Questions tagged [butterfly-labs]

The tag has no usage guidance.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0 votes
1 answer
524 views

Altcoin Solo mining Help / Advice

I am kind of stumped. I have been mining for about 6 months and have been trying out various methods in that time. I have used CPU, GPU (a combo of both) and most recently been using some older ASICS. ...
user avatar
  • 1
1 vote
1 answer
1k views

How does one set up and configure a Butterfly Jalapeño for mining?

I just got some awesome new ASIC miners (2 Butterfly Jalapeño 5GH/s) and set them up, started running them, and only one of them was actually working. Yes I have all my cables correctly plugged in to ...
user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
996 views

Butterfly Labs ASIC for rendering in 3dsmax [duplicate]

Sorry if my question could be silly, but is there any option to perform 3d rendering on my Butterfly Labs ASICS? As for now, I don't see any reason to farm bitcons on my 5Ghash ASICs, so I came up to ...
user avatar
0 votes
0 answers
220 views

Butterfly Labs Little Single No Devices Found

When I am trying to mine with my new butterfly labs little single BFGminer says that it cannot detect any devices. I try and add devices, and it doesn't work. I know that it is getting power, because ...
user avatar
  • 101
1 vote
1 answer
1k views

Hack/Use a Butterfly bitcoin miner as gaming pc

How can I hack & build upon (i.e. add DVD drive, USB reader, etc.) a BitCoin miner like (Butterfly Jalapeño). Everyone tries to use their gaming computer as miner but I want to venture & try ...
user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
988 views

Butterfly Jalapeño for Dogecoin? [duplicate]

Can a Butterfly Jalapeño be used to mine dogecoin? If so, is it cost effective, compared to it's bitcoin mining cost effectiveness?
user avatar
  • 326
2 votes
1 answer
144 views

How to open a Butterflylabs miner?

How to open a Butterfly 5GH/s miner and replace the fan? I don't see any screws at the outside.
user avatar
  • 385
1 vote
1 answer
1k views

A Butterflylabs 5 GH/s Bitcoin Miner running at 270 Watts?

A 5 GH/s Bitcoin Miner is running at around 270 Watt. I tested it with an Wattmeter. Is that a reasonable amount of Watt? In the comparison list on Bitcoin.it it says that those devices are running at ...
user avatar
  • 385
1 vote
2 answers
1k views

Is it cost-effective to purchase an expensive card? [closed]

I was considering purchasing the Monarch BPU 300 C or the 600 C. However, neither of them are expected to ship before February of 2014 or later. If this calculator is to be trusted, it doesn't seem ...
user avatar
  • 161
1 vote
2 answers
817 views

Will a USB mining device use my computer's processing power?

I know that if I use Pooler's CPUMiner it will use all my computer resources for mining purposes. What if I use one of those Butterfly Labs 5 GH/s SC devices will it use 100% of my CPU power or the ...
user avatar
4 votes
2 answers
3k views

Which coins can butterfly-labs miners mine

Can I use a butterfly-labs miner to mine any crypto-currency?
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
265 views

BFL 7GH Jalapeno suddenly trips circuit breaker, what can I do?

After chugging along just fine (though never at full advertised GHps always 6.5 instead of 7), my Butterfly Labs jalapeno suddenly started to persistently trip the circuit breaker all of a sudden, ...
user avatar
0 votes
1 answer
378 views

Sudden GH/s drop in BFL Miner

So basically I have a BLF non-Jalapeno variety 50Gh/s miner. I run cgminer and have recently been mining from ozcoin after eclipsemc was hit with a recent DDoS. Normally, I have been clocking at ...
user avatar
  • 3
4 votes
2 answers
995 views

Delay of shipping mining equipment on purpose?

