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Questions tagged [mining-hardware]

This tag should be used for questions related to mining rigs, CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, and ASIC miners, as well as the production, and producers of such goods.

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Can i use the same hardware mining for bitcoin and Zcash?

I use bitcoin hardware mining. Can I modify the hardware to mine Zcash cryptocurrency or I should buy Zcash mining hardware?
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Is it possible to take advantage of FP16 for mining BTC or ALTs?

I know mining uses mostly Integers, not Floating Point Ops... but still, is it possible to use Graphics Cards that support native 16bit Math for mining? Will it improve the performance in specific ...
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Gekkoscience 2pac

It comes on like it is running an flashing lights an connects to pool an there is no Gus showing an in message it says. MTX: 'cg-usb-1-9' - device in use I am not sure what the problem is or what to ...
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I am web developer, can i use my working pc to mine and work at same time? [duplicate]

Guyz, i am a web developer, i have single pc but i am thinking to add a good GPU in it, my question is that if i add good GPU, will i be able to mine crypto currencies like BTC/ETH and work on my pc ...
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What are some proposed solutions when Bitcoin block rewards drop below 1 BTC? [duplicate]

Many proponents state that Bitcoin will not work in the long term when block rewards drop below 1 BTC or even zero and have mining rely on just transaction fees. I never did the math calculations ...
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How to connect to blockchain via a “rig” miner? [closed]

I would like to connect the following rig (please see the photos) to a blockchain platform (I prefer a platform which is simpler to use :) ). Maybe this rig would not be appropriate for Bitcoin, but ...
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Energy to confirm one block with state-of-the-art hardware at current difficulty level [duplicate]

An earlier answer claims it would burn around $2M worth of electricity to confirm one block using an ordinary CPU. See: Energy to confirm one block? Can anyone estimate what this figure would be for ...
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How much electricity would state-of-the-art hardware burn to solve current proof of work problem for one block? [duplicate]

I am wondering what would be the energy cost to create a fake blockchain that could fool a victim who had no access to any other information, except the current block difficulty level. Take the ...
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Antminer L3++ Where is Chain 1

Is there supposed to be a Chain 1 here also? My other miner has Chains 1 - 4. If so, any troubleshooting steps or way to buy new part? Thanks! :)
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Avalon 741 and/or later models without AUC3 converter?

Avalon models prior to the 741 normally required an AUC2 converter to work, but it was also possible to bypass that requirement by plugging the miner's data cable directly into a Raspberry Pi's IIC ...
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With the strongest hardware today, how long does it take to brute force or generate 10^18 bitcoin address as fast as possible?

I see this kind of question before on this topics, but lots of them seems very old. Arcording to Moore's law, computer speed doubles every two year, so i wonder how fast have they archive these days. ...
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Farming with CPU in my Lan

I have recently built an internet network for my entire condominium to use for a very cheap price, and i thought, why not farm bitcoins with it using users CPU? I heard about coffee miners, but i ...
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ASIC Speed measurement

Mining hardware manufacturers use "Hash rate" to define how fast the mining is with their ASICs, but do they mean 1 sha256 cycle speed or Bitcoin hash speed sha256(sha256(header)); ?
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Whatsminer event code E011

I have a whatsminer M3 working for the past 2 months with no problems at all, but yesterday it started acting strange since it is restarting every 15 minutes, all temperatures are fine between 80 to ...
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What is the error rate when mining blocks ?

I am doing the Coursera course on Bitcoin and Crypto tech, and there is a formula defined : Goodput = Throughput * Success Rate. 'Throughput' is defined as how quickly we are finding blocks, whilst '...
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Last mined Bitcoin - life of a miner after D-Day [duplicate]

So we all (more less) know how blockchain work. We all know it's up to miners to continue mining and solving equations in order to discover new blocks... We know that miners confirm transactions, we ...
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Hardware-dependent block difficulty?

Is it possible to make block production difficulty not the same for every node, but automatically adjusting to the node's hardware speed? For example, node A and node B are both trying to solve for ...
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How easily can asics be ported over to other sha algorithms?

Let's say I want to rewrite the software behind the hardware of current asics. Would it still mine, for example, sha1 algorithms orders of magnitude faster than a normal cpu would?
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Can you use a mining hardware to find a string for a certian hash

Using a computer to brute force a sha256 will take very long time, but with a mining hardware, it still takes long, but at least chances of finding it are better. But the question is, are mining ...
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What is the differenct between 13.5TH and 14TH

I would like to buy an S9, checking the bitmain site found that they are selling two S9 versions. - S9i-14TH/s - S9i-13.5TH/s Apart from the obvious difference in Hash rate, is there any other ...
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How much time to re-mine blockchain at current hashpower?

It has taken 9 and half years to mine all blocks averaging 1 per 10 minutes. How long would it take to re-mine all current blocks at current hashing power?
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how to know if a webpage has mining code?

Until recently I have heard that lot of webpages are infected with the javascript which uses your computer's power to mine bitcoins. Whats the correct method to identify if the website i am browsing ...
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Is asic-resistance obsolete?

Since the early days of cryptocurrencies, we have seen attempts to utilize ASIC-resistant mining puzzles. The idea behind that was to keep rich influential custom-hardware manufacturers out of game ...
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Can I win some money mining bitcoin with an old computer [duplicate]

I went to nicehash.com, a website that allows users to mine bitcoins. I have my old computer on the side, it still work perfectly, but it's pretty slow. I could use it just for the fun of trying, if ...
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Higher cost running Antminer S9 w/ APW3++ when running at 220v?

