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August 06, 2015, 09:19:34 PM
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Lucky man! Im solo mining since a long time and still no block!  Tongue

Wondering, Im not a pro but I think you but a lot of artic silver on 1 chip. I dont think it make a problem but you could probably save some.  Wink


Hey Valkir! Well yes, there's a lot on each chip and I could probably have saved some but if you lay a straight-edge on the heatsinks and across the chips you'll see there is a huge amount of play in the distance between the chips and heatsink. Using a larger dollop (never do this with a computer cpu) you can use the squishy method and have it fill in the larger gaps along with the small ones without physically measuring each chip's gap. Yes, on some you get an overflow but it doesn't hurt the board. It might even transfer superficial heat from the board and solder points to the heatsink for dissipation. Less heat = longer lasting hashing! Smiley



Good luck with your miner! Are you using an ASIC too or usb/gpu/cpu mining?





Little update on my S3, Best hash since restart is a measly 5,536,611. I restarted 4 hours ago because I wanted to move him to a slightly cooler area.  

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August 06, 2015, 09:22:49 PM
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I have some S5 some S3 and a Avalon 4.1  Wink

Trying some solo when I have some time to play with them!

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August 06, 2015, 09:28:37 PM
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Yes, on some you get an overflow but it doesn't hurt the board. It might even transfer superficial heat from the board and solder points to the heatsink for dissipation.
Most people that redo the thermal paste (make sure it's non-conductive!) do so specifically to remove the overflow.  Thermal paste is designed to fill microscopic gaps between a chip and heat sink, it's not meant to bridge large air gaps.  If your heat sink is that warped you should probably look to thermal pad (3M makes some nice ones) between the chip and heat sink - trying to use thermal paste like caulk is not effective or recommended.


Best hash since restart is a measly 5,536,611.   
10^6 to 10^7 are pretty normal shares to an S3, 10^8 happen frequently.  I've only seen a >10^9 share on mine twice.
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August 06, 2015, 09:39:01 PM
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I have some S5 some S3 and a Avalon 4.1  Wink

Trying some solo when I have some time to play with them!


That's some serious hashing!





 I'm sure you'll hit if you keep at it. Best of luck!  



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August 06, 2015, 09:48:07 PM
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Most people that redo the thermal paste (make sure it's non-conductive!) do so specifically to remove the overflow.  Thermal paste is designed to fill microscopic gaps between a chip and heat sink, it's not meant to bridge large air gaps.  If your heat sink is that warped you should probably look to thermal pad (3M makes some nice ones) between the chip and heat sink - trying to use thermal paste like caulk is not effective or recommended.


Best hash since restart is a measly 5,536,611.  
10^6 to 10^7 are pretty normal shares to an S3, 10^8 happen frequently.  I've only seen a >10^9 share on mine twice.



Good point, Mikestang! Normally I would agree, but Arctic Silver Ceramique can bridge moderate gaps and due to it's aluminum and zinc oxide composition it provides better thermal conductivity between the chip and the sink than a thermal pad. I should have mentioned that you shouldn't bridge larger gaps with normal everyday paste. They claim 2 - 10c better cooling over metallic pads and pastes. I see 8c on CPU chips I build. I didn't measure the temps before/after with my little S3.


The only drawback is that it stays semisolid for the first 2 days or so until the formula settles into position. But some pastes and pads re-liquify with each cycle of the chip so it could be worse! Cheesy


 

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August 09, 2015, 05:05:20 PM
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I saw this thread popped out weeks ago until I found this topic on the services section: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1144811.0
Since you hit a block with an old miner, why don't I do the same? (Even if mine are two old gridseeds that produces 10gh/s each) Since it's only stocked in the drawer, why don't I take the chance of the lifetime too? Congrats on finding a block, hope I find mine soon! Cheesy

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August 09, 2015, 08:22:16 PM
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holy crap lucky man Smiley
Good to know it's still possible to mine in solo!


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August 10, 2015, 01:17:49 AM
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This is awesome to see that a block can be solo mined still with so little hash. My self since I just started getting into mining, I am only running a s3 and a s1 but both are on pool's. I have always been told don't do it solo because you wont make anything. I am glad to see some one prove them wrong even if it wasn't me. Congratz and I am glad to see you are supporting a Charity with some of you winnings!

Again Congrats, Make me want to start solo mining hehe.
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August 10, 2015, 10:33:06 AM
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This is awesome to see that a block can be solo mined still with so little hash. My self since I just started getting into mining, I am only running a s3 and a s1 but both are on pool's. I have always been told don't do it solo because you wont make anything. I am glad to see some one prove them wrong even if it wasn't me. Congratz and I am glad to see you are supporting a Charity with some of you winnings!

Again Congrats, Make me want to start solo mining hehe.

Well, to be fair, this doesn't really prove them wrong: no one will deny that people win the lottery regularly despite the odds, but everyone knows beforehand it's only a gamble - potentially, a very profitable gamble but, if you can afford it, and you're into gambling, why not? Tongue

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August 10, 2015, 04:47:27 PM
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I saw this thread popped out weeks ago until I found this topic on the services section: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1144811.0
Since you hit a block with an old miner, why don't I do the same? (Even if mine are two old gridseeds that produces 10gh/s each) Since it's only stocked in the drawer, why don't I take the chance of the lifetime too? Congrats on finding a block, hope I find mine soon! Cheesy

Thanks Dothebeats! Good luck with your mining. Don't listen to the naysayers. Smiley



holy crap lucky man Smiley
Good to know it's still possible to mine in solo!


great story




Amen brother! Thank for reading!



