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How loud (dB) are BTC ASIC facilities/rooms/shelves?

I am just trying to get an idea of how loud (dB) these ASICs are when many of them are grouped up in an area. I know it may vary quite a lot based on the number of ASICs, size of the area, and many ...
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Opportunity for cheap electricity | Want to create a small BTC farm | Help

I am a business owner and I know enough about BTC to believe in it and buy it. I also do understand what a blockchain is etc., but I am not an expert when it comes to the hardware. Recently I got an ...
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Where do you get the transaction data & where do you submit your work?

The concept of bitcoin mining (hash functions & the goal) are well elaborated on many sites. There are also lots of examples. However, when going into real production I guess you need data like ...
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How Do I Stop My Voltage Converter From Overloading?

I have been trying to run miners that I obtained from Whatsminer They require 220V - 240V power source. Since I live in the United States, I have tried 110 to 220 V step up converters. I have tried 3 ...
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How do I submit hashes to a stratum URL?

I have block hashes mined from bitcoind. I want to submit it to a pool. How do I do that?
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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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Best way to set up gpu mining rig? [closed]

Before you yell at me for how bad gpu mining is, its the only thing within my budget right now. But Im not sure what equipment to use, or how to set it up. I know I need to set up my mother board and ...
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Antminer s3 no ethernet setup

So, Im the only tech savvy guy in my house unfortunately, and I live in the middle of nowhere, so my modem/ethernet data limit is limited to 10 gigs. My only way of feeding the internet to my computer ...
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Best ASIC miner for someone on a budget

Ive looked all over for decent ASIC miners under 150$. Ive gotten very mixed reviews on the ones Ive found and are very new to mining in general. I would like a simple ASIC usb capable of at least BTC ...
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Bitcoin Mining using an iPhone?

Is it possible to start Bitcoin mining using an iPhone with 4G internet connection? Storage is not an issue,or is it? (Mine is 256GB).
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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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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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For the Avalon 741, would a suitable PSU be the Leadex II 1200W?

It is remarkably difficult to get the suggested EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 W PSU to the UK. I am wondering if this PSU would be likely a reasonable alternative.
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setup bitcoin miner on older hardware

Hey my name is Philip and i would like to setup a bitcoin miner. I am working on a school with loads of older pc's that i thought to be fun to set up for mining bitcoins, and i'm asking if it would ...
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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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What type of power supply do Gridseed G-Blade need?

I have recently purchased 2 Gridseed G-Blade Miners, not realising the power supplies didn't come with them. Do I need a specific PSU to power them? Or can I get an AC adapter and plug them straight ...
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how can i do mining on vmware machine

I am new to bitcoin mining. i have gui-miner, setup a slash mining account, and i have a VM Ware machine setup for mining. i have my own reasons for using a VM Machine and not my own... now ...
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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 ...
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PSU for Bitmain Asic miner

I have a S3+ ASIC miner and 500w PSU My question is that what do I need to convert a 4+4 PCI-E into a 6+2 PCI-E or two 6+2 PCI-E. Thanks in advance
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What power cord to use with BITMAIN PSU?

As I introduced in my previous question which no one answered I'm having some problems with bitmain's power cord So the simple main question is what power cord to use ?? I used a 250v 10-16A 3*0....
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Why does my Antminer S7 power down right after startup?

Before asking the question I'll better introduce what I am doing: I have: Antminer S7 (Bought from BitMain) BitMain PSU (Bought from BitMain) 220V & 10-16A & 3*0.75mm^2 Power Cord for the ...
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What PSU to use with antminer s7

I'm planning to buy myself a Bitmain Antminer S7 Batch 9. Unfortunately, the Bitmain PSU (APW3-12-1600-B2) is not available to me, and I need to replace it with a regular PSU from another shop. I ...
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Antminer U3 not detecting in cgminer nor bfgminer?

I am using windows 7. I have installed the driver successfully by zadig. In cgminer when I open the .bat file, it just doesn't open and gets closed immediately. When I open in bfgminer it says no ...
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Need to increase mining operation power handling

What hardware do you need to increase mining operation power handling distribution for capabilities of handling the voltage/wattage? Any information about this topic is appreciated, thank you.
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How do USB ASIC Miners Work?

How do the USB ASIC miners work? Do you just plug them into a power source and they start mining? Do you have to set them up for a first time? Do you need to use a mining program still?
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Does Bitcoin mining benefit at all from having more video memory?

Example: I am mining on a Windows computer with guiminer on an onboard gpu. Will assigning more memory to the IGP improve its performance while mining?
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Bandwidth speed for Bitcoin mining? [duplicate]

I think to setup an ASIC Ant Miner in my university apartment. I am new to Bitcoin mining and since the university network does block any Bitcoin related connections I was thinking to use my ...
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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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Does having twice as many miners give you twice as much revenue?

