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Author Topic: GekkoScience Compac BM1384 Stickminer Official Support Thread  (Read 265876 times)
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May 01, 2016, 08:36:39 PM
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she's stuck on zombie mode, but in case someone ever makes a graveyard thread so see where these sticks are i got the batch # Wink
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Ive got 10000031 but shes still alive  Wink (not sure if the serial is specific to bitshopper or across the whole gecko market). Cant get her past 250m without her throwing a wobbly and not starting up. But shes happy at that so I leave her be Smiley

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May 01, 2016, 08:58:08 PM
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I believe both Bitshopper and I started from zero. I have bitshopper number 051 (currently running on vh's test cgminer), so 031's even older. Sweet. But my bitshopper stick has never been pushed past 200MHz to my knowledge.

My first batch started at zero; the second run started at 2000 and 2200 was the first made with pulled chips. The third run will start at 3000. New version sticks, I'm not sure. I might preface the 10K's place with the major version number, which means the new batch would start at 30000. That only becomes a problem if I make more than 10K of a particular stick, which seems unlikely.

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May 01, 2016, 09:05:39 PM
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There shouldn't be any resistors capable of blowing on the stick. I think the highest resistor draw is about 5mA and that's temporary on the LED flash. If it still enumerates the device in cgminer but gets zero hashrate the CP2102 is probably fine, so the issue would be in the power circuit or the ASIC itself. Even though the ASIC is heatsinked and the power is not, without additional cooling the ASIC would blow first. At 400MHz you would expect about 13A into the ASIC; the inductor is rated for 17A and the FETs for about 100 with adequate cooling. If you heard a pop but don't see any damage, I'd take the heatsink off and see if there's some nice blackening around the sides of the ASIC.

PS the next version of the Compac will have an even stronger power circuit, not because of more extreme overclocking but because new ASIC technologies are running lower voltage at higher current and I want the same overclocking headroom.

heya sweet haha thanks for the info, ya i was totally guessing it was a resistor ;p
taking off the heatsink i don't see anything obviously blackened, bit o what looks like thermal paste on there but about it ;p
ill upload a pic here to see if theres anything i missed. its 4k resoulution so may be able to see something ;p

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May 02, 2016, 12:42:02 AM
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Ive got a bitshopper version of the stick and I occasionally have the same problem. I have to hotplug it sometimes upto 10 times and restart cgminer before its recognised. But once it is will happily run 250m.

Strangely enough ive found its most tempermental when its cold. Once its warmed slightly, even if you hold it in your hands, it starts up the first time the majority of the time.

Interesting. I'll try leaving it in my garage for awhile, it usually warms up in there compared to the rest of the house. See if a "warm start" can get things going again.

General question, if the light is green, and it pops in cgminer enough to get the serial and start cycling (reset, zombie, no hash, reset, zombie, no hash, etc), is that generally a sign there is hope it's not dead? Is there any other way to probe it or check to see if there is any hope?
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May 02, 2016, 12:59:11 AM
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If you've got a volt meter, measure the voltages on the testpads on the back. Measure the core voltage when it's first plugged in, and then when cgminer tries to start mining with it, and see if it changes. That'll let you know whether it's an ASIC issue or a power issue.

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May 02, 2016, 01:56:20 AM
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If you've got a volt meter, measure the voltages on the testpads on the back. Measure the core voltage when it's first plugged in, and then when cgminer tries to start mining with it, and see if it changes. That'll let you know whether it's an ASIC issue or a power issue.

Just purchased one in Amazon. I'll report back what I find. Hopefully it's not an ASIC issue.
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May 02, 2016, 03:00:57 PM
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CjMapope, did yours have a green or black heatsink? Id like to stick a second one on the back of my bitshopper gecko if I can as shes now running 275m and getting 15ghs but shes a bit hot even though shes ontop of my psu fan with a nearby arctic breeze fan.

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May 02, 2016, 03:46:33 PM
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CjMapope, did yours have a green or black heatsink? Id like to stick a second one on the back of my bitshopper gecko if I can as shes now running 275m and getting 15ghs but shes a bit hot even though shes ontop of my psu fan with a nearby arctic breeze fan.

I have 6 spare green heatsinks.... since I upgraded mine...

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May 02, 2016, 04:35:17 PM
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CjMapope, did yours have a green or black heatsink? Id like to stick a second one on the back of my bitshopper gecko if I can as shes now running 275m and getting 15ghs but shes a bit hot even though shes ontop of my psu fan with a nearby arctic breeze fan.

