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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Hacking KNC Neptune / Jupiter / Titan miners back to life. Why not? on: September 08, 2022, 01:19:27 AM
Thank you for the quick informative responses.
Best place to download the 1.06 upgrade?

Hi Blake!

PM me an email address and I'll send you a link. I need to find a hosting site that will not just roll over so I can put this up, anyone got any ideas?


I'm just now noticing this, since I haven't been on here for a long while, but I've added your Titan Firmware image to my page. Cool
2  Bitcoin / Mining software (miners) / Re: Braiins OS: open-source mining firmware [S9, T1]. New release includes AsicBoost on: December 08, 2019, 08:54:34 AM
Well that sure is obvious that you didn't understand what I said, so perhaps relax and re-read it. Of course I didn't expect bOS to do anything with the controller off, that's the point. Roll Eyes And obviously it was related to the firmware, because I had done it numerous times already and the stock Bitmain firmware never did that. It also didn't do it again on my surviving board, after I went back to the stock firmware. That's the thing though, brainless miners can't hurt themselves. Until then, I have never had a board heat itself up, without a brain to tell it to do so. That would be very bad if they did. It would be a massive design flaw if the boards kept heating, since if your controller died and the fans went off, the boards would fry themselves and possibly catch fire.

And yes, I know all about turning on the controller last. I've been doing that for years too, since the KnCs are the same way. Actually, the old (Jun 2016 & Jan 2017 - V0.1) S9 Installation Guide is what I originally saw and saved, talking about using more than one PSU, so sorry, but that's wrong. They specifically mention not to power one board with separate PSUs, which makes perfect sense. And they mention powering the controller last.

Screenshot Link:

3  Bitcoin / Mining software (miners) / Re: Braiins OS: open-source mining firmware [S9, T1]. New release includes AsicBoost on: December 07, 2019, 05:13:08 AM
I have commented about that on this thread before. The "recommendations" are meaningless, IGNORE them like they don't exist.

Ah ok, well they should at least go in the proper direction, lol. But no, that's not why two of my boards fried. I already knew all about that with the voltages and such. As I said, I've been tweaking my old KnCs for years, but that's just common sense to me anyways. I was just pointing it out, since it could use a correction.

If you must know, mine fried due to some bug that allowed the boards to heat when just the controller was off and unplugged. Like I had been doing sometimes, I shutdown the miner via putty, let the boards cool completely, then unplugged the PCI-E from the controller. I wasn't powering off the PSU/boards, since I was using 3 EVGAs to power 2 S9s. Somehow, while I was off on the PC, those boards got a brain of their own and began heating back up! Naturally, they fried, since the controller was off, aka no fans. They shouldn't heat up at all without the controller, and no cube/board has ever done that to me before, but there you have it. I'm still curious how that's even possible. Huh Zombie boards ate braiins?!? Grin Tongue

That was a year ago or so, but I did email them all the details, so hopefully that got fixed. I like bOS, but that certainly put me off trying it again for a while! Gotta have that nice fan control though. Smiley And it's nice not to have limits, that was one of my many gripes about KnC miners. I could've cranked them up even more. Especially after I soldered the cables onto their insane, solitary PCI-E connector, which naturally loved to burn up and sometimes catch fire on people.
4  Bitcoin / Mining software (miners) / Re: Braiins OS: open-source mining firmware [S9, T1]. New release includes AsicBoost on: December 05, 2019, 12:47:01 AM
You can use the firmware that I provide and remove 1 fan. The chips will stay hotter and then the outlet fan will still carry the heat fairly well. If you increase voltage temps will increase as long as freq is high enough. I recommend 8.9.

Thanks, yeah I found your thread helpful when it came to settings and using the fixed firmware, before bOS came out. Smiley The more recent version of bOS is the only one that has allowed me to control both fans and frequency though. For me, Autotune firmware would let me control the fans, but obviously not the frequency. Fixed firmware would do the opposite, no matter what I tried. I went back and forth, manually added the settings, etc etc. The main thing for me, is getting the hot air into the room, so I wouldn't want less fans. I just run them at lower speed so they aren't too loud, keeping temps below 96C.

