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MICROSOFT TEAMS CALL QUALITY FEEDBACK

Have that annoying survey popup after every call. Asking you to rate the call, with stars, and you are just plain sick of seeing it.

Well do I have the solution for you.

When you are in Teams
Click on your Avatar in the top right of the screen
Select Settings
Click Privacy
Slide that Green button next to Survey from On, to Off

No more teams feedback ticklers

Installing Python on Windows 10 – for Makerbot Firmware Upgrades

This is a quick article on which Python version you will need to assist with manually uploading the Makerbot Firmware.

If you are trying to manually upload firmware for the Makerbot Replicator 2, and you try to use the most recent version of Python (version 3.8 at the time of this writing), it simply will not allow you to run the Makerbot firmware upload tool. If you see the following error when you run the tool, you will know what I mean:

C:\Users\%username%\Downloads\winBotTool_76_G\winBotTool_76_G>Traceback (most
recent call last):
  File “C:\Program
Files\WindowsApps\PythonSoftwareFoundation.Python.3.8_3.8.752.0_x64__qbz5n2kfra8p0\lib\runpy.py”,
line 193, in _run_module_as_main
    return _run_code(code, main_globals, None,
  File “C:\Program
Files\WindowsApps\PythonSoftwareFoundation.Python.3.8_3.8.752.0_x64__qbz5n2kfra8p0\lib\runpy.py”,
line 86, in _run_code
    exec(code, run_globals)
  File “bot_tool_v1\__main__.py”, line 2, in <module>
  File “<frozen importlib._bootstrap>”, line 991, in _find_and_load
  File “<frozen importlib._bootstrap>”, line 971, in _find_and_load_unlocked
  File “<frozen importlib._bootstrap>”, line 914, in _find_spec
  File “<frozen importlib._bootstrap_external>”, line 1342, in find_spec
  File “<frozen importlib._bootstrap_external>”, line 1316, in _get_spec
  File “<frozen importlib._bootstrap_external>”, line 1297, in
_legacy_get_spec
  File “<frozen importlib._bootstrap>”, line 414, in spec_from_loader
  File “<frozen importlib._bootstrap_external>”, line 649, in
spec_from_file_location
  File “<frozen zipimport>”, line 191, in get_filename
  File “<frozen zipimport>”, line 713, in _get_module_code
  File “<frozen zipimport>”, line 647, in _compile_source
  File “bot_tool_v1\bot_tool.py”, line 37
    yield (str(value[1]), str(value[0]))
                                       ^
TabError: inconsistent use of tabs and spaces in indentation

To fix this error above, simply remove Python 3.8 and install Python 2.7 from the following link:

https://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.7.17/python-2.7.17.amd64.msi

Deleting Linux Partitions on USB Drive From Windows 10

How to Delete Linux Partitions on USB Drive using DISKPART on Windows 10

On your Windows 10 computer, insert the linux USB drive

Press the Windows + R button on your keyboard

In the newly launched RUN box, type:

diskpart

And press Enter

From the DISKPART box, type in the following commands

list disk

Now find your USB Drive.  My USB Drive is Disk 1, so I will use that for the rest of the guide.

select disk 1

list partition

select partition 1

delete partition 1 override

select partition 2

delete partition 2 override

Do those steps until you have deleted all of the partitions.  Close the dialog box.  Remove the Drive, and you are ready to go with a new, fresh, unformatted drive.

 

LOKI Wallet – Windows Installation

How-To guide for installing the LOKI Desktop Wallet

This is a guide to installing the Windows version of the Loki Desktop Wallet.  Save your Wallet Seed and Password in a secure place.  Do NOT keep them on the same computer as your wallet.

