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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Do we know which mining software Satoshi used?

I am trying to figure out why the mining software is not included in the coin wallet you wish to mine and why do we need to find some third party less trustworthy sources to mine
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Storing wallet key for automatic transactions

Is there any way to do this? For example I don't even want to know what my wallet is, only my server (intranet), so that it can make automatic transactions for me based on thresholds. Or should I not ...
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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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How does Bitcoin Gigahashes Convert to Ethereum Megahashes?

I bought 6 XFX Rx 480 8GB graphics cards and I estimate they will do 25-30 megahashes with Ethereum. When looking on Amazon for other rig ideas I was reminded that they also sell Erupters. The ...
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How many gigabyte(internet use) needed for bitcoin mining in a month? [duplicate]

if I use Antminer s9 full-time in a month, how many gigabyte uses? I mean what is the internet usage((Download+Upload)) in a month? comment about duplicate: first of all I want know the usage not ...
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Decide Currency before buying mining hardware?

As different Crypto-Currencies have different underlying Algorithms (e.g. SHA256, Scrypt, CryptoNight, etc : Source). Does this mean that if I am looking to buy cryptocurrency mining hardware, I need ...
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Will expensive mining equipement have any worth in the future?

With more and more people picking up advanced ASIC miners, the difficulty is going up while the remaining coins are going down. If miners continue joining at this or a faster rate, the limit might be ...
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Mining Profitability

My friend's dad recently started mining BTC with his gaming PC while he's not using it. As far as I can see, this kind of mining is not profitable anymore. He gets 40 Mh/s on average and apparently ...
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I have a bitcoin miner

I have a bitcoin miner I purchased 5 months ago from B and C Tech Solutions. I want to sale my server but I don't know what type it is? The salesman said it is custom made and wouldn't give me any ...
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Is the Antminer S5 still worth it for low profit?

I'm thinking about getting an Antminer S5 for Christmas to jump start my Bitcoin mining adventure. Using CryptoCompare's profit calculator I see that I will be losing 60 cents per day with the current ...
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How important is Graphics Ram for hashing [closed]

Some altcoins are designed to be "memory intensive" to avoid use of ASICs to mine them. Does the RAM refered to here, mean the RAM of the computer or the RAM on the GFX card itself. When looking at ...
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Mining Difference with Multiple Rigs between Bitcoin and Zcash

I try to understand how the mining hardware environment is different between Bitcoin when centralized mining ecosystem is more encouraged compare to Zcash or Ethereum where pooling is more encouraged. ...
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GekkoMiner USB Help

I just received my first Gekkoscience USB Miner but I am having trouble setting it up. Could someone explain it too me how in baby words with download links and stuff? I got it to some what work but ...
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Repurposing old FPGAs

So, I have a couple of BTC mining FPGAs lying around from the earlier days when they were worth running (specifically a BPMC Red Fury and an ASICMiner Block Erupter). I'm wondering if these can be ...
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Is mining hardware particular to specific mining algorithm(s)?

In particular, I was pool-mining with scrypt algorithm, using my GPU (was not bitcoin, but another coin named gamecredits, at gmc.acidpool.com). I would like to purchase cheap mining hawdware (which ...
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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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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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Bitcoin calculator based on my machine

I tried to find an online tool that would allow me to calculate how many BTC (or portions of it) I might be able to mine with my computer, but I couldn't find an answer that is exhaustive. Is there ...
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Can an old bitcoin rig mine XVG?

I have an old block erupter, used to mine BTC with on Slush's pool. To operate it, I had to download their mining proxy onto another computer on my home network and configure the ASIC so it would ...
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If ASIC based machines can run at 14TH/s, why isn't the answer found almost immediately?

As far I understand correctly, the objective is to find a nonce which creates a hash with the specified difficulty. The current difficulty being around 1.4 trillion. If that is so, why doesn't a ...
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Why more threads reduce h/s rate?

I have dual xeon processors (total 48 cores). I am using cpuminer-easy with nicehash pool on fedora. I have noticed that if i keep my number of threads greater than 10, the h/s falls dramatically. I ...
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Is mining still profitable in october 2017 [duplicate]

Hi guys this is isaaq from UAE. I HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT MINING. IS BITCOIN OR OTHER COIN STILL PROFITABLE TO MINE. I WANT TO INVEST 100KUSD IN MINING. I WANT TO PURCHASR ANTMINER S9. PLZ ...
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How to resolve Minera cgminer “no devices found” error after installing additional GekkoScience USB-Antsticks?

I successfully completed my first attempt to configure my Raspberry Pi for Bitcoin mining with a GekkoScience USB Antstick and Minera; however, after installing additional Antsticks, my env somehow ...
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What computers are those in the picture?

I'm totally new to crypto currency mining and I have a picture where there is a rack of computers mining cryptocurrencies (supposedly). I'd like to know what computers are those and maybe availability ...
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Can I mine with both AMD gpu and AMD integrated graphics at the same time

Right off the bat I'm not planning to mine bitcoins but i would like to have this knowledge for some other cryptocurrency. I have an old pc with AMD A8 cpu that has integrated graphics and AMD Radeon ...
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What other purposes can I use my [obsolete] hashing hardware for?

It's pretty easy to reuse CPUs or Video cards that were previously used for Bitcoin hashing, but what can I do with FPGA hardware when the difficulty becomes too high for it to be worthwhile to mine? ...
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Bitcoin Mining ASICs used for cryptographic application? Rainbow tables?

