GPU slower than CPU?
I recently 'installed' a GPU I was given by my dad, its an 'nVidia GeForce GTS 240'
I spent the day setting it up, then to realize that a dictionary attack with oclhashcat-plus was 10 minutes, while a dictionary attack with original hashcat took apporx: 5 minutes.
Why could this be, is it just plain and simple that my GPU specs aren't good enough or could there be something im missing here?

Thanks for your help, I can give you more information if needed.
Your card is damn slow ! 112 cores @ 675 Mhz
Buy a new one Wink

Please paste your command line and and the output, and your driver version.
How do i get my driver versions, aalhough I know I nstalled the latest version of forceware, just a few days ago.
./cudaHashcat-plus32.bin -m 0 -a 0 example0.hash ../wordlists/
cudaHashcat-plus v0.08 by atom starting...

Hashes: 6494
Unique digests: 6494
Bitmaps: 16 bits, 65536 entries, 0x0000ffff mask, 262144 bytes
Rules: 1
GPU-Loops: 128
GPU-Accel: 8
Password lengths range: 1 - 15
Platform: NVidia compatible platform found
Watchdog: Temperature limit set to 90c
Device #1: GeForce GTS 240, 1023MB, 1620Mhz, 14MCU
Device #1: Allocating 16MB host-memory
Device #1: Kernel ./kernels/4318/m0000_a0.sm_11.32.cubin

Scanned dictionary ../wordlists/ 5948141858 bytes, 511711678 words, 511711678 keyspace, starting attack...
info from a few minutes in:
Status.......: Running
Input.Mode...: File (../wordlists/
Hash.Target..: File (example0.hash)
Hash.Type....: MD5
Time.Running.: 2 mins, 58 secs
Time.Left....: 4 mins, 7 secs
Time.Util....: 178178.8ms/143053.0ms Real/CPU, 407.3% idle
Speed........:  1182.3k c/s Real, 57344.0k c/s GPU
Recovered....: 2509/6494 Digests, 0/1 Salts
Progress.....: 219331537/511711678 (42.86%)
Rejected.....: 8678353/219331537 (3.96%)
HW.Monitor.#1:  0% GPU, 59c Temp
Run a brute-force attack on those hashes instead, oclhc-plus might be just slow with your wordlist:

./cudaHashcat-plus32.bin -m 0 -a 3 -1 ?d?l?u example0.hash ?1?1?1?1?1?1?1

Post you results.
Either do what blandy said or add rules. oclHashcat-plus needs an amplifier on fast hashes to run efficient.
you want me to let it run for the full time, or just give you what its done so far?

Status I took after 40 mins
Status.......: Running
Input.Mode...: Mask (?1?1?1?1?1?1?1)
Hash.Target..: File (example0.hash)
Hash.Type....: MD5
Time.Running.: 39 mins, 18 secs
Time.Left....: 2 hours, 6 mins
Time.Util....: 2358385.0ms/142.2ms Real/CPU, 0.0% idle
Speed........: 354.7M c/s Real, 361.7M c/s GPU
Recovered....: 437/6494 Digests, 0/1 Salts
Progress.....: 836548493312/3521614606208 (23.75%)
Rejected.....: 0/836548493312 (0.00%)
HW.Monitor.#1: 0% GPU, 77c Temp

Will update with normal hashcat in 40 mins too if needed.
Input.Mode: Mask (?1?1?1?1?1?1)
Index.....: 0/1 (segment), 56800235584 (words), 0 (bytes)
Recovered.: 27/6494 hashes, 0/1 salts
Speed/sec.: - plains, 1.75M words
Progress..: 4132309664/56800235584 (7.28%)
Running...: 00:00:39:18
Estimated.: 00:08:20:49

I guess that tells me that with mask attack, ocl is faster, but doesnt really give me insight into how much faster.