Download the Loki-Gui-Win64 wallet from

https://github.com/loki-project/

Unzip/Extract the zipped folder loki-gui-win64 to your Desktop

Navigate to the Desktop of your computer

Open the new loki-gui-win64 folder

Double click on the start-low-graphics-mode.bat file

Loki will start

Select your Language

Click Create a New Wallet

Copy down your wallet seedDO NOT LOSE THIS

Click the next Arrow

Create a strong PasswordDO NOT LOSE THIS

Click the next Arrow

Click the next Arrow again

Click Use LOKI

Your wallet is now installed

To find out your wallet address, click Receive.  Once you have that, you can use that in your miners to receive payments

 

 

Mining with the Z270X Ultra-Gaming Motherboard

How-To Enable all 6 GPUs with the Z270X Ultra-Gaming Motherboard

I use a fair amount of the Gigabyte Z270X motherboards in my rigs, and have run into an issue where only 5 of the 6 GPUs will be seen by Microsoft Windows 10.  To get the 6th one to display there are a few steps, that I can list below.  The good news is your system will see the GPUs…Windows just doesnt know how to allow the OS to access them all.

First thing….install the latest BIOS for the motherboard.  You can get this from the Gigabyte manufacturer site.

Next, configure the bios by performing the following:

Reboot

Press DEL

Enter Setup

On the M.I.T Tab, navigate to Miscellaneous Settings and select it.

Then select Max Link Speed

Scroll down to Gen 2 and select that option

Next you want to Navigate to the BIOS tab

Scroll down to Windows 8/10 Features and select that option

Make sure Windows 8/10 is selected, not Other OS

Scroll down to CSM Support and select that option

Set it to Disabled

You can now Save and Exit your Bios, reboot your rig, and all of your video cards will be functional.  If you find that you cannot boot your Windows installation, it may be that you need to install the OS using UEFI support.  If that is the case and you do not want rebuild at this time, simply undo the changes above and you are back to where you began.

Hardware I used in this build:
Motherboard (QTY 1):
https://amzn.to/2JqGJZ7

CPU (QTY 1):
https://amzn.to/3qevp2X

Memory (QTY 1):
https://amzn.to/2JqHn8Z

Hard Drive (QTY 1):
https://amzn.to/3lic3X5

Risers (QTY 6):
https://amzn.to/33rIgVE

Power Supplies (QTY 2):
https://amzn.to/3fTRpLR

Add2PSU (QTY 1):
https://amzn.to/39s4URY

GPUs (QTY 6):
https://amzn.to/2JqvXC8

Power Switch (QTY 1):
https://amzn.to/3ljmNVk

XMR-STAK Error using NVidia 1080TI Cards

How-To fix NVidia 1080TI – XMR-STAK Thread Error

I have been seeing the following error pop-up when you run XMR-STAK for the first time while using NVidia 1080TI cards

[CUDA] Error gpu 1: <C:/xmr-stak/xmrstak/backend/nvidia/nvcc_code/cuda_extra.cu>:312
**suggestion: Try to reduce the value of the attribute ‘threads’ in the NVIDIA config file.**

There is a simple way to resolve this error.  Open up the directory that you used to launch xmr-stak.exe 

if you are mining with NVidia cards, open up the nvidia.txt file.

[AMD steps are similar to this.  You would just open the amd.txt file instead]

For each of the GPUs listed within the txt file, you will need to Lower the number of Threads on this line:

“threads” : 26, “blocks” : 84,

I would recommend lowering them in half for all of your GPUs

“threads” : 13, “blocks” : 84,

Save the file

Re-Launch xmr-stak.exe and try to mine with it.

If it works you will then incrementally raise the threads to the level which your mining rig can support.

That’s it!  Thanks for reading

6 GPU NVidia 1080TI / CUDA 10 / NVidia-410 Drivers / Hashcat 5.0.0 / Ubuntu 18.04

#hashcat -b

hashcat (v5.0.0-84-geec1fba4) starting in benchmark mode…

Benchmarking uses hand-optimized kernel code by default.
You can use it in your cracking session by setting the -O option.
Note: Using optimized kernel code limits the maximum supported password length.
To disable the optimized kernel code in benchmark mode, use the -w option.

