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Newbee Question about Requirements(RESOLVED) - mysterdee - 04-05-2018

This question is not the same as my other, This is about Requirements for Hashcat & OpenCl.

Goto bottom of thread to shorten your reading..

Hi all, iv recently setup my (ahem) Cracking rig, 

But iv got a little complication and not sure about the requirements for hashcat..

My card is an 

HIS HD 5770 Fan 1GB (128bit) GDDR5 PCIe (DirectX 11/ Eyefinity)

with openCl 1.2  (confirmed by other means)

Product Code
EAN Code
Double-Slot Cooler
Core Clock
850 MHz
Memory Clock
4.8Gbps /// MHz
Memory Size
1024 MB
Memory Type
Memory Interface
128 bit
PCI Express x16 (PCI Express 2.1)
Card Dimension
21.27 X 12 X 4 cm


My OS is a 

Dell XPS gen4 dimension 

Windows 7 32bit 

Pentium 4 

2gig ram
1tb hd


So from what i can make out and after reading other peoples threads WITH THE SAME CARD/ ISSUES (RESOLVED)

My card is compatible for hashcat.

However i am having difficulty understanding the requirements for hashcat

GPU Driver requirements:
  • AMD GPUs on Linux require "RadeonOpenCompute (ROCm)" Software Platform (1.6.180 or later)

  • ***AMD GPUs on Windows require "AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition" (15.12 or later)***

  • Intel CPUs require "OpenCL Runtime for Intel Core and Intel Xeon Processors" (16.1.1 or later)

  • Intel GPUs on Linux require "OpenCL 2.0 GPU Driver Package for Linux" (2.0 or later)

  • Intel GPUs on Windows require "OpenCL Driver for Intel Iris and Intel HD Graphics"

  • NVIDIA GPUs require "NVIDIA Driver" (367.x or later)

So My Question is 

1. Do i need OpenCl , as i have a GPU on window AMD radeon crimson

2. Where does Open Cl come into it 
( I know its supposed to be a OpenCl compatible gpu or sumthing, But im just not sure as to the openCl part)

3. How does OpenCl have anything to do with my GPU. I can download OpenCl for my OPSYS , But my graphics card is driver dependent for OpenCl, So what openCl does my graphics card have to have to be compatible... 

4. what is AMD OpenCL SDK

And how is it that other people with same card have got it running with hashcat, allbeit older versions or with a few tweaks here and there so to speak..

Thanks for any advice.

RE: Newbee Question about Requirements - royce - 04-05-2018

You need OpenCL. Download and install what the hashcat.net/hashcat/ page suggests for your platform. The reason why should be easily Google-able, but in a nutshell, it's a unified language for writing software for multiple instances of multiple types of hardware, so it makes for a good cross-platform development system.

RE: Newbee Question about Requirements(RESOLVED) - mysterdee - 04-05-2018

Iv Blooming Done it....


I might do a little walkthrough for all those who struggle with the same issue

34147 h/s WPA & cracked

Legacy cards.

See pics..

OP system:

HIS AMD/ATI HD Radeon 5770 Crossfire (1gig)

Dell Xps Gen4 dimension 

Pent 4

2 gig

Win 7 32bit

See pics


Thanks for all your help Folks..