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Cannot allocate big buffer - Not enough graphics memory?

to form an answer: @richard's comment in the previous is right, the DAG file's size is the source of your problem, your GPU needs to load it before start mining. Since mid-2016 it is no more possible ...
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Cannot allocate big buffer - Not enough graphics memory?

Check you PAGE file size - it should be more than 16000 MBs. Keep minimum 16000 MBs and maximum 20000 MBs. A majority of the miners rely on virtual mem to keep the process quick and it requires a good ...
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Brand new miner on Windows 10, with 1060 GTX 6gb

Try adding --no-precompute to your args list. I was struggling with a similar issue on a very similar setup and this is what got me back up and running again.
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Ethminer with Cuda vs OpenCL

Yes, with an nvidia card you would get more hashrates when using CUDA mining mode. OpenCL is meant for AMD cards, whereas CUDA rendering is meant for nvidia cards. As for the dashboard showing your ...
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What are CUDA and OpenCL? How and why are they used for PoW Mining?

Cuda and OpenCL are used to program highly parallel processors. Cuda was creted by Nvidia for its GPUs. OpenCL was proposed by Apple but is backed by major industry players like AMD, Intel, etc, it ...
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What are CUDA and OpenCL? How and why are they used for PoW Mining?

Background To mine a block, one must perform calculations. There's nothing magical about computers -- you can do the same thing with pen and paper, just much more slowly. Normally, computation on your ...
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GPU randomly freezes all the time

The solution was to set the PCIe Port from version 3 to version 2 in the BIOS! Now it's stable for round about 14 days.
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What effect does Nvidia hash rate limiting have on power efficiency?

I don't have a Low Hash Rate (LHR) card to compare to. However NiceHash now posts profitability stats for LHR cards: https://www.nicehash.com/profitability-calculator/nvidia-rtx-3060-ti/nvidia-rtx-...
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ETH miner recommendation in 2021 (Nvidia RTX 2070)

This is too long for a comment, so writing as an answer. Your question is somewhat opinion-based, so there isn't a perfect answer. Obviously everyone using a given miner or pool has their reason for ...
Tony Hinkle's user avatar
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Low hashrate with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

Try a different miner. I suggest Claymore. Download from here That solved my case.
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How to overclock 8 * NVIDIA 1080 8 GB GPU with Claymore on ethOS or Windows 10?

Alternatively, I successfully overclocked the Asus Nvidia 1080 8 GB GPUs on a (Windows 10 * msi Afterburner) * (Claymore + nanopool) by achieving a hash-rate >= 191.Mh/s with the below params detailed ...
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How to overclock 8 * NVIDIA 1080 8 GB GPU with Claymore on ethOS or Windows 10?

Ok, folks- after subjecting my self to almost seven solid-hours of hacking around the BIOs and reinstalling Windows, I finally decided to switch gears into ethOS on another build configured with 8 * ...
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Windows very slow while mining

Based on this Reddit thread, you can control the GPU usage for mining when using Claymore. Note that Claymore has a DevFee where it mins to the developers wallet now and then. There are 2 parameters ...
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Cannot mine using 1080 Ti on ubuntu 16.04

You should update your driver. The 1080 ti came out after that driver was made. For step 4, enter 'sudo apt-get install nvidia-381' http://www.linuxandubuntu.com/home/how-to-install-latest-nvidia-...
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GPU randomly freezes all the time

I solved the same issue by changing from Auto to Gen 1. It has to be changed in several places and all should match. After it's working I'd test your hash with each different generation to find what ...
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GTX 950 cards seems to not be supported during mining?

cannot allocate big buffer for DAG. Your card is likely not to have enough memory for the DAG see this post. And more explanation about DAG concerns.
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Ethereum Hashrate on GTX 610?

I have a 980 Ti and I only get 5 MH/s on Win 10. The GTX 610 is probably going to be way under that. nVidia cards are terrible for mining compared to AMD cards presumably because of the difference ...
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Ethereum Hashrate on GTX 610?

Have a look on http://www.mininghwcomparison.com/list/index.php But GTX 610 is not even listed. Only GT 610 is listed with a 0.5MH/s hashrate. Nvidia cards are not good at mining, so none use it, that'...
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