OpenCL Platform #1: NVIDIA Corporation
======================================
* Device #1: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 2793/11175 MB allocatable, 28MCU
* Device #2: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 2794/11178 MB allocatable, 28MCU
* Device #3: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 2794/11178 MB allocatable, 28MCU
* Device #4: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 2794/11178 MB allocatable, 28MCU
* Device #5: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 2794/11178 MB allocatable, 28MCU
* Device #6: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, 2794/11178 MB allocatable, 28MCU

Benchmark relevant options:
===========================
* –optimized-kernel-enable

Hashmode: 0 – MD5

Speed.#1………: 30812.1 MH/s (27.70ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:4
Speed.#2………: 32529.5 MH/s (27.50ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:4
Speed.#3………: 32031.3 MH/s (27.21ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:4
Speed.#4………: 30324.8 MH/s (27.46ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:4
Speed.#5………: 30532.0 MH/s (26.94ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:4
Speed.#6………: 31141.3 MH/s (27.54ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:4
Speed.#*………: 187.4 GH/s

Hashmode: 100 – SHA1

Speed.#1………: 11321.3 MH/s (80.12ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:2
Speed.#2………: 11374.7 MH/s (79.01ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:2
Speed.#3………: 11301.7 MH/s (79.01ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:2
Speed.#4………: 11375.1 MH/s (79.39ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:2
Speed.#5………: 11430.5 MH/s (78.09ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:2
Speed.#6………: 11400.4 MH/s (79.69ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:2
Speed.#*………: 68203.7 MH/s

Hashmode: 1400 – SHA2-256

Speed.#1………: 3965.3 MH/s (55.34ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:256 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#2………: 4097.7 MH/s (54.66ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:256 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#3………: 4069.8 MH/s (54.48ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:256 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#4………: 3984.1 MH/s (54.84ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:256 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#5………: 4082.5 MH/s (53.61ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:256 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#6………: 4072.4 MH/s (55.04ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:256 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#*………: 24271.7 MH/s

Hashmode: 1700 – SHA2-512

Speed.#1………: 1401.6 MH/s (81.58ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#2………: 1366.3 MH/s (80.19ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#3………: 1404.8 MH/s (80.03ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#4………: 1402.7 MH/s (80.86ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#5………: 1428.6 MH/s (79.17ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#6………: 1408.5 MH/s (81.21ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#*………: 8412.5 MH/s

Hashmode: 2500 – WPA-EAPOL-PBKDF2 (Iterations: 4096)

Speed.#1………: 503.9 kH/s (53.02ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#2………: 498.2 kH/s (52.76ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#3………: 500.2 kH/s (52.08ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#4………: 496.9 kH/s (52.66ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#5………: 510.6 kH/s (51.44ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#6………: 506.1 kH/s (52.54ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#*………: 3015.9 kH/s

Hashmode: 1000 – NTLM

Speed.#1………: 42210.1 MH/s (16.76ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:2
Speed.#2………: 46847.2 MH/s (17.00ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:2
Speed.#3………: 47071.9 MH/s (16.70ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:2
Speed.#4………: 42154.1 MH/s (16.63ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:2
Speed.#5………: 47066.0 MH/s (16.47ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:2
Speed.#6………: 46836.9 MH/s (16.82ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:2
Speed.#*………: 272.2 GH/s

Hashmode: 3000 – LM

Speed.#1………: 26691.9 MH/s (32.25ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#2………: 26740.0 MH/s (32.49ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#3………: 27078.6 MH/s (31.96ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#4………: 25743.8 MH/s (32.08ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#5………: 26966.5 MH/s (31.62ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#6………: 26687.1 MH/s (32.04ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#*………: 159.9 GH/s

Hashmode: 5500 – NetNTLMv1 / NetNTLMv1+ESS

Speed.#1………: 28072.5 MH/s (30.73ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#2………: 28575.4 MH/s (30.93ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#3………: 27606.5 MH/s (30.54ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#4………: 27665.4 MH/s (30.57ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#5………: 27995.9 MH/s (29.94ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#6………: 27669.8 MH/s (30.52ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#*………: 167.6 GH/s

Hashmode: 5600 – NetNTLMv2

Speed.#1………: 2184.6 MH/s (51.10ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#2………: 2196.9 MH/s (51.24ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#3………: 2162.2 MH/s (50.72ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#4………: 2227.9 MH/s (50.85ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#5………: 2251.7 MH/s (49.91ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#6………: 2234.8 MH/s (50.79ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#*………: 13257.9 MH/s

Hashmode: 1500 – descrypt, DES (Unix), Traditional DES

Speed.#1………: 1221.5 MH/s (93.28ms) @ Accel:16 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#2………: 1216.4 MH/s (92.77ms) @ Accel:16 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#3………: 1248.8 MH/s (92.56ms) @ Accel:16 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#4………: 1228.6 MH/s (92.82ms) @ Accel:16 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#5………: 1246.9 MH/s (91.64ms) @ Accel:16 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#6………: 1222.7 MH/s (92.94ms) @ Accel:16 Loops:1024 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#*………: 7384.9 MH/s

