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March 18, 2015, 01:02:23 AM
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March 18, 2015, 02:33:36 PM
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So glad found this thread, and KNC nuked the forum for all troubleshooting.

Where to start, I have a titan batch 2 just shipped yesterday, and it intially worked getting DHCP address. Now the LCD display shows nothing. I never was able to get two cubes to show any data, but the data i did get always didn't work very long.

So Now was able to find the address DCHP was giving from router, and get into console again. Still, LCD display doesn't work, shows no data, and just lights up. So I've tried everything I can think of, reimage and all. But still last thing to try is go into the unit with HDMI, but not even sure what i'm looking for to do, as the web browser for the Pi doesn't let me mine a thing, or even show stats.

What the heck, this appears as if it would be easy, but not even close. I cannot even hook up to a computer to use a cgminer like i did with war machine when the Pi didn't work.

What the heck KNC, you rotten thieves, i wanted a refund and you refused me 8 times. Now i'm stuck with a hunk of junk and no troubleshooting or information to help me.

HELP

Buy a new SD card and flash the 1.02 img, then Upgrade to latest FW.

If your board still shows nothing on the screen you're going to need to RMA your controller board.

So you think using another SD card could actually be the issue? I can try that option, seems have another one laying around. Hope it fixes this issue.

It's the first step to troubleshoot. Had 12 Titans - every single one failed and I had to purchase replacements for every single one.

That's absolutely insane. I mean, wow. What a horrible company to deal with. I hope they RMA this asap, but really want a refund. I cannot believe this behavior is allowed. What is worst part of all is this company is EXTREMELY rich and makes multi millions a year.

It's most definitely insane (from a company who was respected when they started).

Anyway, did you have any luck w the new card at all? Most issues start w the card and can be remedied by tedious reformats and configurations. When in doibt, flash the card and start from step 1.

Sometimes when you are initially setting it up, you may have better luck w underclocking while you're doing so. Find the sweet spot and slowly up all the settings to default/OC.

I've spent hours upon hours on days configuring these Titans and they are some of thr most stubborn miners Ive dealt with.

I hope the new card fixes the issues since it fixed anout 95% of mine.


wow, little i can find is just plain nightmares setting this up. So you flashed card once, but must have to do this again. First atempt it worked with LCD display and console got reading from 3 cubes, but that didn't last long. When you underclock what setting did you start with and where in console? If you have any useful info to share on here, or PM, it would be very very much appreciated. As second batch titans just shipped this week think for most people.

Least i just got mine, so likely new wave of people needing help, and now there is no KNC forum to find information or troubleshoot.
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March 18, 2015, 02:58:37 PM
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Any good scypt coin for mining I see nicehash have good profit for scypt

How Incan connect Titan miner to nicehash

Update to latest firmware and use:

"url": "stratum+tcp://stratum.westhash.com:3333/#xnsub#skipcbcheck",
       "user": "yourBTCaddress”
       "pass": "d=16384"

or

"url": "stratum+tcp://stratum.nicehash.com:3333/#xnsub#skipcbcheck",
       "user": "yourBTCaddress”
       "pass": "d=16384"


Anyway, Titans are still having minor issues on fast work restart. However, our system is designed to reward miners with extra shares when this happens. What I suggest you is to run your miner full-time at WestHash or NiceHash for at least 30 hours and then look at your stats: https://www.westhash.com/index.jsp?p=miners&a=0&addr=yourBTCaddress

You'll see a graph with average speed displayed (must be at least 24 hours for accurate speed calculation), and you'll see the actual hashrate with extra rewards (usually a few % more than the hashrate displayed at your miner's interface). More info at line "C)" here: https://www.nicehash.com/index.jsp?p=faq#faqg3

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March 18, 2015, 10:51:31 PM
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Which is best firmware for Titan?

1.97 or 2.00??
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March 19, 2015, 04:55:39 AM
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Which is best firmware for Titan?

1.97 or 2.00??

i use 2.00 but it seemed to take like 3 or 4 days to creep past what i was getting on 1.97 ..maybe 1mh or so ....but that could be a fluke















 

 

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March 19, 2015, 07:35:03 AM
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Check this out guys..

