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"Application-Specific Integrated Circuit" - An integrated circuit (chip) specifically designed for one task only. Similar to FPGAs, ASICs may be the low-power-consumption future of Bitcoin mining. As with FPGAs they are very power efficient but carry a comparatively higher up-front cost.

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ASICs not receiving all nonces

I have an Antminer S9 where one of the chains is not hashing. In the logs I see the following: get nonces on chain[7] require nonce number:912 require validnonce number:57456 asic[00]=00 asic[01]=00 ...
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cgminer: how to read the ASIC temperture

I don't mind buying an IR thermometer but it there a way to read the temperature of the ASIC from the command line? I am using cgminer.
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What is the maximum number of bits mining hardware ever needs to hash at one time?

What would be the max number of bits that hashing hardware specifically designed for bitcoin mining would ever need to hash per operation? For example: block header = 80 bytes = 640 bits after first ...
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BFGminer can't find my NanoFury on Raspberry Pi

Related: BFGminer can't find my NanoFury! Posted on the RPi Exchange as well https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/14753/bfgminer-cant-find-my-nanofury-on-raspberry-pi Forums: https:...
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Problems with Antminer U1 - why doesn't it work?

I've got other Antminers working, this one just throws these errors in debug mode - is this fixable? [2014-01-30 19:03:10] Bmsc send golden nonce [2014-01-30 19:03:10] ANT0: GetResults (amt=0 err=-...
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Only one chain is appearing in Miner Status on Antminer S9

I just hooked up my miner after returning from training. when i first hooked it up all 3 chains were visible but then i moved the miner to a more permanent location and hooked it back up. now only one ...
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What parts of SHA-256 hashing an ASIC miner really does, and what remains a CPU job?

I know that ASIC does not perform transactions ledgering, it is a CPU job. I also know that SHA256 consists of two logical parts: a digest function, which reduces any big message, like ~1MB block, to ...
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Using BM1380(or other) Mining Chips

I have an old AntMiner S1 sitting in my closest, which uses the AntMiner BM1380 mining chip. I have the data sheet for the chip, found here. https://bitmaintech.com/files/download/...
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Antminer S5 Chain 2 stops after a few hours

I recently purchased an Antminer S5 on eBay that came with a Corsair GS 800 power supply. I set the miner up, connected it to a pool, and it seemed like it was working fine. After about 15 minutes I ...
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Zeusminer Blizzards no longer working with bfgminer 5.0.0

I was mining off a raspberry pi with some zeus blizzards, I've had to format the SD because it got corrupted and so I took the chance to install the latest bfgminer. the raspberry is running raspbian ...
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Why is the hash rate on my Mac higher than my PC with Antminer U2

I just got my Antminer U2 and I've tried it on my PC and Macbook Pro. When Using my Macbook Pro with Asteroid, it shows a Hash rate of +3.0 GH/s. When I use BFGMiner on my PC, I'm only getting 2.07 GH/...
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What happens when I restart my asic miner?

I'm new to mining bitcoin with asic miner. My question is, what happens when I replug my miner? I have connected it to a pool. And when I replug it, the pool is showing that I stoped mining.
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Can cgminer be modified to mine pascalcoin?

Cgminer is the only mining software I’ve found written for ASIC and FPGA, it looks like tons of currencies have been added since it’s inception, could Pasc be added? Does anyone know if this being ...
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Need to increase mining operation power handling

What hardware do you need to increase mining operation power handling distribution for capabilities of handling the voltage/wattage? Any information about this topic is appreciated, thank you.
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Best ASIC miner for someone on a budget

Ive looked all over for decent ASIC miners under 150$. Ive gotten very mixed reviews on the ones Ive found and are very new to mining in general. I would like a simple ASIC usb capable of at least BTC ...
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Is there any small, transportable mining hardware able to profit?

The place I work is huge and the energy consumption is not a problem. Since I spent 8 hours of my day there, I was thinking to build a crypto mining hardware to take it with me and let it mine. I don'...
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Configure an Asicminer Blade

Just got my asicminer Blade yesterday and it is mining fine in slush pool via stratum proxy. Now i want to switch the mining pool to another one. But how can i configure my mining_proxy exe?
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How to run Stratum for terracoin?

I have a few asic blades 13 GHs and I am farming BTC on slash pool via stratum. How to change and what inside stratum to make those asics farm terarcoin on any one pool for TRC?
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Can a mining proxy be installed on an Antminer S1?

I recently acquired an Antminer S1 and I also own a Block Erupter Cube. The Block Erupter Cube works with the old Getwork protocol so the best way to use it is to run a mining proxy on a PC in the ...