I manually adjusted my limits too, 96C for 100% fan and 100C critical. I'd love to change the fan from 100% though, since it's quite annoying and a waste of power to sometimes barely hit the limit, then go full throttle over and over until I bump the speed up a couple %, but I haven't found that setting yet. I'd prefer setting it maybe 5% more than my fixed fan speed. If that wouldn't do it, then frankly I want the thing shutting itself down. I know, I know, these aren't "home miners", but figuring out that setting would be golden for me.

Overclocking has nothing to do with that. If you want more "heating", simply add more miners. By overclocking, you are simply over-stressing the units, basically burning them out, so don't be surprised if they fail in the middle of winter...

If miners were free, then sure, but I don't have money to burn. The idea is to keep the costs less than the gas, by making use of what I have. At 11-12c p/kw electricity, S9s are no longer viable for me otherwise. I also used them that way last winter and they're still going fine. Well, minus the two boards that the early version of bOS killed, but that's another story. I've also overclocked my old KnC Neptunes in winter, and back when they were still profitable, for like 5 years now and they're still fine too. I'm finally starting to phase them out though, since S9s are getting cheaper, making it more cost effective. Obviously, overclocking does shorten the lifespan of electronics, but so far for me, the miners will be well beyond obsolete by the time I burn one out.

On the voltages, that's true, but in bOS, I've noticed that the lower you go in frequency, the higher the voltage it recommends, even going above the defaults. Of course the recommendations are just general guesses, but it has those guesses going backwards. So that might be confusing some people who don't know better. I agree, I haven't wanted to go above 9V either, but oddly bOS defaulted me to 9.1V on one board that always ran at 8.7, so I manually adjusted that one back down. It only did that after my over and underclocking though. Initially, it was 8.7V in bOS too. It's also my miracle board, aka the only one that didn't fry when the other two did.
5  Bitcoin / Mining software (miners) / Re: Braiins OS: open-source mining firmware [S9, T1]. New release includes AsicBoost on: December 03, 2019, 11:56:33 PM
You were mislead. The point of bOS is NOT overclocking, but actually UNDERclocking.

It is about achieving the best efficiency ratio, the maximum hash per watt you can achieve. Overclocking actually does the opposite (unless your electricity is free and unlimited), which in the end means you earn less money.

That's great and all, but some of us like using them to heat the house in the winter, so maximum TH and heat is the goal. Smiley The gas furnace here hasn't been used in about 3 years now, lol. Tongue I did notice that bOS recommends lower voltage with higher frequency, but that's backwards. So far, I run them around 700-725MHz @ 8.8-8.9V when it's the coldest, without a noticeable increase in HW errors. If I put it at the recommended "8.70V (for 700.0 MHz)", then I do get a lot more HW errors.
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Swedish ASIC miner company on: December 17, 2017, 01:28:14 AM
I'm surprised this thread is so dead, now that Neptune is profitable again, which is just wild!

smoothrunnings, Yeah that info is buried somewhere in this thread.

1) You can replace the beaglebone with a newer one, if you're sure it's not the controller board, but I don't know if the newest one is still compatible. Safest bet is getting an older one off of ebay or such. I have one board that has started acting glitchy with the latest firmware, but otherwise I haven't had problems with it.

2) Yes the cables have to go on the correct direction, with the red or blue stripe facing the exhaust side of the cube and facing port 1 (JP7 on the board, aka the LCD screen port) on the controller. A faulty cube, or cube connected to a bad port on the controller, will cause the whole thing to mess up. Try one cube on each port to narrow it down.
7  Economy / Exchanges / Re: BTC-e hacked ?? on: December 08, 2017, 11:07:01 PM
Have you received any balance compensations by wex? My coins are also gone.

Nope, they just replied back yesterday that they can't take my word for it. I already proved to them that the wallet is mine, all they have to do is follow the transaction to see that they still have my coin. I asked them if they still have the BTC-e backup, because all they would have to do is to restore my account and magically my coin would be back.