Hashmode: 500 – md5crypt, MD5 (Unix), Cisco-IOS $1$ (MD5) (Iterations: 1000)

Speed.#1………: 11748.5 kH/s (62.83ms) @ Accel:1024 Loops:1000 Thr:32 Vec:1
Speed.#2………: 11433.8 kH/s (62.29ms) @ Accel:1024 Loops:1000 Thr:32 Vec:1
Speed.#3………: 9552.9 kH/s (61.38ms) @ Accel:1024 Loops:1000 Thr:32 Vec:1
Speed.#4………: 10466.3 kH/s (63.17ms) @ Accel:1024 Loops:1000 Thr:32 Vec:1
Speed.#5………: 11531.4 kH/s (59.97ms) @ Accel:1024 Loops:1000 Thr:32 Vec:1
Speed.#6………: 11995.0 kH/s (61.08ms) @ Accel:1024 Loops:1000 Thr:32 Vec:1
Speed.#*………: 66727.9 kH/s

Hashmode: 3200 – bcrypt $2*$, Blowfish (Unix) (Iterations: 32)

Speed.#1………: 21696 H/s (40.33ms) @ Accel:16 Loops:8 Thr:8 Vec:1
Speed.#2………: 21736 H/s (39.83ms) @ Accel:16 Loops:8 Thr:8 Vec:1
Speed.#3………: 20255 H/s (39.84ms) @ Accel:16 Loops:8 Thr:8 Vec:1
Speed.#4………: 17433 H/s (40.37ms) @ Accel:16 Loops:8 Thr:8 Vec:1
Speed.#5………: 20955 H/s (39.30ms) @ Accel:16 Loops:8 Thr:8 Vec:1
Speed.#6………: 19016 H/s (39.66ms) @ Accel:16 Loops:8 Thr:8 Vec:1
Speed.#*………: 121.1 kH/s

Hashmode: 1800 – sha512crypt $6$, SHA512 (Unix) (Iterations: 5000)

Speed.#1………: 195.2 kH/s (55.51ms) @ Accel:512 Loops:128 Thr:32 Vec:1
Speed.#2………: 194.7 kH/s (55.46ms) @ Accel:512 Loops:128 Thr:32 Vec:1
Speed.#3………: 196.3 kH/s (55.18ms) @ Accel:512 Loops:128 Thr:32 Vec:1
Speed.#4………: 190.7 kH/s (55.33ms) @ Accel:512 Loops:128 Thr:32 Vec:1
Speed.#5………: 194.9 kH/s (54.52ms) @ Accel:512 Loops:128 Thr:32 Vec:1
Speed.#6………: 193.5 kH/s (55.34ms) @ Accel:512 Loops:128 Thr:32 Vec:1
Speed.#*………: 1165.3 kH/s

Hashmode: 7500 – Kerberos 5 AS-REQ Pre-Auth etype 23

Speed.#1………: 409.9 MH/s (69.32ms) @ Accel:256 Loops:64 Thr:64 Vec:1
Speed.#2………: 418.1 MH/s (68.41ms) @ Accel:256 Loops:64 Thr:64 Vec:1
Speed.#3………: 416.4 MH/s (68.45ms) @ Accel:256 Loops:64 Thr:64 Vec:1
Speed.#4………: 414.2 MH/s (68.99ms) @ Accel:256 Loops:64 Thr:64 Vec:1
Speed.#5………: 419.6 MH/s (67.45ms) @ Accel:256 Loops:64 Thr:64 Vec:1
Speed.#6………: 424.2 MH/s (67.68ms) @ Accel:256 Loops:64 Thr:64 Vec:1
Speed.#*………: 2502.4 MH/s

