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How to Run 6 or More RX 570 / RX 580 GPUs on Windows 10


Since with the new RX 500 series, you must have installed latest drivers to be able to run and mine correctly. But there is a problem, beside of Linux there is (was) no way to run more than five cards with one rig, the 6th or 7th card were not recognized at all because of some driver bug.

After many tests, someone tried a strange mix of drivers and for some reason it worked.

GrinI was able to get 6 x RX-500 series running on windows 10 x64. After two days the stupidest thing I tried worked.

So If you are struggling running 6 cards at once here is what you should do to fix it

How to get 6 RX 500 series GPUs to run together on Windows 10 for Mining Ethereum, Zcash, Monero etc..

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Tools and software used

1 Clean PC from previous Drivers

  • Run DDU and select to uninstall current drivers in safe mode
2 Extract Drivers

  • Run 17.5.1 driver file and extract the files, skip the installation
  • Run 16.11.5 driver file and extract the files, skip the installation

(if for some reason you have problems running the cards with 16.11.5)

3 Copy drivers

  • Once extracted both driver versions, go to extracted files of driver versionΒ 16.11.5 C:\AMD\WHQL-Win10-64Bit-Radeon-Software-Crimson-16.11.5-Sep13\Packages\Drivers\Display\WT6A_INF\B306709 and copy everything
  • Then go to driver version 17.5.1 C:\AMD\Non-WHQL-Win10-64Bit-Radeon-Software-Crimson-ReLive-17.5.1-May4\Packages\Drivers\Display\WT6A_INF\B313823 and paste the files that you just copied fromΒ 16.11.5

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4 Installing mixed drivers

  • Go to “Device Manager
  • Right click on any GPU from “Display Adapter” tab then click on “Update Driver Software
  • Choose “Browse my computer for driver software
  • Select the WTA6A_INF folder from 17.5.1 driver version “C:\AMD\Non-WHQL-Win10-64Bit-Radeon-Software-Crimson-ReLive-17.5.1-May4\Packages\Drivers\Display\WT6A_INF\B313823” and click “Next
  • Wait for a few seconds to install the driver
  • If you get a Windows security warning just click on “Install this drivers software anyway
  • That’s it, restart your RIG and then check again Device Manager,you will see all GPUs installed

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  • Ed Stewart

    Any idea why Pixel Clock Patcher wasn’t required? I had to use it with current drivers for my RX 470s.

  • Yuchen Feng

    Anyone tried with 5 AMD card and 1 nv card?

  • Rafael Pinhao

    Why dont try to use ps4 for mining? My ps4 is collecting dusty in my room xD And ps3 is the same πŸ˜€

    • Wow JanΓ­x

      Simple, bcoz PS3 does less than 1 Tflops, when a single Rx 570 can do more than 5.1 Tflops.

  • Mujuu

    Only 5 cards in my Device Manager. What should i do now?
    5 cards mining without any problem @Ciprian V

  • Bart

    Do you guys have 6 or 7gpu rigs working properly? I’ve installed 7 x MSI Gaming X 4GB RX 570’s, flashed the bios, hashrates not that great, maybe need a bit of tweaking but the biggest issue is stability – claymore just turns off after 3 hours max, sometimes 15 minutes…been struggling with it for a few days now and have no idea what else to do :/

    Thanks for any suggestions!

  • Valerius

    Hey guys, I am planning on building a mining rig. Since the RX470 are hard to find on the internet I am wondering if I can get a similar hash rate (ca. 180 MHz if OC and modded) with other cards. the RX 5xx seem usable, but I can, from what I do know, only use 5 of them simultaneously.

    To get around this issues, is it possible/suboptimal in any way to use different brands(XFX, ASUS, Sapphire, etc.) of the rx 470? is there a major difference or cause i.e. errors if I do so?

  • CESAR A PAZ

    i tried with both files 16.2 16.1 and it didnt work, any other suggestions?

  • Alexander Stephani

    i installed my 6 x rx 570 sapphire nitro+ with the newest amd driver and all works fine without a workaround πŸ˜‰

    • Can you share more details for the crowd ? Like what PSU, Mobo, Bios, cloks, power usage ? thanks!

      • Alexander Stephani

        hey there,

        no problem tomorrow i post my hole installation etc. step by step.

        good night

        Greetz

      • Alexander Stephani

        yesterday ive posted all infos about my rig and how it works with 5 rx 570’s but it appear only a few minutes then it is away….
        its a big text….
        in my disqus profile it appears but not here…..
        can you help me to post this text here without getting away ?

        greetz

        • Is here somewhere.. i did not deleted it..