Edit: Here is exactly what they said:
WEX has bought out only digital balance from BTCE.
We don't see in logs any withdrawal transactions or trading orders fulfilled under WEX control.
All BTCE historical data on transactions and orders is not available, that's why we cannot approve or deny your words about the funds' balances.

What exit scam? I got most of my coins back in September, the only thing BTC-e lost was fiat, because OKPay "stole" it from them, and BTC-e socialized that loss reasonably well.

BTC-e most certainly haven't done an exit as you falsely claimed, they transferred the user base and crypto to who are happily trading away as usual, albeit with some tight verification requirements for fiat withdrawals.

Have you not bothered to read the thread at all? Maybe "exit scam" is the wrong term for what they have done, but they absolutely have "lost" aka stolen some people's coin! It's talked about here, on other threads, reddit, etc. I was sticking with them, instead of withdrawing, since they seemed honorable by their actions. Then they stole my coin. They are either crooks, or grossly incompetent. Either way, I sure as shit am not using them ever again and I hope they get what they deserve in the end.
8  Economy / Exchanges / Re: BTC-e hacked ?? on: November 25, 2017, 05:21:33 AM
Already being done by them. Guess the partial exit scam wasn't enough. I still think there will be large contracts on the admin's heads for what they did.

Yeah and I am still talking to support about my coin being gone now. Funny enough, they are actually responding, but it takes them forever. Right now they are telling me that my old BTC-e wallet isn't on my WEX account. No duh, lol. That's exactly the problem, it's all gone now! I doubt it will go anywhere, but I'll keep bugging them about it anyways.
9  Economy / Exchanges / Re: BTC-e hacked ?? on: November 09, 2017, 08:14:54 PM
So leave your BTCET on your account for a year or so and you'll get it bought out at 100% value, right now they are just buying up the cheap ones to save money.

Or have it all stolen by WEX and be told some BS about transactions.
10  Economy / Exchanges / Re: BTC-e hacked ?? on: October 26, 2017, 01:22:21 PM
But the main issue is that people who are verifying their accounts are reporting that some (or all) of their balances are being reduced to zero, and support is not responding. If you're wondering whether or not you should put money on there... maybe just to quickly swap one coin for another. I wouldn't keep funds there for any period of time. I prefer to use something like Shapeshift or Changelly for that anyway.

I haven't verified and my balance has been reduced to zero too.

This was their BS reply:
We informed in the news that we don't possess historical data on transaction and orders of the old platform, that's why we cannot approve or deny your words about funds deposit. The funds were credited to the new platform in the amount shown in your profile. During the period after BTCE closing and before WEX opening, all transactions were fulfilled out of control of the old platform as well out of control of the new one.
11  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: Bitminter bitcoin mining pool - Pays TxFees, Merged Mining, Fair PPLNS rewards on: August 26, 2016, 09:52:25 AM
I see a red block and I wanted it painted green.
I have to turn my head until the redness goes.


Nice I'm glad someone picked up on the song. Now where the hell did this 10ph come from? I think himawan is determined to crack this one. I hope it's gets us a double whammy!

Was a good one and good song. Funny enough, I've been playing the cover by Hidden Citizens to death lately, so it made me laugh extra. Smiley Yeah, we need all the help we can get to see more green! At this point, I'm just burning electricity with the small amount of old miners I've left on. It's a shame that my +.11c kwh is not worth it anymore to buy a new miner.
12  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: Bitminter bitcoin mining pool - Pays TxFees, Merged Mining, Fair PPLNS rewards on: August 12, 2016, 05:07:28 PM
I see a red block and I wanted it painted green.
I have to turn my head until the redness goes.

13  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: Bitminter bitcoin mining pool - Pays TxFees, Merged Mining, Fair PPLNS rewards on: July 23, 2016, 11:12:39 PM

Yeah, now the halvening is here. It will be interesting to see if the difficulty will drop some.

