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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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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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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How to Reset Dragon Miner 1TH/s IP Address?

How can I reset the IP address of a Dragon Miner 1TH/s machine? Mistakenly, I entered the wrong IP in the miner when changing the network IP address, and now my miner is not visible on the network. ...
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Can I install custom software on an Antminer S5?

It is possible to install custom software (another than cgminer) on Antminer hardware? For example on antminer s5?
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What requirements does a router need to fulfill to support a network of 50 miners?

I am running a network with fifty miners, and I am experiencing network problems with my current router from ASUS, because its memory fills up and it requires to restart in order to work properly. I ...
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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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What's more important GPU cores or GPU memory?

I have been on the sidelines, watching on and off, looking to attempt mining a few coins. I have also looked at just buying coins, but found that's not so easy to do with anonnimity with all the ...
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Can someone explain the reason for this discrepency in speeds?

Can anyone shed some light on why this is happening? Firmware is reporting 15TH/s but BFGMiner says its only running at 200GH/s
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im planing to buy BTC miner but the place im keeping it in suffers of power cuts everyday for approximately 15 minutes. will it operate?

im buying bitmain s9 for the 1st time and i have 0 experiences. if the power cut off for like 15-20 min everyday and come back will the miner operate by it self ? or i have to do it my self everyday. ...
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Dragonmint T1, cannot find on network anymore (AngryIP Scanner) + NO SDCARD SLOT

I was using Braiins OS for a while, but couldn't get the voltages to settle down no matter what I did, so I went to Braiins OS website and noticed they would no longer be supporting the DM-T1, so I ...
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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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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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How long until an Antminer S9 becomes obsolete and should be replaced?

I'm currently considering the purchase of a few Antminer S9 13.5 THs and I'd like to have an idea of how long I could (or should) plan to use one before replacing it with a newer model. I've seen ...
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What is the significance of this red light on the Bitmain S9 board?

How can I fix this issue? Is it fixable?
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crypto currencies mining

For now i can't afford a great GPU for mining. But what i am thinking is... To mine a very low difficulty coin as much as i can with my old cpu and gpu and wait untill the currency price grow up. But ...
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Problems with CGMiner 4.9.2

I have tried reaching out for assistance in other Bitcoin forums, to no avail as apparently I have bought miner hardware that is not supported by the people who are responsible for CGMiner software. ...
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The warpwallet challenge 2

here you can find a public challenge aimed to brute force a brain wallet private key, derived from 8 char long [a-zA-Z0-9] passphrase with a salt of "a@b.c". Is it possible to adapt an hashing ...
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Where can I find the right parts to mount 4-6 GPUs inside a server case/chassis?

I'm building a cryptocurrency GPU mining rig inside a 4U Rosewill server case/chassis. I'm doing this because the typical open-air frame setup is not ideal for where my rig will be located. I know ...
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Where can I download Amd catalyst center version 16.9 or 16.11?

This one https://forum.ethereum.org/discussion/11159/rx-480-sapphire-nitro-oc-4gb-modded-to-8gb-31-mh-1225-2200-mhz says that I should download Amd catalyst center version 16.9 or 16.11 other ...
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Can I use a Gridseed ASIC miner with a Raspberry Pi 3 B?

Could I use the Gridseed ASIC miner with a Raspberry Pi B? If so, how?
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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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Miner hardware problem

So, I have been mining LTC with a custom rig (see below for hardware details) and this morning it was down. When I restarted it, it worked fine for two minutes then shut down again without beep nor ...
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How many different hybrid miners out there now that can mine bitcoin + litecoin at the same time? And where is a reliable source to buy them?

I'm looking to buy a hybrid bitcoin/litecoin miner. Which ones are reliable and where can I get them in the US?
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Litecoin mining efficiency with pci-e 8x/16x

Is it essential to select a motherboard with native 2x pci-e 16x support or will 2x pci-e 8x do the same job?
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Custom hardware mining on a block header

I am looking for a hardware miner that would allow me to send it a block header and it would loop through the nonce performing hashing and return either a success with the nonce number or fail (once ...
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How much hash power exists in redundant mining hardware?

I'm trying to understand the feasibilty of a hostile nation-state performing a double spend attack on bitcoin. Assuming mining profitability is not a concern, I wonder if they could buy or borrow ...
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How can I mine a block, in C#, on a new Testnet network where no other miners exist?

I want to demonstrate how to use NBitcoin or the most simple C# function to collect transactions for use in a block then sign that block submit it into the Bitcoin-QT network client on the RPC port? ...
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How to test whether Biostar TB250-BTC in operational?

I bought second-hand TB250-BTC but it looks like dead: no led blinking cpu fan not spinning no action when I try to turn it on (with/out DVI, with/out M2, with 24-ATX connector) changed CMOS ...
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KNC Neptune (mining hardware)

I have a two KNC Neptune miners that I can no longer log into, as I don't have a record of the username/password. In order to correct this, I need the executable firmware update files in re-order to ...
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What should i do with my used antminer? How should i set it up?

ive just purchased a 2nd hand s9i antminer, got it for £200, a great deal i thought, what tasks should i perform before installing? i was thinking of opening it up and looking inside, just to see what ...
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What advantages do large-scale miners have?

Do established mining hardware companies (e.g., Bitmain) offer discounts to mining operations that place large orders (e.g., orders for 100s or 1000s of units)? Since this is a competitive business, ...
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Recommendation for educational mining

I've been running a full bitcoind node (Ubuntu) for a while now and would like to experiment with mining for educational purposes. Googling anything to do with "Bitcoin mining" is fraught so ...
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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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Bitcoin Gold wallet/ miner

I have my Bitcoin Gold wallet up and running and have my BTG in there. Does it mine automatically, or is there something i am to do to start mining?
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16x Presence Short (1x Riser)

I have an MSI Z77a-GD65 and I need to short one of the slots to get it to work. The MB was working fine with 5 GPUs until a couple of weeks ago when one of the slots stopped working. I know it's the ...
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Can I connect 2 different PSU's to 1 GPU?

I have 2 PSU's 850W and 750W 1 motherboard and 4 cards 280x GPU's. I would like to connect 2 of the GPU's to a second PSU. So it means 2 cards are powered by PSU A. and 2 by PSU A via the motherboard ...
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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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Is it possible to use hardware RNG with ccminer or similar mining software

So - I have one of the original LockBox devices - we no longer use. It's basically a micro atx motherboard and enclosure with processor and hdd and ram... simple stuff. There is a hardware RNG on it ...
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Mining computer graphics driver yes or no?

Im about to add a second graphics card to my computer to enhance its mining capability. My question is, should i install the graphics driver for the new card even though it is not needed to run the pc ...
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does OpenCL on Nvida work as well as OCL on ATI?

in most cases I've seen mining techniques listed as either ATI with OpenCL or Nvidia with Cuda. but I have seen Nvidia graphics that claim to support OpenCL. is this implementation different or would ...
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Previously functional Bock Erupter Cubes suddenly throwing errors and will not mine

For the past two months I have been mining, without incident, using the stratrum proxie on my block cubes. I run the proxie, alternating, from two different systems so I don't believe anything has ...
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Is there any way that I could find out the market share of each miner manufacturer?

I am considering getting into mining myself. And I would like to compare different mining equipments and how many people are using each of the equipment. It seems like it is really hard to find the ...
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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 ...