          • Alexander Stephani

            hey

            did you can read them now on pastebin successfully ? πŸ˜‰

            greetz

          • Yes, awesome.. good work! any pictures? πŸ™‚

      • Alexander Stephani

        so i posted it on pastebin
        because my text is to long….
        my hardware and how to get 6 rx 570 work without an workaround
        https://pastebin.com/prDQtb1C

        • strange, didn’t found your comments.. have you deleted them?

  • can u provide me the links at amazon to buy all requirements for 7 GPU mining ring , include the CPU case ill keep it all the ring inside

  • Sonny Karan

    Happy Sunday, building my second rig. what CPU do you recommend with ASUS PRIME Z270-A LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI DVI M.2 USB 3.1 Z270 ATX Motherboard?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Yuchen Feng

      G3900

    • flavio

      i use g3900 and it works well

  • Dendy Oktavian

    Anyone can help me? I have mobo Asus H170 Pro Gaming and 6 Sapphire Nitro+ RX580 8GB, max slot only 3 GPU, what should i do for using 6 slot? T_T

    • Dendy Oktavian

      Help me please…

      • have you updated bios ? try chaning pcie speed to gen2 what cpu you have ?

        • Dendy Oktavian

          i have latest bios for mainboard, Intel G4560 T_T, ok… i will try to change speed pcie

          • Dendy Oktavian

            Now the maximum is only 4 Gpu, if I install the 5, the error code 12 appears in device manager, what should I do? Is it its mainboard capacity?

          • The drivers are combined right ?

          • Dendy Oktavian

            yes sir

          • Jeff Huff

            Enable 4g decoding in the bios

          • Dendy Oktavian

            it’s work sir… thank you :*

        • Dendy Oktavian

          I give up … maybe its mainboard does not support 6 GPU for RX 580, as a lesson for all do not use mainboard Asus H170 Pro Gaming with RX 580.. LOL

  • Maguary

    Anyone with success on 8 GPUs?

  • Zulekha

    Hi can you please urgently advise us.. we are using the Asrock Z270 Killer ZLI motherboard and trying to use 6 rx580+ using windows 10 and these drivers but nicehash only reads 3 cards

    • All the cards are visible in device manager? If yes, then there must a NiceHash glitch or settings.

  • Conxelar

    Hi thank you for this guide, im stucl at step 4. After running DDU and rebooting into windows I cant find my GPU inside device manager umder display adapter. It just shows the onboard graphics card. Anyone know how to resolve this? I have moved the GPU between the PCI-E slots.
    6x RX580
    BTC Pro h81
    Side note woth the latest drivers I can mine at 22-25MH/s without dual drivers. But im just hoping your guide can push me further.
    #HashHunter

  • Mike

    I’m having issues with GPUs 5 and 6 losing h/s. All with modded bios running at approx 29mh/s to start but 5 and 6 start losing h/s after a few mins.

  • Mike

    I have 6 gpus mining with claymore miner. After a few minutes the h/s of gpus 5 and 6 start to drop. Any ideas on how to fix this?

  • Daniel Forsythe

    I have 4 gpus rx480 with Windows 10. The system only recognizes 3 of them, I can not find a way to solve it. Someone can help me?

  • flavio

    hello Ciprian thanks for your great job. I want to share my experience with this tutorial with combined drivers.
    in fact i got my 8 gpu working on a asus a270 prime. By the way i had different problems installing drivers in that way:
    1 claymore setting are unusable i can’t set cpu and memory clock and voltages.
    2 if i make a wrong setting (too high ram clock or too much underclock, the driver doesn’t reset them to stock value so you have to set them in windows safe mode (i think because wattman not installed). using drivers 16.11.5 and patching them with atikmdag i got claymore setting working but so tricky to install all 8 gpu. i also am thinking to leave windows to ubuntu because the 8 gpu windows limit.
    for my other rig with 470 i used 16.9.2 drivers that works just well

    • Hi, yeah.. there may be some problems running it this way, try on linux maybe you will get better results.

  • E_

    Looks like driver update 17.5.2 may have fixed this issue.

    http://www.techspot.com/downloads/drivers/essentials/amd-crimson-hotfix/
    “The primary display adapter may sometimes appear disabled in Radeon Settings while driving a display from the linked adapter in Multi GPU system configurations.”

    Was curious if anyone can verify this?

  • Bitcoin Spendovic

    I have Asrock 990fx extreme4 with 5 pci,i tried today with six cards with 1 to 3 pci adapter ….working about 5 mins,then restart but windows cant start.Restarting many times,but same thing,no winodws,As just i take out one gpu and restart,everything works fine.Any solution??Tnx in advance

    • Maschine

      Same here. I was able to get the 6th card working by mixing drivers but was pretty unstable and finding lots of invalid shares. Any ideas?

  • Nicolas

    Only : AMD Drivers 17.5.1 & AMD Drivers 16.11.5, Works ? Claymore’s advises : Catalyst v15.12 !
    Thank you in advance.