Good evening fellow miners.

I just received a call from UPS.
It seams KNC are shipping batch 2 titans, finally...

Roll on 40GH

Will keep this updated with more info when I get it.
Cheers.
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March 19, 2015, 08:40:53 AM
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Check this out guys..

Good evening fellow miners.

I just received a call from UPS.
It seams KNC are shipping batch 2 titans, finally...

Roll on 40GH

Will keep this updated with more info when I get it.
Cheers.

yeah heard from a guy that got one ....says it does 450mh ok ..no idea if he overclocked it to do so

I find it interesting that KNC ships 2nd batch Titans and we are suddenly looking at an -14.35 difficulty drop with 11.1 hrs to go difficulty drop for LTC?

https://bitcoinwisdom.com/litecoin/difficulty

it is almost like a bunch of miners got 'unplug'd' and moved/(shipped?) someplace else? (knc would not do that right...hoard miners for own use?) heh Smiley

....so...anyway if I was getting one I'd look inside for dust/use/whatever...would be just like them to do this

I myself still expect an announcement by them sometime in the next few months of their Titan Data Hall don't ya know....(with IPO opportunities i bet)

well we will see if when these (so far) last of the 2nd batch titan big asic miners hit the ltc/alt coin network ..if it will pump the price (show use) due to folks mining and holding
as a last 'desperate' attempt to creep towards ROI on the hope of a price rise (yeah I know ..not probably a good bet...my bet) ...or if the 2nd batch folk are gonna mine like heck to usd and get the $$ back as they can before their 2nd batch Titans get to the eventual 'doorstop' status of KNC kaputness...

no idea...just saying..if is see a corresponding 14.35 difficulty rise in say 7 days .....I may go with the conspiracy theory....assuming it goes back and flatlines after that point

ie uplug drops....builds back up.....(nothing to see here folks knc says) and then just merrily has no diff issues of that scale ...a blip so to speak ...ltc diff blunders...back to modest gains/losses with those "suspicious' imho blips up and down in difficulty with LTC ...who knows.....bit too taken in with the 'evil genius' of knc perhaps

one last way knc could have pissed on our boots before walking out the door to $$$ and knc cloud data hall heaven...on their way to their stated goal of owning 40 percent of all the bitcoin network mining....(as to scrypt no clue) ah KNC the Russia to BFL's Cuba ...one evil empire works the other not so much Smiley



















 

 

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March 19, 2015, 08:59:27 AM
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You can clearly see the drop in interest of the LTC since January , about 25% drop in hashrate, and another hude drop now expected..

I would say that this is a trend after LTC announced they stop development..

LTC RIP
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March 19, 2015, 09:27:23 AM
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which is best firmware for titan

2.00 or 1.97 Angry Angry Angry Angry
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March 19, 2015, 09:32:43 AM
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I find it interesting that KNC ships 2nd batch Titans and we are suddenly looking at an -14.35 difficulty drop with 11.1 hrs to go difficulty drop for LTC?

it is almost like a bunch of miners got 'unplug'd' and moved/(shipped?) someplace else? (knc would not do that right...hoard miners for own use?) heh
Much as I love a good conspiracy, a huge amount of scrypt hashpower (around 250-300GH) was running on LiteDoge after its launch a couple of days ago which has affected the current LTC diff.

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March 19, 2015, 09:39:47 AM
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I find it interesting that KNC ships 2nd batch Titans and we are suddenly looking at an -14.35 difficulty drop with 11.1 hrs to go difficulty drop for LTC?

it is almost like a bunch of miners got 'unplug'd' and moved/(shipped?) someplace else? (knc would not do that right...hoard miners for own use?) heh
Much as I love a good conspiracy, a huge amount of scrypt hashpower (around 250-300GH) was running on LiteDoge after its launch a couple of days ago which has affected the current LTC diff.


ah dang.....well ....was just the 'thought' ...














