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September 19, 2015, 09:55:43 PM
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Hey, I'm a bit of a newbie but I have a few antminers (the small usb ones). Is there anyway I could hook one up to assist in the cpu power of syncing my wallet?
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September 19, 2015, 09:56:46 PM
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No, impossible. Syncing doesn't really have to do with mining and the mining algorythm.
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September 19, 2015, 09:59:23 PM
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No, impossible. Syncing doesn't really have to do with mining and the mining algorythm.
It does not correct. Getting better hardware (CPU & SSD) with a better internet connection will affect syncing in a positive way. Aside from that, nothing really helps that much.

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September 19, 2015, 11:43:12 PM
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Hey, I'm a bit of a newbie but I have a few antminers (the small usb ones). Is there anyway I could hook one up to assist in the cpu power of syncing my wallet?
No. Miners are specialized hardware and can only be used for mining. They will not be able to process blocks and transactions to assist with syncing it indexing.

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September 20, 2015, 09:25:42 PM
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ASIC miners are not going to help you at all with speeding up the syncing of your client. It has more to do with the size of the blockchain and the amount of bandwidth required to download the whole chain. You may want to use the bootstrap.dat file to speed up the download rate.

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September 20, 2015, 11:31:21 PM
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ASIC miners are not going to help you at all with speeding up the syncing of your client. It has more to do with the size of the blockchain and the amount of bandwidth required to download the whole chain. You may want to use the bootstrap.dat file to speed up the download rate.

With core .11, this won't work, it syncs as fast as a torrent would download it full speed.
It has to do with the processing and filing of every block that there is, the CPU limits this.

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September 22, 2015, 07:01:20 AM
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Hey, I'm a bit of a newbie but I have a few antminers (the small usb ones). Is there anyway I could hook one up to assist in the cpu power of syncing my wallet?

The slow parts of syncing are downloading of the blocks and updating the database. A miner can't help you there.

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September 22, 2015, 07:05:36 AM
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get a better cpu especially an ssd and you will sync in no time, you need something like an samsung evo for a fast sync

you can pretty much sync in one hour with a good ssd
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September 22, 2015, 10:38:35 AM
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Miners only have one task and they can only do it that is to mine the algorithm they are designed for. Bitcoin Core allows you to simultaneously download the blockchain from different peers hence reducing the time. The only possible bottleneck is the speed that your computer reads/write your HDD/SSD at or CPU. CPU power is needed as the client need to verify each block individually.

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