Questions tagged [mining-setup]

For questions concerned with the physical setup of mining hardware including power supply and heat dissipation.

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When did Bitcoin Core deprecate the mining function?

I understand that bitcoin clients originally allowed users to run their own node and mine. This was back when mining was mainly GPU-based. When was the mining functionality removed from Bitcoin Core?
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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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Does anyone have information on liquid immersion for BTC mining?

I was looking into cooling costs of Bitcoin mining, and air cooling has many problems. It isn't very efficient, it is noisy, dust and other particles can get sucked into the machines leading to extra ...
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Can a Butterfly Labs Mini Rig SC cause health concerns if stored in a bedroom?

Assuming heat and noise factors are not a concern, are there any additional issues (radiation) to be concerned about? How far should this device be stored away from children's play rooms and sleeping ...
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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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What open source miner applications are there?

What open source miner applications are there? Especially to see how the mining process works.
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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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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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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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What are stale shares and what can I do to avoid them?

When I mine at a pool, only a part of my shares are accepted. There is a small percentage which is marked as stale. As far as I know I only get paid for accepted shares, so what are these stale ...
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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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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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Are there any Mining OS to be started from USB?

Considering my PC as a mining rig I don't want to install anything on HD. Setting up a system with full GUI mining capabilites (proprietary drivers, OpenCL, ...) can take some time. An out of the box ...
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Do I need a wallet to start mining?

Oh, sorry. The question is really simple: Do I need a wallet to start mining and "keep" this bitcoins? or Can I just stay with my bitcoins in my computer?
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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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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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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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Is there a way to mine with many graphics cards without having a PC for each one (or two)?

I have a serious stash of radeon cards, some great, some fairly crap. I figure with them all running it all adds up. Problem is, running a PC for each card will get expensive, so is there any known ...
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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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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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Power supply for Litecoin mining rig

I've been told my power supply needs to be of a good brand and have sufficient power for all the hardware, with some to spare. A 80+ gold PSU is more expensive but could be the best idea. I'm ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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4 Questions for mining bitcoin in cloud [duplicate]

I have four questions about the general mining bitcoin  in the cloud. I have a unlimited bandwith web hosting . Can i mining bitcoin with web host ? (my web host support : CGI, PHP, ASP.NET, SSI, ...
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Block Erupters Continue to err out

Does anyone else have this problem? I have to restart that computer and mining rig about once a day. More than half will err out over 12 hours. They can't recover by themselves? O.S.: Ubuntu ...
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disregard power costs for mining in the winter? [duplicate]

My theory is that if you are mining in the winter you should discount power costs completely, since the heat generated by your miner will contribute to the heating of your home and thus cause your ...
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Trying to use Block Erupters with Ubuntu 13.04

I'm trying to Mine with ASICMiner's Block Erupters on Ubuntu 13.04. I've installed everything (bitcoin-qt, cgminer, bfgminer, I've got the block erupters in usb hubs hooked up to my ubuntu box). But ...
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PCI-E v1 2 and 3 differences in mining?

Is there any difference in hashrate if I mine from mainboard with pci-e v1 v2 or v3. Also is there difference if I use x1 slot with extension to x16?
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Using ATI and Nvidia Cards together

I want to mine Litecoin on an ATI 7950 while being able to play on my GTX 680. Is this possible ? If yes then how ?
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Adding an additional GPU for LTC mining

I've just recently started litecoin mining on a kind of old AMD GPU. My motherboard has space for 2 additional cards. I'd like to drop in a new card specifically for litecoin mining, but... I'm not ...
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Parts of a Bitcoin Mining Rig

Original question: How important is a strong CPU and GPU for ASIC mining? I would assume that the GPU could be a cheap one because even if its high-end it probably won't help, and that the CPU should ...
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Bitcoin rig setup, connecting a Butterfly Labs unit using USB

I'm currently running a rig with seven block erupters in a 10 connector powered USB hub. After taking the USB fan into account, I have an additional two USB ports available. The host is an old laptop. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...