I've built a GPU mining rig for mining altcoin cryptocurrencies (ethereum et al) and I'm having problems with what I believe is either my PSUs or my power distribution.
- 2 x Raidmax Cobra RX-700ae 80+ Gold 700W PSUs
- 1 x Intel Celeron G3930 Kaby Lake CPU
- 1 x Crucial 4GB DDR4 RAM
- 1 x Biostar 250-BTC Motherboard
- 1 x 60GB SSD
- 6 x PCIe Powered Risers (with USB and SATA to 6 pin cables)
- 2 x AMD Radeon RX480s (one 4GB and one 8GB)
- 3 x AMD Radeon RX580s (all 4GB)
- Running Windows 10 with AMD's Crimson ReLive Beta for Blockchain Compute (patched)
The current power setup:
I've got one PSU feeding power to the motherboard and CPU along with the two lowest power consuming GPUs and one of the powered risers.
The remaining 2 GPUs along with 3 of the powered risers are being fed power by the second PSU.
PUs are using 6+2 pin cables. Powered risers are using SATA cables from the PSU connected SATA -> 6 pin adapters, which are then plugged into the riser boards.
Although both PSUs are rated for 700W and are 80 Plus Gold certified, I can't seem to get the 5th GPU to work without causing problems. I've tried feeding the 5th GPU and riser board power from the 2nd PSU and from the 1st PSU and switching GPUs around a bit without any luck so far.
One of the PSUs will shut off, I'll get a BSOD (blue screen of death), or some other problem occurs. These generally happen when I start Claymore Miner and put the GPUs under load. Prior to that, the GPUs report fine. Which is why I believe this is a power issue somewhere.
Right now, with just the 4 GPUs I'm reading 720 watts being drawn from the wall on average (using an outlet meter) between the two PSUs. This is just under what one of these PSUs are rated for.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what exactly the problem could be or whether I need higher rated PSUs or another PSU or if this is another problem that I am unaware of entirely? Thanks!
Both PSUs are connected to the same power strip, meaning they should be sharing the same external ground.
PSU 1 is pulling about 405W and PSU 2 is pulling about 315W on average.