I figured the drop would be bigger than it was, but now it's showing a more significant drop in hashrate leading up to the next difficulty change. I guess people were hanging on, hoping for another price spike.
14  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: Bitminter bitcoin mining pool - Pays TxFees, Merged Mining, Fair PPLNS rewards on: July 10, 2016, 04:53:03 AM
I'm a bit late, but congrats on the 5 years Doc! Cheesy

Sadly had to shut my miners down today, except for the 3 little trivial ones that don't matter much to me on power consumption. Here's hoping for $1,200 so I can turn them back on, lol. Going by the price today, you'd think nothing major happened. Huh
15  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: Bitminter bitcoin mining pool - Pays TxFees, Merged Mining, Fair PPLNS rewards on: April 15, 2016, 03:15:17 PM
I wasn't necessarily advocating for longer shifts ( I don't think I was, or not in the way I'm thing about it). Maybe I was and didn't even know it Smiley .

Sorry for the confusion, yes, increasing the number of payable shifts to more than 10 is what I was talking about. I almost put just "lengthening the shifts", but I added "payable" thinking that would avoid the confusion. Clearly not. Tongue

Like the others said, an increase, or decrease won't earn you more, or less. The only value to increasing the number of payable shifts is to see less of those 0 BTC shifts, it's purely superficial. But unless you increase that number to something like 35, then these +90% bad luck streaks are still going to leave you with those 0 BTC shifts.
16  Bitcoin / Pools / Re: Bitminter bitcoin mining pool - Pays TxFees, Merged Mining, Fair PPLNS rewards on: April 14, 2016, 06:42:59 PM
Continuing to watch those high percentage scores fall into non-payable zone is getting very, very old.

I may have to look around at some of the other pools that pay out more frequently, but with a smaller payout. I know they will eventually work themselves out evenly in the long run. But...
But the long run isn't today.

I'm pretty sure that is the reason the hash power is going somewhere else. Which in turn causes a vicious circle. Less hash=longer to hit a blocks.
I thought I should chime in on this, since lengthening the payable shifts would actually force me to leave. I'm not sure how much longer I can keep my ~10.7TH of Neptune miners running anyways, but that would certainly kill it for me. Those dead zones are a gambling opportunity to save on electric without losing anything. Just 24hrs of downtime saves me $15. I hope to keep going until the halving, but we'll see. Would be great to see that idea bring more power hungry miners back to the pool, even if they only mine for around 2/3 of the month.

I could be wrong, but I doubt that most people leave over the payable shift length and instead leave because of the periods of bad luck. Nearly a week is a long time to see no payouts and some people just don't have the patience.

Hitting 4 or 5 blocks a month is not doing it. (That number may be, and probably is slightly inaccurate, but is probably becoming the average.) I know it evens out eventually, so I don't need to hear about that info.


Also just noticed the difficulty has gone back up again. Oh joy! Angry
The luck has indeed been bad lately. Jan and Feb were great though, well above expected earnings, so I can't complain. Sucks when it evens itself out though.  Undecided

Thank you for your pool DrHaribo! I started mining on Bitminter and will likely end here.  I think BTCGuild is the only other Bitcon pool I've used. Wish I could keep going, but the centralization is a killer. Can't say I'd cry over a few KnC-sized data centers burning to the ground, lol. Tongue
17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Swedish ASIC miner company on: February 14, 2016, 12:53:01 AM
yeah thanks glad i tripped over the knc ip address again

wondering if you  or others know...or have better google skills then me

Sorry I haven't replied sooner, some personal stuff has nearly destroyed me, so I haven't felt like coming around much at all these days. Anyways...yeah I have WinHTTrack sitting around too, but haven't used it much. As far as I know, it's really only good for cloning a site? I think it's near impossible to auto-backup that Wayback Machine archive with existing tools, since you can't really auto-follow each link with them. Whenever I do it these days, I just save each page in whatever browser I'm using. It's painstaking and time consuming. Maybe others know a better way.