    • Yes, will work..

      • Nicolas

        Ok thank you πŸ™‚

  • Saul

    Hello Cyprian: can you please advise as how to run multiple 6x 580 rigs at home? Here in North America, circuit breakers are rated at 15 amps, so you can only run 1 rig per room and thus multiple rigs have to be in different rooms, which can be a pain from management point of view, as you have to run ethernet cable in every room and noise/heat not limited to one place. Have you run multiple rigs? Will love to learn about best practices from you! Thanks!

    • I think the best practice is to rent a space with good circuit, or to build a little space like a garage and make a new electricity contract with better power and circuit connection. Usually in apartments you cannot store more than 3x rigs..

  • Marco Poles

    Hi Ciprian, using only one RX 580 with bios modified, the steps that you describe to install the driver manually works skipping amd bios check? If no, when it is necessary to apply atipixel clock patcher to skip bios check?

    • with this combined drivers bios verification is not needed..

  • Hello,
    I tried installing 8 gpus(6 RX580 and 2 RX480) on ASUS Z270-P with intel G4400 processor, 4 Gb RAM and HDD. But windows 10 Pro is only detecting 3 of my cards, and 1 intel graphics. Unable to detect the other 5 cards. I have enabled 4g decoding and set to Gen2. Has this or anything similar happened ? Any idea why so and is there a fix?

  • Jacob Shively

    Hey Ciprian and friends. I am currently running x6 of the Gigabtye Aorus rx 570 4gb on windows 10 with my mother board being a Biostar TB250-BTC. I’m having driver issues and having windows see all my cards. I have tried mixing the two drivers that you described above. My problem is that windows will not allow to to update my driver through the device manager. It just says that the “Microsoft Basic Display Adapter” is the most up to date. I can force an installation through the setup of the driver but that only allows me to apply the driver to 3 of the 6 cards for some reason.
    Any help is greatly appreciated. Once again I can’t say enough how helpful you guys have all been.

    • Hey @jacobshively:disqus , for TB250 you will need to update BIOS first (check cd there is a bios update utility that can be done directly from windows), after go to bios and enable mining mode for 6x gpu. Once you do this, it will recognize all gpus!

      • Jacob Shively

        Hmm I updated bios and have miner mode enabled and it looks like I’m still getting 3 out of my 6 cards having an error in my device manager. The other 3 are fine with the mixed drivers hack and are seen by claymore but I’m still missing those three cards with an error. They are displaying error code 12. (“This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use.”)

        • have you increased virtual memory ?

          • Jacob Shively

            Yeah I had them set the 3000 and 16000 that you outlined in your windows configuration tutorial. I went ahead and bumped them up to 16000 and 20000 and still did have the error.

  • Jacob Shively

    I currently have 6 Radeon Aorus rx 570 4gb cards. I am running these on a Biostar TB250 – BTC Mobo and on windows 10. My problem is that I can only ever get windows to see 3 of my 6 graphics drivers. I feel like have I have tried everything at this point. I have tried the modified driver hack with every combination possible. I’ve tried the 16.11.5 with 17.5.1 driver hack and every combination of such that I can download. All of these options I still have only 3 of my 6 cards shown.
    In my mobo I’ve got all of my pci slots set to gen 1. My motherboard also has a “Mining mode” option. I’ve tried that both enable and disabled. Still no luck. I’ve seen some other posts talking about enabling Gen 4 encoding but I am unable to find any such option in my mobo bios. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Sharfin

    I have 4 rx 570 running but when I connect another 470 the cards are not detected.. l trtried installing 470 driver aand also tried the combined driver method but no solutions yet.can anyome help me

  • Brant Caldwell

    I having a issue with add my second card. It is a msi rx 580. It is not showing up in the device manager. Does that mean it is doa?

  • Sukma PM

    and then how to install wattman (amd setting)?

  • When you paste in the 16.x files into the 17.x folder, do you replace the 17.x files or simple add to them?

    I keep hitting the issue “windows has determined the beat driver” and it won’t let me go ahead at all. Also I have noticed that the folder names B306XXXXX are not the same with the downloads one can get from AMD now.

    After many failed attempts, I just double clicked and ran the 17.x installer and my pc then recognised three GPUs and claymore runs fine with them. But add in the fourth GPU and the pc won’t boot, it gives an error similar to “BIInitializeLibraryFail”

    What do you think I should do?

    • Sean Kermath

      Same questions here

  • Chris Smith

    Anyone tried this with 17.6.2 yet?

  • Pavel

    Hi, thank you for this guide. I’ve 6 RX580 running. But Trixx or Afterburner doesn’t work. Both shows zeros and I can’t set anything else. Any help?

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