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October 06, 2016, 10:11:09 PM
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I am having issues with a low end ASIC that was shipping to me with virtually no packing.  I was hoping that this thread wouldn't be limited to this particular ASIC (A gridseed Orb) but be a good way to tell in general if any ASIC might be faulty.  I realize there will be differences.   I am using my Windows machine to run several programs at once, one being cgminer for this device.  I have a duplicate item sent by the same person with a lot of packing after I suggested he should because of the possibility of solder shock damage.  I get the following errors: the cgminer occasionally quits on me, but more often I see the ASIC read back it's name and then options/specs all in one line across the screen, in the same basic rhythm as is I was getting Accepted lines....ocassionally seeing also the "stratum connection to pool 0 interrupted" message.  The other one stays connected the whole time, to the same pool as the first one, and give much problem.  What goes?  He offered me to send me another as he has a few, but it occasionally stays connected. 

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October 15, 2016, 11:31:28 AM
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I am having issues with a low end ASIC that was shipping to me with virtually no packing.  I was hoping that this thread wouldn't be limited to this particular ASIC (A gridseed Orb) but be a good way to tell in general if any ASIC might be faulty.  I realize there will be differences.   I am using my Windows machine to run several programs at once, one being cgminer for this device.  I have a duplicate item sent by the same person with a lot of packing after I suggested he should because of the possibility of solder shock damage.  I get the following errors: the cgminer occasionally quits on me, but more often I see the ASIC read back it's name and then options/specs all in one line across the screen, in the same basic rhythm as is I was getting Accepted lines....ocassionally seeing also the "stratum connection to pool 0 interrupted" message.  The other one stays connected the whole time, to the same pool as the first one, and give much problem.  What goes?  He offered me to send me another as he has a few, but it occasionally stays connected. 
I am wondering if your devices are getting enough power.

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October 15, 2016, 03:56:56 PM
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I am having issues with a low end ASIC that was shipping to me with virtually no packing.  I was hoping that this thread wouldn't be limited to this particular ASIC (A gridseed Orb) but be a good way to tell in general if any ASIC might be faulty.  I realize there will be differences.   I am using my Windows machine to run several programs at once, one being cgminer for this device.  I have a duplicate item sent by the same person with a lot of packing after I suggested he should because of the possibility of solder shock damage.  I get the following errors: the cgminer occasionally quits on me, but more often I see the ASIC read back it's name and then options/specs all in one line across the screen, in the same basic rhythm as is I was getting Accepted lines....ocassionally seeing also the "stratum connection to pool 0 interrupted" message.  The other one stays connected the whole time, to the same pool as the first one, and give much problem.  What goes?  He offered me to send me another as he has a few, but it occasionally stays connected.  
I am wondering if your devices are getting enough power.


I think it was mostly incompatibility with another piece of mining software, a Pascalcoin CPU miner.

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