As far as merging those archives, I think you would have to go through the HTML and re-connect all of the links that are now different. Added bonus would be to delete all of the links that weren't archived. One quite old batch tool that I like using for changing links is SearchAndReplace V2.5.1.0. If someone knows a better one, I'm all ears. Smiley
18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Swedish ASIC miner company on: January 29, 2016, 07:45:34 AM
Did you get a picture of your 'obviously' modified cut down 'heat sink plate' on the above also (or a link)

Here's the one I did a while back on my Neptune. Yep, Titan and Neptune Cubes are both laid out the same. I used a marker, ruler, a rotary with metal cutoff wheel and finished it off with some sandpaper. Oh and I clamped it down of course. You can see the first one got marred by the clamp, the rest I bent a piece of cardboard over it to protect it. Don't stress it too much, it's really not hard. That's the first time I've ever cut a metal plate like that and I have shaky hands! Fair warning though, it will get very hot if you use a rotary! Thanks for the old KnC IP link too, that's great! Smiley

For GenTarkin, I also did quite a few temp comparisons between the heatsink and fan upgrades, full gallery here:
19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Swedish ASIC miner company on: October 30, 2015, 11:04:29 PM
(I nominate TXSteve (Titan) and Telsaman..(Neptune)...  all those in favor...carries....hop right on that will you my good fellows..thanks ) Smiley

I'm a bit late responding on this, I had to search around the thread first, but tolip_wen actually did some rather extensive water cooling mods on the Neptune. Smiley One example: Edit: Whoops, wrong link, that was the Jupiter....fixed.

You just had to invoke Tesla, didn't you? Tongue While you have mentioned some things that people really should research before labeling with the tired and now powerless "Conspiracy Theory" label, you were also extremely offensive and aren't helping anyone with your approach. That was all also very off topic. I would suggest starting your own topic in the correct section, linking it in your signature, then only mentioning to go visit it in your posts. That way you won't end up getting your posts deleted when mods decide to prune the off topic posts. Wink

I won't debate these things any further on this thread, but...

As for Tesla, just fyi, I've used a variation of "Teslaman" since 1999/2000. Yes, he was an amazing, brilliant man, but he also wasn't perfect. I share his lack of caring for money, but unlike him, I don't ignore it. He was horrible with managing money and ultimately, that is why he met such as sad fate. Greedy people screwed him over for sure, as you mentioned, but he also had a hand in sabotaging himself. He also supported Eugenics. No one is perfect. Just because someone uses money and knows when to grab onto a good thing, doesn't make them greedy. No one who knows me would ever call me greedy, so there is just one place where you offended someone who would otherwise agree with you. Try not to pass such blanket judgments.

As for Anarchy, I'm an anarchist at heart, but I also know that it can never work on society as a whole. There is a minority of us who could easily make it work, but the majority of people need the rules, laws and at least a limited, small government, because they are not like us and no measure of education will make them so. Sadly, most anarchists will never realize this.

Which brings me to my last point. The reality is, as much as we may hate it, Bitcoin would never get anywhere in this world without the money side of it. This is not Star Trek, this world is ruled by greed and currency. To ignore this fact, is to ensure failure. Take advantage of a corrupt system that would otherwise take advantage of you. Instead of smelling the, purposefully addictive, scented green like many people will do, we can actually use that money to promote better things, or get ourselves prepared and self-sufficient. I'm sorry to say, in a truly free world, greed will always persist, along with every other vice, and a world like Star Trek will never happen. Something like Avatar is more realistic, where the minority of us have to keep a check on the majority. We are the anti-elite, also small in number, but just as influential.

Now back to your regularly scheduled programming. Tongue
20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Swedish ASIC miner company on: October 20, 2015, 02:51:54 AM
hey teslaman, good to see you -- you were putting out a lot of good info on modding these things back when there was very little if any other info to go on. Copper heatsinks, 2 part thermal epoxy, noctura fans, cutting the Eplate and probably a bunch of other stuff I forgot, were all originally his ideas. After doing and redoing a bunch of these thing I like to think I learned a few of my own tricks too, but he got the ball rolling. thx dude  Smiley

Cheers man, much appreciated and you're most welcome! Smiley Indeed, I've no doubt that people have expanded on those ideas with even more improvements, which is what it's all about. Cool I'd like to try some more things, but I'm still working my way outta the hole this Neptune put me in, lol. Speaking of bitter (cold), way up north from you, I'm already switching over to using my miners for heat, brrrr! Seems like we completely skipped Fall up here.
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