Hashmode: 13100 – Kerberos 5 TGS-REP etype 23

Speed.#1………: 413.7 MH/s (69.08ms) @ Accel:256 Loops:64 Thr:64 Vec:1
Speed.#2………: 420.9 MH/s (68.00ms) @ Accel:256 Loops:64 Thr:64 Vec:1
Speed.#3………: 426.6 MH/s (67.45ms) @ Accel:256 Loops:64 Thr:64 Vec:1
Speed.#4………: 404.5 MH/s (68.06ms) @ Accel:256 Loops:64 Thr:64 Vec:1
Speed.#5………: 409.0 MH/s (66.63ms) @ Accel:256 Loops:64 Thr:64 Vec:1
Speed.#6………: 423.6 MH/s (67.36ms) @ Accel:256 Loops:64 Thr:64 Vec:1
Speed.#*………: 2498.3 MH/s

Hashmode: 15300 – DPAPI masterkey file v1 (Iterations: 23999)

Speed.#1………: 90607 H/s (51.98ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#2………: 89260 H/s (51.98ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#3………: 87394 H/s (51.33ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#4………: 90018 H/s (51.68ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#5………: 89189 H/s (50.61ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#6………: 90973 H/s (51.82ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#*………: 537.4 kH/s

Hashmode: 15900 – DPAPI masterkey file v2 (Iterations: 7999)

Speed.#1………: 53882 H/s (64.77ms) @ Accel:256 Loops:128 Thr:32 Vec:1
Speed.#2………: 55701 H/s (63.65ms) @ Accel:256 Loops:128 Thr:32 Vec:1
Speed.#3………: 55610 H/s (63.81ms) @ Accel:256 Loops:128 Thr:32 Vec:1
Speed.#4………: 53128 H/s (64.05ms) @ Accel:256 Loops:128 Thr:32 Vec:1
Speed.#5………: 55293 H/s (62.36ms) @ Accel:256 Loops:128 Thr:32 Vec:1
Speed.#6………: 56658 H/s (62.97ms) @ Accel:256 Loops:128 Thr:32 Vec:1
Speed.#*………: 330.3 kH/s

Hashmode: 7100 – macOS v10.8+ (PBKDF2-SHA512) (Iterations: 35000)

Speed.#1………: 15860 H/s (50.87ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:32 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#2………: 15165 H/s (50.54ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:32 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#3………: 15540 H/s (50.43ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:32 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#4………: 15610 H/s (50.56ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:32 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#5………: 16109 H/s (49.56ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:32 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#6………: 15675 H/s (50.66ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:32 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#*………: 93959 H/s

Hashmode: 11600 – 7-Zip (Iterations: 524288)

Speed.#1………: 11549 H/s (75.36ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:512 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#2………: 11675 H/s (74.94ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:512 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#3………: 11777 H/s (73.82ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:512 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#4………: 11403 H/s (74.86ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:512 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#5………: 11705 H/s (72.68ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:512 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#6………: 11608 H/s (74.24ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:512 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#*………: 69718 H/s

Hashmode: 12500 – RAR3-hp (Iterations: 262144)

Speed.#1………: 49474 H/s (69.97ms) @ Accel:8 Loops:16384 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#2………: 49584 H/s (70.95ms) @ Accel:8 Loops:16384 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#3………: 49425 H/s (70.62ms) @ Accel:8 Loops:16384 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#4………: 46549 H/s (75.75ms) @ Accel:8 Loops:16384 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#5………: 45534 H/s (75.60ms) @ Accel:8 Loops:16384 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#6………: 45352 H/s (75.66ms) @ Accel:8 Loops:16384 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#*………: 285.9 kH/s

Hashmode: 13000 – RAR5 (Iterations: 32767)

Speed.#1………: 49120 H/s (69.11ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#2………: 49563 H/s (68.76ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#3………: 50303 H/s (68.43ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#4………: 49116 H/s (68.85ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#5………: 51149 H/s (67.84ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#6………: 49402 H/s (68.68ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#*………: 298.7 kH/s

Hashmode: 6211 – TrueCrypt PBKDF2-HMAC-RIPEMD160 + XTS 512 bit (Iterations: 2000)

Speed.#1………: 389.0 kH/s (70.13ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:64 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#2………: 387.5 kH/s (69.35ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:64 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#3………: 395.3 kH/s (68.65ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:64 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#4………: 389.9 kH/s (69.61ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:64 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#5………: 399.8 kH/s (67.99ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:64 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#6………: 387.1 kH/s (68.89ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:64 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#*………: 2348.6 kH/s

Hashmode: 13400 – KeePass 1 (AES/Twofish) and KeePass 2 (AES) (Iterations: 6000)