 
This is awesome to see that a block can be solo mined still with so little hash. My self since I just started getting into mining, I am only running a s3 and a s1 but both are on pool's. I have always been told don't do it solo because you wont make anything. I am glad to see some one prove them wrong even if it wasn't me. Congratz and I am glad to see you are supporting a Charity with some of you winnings!

Again Congrats, Make me want to start solo mining hehe.



I also have six miners working on a pool. This was a little 365 day experiment I thought I'd run on an S3. As of today it has paid for itself and the other miners, plus much more. I'm curious to see how it'll end up. You never know!




 
This is awesome to see that a block can be solo mined still with so little hash. My self since I just started getting into mining, I am only running a s3 and a s1 but both are on pool's. I have always been told don't do it solo because you wont make anything. I am glad to see some one prove them wrong even if it wasn't me. Congratz and I am glad to see you are supporting a Charity with some of you winnings!

Again Congrats, Make me want to start solo mining hehe.

Well, to be fair, this doesn't really prove them wrong: no one will deny that people win the lottery regularly despite the odds, but everyone knows beforehand it's only a gamble - potentially, a very profitable gamble but, if you can afford it, and you're into gambling, why not? Tongue



Actually any time you mention "solo mining" everyone will tell you it's not possible. Just NOT POSSIBLE unless you have X number of Petahashes at your disposal like the large chinese firms. People forget that it's a lottery, not a grind. All it takes is one share and boom, you're a winner. Even a little block erupter USB stick could get a hit.


Sure, you could put your hashes to a pool but really how much of that 25.x btc do you want to share with a pool?



Of course it helps to have some Irish Blood as another poster mentioned Cheesy






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August 10, 2015, 04:49:06 PM
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Another little update. My counter reset last night with about a 9,000,000 best share (disappointing) but this morning it was up to a more respectful 251,623,641.

Walkin the ball down the field  Cool

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August 10, 2015, 04:52:08 PM
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As of today it has paid for itself and the other miners, plus much more. I'm curious to see how it'll end up. You never know!

There was a guy a few months back that hit 5 solo blocks with a little rented hash.  Sometimes the lucky are extremely lucky.  Me, I'm not greedy, I just want to solve 1 block with my S3+ like you did. Smiley
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Another little update. My counter reset last night with about a 9,000,000 best share (disappointing) but this morning it was up to a more respectful 251,623,641.

Walkin the ball down the field  Cool

 Shocked 251 mil with a S3+ ! Damn I got around 1.5th and not even near 251 mil  Tongue

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Another little update. My counter reset last night with about a 9,000,000 best share (disappointing) but this morning it was up to a more respectful 251,623,641.

Walkin the ball down the field  Cool

 Shocked 251 mil with a S3+ ! Damn I got around 1.5th and not even near 251 mil  Tongue

My S3+ best share as of a solo block solve on ck's solo pool yesterday, almost a billion share:

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{"hashrate1m": "495G", "hashrate5m": "536G", "hashrate1hr": "506G", "hashrate1d": "497G", "hashrate7d": "484G", "lastupdate": 1439239840, "workers": 2, "bestshare": 807134337.89105356}
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August 11, 2015, 01:27:25 AM
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There was a guy a few months back that hit 5 solo blocks with a little rented hash.  Sometimes the lucky are extremely lucky.  Me, I'm not greedy, I just want to solve 1 block with my S3+ like you did. Smiley



Yeah, yeah, solve one block....how many times? Cheesy Keep on keepin on!


Shocked 251 mil with a S3+ ! Damn I got around 1.5th and not even near 251 mil  Tongue


Whoah! That's unusual. Are you rebooting your machines? I only reboot mine about twice a week or so. The common misconception is that you can't get high shares with smaller machines, but those same people will turn around and tell you it's a lottery. Which is a contradiction lol. You can't be tied to low shares and also be in a lottery system.



My S3+ best share as of a solo block solve on ck's solo pool yesterday, almost a billion share:

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{"hashrate1m": "495G", "hashrate5m": "536G", "hashrate1hr": "506G", "hashrate1d": "497G", "hashrate7d": "484G", "lastupdate": 1439239840, "workers": 2, "bestshare": 807134337.89105356}


Very nice pull Mikestang! Knock 'em dead buddy!



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Code:
{"hashrate1m": "1.51T", "hashrate5m": "1.53T", "hashrate1hr": "1.52T", "hashrate1d": "1.5T", "hashrate7d": "704G", "lastupdate": 1439257601, "workers": 3, "bestshare": 209820703.19915798

So far my best share!  Undecided

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Code:
{"hashrate1m": "1.51T", "hashrate5m": "1.53T", "hashrate1hr": "1.52T", "hashrate1d": "1.5T", "hashrate7d": "704G", "lastupdate": 1439257601, "workers": 3, "bestshare": 209820703.19915798

So far my best share!  Undecided



Great best share Valkir! Mine restarted last night. New best share is 83,895,666.  Cheesy

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August 11, 2015, 01:51:39 PM
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http://solo.ckpool.org/users/1JdC6Xg3ajT3rge3FgPNSYYFpmf53Vbtje


this is with a lone u2 usb stick

1,432,961.7244733626


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http://solo.ckpool.org/users/1JdC6Xg3ajT3rge3FgPNSYYFpmf53Vbtje


this is with a lone u2 usb stick

1,432,961.7244733626


This stick has pulled a 2,000,000,000 plus share

I'm waiting for my Sidehack Gekko stick. That thing'll obviously pull such share as well! Smiley

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August 12, 2015, 09:38:58 PM
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Statistically even your CPU will eventually provide such as share as well, or even one that solves a block... or it could produce it in the very next second.  Of course, you've got a far better chance of it happening when that stick is hashing a thousandfold faster than the CPU is Smiley

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