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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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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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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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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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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US Power Supply for Antminer s9

I have ordered Antminer S9. After doing some research I discovered that APW3+-12-1600 PSU 1600W is a recommended power supply however it requires 200+ voltage which is not available to me. I live in ...
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Current FPGA Competitiveness

I know CPUs and GPUs can't really compete with ASICs anymore but what about FPGAs? Are they still reasonable? Anyone have a ballpark idea of what kind of Gh/s (or Mh/s) has been done with something ...
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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 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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Why are companies selling mining hardware instead of using it themselves?

I'm not (yet) using Bitcoin, and I'm just approaching this world as of now. I stumbled upon some merchants that sell mining hardware (with some GH/s). But I've yet to understand what they gain, apart ...
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Effect of Mining on Hardware

I've installed a mining client on My Macbook pro, which was giving almost 1 MHash/s at full capicity. I found on some reddit thread that Mining may affect the hardware i.e. mother board or graphic ...
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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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Can I use an old Pentium 4 desktop for mining if I upgrade it with a good GPU?

I know that the most important thing for mining is a GPU. I read some stuff about it but I never read a specific answer to this simple question. I have some old desktop computer. Pentium 4 (~1GHz) ...
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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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Radeon RX 580 8GB vs 4GB. Does memory matter?

Does GPU with more memory provide better mining for Ethereum? Here is a Quora an answer: In general, 4GB is sufficient for even the most demanding hashing algorithms and you will not see any ...
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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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Where can I find a full list of all Bitcoin mining hardware ever used?

I want to know where I can find a full list of Bitcoin mining hardware. I don't want a list of the most profitable hardware, I just want a list with the greatest number of Bitcoin miners (don't care ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to run the Miner using 2Pac BM1384 USB miner

I have created a batch file and  I tried to run it. But when I click on the batch file to run it. But the command line window appears for a fraction of a second and then disappears. cgminer.exe  --...
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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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Could the $25/£16 Raspberry Pi computer be used to run mining equipment?

Raspberry Pi $25/£16 PC article I saw this article today and it looks like a really interesting development in budget computing. It's a $25 barebones computer that runs Linux, and can play games ...
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What hash rate can a Raspberry Pi achieve? Can the GPU be used?

A Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized $25 (or $45, for the deluxe option) computer, designed for educational use. Has anyone tried running mining software on it? If so, what's the hashrate like? (...
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Regarding use of bitcoin mining hardware for generating sha 256 hash, other than bitcoin mining

I'm not interested in bitcoin mining , I just want to generate sha256 hash of all possible input string of 64 characters length , can I use bitcoin mining hardware just to generate just sha256 hash ...
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Mining profitability sounds too good! Where is the catch? (2017 edition)

Given the staggering increase in BTC value over the last few months (nearly 600% in 12 months), I am kicking myself for not getting into the game earlier. I've been lurking around this for years but ...
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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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Avalon AUC2 converter for Avalon 6? Can I use a USB controller of sorts?

I can not find a single AUC2 converter for the Avalon 6. Canaan.io seems to be extremely uninformative concerning what this thing is and where to get one and it is sold separately from their Avalon 6! ...
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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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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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Why does the Bitcoin pool reject my Antminer D3 shares?

I hope somebody can help, since I have received my antminer D3 and connected it to the antpool, all my shares are getting rejected. I am mining bitcoins but all of them are getting rejected. I have ...
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Why Are My Gridseed Blades Exploding? What Components Are Exploding?

I'm wanting to get into mining not so much for the mining reward but because I support the idea of decentralised currency and the power of peer to peer transactions. However I have a problem with ...
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Is there dedicated mining hardware available to mine cryptonote coins?

I'm talking about hardware such as USB miners, etc. I'm asking, because I see people mine with 86kH/s on my pool…
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Mining Theory: GPU/ASIC Computation vs Co-processor Computation

I am very new to bitcoin and I am trying to understand a bit about mining theory. I do not dispute the convention of using ASIC based computation for bitcoin mining, but rather I'm curious about why ...
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How to calculate the average worker hashrate on a pool?

I just calculated the average hashrate of all poolminers on Slushpool by dividing the Pool Scoring Hash Rate by the amount of active workers: So with current values that is: 641.1 Ph/s / 30287 ~= 21,...
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Best Hashing Algorithm to mine in 2017? SHA? Scrypt? [closed]

I have always been interested in mining cryptocurrency and I am wondering what the best hashing algorithm to mine is? I've looked at the list of the most popular crypto currencies and it seems they ...
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Minig 0.5BTC per month with a single AntMiner S9

I've used some calculators and the most I've found is mining around 0.06BTC a month. That's without electricity, internet, and cooling. How much do the major pools mine with a single S9? Can it be ...
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FPGA mining setup with Altera DE2-115

I have an Altera DE2-115 FPGA and I want to try mining. I found this project https://github.com/progranism/Open-Source-FPGA-Bitcoin-Miner/tree/master/src but when I try to start it, it says ERROR: ...
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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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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 ...
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Will a bitcoin miner work for other currencies?

If I purchase a card (or similar device) that claims to mine Bitcoins at 10 GH/s, will that device also work for other currencies? That is, would the device also work on a multi-pool for litecoins, ...
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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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Is it worth it to mine while using my laptop for misc. purposes?

I have never mined any cryptocurrency and know nothing about the market or how the earnings from mining fluctuate, but I do have my computer turned on a lot of hours a day while studying, watching ...
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Will mining significantly increase the power consumption of my PC?

I have a PC that is always on 24/7. I use it as an SSH and backup server, and it has a modest, not-too-great GPU that sits idle most of the time. I hear a lot of talk about mining not being cost-...
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Can you mine remotely

Is it possible to set up a rig in a location where you will only be once a few months, antminer. In summer temp may reach high 80s during day otherwise cooler temps... I wasn't sure what would go down ...
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Cooling GPU in a rig

I don't know if this is the correct forum for asking this kind question please let me know. Anyway, I have a small rig with two GPUs (SAPPHIRE Pulse Radeon RX 580 8G GDDR5 Dual HDMI/DVI-D/Dual DP ...
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Were one or more machines required to be running 24/7 on the network after the first block was mined?

After mining the genesis block, did Satochi have to leave his computer running to mine the subsequente empty blocks? Was he running the whole network on a single node or did he require multiple ...

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