Im new to the mining scene, purchased 5x S5's last month and im very happy with the results. running 3 of them at home @ 7cents a kw on 220v with platnum PSU's I got for free (perks of working at a datacenter) and i have 2 of them at my friends condo, paying him 10$ a month (He has free electricity, shares a meter with 5 condos, and new tenant moved in the same week in installed them
I currently assigned them all to Slush's pool and im very happy with it so far, I love the GUI/graphs etc, but ive been reading around and i noticed some people saying they get low hash rates with slush, so my first question, is this confirmed with Antminer hardware? if so, how much on average?
Ive been looking into Antpool, and was about to make the change, but then i read around that slush has been having great luck finding blocks and maybe i should stay for a little while longer...
For example, one of my s5's was averaging around 1200 Gh/s at 362.5 Freq for the first two weeks, and was showing that on Slushpools worker monitor (i have each one assigned to a seprate worker) But now on the antminers "miner status" page its staying around 1,161gh average, and on Slushpools worker pages my "scoring hash rate" is 1.163 Th/s.. So i guess another one of my questions is, Is it normal for your hashrate to fluctuate that much?
On the workers "recent hash rate" graph my hash rate bounces between 1.000Th/s to 1.300Th/s, sometimes spiking to 1.400. with all of these fluctuations my "scoring hash rate" stays under 1.200Th/s for most of the time. It really bothers me that it never really gets above 1.200Th/s... Is this normal? If i was to switch to Antpool would it be more stable with a higher average?
Adding A picture of the stats in question, Also the spike down was me powering it off, I added a CPU heatsink to my 1200w HP PSU and put thermal paste inside of the parts of the unit that touches the cover for heat dissipation, it didnt need it but i measured parts of the top at 125F!http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c355/HBSserved/worker3_zps7z2eeomm.jpg
Thank you in advance for your time.