What is the potential that the ASICs being developed for mining could be used for other cryptographic applications such as building rainbow tables? I know that for instance those that crack GSM with ...
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Gear/approach to legimitately mining (not buying) a single Bitcoin

Background I have a relative who has been trying to get into Bitcoin mining. He accidentally installed malware onto his home PC twice, thinking it was a mining tool. He understands mathematics but is ...
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Can High CPU Droplets from Digital Ocean be used for Bitcoin Mining? [duplicate]

Can the High CPU Droplets from Digital Ocean be used for Bitcoin Mining? Can they compete with GPUs? Digital Ocean High CPU Droplets
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How fast could AlphaGo mine bitcoins?

This question resulted out of a shower thought. In my naive understanding, both, training neural networks and mining bitcoins require a lot of math crunching that is best offset to ASICS and GPUs. ...
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Solo mining in Sep 2017 [duplicate]

Is solo mining still doable today? What is needed to tackle a whole block under a month alone, 100x Antminer S9, 100THash/s? Another question, does location play a role in this? Would it matter if ...
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When creating a Bitcoin Farm, how do you evade having 20,000 modems

How do you evade having to have 20,000 modems for all the Bitcoin Miners (utilising Antminer S9's)? Thanks!
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How can someone mine bitcoins at billions or trillions of hashes per second when the nonce is only 2^32 in size?

According to another similar question on Bitcoin Stack Exchange, https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Block_hashing_algorithm shows how the mining algorithm works for Bitcoin. The problem is, it shows the ...
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Is this the answer to Bitcoin's massive energy consumption issues? [closed]

In today’s world carbon footprint and efficiency matter. A lot of real world resources are burned away and a massive amount of computing power and electricity is spent on the bitcoin ledger to verify ...
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Crypto Mining with PC

I have PC - i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz & graphic: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 530. My Os is Ubuntu. How many Mh/s i could receive for Ethereum? Let's assume the current is free.
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What hashing speed does my hardware have?

I'm checking this page to know what hashing speed my hardware has. But there's no explanation about the acronyms. For my Core 2 Quad Q9650, what's the expected hashing speed?
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Antminer S7 Dual Power Supply

I am planning on powering up Antminer S7 with dual power supply per usermanual (https://shop.bitmain.com/files/download/Antminer%20S7%20user%20guide.pdf) page 4. It does not say minimum power ...
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How to generate 107 th/s [closed]

I was recently looking over some bitcoin specs for a friend who wants to create a miner and would like to get no less than 1 Bitcoin per month. According to: https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/...
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Can I mine bitcoin with a gaming computer? [duplicate]

Awhile ago i built a rather nice gaming computer it has CPU: intel i5 6600k GPU: Nvidia GTX 1080 Ram: 16 GB ddr4 PSU: corsair Ax1200W Water cooled system Would this be a decent mining machine. If so ...
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Why is the accept / utility of one of my miners consistently higher than the others?

I'm playing around with a couple of Antminer U2s, and two Block Erupters, running them off of a vanilla BFG setup using BTCGuild, I'm consistently seeing the following: So, I'm curious as to why one ...
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Bitcoin core Testnet version 4

I am Curious about bitcoin testnet. Since there is a massive change in bicoin mainnet i.e. https://bitcoin.org/en/alert/2017-07-12-potential-split Will Testnet4 be there and Testnet3 completely wipe ...
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Is it possible to make PoW ASIC-resistant through dynamically generated hash chains?

Bitcoin's static proof-of-work function SHA256(SHA256(data)) was apparently easy enough to be implement as ASIC which lead to the re-centralization we see today. But what if the PoW function changes ...
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Can I Hook Up RX-460 to Regular PCI Slot via PCI-E Riser

I have motherboard with 3 Regular PCI slots beside 3 PCI-Express slots. (https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M4A88TDV_EVOUSB3/specifications/) Can I Hook Up 3 RX-460 to Regular 3 PCI Slot via PCI-E ...
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Do I have to try to mine bitcoin in order to verify peoples transactions?

I started investing in bitcoin about a year ago, did minor research and decided mining wasn't worth it because of the odds against finding a bitcoin. Lately I've started wanting to verify peoples ...
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Should i mine with gaming pc? [duplicate]

i want to ask should i start mining with my gaming pc spec: (cpu) i7-6700K 4gh (gpu) 1060 3gb and will i get more bit than wasted power? and what miners you use ?
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With just standard desktop or laptop, is it possible to mine obscure altcoins in the hope that one of them will take off?

So just from the listing at coinmarketcap.com, there seems to be 954 cryptocurrencies right now. I imagine it's a bit like a startup, in that most of them will not survive. It's too late to mine the ...
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How to quickly check your mining speed?

Is there some website that provides some webminer or other way for a person to check their mining speed without actually joining any pool or doing solo mining? Alternatively, are there some miners ...
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Need Guide: what is the hashrate for ZOTAC P106-100 6GB GDDR5? [closed]

One vendor is offering 20 GPUs and each $224.00 . Is it good card for mining ETH and what is the best hash for this? Please let me know your experiences. Is it worth to buy for ETH or other coins?
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Fastest device to perform single-threaded SHA256 hashing

I am in the process of designing a cryptographic Proof of Storage (PoS) that relies on single threaded computation of SHA256 hashes. In practice, my algorithm is equivalent to computing for some ...
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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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