Is the delay in shipping mining equipment on purpose? Couldnt the manufacturer mine with the new hardware and deliver it in a few month, as said to be a production problem, but mining itself until the ...
user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
5k views

Is ASIC miner worth my money? [closed]

I started to mine BTC recently with my single 7970, and I'm getting 590MH speed on it. Using some BTC profit calculators that I've found on the internet tell me I could earn ~$300-400 worth of BTC ...
user avatar
  • 123
3 votes
3 answers
2k views

Are there alternatives to ButterflyLabs?

there's something I want to address... I want to get into mining business, but the problem is that BFLabs has that problem of delays and uncertainty for the shipping date. I want to buy 5 rigs of 500 ...
user avatar
  • 101
11 votes
11 answers
8k views

Why doesn't Butterfly Labs use their ASIC machines for their own mining process?

Butterfly Labs produces ASIC hardware for bitcoin mining. I guess it is cheap for them to produce a 1500 Ghash/sec machine. They could have many of them for a very reduced price. Why, instead of ...
user avatar
1 vote
2 answers
968 views

International shipping times for Butterfly Labs ASIC hardware [closed]

The Butterfly Labs FAQ says they use USPS for shipping (except for Mini Rigs), and displays the options "Standard" and "Express" during the checkout process: However, the USPS website appears to ...
user avatar
1 vote
0 answers
49 views

Would it make any sense to order ASIC miners now? [duplicate]

I'd like to order some Jalapeños (the 5 Gh/s models) from Butterfly Labs; I'm thinking about 4 of them. I know I'd be looking to a delivery time of 3-6 months; and I know perfectly well that mining ...
user avatar
  • 1,048
0 votes
1 answer
480 views

Are there numbers on how many pre-orders (or total GH/s) ButterflyLabs already received?

The whole Bitcoin world is waiting for ButterflyLabs' entree in the mining scene. Their promised products are quite revolutionary and so they can cause great fluctuations in the BTC price when they ...
user avatar
  • 11.4k
2 votes
1 answer
603 views

Where is it possible to buy an ASIC?

I know of Avalon and Butterfly Labs, but they aren't currently shipping. Does anyone know where, if anywhere it is possible to order and receive shipment before the year's out?
user avatar
4 votes
2 answers
7k views

Is there a version of EasyMiner for Mac?

I'm thinking about possibly getting a BitForce Jalapeno (http://products.butterflylabs.com/4-5gh-bitcoin-miner.html) It says that it needs "EasyMiner" which is only for Windows. (The download page ...
user avatar
  • 2,684
2 votes
3 answers
791 views

Is the minimum amount of money required to purchase >50% hash power equal to max worth of all existing bitcoins?

20 BFL Bitforce Mini Rigs (each, $30k) will give about 30THash/Sec hash power for $600k. That's way above 60% of hash power of then total 51THash/Sec. 10.694M total Bitcoin * $18.5 current mtgox best ...
user avatar
  • 1,844
5 votes
2 answers
3k views

What's a better investment? Buying an ASIC-based mining rig, or buying bitcoin itself?

Seems like some miners are saying they would have made more money by simply buying and holding Bitcoin, rather than mining it. Is that likely to be the case going forward? I know I'm asking for ...
user avatar
  • 167
4 votes
4 answers
2k views

Can a Butterfly Labs Mini Rig SC cause health concerns if stored in a bedroom?

Assuming heat and noise factors are not a concern, are there any additional issues (radiation) to be concerned about? How far should this device be stored away from children's play rooms and sleeping ...
user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
2k views

How is a Butterfly Labs Bitforce Single powered?

Its website says it uses 80W of power, so that's too much for a USB port. How does it receive it's power? Can it run on a 240V power supply, or does it need 110V? Note I'm not asking about the newer &...
user avatar
27 votes
5 answers
31k views

Is Butterfly Labs reputable / Should I preorder the SC Jalepeno? [closed]

I'm somewhat new to the mining scene but I'm a bit familiar with everything. I see that GPU mining will become much less cost effective over the next year or so, especially around December when the ...
user avatar
  • 271
10 votes
1 answer
582 views

Is there time-to-failure data available for any of the BFL products?

Butterfly Labs (BFL) is offering a few mining products which look to be based on some sort of FPGA or ASIC but I can't find any reliable data on what parts they're using or their manufacturing ...
user avatar
  • 14.3k