 

 

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March 19, 2015, 01:34:18 PM
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I'm production assistant also from Dogedradio https://twitter.com/dogedradio

If anyone on this thread feels like they know more of this story, what is really going on with KNC, send me a PM and lets talk. Seems like this story has been unfolding for a long time, and we'd love to get the full story.

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March 20, 2015, 05:53:12 AM
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Final update from this post.

I got around to swapping the fans and the BitFenix, from the early batch Neptune miners, looks about the same as the Speedy from the Bonuses.


So, if you have been running fine with the BitFenix fans, then you could go the heatsink route like I did and be set. The less work option is to buy the Noctua fans and enjoy the 42dB. Tongue In my case, heatsinks+adhesive = $100. Noctuas would have been $140. But, you might not get it done that cheap if you do not already have the tools. Seeing as how we should not be having to spend anything on the friggin' things, I prefer the cheaper route. The copper bling does not hurt either, lol. Grin

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March 20, 2015, 03:18:35 PM
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Just received a batch 2 Titan. Got an extra cube to achieve the higher promised hashrate. Can't use it however because the controller board I got doesn't have a working ethernet port/firmware.

Anyone else had a problem starting up the titans with a blank screen and no ethernet activity? Did anyone fix it with a proper firmware installed? (which I tried to no avail).
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March 20, 2015, 03:52:17 PM
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Just received a batch 2 Titan. Got an extra cube to achieve the higher promised hashrate. Can't use it however because the controller board I got doesn't have a working ethernet port/firmware.

Anyone else had a problem starting up the titans with a blank screen and no ethernet activity? Did anyone fix it with a proper firmware installed? (which I tried to no avail).

did you try a new SD card... I use a Sandisk 8gb Class 10 card....format it etc and such put the new 2.00 img on it...see if that is the work around ..ie a crappy SD replace it?

if by the above you mean the raspberry pi usb port is shot......not sure if they are using the ones on the 1st batch titans  but anyway


i was told by knc staff (take that as you want like they know squat) that you can just replace directly a raspberry pi B+ 512mb unit to the knc daughterboard if the raspberry pi is broken....others on here i think have done so (or maybe it was knc forums which are now down)

BUT THIS ALL DEPENDS IF THEY USED THE SAME RASPBERRY PI AS THE 1ST BATCH ...no idea....they could have redesigned everything maybe toss some pics on here for the more knowledgeable of the folks here to help...guess we have to stick together now that they 'sunk' knc forums such as it was....

anyway all i got i wish you luck

by the by let us know here if you got the raspberry pi B+ 512mb unit or did you get the NEWEST unit...curious...also is the board different then the old board on these units or did they simply toss in the extra cube and it is the same setup as a batch 1 .....anyway good luck all that comes to mind ...others on here will likely know more on this again pics may help the more tech savy here to help you out















 

 

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March 20, 2015, 04:07:13 PM
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Just received a batch 2 Titan. Got an extra cube to achieve the higher promised hashrate. Can't use it however because the controller board I got doesn't have a working ethernet port/firmware.

Anyone else had a problem starting up the titans with a blank screen and no ethernet activity? Did anyone fix it with a proper firmware installed? (which I tried to no avail).

did you try a new SD card... I use a Sandisk 8gb Class 10 card....format it etc and such put the new 2.00 img on it...see if that is the work around ..ie a crappy SD replace it?

if by the above you mean the raspberry pi usb port is shot......not sure if they are using the ones on the 1st batch titans  but anyway


i was told by knc staff (take that as you want like they know squat) that you can just replace directly a raspberry pi B+ 512mb unit to the knc daughterboard if the raspberry pi is broken....others on here i think have done so (or maybe it was knc forums which are now down)

BUT THIS ALL DEPENDS IF THEY USED THE SAME RASPBERRY PI AS THE 1ST BATCH ...no idea....they could have redesigned everything maybe toss some pics on here for the more knowledgeable of the folks here to help...guess we have to stick together now that they 'sunk' knc forums such as it was....

anyway all i got i wish you luck

by the by let us know here if you got the raspberry pi B+ 512mb unit or did you get the NEWEST unit...curious...also is the board different then the old board on these units or did they simply toss in the extra cube and it is the same setup as a batch 1 .....anyway good luck all that comes to mind ...others on here will likely know more on this again pics may help the more tech savy here to help you out



Well.. here's the Titan batch #2's controller board. The whole shipment is pretty much them just tossing in an extra Titan cube I guess. (have two more titan shipments coming in :/).