I have 6 spare green heatsinks.... since I upgraded mine...

Although I do like the green zOU I will have to kindly pass on the offer as I'd like to keep it to at least black like the one it's got already Smiley

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May 02, 2016, 04:44:40 PM
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CjMapope, did yours have a green or black heatsink? Id like to stick a second one on the back of my bitshopper gecko if I can as shes now running 275m and getting 15ghs but shes a bit hot even though shes ontop of my psu fan with a nearby arctic breeze fan.

 all 3 of my sticks are green heatsinks Wink
i turned my sticks down a bit , now running at 250mhz about 13.5gh/s ;p

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May 02, 2016, 05:24:36 PM
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Although I do like the green zOU I will have to kindly pass on the offer as I'd like to keep it to at least black like the one it's got already Smiley



And the green heatsink is bigger Smiley

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Although I do like the green zOU I will have to kindly pass on the offer as I'd like to keep it to at least black like the one it's got already Smiley



And the green heatsink is bigger Smiley

 Cheesy Cheesy that is an idea. Think I'll get a self adhesive one for a raspi and stick it on the underside. Then see what I can get it up to.

On a slightly different note. I've got my gekko hooked up to a USB splitter so draws from two ports. The powered hub is rated for 2.5a. But obviously only delivers 500ma per port according to the specs. If I was to get a 12v-5v 3A step down USB board that I can run from a PSU breakout board, would it draw power equally from the two leads or would it draw more from the side of the splitter connected to the 3a supply?

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May 03, 2016, 11:50:16 AM
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hello,,


i am beginners for mining and i bought a gekkoscience compac usb stick BM1384.

i will try to last 3 days but in bfgminer and cgminer and any other miner don't detect my device so please tell me about first step by step to how to use this device

i don't know how to give a power to my device. so tell me hurry
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May 03, 2016, 11:57:22 AM
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hello,,


i am beginners for mining and i bought a gekkoscience compac usb stick BM1384.

i will try to last 3 days but in bfgminer and cgminer and any other miner don't detect my device so please tell me about first step by step to how to use this device

i don't know how to give a power to my device. so tell me hurry

Have you read the first page of this thread? What are you running the gekko on (raspi, Linux, windows)? Are you using a powered usb hub?

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May 03, 2016, 03:34:57 PM
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hello,,


i am beginners for mining and i bought a gekkoscience compac usb stick BM1384.

i will try to last 3 days but in bfgminer and cgminer and any other miner don't detect my device so please tell me about first step by step to how to use this device

i don't know how to give a power to my device. so tell me hurry

ya they can be a little tricky finding out which driver likes your pc and miner prog.
i personally had the Slilabs driver install itself in win10-64, and had to use Zadiag 2.2 to manually install the winusb 6.1 driver for bfgminer
BUT cgminer (gekko version)  worked out of box for me picked up the sticks np
sometimes if you have the miner running but says "no device found" replug them, it may fire them up (while keeping the miner running)
just my two cents
read the op ya haha, it explains it better, good luck! Grin

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May 03, 2016, 04:30:07 PM
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bfgminer (all OS): no zadig
cgminer (windows): use zadig
cgminer (Linux): no zadig

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starting the software and then plugging the USB compac does help with cgminer.

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May 03, 2016, 04:38:44 PM
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Are the heatsinks on the bitshopper ones held on with paste and screws or pads and screws?

Just ordered myself a couple of thermal pads and heatsinks so wanted to prepare myself for the change over.

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May 03, 2016, 07:09:31 PM
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Is anybody from EU here and wants to join gekkorun, but lacks on a GSC Stick Smiley?

Or only wants to fiddle around with the little Fun miner?

I can recommend the offical german reseller for germany and EU.

I´ve discussed with him the conditions, so he can offer free shipping EU wide (except Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Norway)

You can place there your order for 49,95€ (incl. Shipping & Handling)

Only what you have to do is, tell him my name (André) Wink


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May 03, 2016, 11:22:02 PM
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Hey everyone, I'm new here and just looking for some help... I just bought a raspberry pi 3 and 3 of the geckoscience USB sticks. I already have 6 asic block erupters as well. I plan on setting all this up tomorrow and found a link to configuring raspbian with combiner and the black erupters using:

http://skybin.net/block-erupters-on-raspberry-pi/

BUT i have no idea how to use the gecko USB sticks as well. Could anyone please help me with my custom config?!?
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May 03, 2016, 11:23:45 PM
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A good place to start would be reading the first page of this thread.

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