Speed.#1………: 184.2 kH/s (99.94ms) @ Accel:512 Loops:256 Thr:32 Vec:1
Speed.#2………: 185.0 kH/s (99.64ms) @ Accel:512 Loops:256 Thr:32 Vec:1
Speed.#3………: 185.0 kH/s (99.25ms) @ Accel:512 Loops:256 Thr:32 Vec:1
Speed.#4………: 183.3 kH/s (101.08ms) @ Accel:512 Loops:256 Thr:32 Vec:1
Speed.#5………: 178.9 kH/s (100.66ms) @ Accel:512 Loops:256 Thr:32 Vec:1
Speed.#6………: 185.2 kH/s (101.18ms) @ Accel:512 Loops:256 Thr:32 Vec:1
Speed.#*………: 1101.6 kH/s

Hashmode: 6800 – LastPass + LastPass sniffed (Iterations: 500)

Speed.#1………: 3094.3 kH/s (66.77ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:125 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#2………: 2945.4 kH/s (67.14ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:125 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#3………: 2898.4 kH/s (67.05ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:125 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#4………: 2703.0 kH/s (66.63ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:125 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#5………: 2924.7 kH/s (65.91ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:125 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#6………: 2901.5 kH/s (66.43ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:125 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#*………: 17467.4 kH/s

Hashmode: 11300 – Bitcoin/Litecoin wallet.dat (Iterations: 199999)

Speed.#1………: 5931 H/s (96.58ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#2………: 5947 H/s (96.14ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#3………: 5935 H/s (95.93ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#4………: 5908 H/s (96.08ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#5………: 6076 H/s (94.35ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#6………: 5867 H/s (96.40ms) @ Accel:128 Loops:128 Thr:256 Vec:1
Speed.#*………: 35664 H/s

Started: Sat Nov 17 18:24:13 2018
Stopped: Sat Nov 17 18:37:12 2018

The hardware that I used in this guide:
Gigabyte AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (QTY 6):
https://amzn.to/2JqvXC8

Motherboard (QTY 1): 
https://amzn.to/2JqGJZ7

CPU (QTY 1): 
https://amzn.to/3qevp2X

Memory (QTY 1): 
https://amzn.to/2JqHn8Z

Hard Drive (QTY 1):
https://amzn.to/3nZ5pH4

Risers (QTY 6):  
https://amzn.to/33rIgVE

Power Supplies (QTY 2):
https://amzn.to/3fTRpLR

Add2PSU (QTY 1):
https://amzn.to/39s4URY

Power Switch (QTY 1):  
https://amzn.to/3ljmNVk

VCRUNTIME140.DLL Error When Running XMR-STAK

How-To fix the VCRUNTIME140.DLL error

The VCRUNTIME140.DLL error seems all too common when mining on Windows 10 computers.  I recently came across it on a system that I manage.  I was trying to install, configure, and run XMR-STAK so we could mine LOKI with it and figured that if it is affecting me, it is probably affecting others.

So here is the fix….

Download and install the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package from here :

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2977003/the-latest-supported-visual-c-downloads

And you can now run and install XMR-STAK

Mining LOKI on Windows 10 with NVidia 1080TI Cards

How-to Guide for Mining LOKI

Quick rundown on how to mine a new crypto named LOKI or LOK as some of you may know it as.  I mine it with both NVidia and AMD series cards.  This guide will walk you through mining it with NVidia Series cards.  You will find that the guide is a mirror of the AMD guide, except for how you fine tune it at the end.

The mining software will throw errors with your AV program.  You will need to whitelist the files when they are downloaded, or disable Realtime Protection..  Personally, I only use Windows Defender on my mining rigs, so I can keep the costs down, plus it is easy to wipe and reinstall the OS if need be.