Here's the Titan batch #2 Raspberry Pi



And here's the extremely old Pi I have to show differences.



Also, yes i've tried numerous types of Class 10 sdcard's as per this threads sadness. I literally do not want to send this board back as it'd take a week to get it back (plus I have to pay customs again).
Unfortunately, it does seem like this is a Pi issue. So i'll have to RMA. Hopefully that goes over smoothly :/
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Also, yes i've tried numerous types of Class 10 sdcard's as per this threads sadness. I literally do not want to send this board back as it'd take a week to get it back (plus I have to pay customs again).
Unfortunately, it does seem like this is a Pi issue. So i'll have to RMA. Hopefully that goes over smoothly :/

Does the board power up w/o any cubes attached?

Does the LCD show anything?

What image are you flashing on your new SD cards? 1.02 or the full 2.0?

Yes i'm able to power up the board without cubes. LCD is blank throughout any configuration I use. I flashed the 1.02 img, and the 2.0. Both boot up and run on my old Pi, but not the one they sent me. Trying to figure out how to use my old pi with it. But the GPIO port is smaller :/

*EDIT* Just decided to buy a local Raspberry Pi B+ instead of RMA'ing the entire board and waiting + paying. :/ Why do I feel like the next two shipments from batch two are going to punch me in the face in just the same way.
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March 21, 2015, 01:51:56 PM
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You can clearly see the drop in interest of the LTC since January , about 25% drop in hashrate, and another hude drop now expected..

I would say that this is a trend after LTC announced they stop development..

LTC RIP

yeah they had a big dip difficulty like down for the last 2 cycles of diff changes in the 3 day periods more then 25% .....and now it all is coming back within a day or two...and the price was only affected by bitcoin price drop thru all that from what i can tell...big yawn on ltc price changing heh...

go figure....

still holding LTC for now on the 'vain' hope that LTC price will tick up when BTC price goes up ...only hope on my again 'puny' hope of getting around 1/2 of my loss on the
titan (orig order) back .....may do better ...but my 'realistic' goal was always just get 1/2 back with elec etc incl ......as to the 2nd titan that MAY ROI  with elec in middle of the 4th
month more or less so not a big worry there...i figure the electric company will send me a 'fruit basket' here soon and write me up in the newsletter with all the $$$ i'm shucking out
to them ....

the above 'whim' of a plan for holding LTC can change at a moments notice...just saying the weak hand i'm playing as of this minute


by the by also heard that all the 150mh Titans in the 2nd batch no matter when they were ordered are going to be shipped after the 450mh units..(that in the past usually means a month or more from previous ways they have done this ....imho) ....so knc is still sticking  IT to folk...according to an email someone got (they ordered the 450mh and the 150mh the same day ...thus the email)

ah.....consistency....knc  ..picking up the bfl banner and pushing the envelope farther towards 'doucheness'...i expect josh from bfl to be hired any day now for the data hall operation...with the FTC/IRS after him he needs to get out of the country.....(i wonder what the Iceland extradition laws are like?)















 

 

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March 22, 2015, 12:16:06 PM
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*EDIT* Just decided to buy a local Raspberry Pi B+ instead of RMA'ing the entire board and waiting + paying. :/ Why do I feel like the next two shipments from batch two are going to punch me in the face in just the same way.


KnCMiner - cheap bastards, faulty used goods. Pre-order now

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*EDIT* Just decided to buy a local Raspberry Pi B+ instead of RMA'ing the entire board and waiting + paying. :/ Why do I feel like the next two shipments from batch two are going to punch me in the face in just the same way.

Lol, well so far, i'm getting the advertised 430-450 MH/s for this first shipment. If it goes like this for the other two, I could possibly ROI within a year!...if I don't die of sadness looking at that 256 MH/s miner for $1500 first.
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