There's plenty of discussions on 110v vs 220v on the web and I'm successfully running 2 Antminer s9's on a 30amp circuit at 110v (or maybe it's 120/125, I don't know how that works). I have not ...
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Where can I download the Antminer S9i Software

I would like to try putting some s9i software on my s9's but where can you download the s9i software or is that just the newest version of software that they have for the s9's. Where can I get the s9i ...
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Is it Possible to put s9i software on an s9

The antminer s9i achieves slightly better stats than the s9 but uses the same hardware. Is their a way to put s9i software and firmware on an s9? Also I am used to the Linux operating system and ...
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transaction broadcasts, declining node count, mining basics and costs.

I read a lot about bitcoins and mining and nodes but there are a few questions that are still not answered, which are the following: As I read when a transaction is broadcasted, at first it gets ...
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Where did Bitmain get the “Antminer” name from for all their ASIC miners?

Does anyone by chance know? Can't seem to find this anywhere and this question popped into my head.
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How do you enable ASICBOOST on an s9

How do you enable ASICBOOST on an Antminer s9?
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What are the Differences Between an Antminer S9 and an Antminer S9i

On the Bitmain Website they now list the Antminer S9i how is this different than the S9?
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Could you use ASICBOOST on Bitcoin Cash?

Can you use ASICBOOST on the Bitcoin Cash blockchain or would it not work.
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Would Upgrading my Antminer S9 make a Difference on my Hashrate

Will an upgrade make my S9 do more Terahashes per second or wont it change anything. Here are the stats for my version right now: Hardware Version: 16.8.1.3 Kernel Version: Linux 3.14.0-xilinx-...
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Does the amount of memory in a GPU influences mining?

I am really new to this and am willing to give it a go. I've seen some rigs online and I would probably go for one, especially if I can upgrade the GPUs. So, I understand the heavy lifting is done by ...
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Solo mining with Nvidia GPU on a New Altcoin

I have created a new altcoin with initial 500 blocks based on scrypt forking from Litecoin. I want to solo mine large number of blocks, so I bought a ASrock ASIC motherboard with 2 nvidia and setup ...
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Does an Antminer S9 use Asic Boost?

I recently got a couple Antminer S9's and I'm wondering if Bitmain sells their Antminer S9's with Asic Boost? I know of another miner called the Halong DragonMint Miner that achieves about 16 ...
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my Ant S9 has an issue

my S9 is unable to stay online. it shows frequent dropouts and now even a reset won't bring it back online. Any ideas? 2017 model with 220v power supply hardwired to a Comcast account.
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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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2 of my minings rigs keep shutting down when I use ewbf miner but there fine when using nicehash

I have 4 GPU mining rigs in total 2 with 6 x gtx 1060 6gb which i call rig1 and rig2 and 2 with 5 x gtx 1060 6gb which I call rig 3 and rig 4. All the parts are identical in each rig which is asrock ...
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In DAG tech can transactions verification be done through cell phones where users have to verify two previous transactions

Is it possible for a phone to carry out this procedure where it verifies to other transactions ,basically the way it works in Directed Acyclic Graph
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System administration of mining rig/s [closed]

Newbie question; is there anything helpful you guys could point me to related to sys administration of several mining rigs.. my venture with an 8 card mining rig is slowly becoming a farm :) What I ...
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Higher Hash rate, Lower electricity hardware?

In my home i can run maximum 1600W above that my electricity of house goes down. Which hardware i can use which have higher HASH RATE but lower electricity consume?
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What are those bitcoin mining hardware doing 24/7? [closed]

What are those hardware doing? Which open-source or closed source software to use on those? I want to buy one of those hardware for my learning and programming. Any advise?
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Is it Possible to Program AntMiner S9 or Other ASIC Miners?

Is it possible to program the AntMiner S9 or other ASIC miners? For example, let's say I only want it to try nonces from 1 to 1 million (instead of all 4 billion possibilities) would it be possible ...
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How long does it usually take to mine a bitcoin? [duplicate]

I am new to bitcoin and was wondering with a single gtx 1050 mini 2gb how long would it take to get 1 bitcoin by myself?
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Minar cryptocurrencies without software or special hardware [closed]

I know that it is very difficult to mine at the moment without special equipment, but I think in a way, even if it is a hobby, to try to mine either by developing a program in Java or with Excel. I ...
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Mining rig questions

sorry if this question is for another place but I've been wondering are mining rigs mobile( can i move them from room to room in my place with ease without wondering if they will boot up properly or..?...
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Mining Every Last BitCoin?

I’m told that their is a total number of bitcoins that can be mined, 21 million bitcoins I’ve heard. I’ve heard that the more bitcoins that are mined there is a direct increases in the level of ...
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The $20,000 Startup Mining Question [closed]

I am looking to put $CAD 20,000 into a startup mining project at home to learn about the business, assess longer-term viability and of course to have fun. I was wondering what you would recommend to ...
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Consider Bitcoin Price goes down to $3000, what will be the effect on miners (will they stop mining) and the affect on difficulty to mine a Bitcoin?

Over a set period of time (around 10 mins for BTC), a number of transactions are compiled into a block by a miner, and then the block is verified on the general ledger and added to the list of blocks ...