A good friend lives in an apt that includes utilities in his rent and I'm going to lease a desk space in his pad to mine bitcoins. I have a few questions before I get started. All of the mining ...
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Locating Server-Grade PSU-to-PCIe Power Cables for Bitmain Antminers?

Does anyone know where breaker boards and cables can be purchased online that provides four PCIe 6-pin connectors to power an Antminer C1 from a server-grade power supply unit (PSU)? Background: I ...
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Does the power supply matter?

I have a Gridseed 5-chip ASIC miner and am running 2 amps into it. Will this impact how it works and if it works at all if I use 2 amps instead of 5?
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What could be the reason for one loop being significantly more power hungry on an SP20?

One of the loops on my Spondoolies SP20 is misbehaving. I underclocked everything but this loop (number 4) does not seem to care what settings I make. It seems to be running at twice the speed (and ...
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How much currency, on average, to expect from Bitcoin mining? [duplicate]

As mining difficulty continues to rise, I don't know if it is even worth trying. My question to the users actively mining is, how many Bitcoins, on average, are most miners making? And any recent ...
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Asus R9 270x mining 24/7 setup

I'm using Asus R9270X-DC2T-2GD5 for mining and the temps remain stable at 68C or below even with 99% GPU load for hours. Stock cooling with my Cooler Master CM 690 II case with positive air flow. I ...
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How to power the Bitmain Antminer C1?

Bitmain has a new miner out that is pretty cool (water cool to be exact) called the Antminer C1. I have an S1 so I am familiar with the basic operation of the Antminers. However, I'm a bit baffled ...
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External GPU for mining [closed]

Of course, there are lots of ASICs out there with exponentially more hashing power. But I'm not yet ready to invest and dedicate to one coin. Is there a mining solution in which one can set up an ...
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Which bitcoin miner ASIC can use without leave power on computer?

after search and read a lot of bitcoin miner posts in the web, yet I have one doubt before buy bitcoin hardware... I have read about ASIC Hardware of ButterFly Labs, Avalon, Knc, USB Erupter and ...
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mining pcie 16x and 1x together caused rejects [closed]

I have 5 msi radeon R9 290 cards and this board https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z87PLUS/specifications/ . With 3 pcie 16x everything runs smooth but, as soon as I add the first 1x into the equation, ...
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Icarus Detect Failed

I have been running raspberry PI with 4 Erupter modules connected to Pi Hub for 5 days with no problems. Yesterday I checked the modules and the idle lights were on and there was no mining. 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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5gpu 2psu scrypt mining rig shuts down 1hour later [closed]

I built the following rig: 5x SAPPHIRE TRI-X R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 OC (UEFI) 1x AeroCool Templarius Imperator 1150W 80 Plus Gold 1x HighPower Tech 1200w Gold Plus (HP-1200-G14C-GOLD) 1x Gigabyte GA-...
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Can I use one graphics card for games and one for Bitcoin mining, without losing performance?

I have a GTX660 right now, but I bought an R9 290x recently. I was wondering if I can leave both in my pc and use one (the GTX660) for Bitcoin mining and one (the R9 290x) for everything else (mostly ...
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Bitcoin mining by using solar energy. Is it possible? [closed]

I have a peculiar question concerning about bitcoin mining, for example, in Brazil it is unfeasible due to the high cost of electric power. Is it possible to do mining by using solar energy? Does ...
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CPU bottleneck and Scrypt mining?

Im planing to set up a small energy efficient mining rig, im planing to use a low power CPU/MOBO bundle, this is my favorite: Biostar A68I-350 (with 1 DIMM DDR3 4Gb) It takes only 18W TDP and has one ...
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Effect of internet connection speed on solo mining [duplicate]

I have a set of PCs hasing at 100 kH/s and currently the network difficulty is 2674.36329706. My power usage is 200 W, and as per https://www.litecoinpool.org/calc?hashrate=100&difficulty=2674....
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Litecoin miner crash with no apparent reason

I have a machine with 1 R9 X280 running on Intensity 13. It ran for 2 weeks with no problems, and now it's been crashing every day, or even up to 4-5 times a day. (Crashing as in rebooting with no ...
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Mining: Memory clock speed theory

I am mining on Radeon HD 7850 2G I increased GPU clock speed to max 1050 available in AMD overdrive. and then I started to increase memory clock speed. Mining performance is dropping when memory ...
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does cgminer re-calculate every nonce from ASIC?

i'm running a huge bunch of block erupter on my old computer, and the cpu time is too high to add more usb dongle miners, so i wonder if cgminer is recalculating the insufficient diff nonces and ...
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scrypt mining rig suggestions

i went to configmyrig.com and selected the options to hit something close to 5mh. here is a screenshot: http://s28.postimg.org/uayj19exp/Screen_Shot_2014_01_09_at_11_21_58_PM.png i'll be scrypt ...
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Same setup different hash rate

I have one computer with windows 8.1 13.11 driver and a 280x which gets 720KHS and another computer with the same setup which gets 620KHS. They have a different cpu ram and psu (both have quality ...
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