What have you tried so far with your computer?

Changing the ports there running in. All GPU's work but only in ports 1-4 and there is 7 ports on this motherboard. Also tried installing drivers again

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the Computer Expert to know before I connect you?

Not that i can think of

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Computer Hardware
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Computer technician: Damian Costa,
 replied 7 months ago
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Hi...My name is ***** ***** a veteran technician expert with over 20yrs of experience...I have more questions first before we begin

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Computer technician: Damian Costa,
 replied 7 months ago

What are you doing...building a BitCoin mining machine?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Mining machine for Ethereum
Computer technician: Damian Costa,
 replied 7 months ago

OK...well obviously with any crypto currency mining machine you are in a different boat....I can educate you on many things about what you are attempting to do (but it would be a private phone call for $80)

Let me know if you want to proceed

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
If you want to remote in I will need to turn of the mining program first
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Are you familiar with mining equipment
Computer technician: Damian Costa,
 replied 7 months ago

I wont need to remote in at all...the charge will be for you simply talk to me on the phone

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Computer technician: Damian Costa,
 replied 7 months ago

That is an auto pop up...disregard it

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Your familiar with mining equipment?
Computer technician: Damian Costa,
 replied 7 months ago

Yes...that's why I knew what you were doing before you said anything

Also...the GPU method is outdated

How old are you?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Its the fastest way to Mine Etherum with a PC. Mining Bitcoin the equipment is out of my price range
Computer technician: Damian Costa,
 replied 7 months ago

Did that MSI motherboard say it would support more than 4 Video cards? (most don't)

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Computer technician: Damian Costa,
 replied 7 months ago

Most people start building these things without fully understanding how the block chain works, algorithms, etc (and are not realistic on how profitable this endeavor is)

If you want the education let me know

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Computer technician: Damian Costa,
 replied 7 months ago

Not sure how much time you put into studying it...most conversations I have with people (they don't...they barely know enough...then greed takes over)

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No, They do not go into GPU mining in the manual....lol But i know of others that have. Thats why i used the MSI board with 7 PCI ports
Computer technician: Damian Costa,
 replied 7 months ago

OK...I will leave it right here with you on this one

If you want to go further I can call you

OR

I will opt out

Let me know what you want to do

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Its 11 pm here maybe tomorrow I can try back. Thanks
Computer technician: Damian Costa,
 replied 7 months ago

Sounds good...just keep this chat session somewhere...talk to you then

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