For Windows Defender, you will need to open the program up, and disable Realtime Protection

If you are using Chrome as your Browser, you will also need to allow the download there as well.  To do this:

Open up Chrome

In your address bar type in chrome://settings and press Enter

Scroll to the bottom and select Advanced

De-Select “Protect your device from dangerous sites” 

Now you can download the software

Open up another chrome tab and download XMR-STAK to your Windows 10 computer from here:

https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak/releases

Once you have it downloaded, go ahead and unzip the file to your Desktop

Navigate to the unpacked files

Double click on xmr-stak and Run the file

You will need to insert a port for monitoring the progress.  I use port 30131 and press Enter

Next type in cryptonight_heavy and press Enter

For the pool address, I use loki.ingest.cryptoknight.cc:7733  press Enter

Your username will be your wallet address, for example

LChtjHqr29p5FojLdMtcUW5ApLWyQHH5j4366V78YECEjUkgK99Y7uLDVLpHjXpYM3UcZ39FFL5Gvd4debF95mcJHbnx5ke

Your password will be your worker name.  For example mine is Miner6

Your Rig Identifier can be empty, so just press Enter

Input N for TLS and press Enter

Insert N for Nicehash and press Enter

Input N for multiple pools and press Enter

Select Yes when prompted

and your miner will begin!

Now you can use the ipaddress:port/h of your miner to keep an eye on it’s progress from anywhere in the network.  For example, navigate to

Once you are mining, you can open up the nvidia.txt file in the same directory as your xmr-stak executable.  Within the nvidia.txt file, you will be able to modify your settings.  I have found that changing the threads setting it will yield the most results.  Each series of card can act differently, so spend some time, and fine tune this settings.  It will be worth the time invested.

Happy Mining!

The hardware that I used in this guide:
Gigabyte AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (QTY 6):
https://amzn.to/2JqvXC8

Motherboard (QTY 1): 
https://amzn.to/2JqGJZ7

CPU (QTY 1): 
https://amzn.to/3qevp2X

Memory (QTY 1): 
https://amzn.to/2JqHn8Z

Hard Drive (QTY 1):
https://amzn.to/3nZ5pH4

Risers (QTY 6):  
https://amzn.to/33rIgVE

Power Supplies (QTY 2):
https://amzn.to/3fTRpLR

Add2PSU (QTY 1):
https://amzn.to/39s4URY

Power Switch (QTY 1):  
https://amzn.to/3ljmNVk

Mining LOKI on Windows 10 with AMD RX Cards

How-to Guide for Mining LOKI

Quick rundown on how to mine a new crypto named LOKI or LOK as some of you may know it as.  I mine it with both NVidia and AMD series cards.  This guide will walk you through mining it with AMD RX Series cards

The mining software will throw errors with your AV program.  You will need to whitelist the files when they are downloaded, or disable Realtime Protection..  Personally, I only use Windows Defender on my mining rigs, so I can keep the costs down, plus it is easy to wipe and reinstall the OS if need be.

For Windows Defender, you will need to open the program up, and disable Realtime Protection

If you are using Chrome as your Browser, you will also need to allow the download there as well.  To do this:

Open up Chrome

In your address bar type in chrome://settings and press Enter

Scroll to the bottom and select Advanced

De-Select “Protect your device from dangerous sites” 

Now you can download the software

Open up another chrome tab and download XMR-STAK to your Windows 10 computer from here:

https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak/releases

Once you have it downloaded, go ahead and unzip the file to your Desktop

Navigate to the unpacked files

Double click on xmr-stak and Run the file

You will need to insert a port for monitoring the progress.  I use port 30131 and press Enter

Next type in cryptonight_heavy and press Enter

For the pool address, I use loki.ingest.cryptoknight.cc:7733  press Enter

Your username will be your wallet address, for example

LChtjHqr29p5FojLdMtcUW5ApLWyQHH5j4366V78YECEjUkgK99Y7uLDVLpHjXpYM3UcZ39FFL5Gvd4debF95mcJHbnx5ke

Your password will be your worker name.  For example mine is Miner6

Your Rig Identifier can be empty, so just press Enter

Input N for TLS and press Enter

Insert N for Nicehash and press Enter

Input N for multiple pools and press Enter

Select Yes when prompted

and your miner will begin!

Now you can use the ipaddress:port/h of your miner to keep an eye on it’s progress from anywhere in the network.  For example, navigate to

Once you are mining, you can open up the amd file in the same directory as your xmr-stak executable.  Within the amd file, you will be able to modify your settings.  I have found that changing the intensity setting and also the worksize will yield the most results.  Each series of card can act differently, so spend some time, and fine tune these settings.  It will be worth the time invested.

Happy Mining!