Questions tagged [mining-setup]

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

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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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Can I use Bitcoin mining as a data furnace to heat my home?

One of the waste products from Bitcoin mining is the heat that is given off by the GPUs. On cold days could this excess heat be used to warm a home, essentially creating a data furnace? When it gets ...
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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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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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What software/hardware is required to mine with an FPGA?

I have been looking for a device that would allow me to mine Bitcoins without too much noise and heat. Something relatively small that I could keep in a shelf without worrying too much about it. A ...
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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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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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