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February 16, 2018, 01:58:45 PM
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What is MSRP on this? Seeing them pop up on craigslist near me for $3500 and I am just laughing.
Wow, that's a crazy resell price.

This is the latest newsletter e-mail I received from them yesterday (February 15, 2018).

Quote from: Pangolinminer
Whatsminer Spring Sale

Dear Valued Client,

Spring Sale of Whatsminer will be started tonight!

Each of our customers will be able to order 100 units at most.

Allow shipment to mainland of China. (For March and April Batch)

1. February Batch (Ship out before 2.28) available at 1,350USD

2. March Batch (Ship out before 3.31) available at 1,188USD

3. April Batch (Ship out before 4.30) available at 1,022USD

**Power Supply Unit included.

Payment Method Available : Bitcoin / Bitcoin Cash

Daily Return of BTC mining : 10 usd / day

You can also apply 10USD coupon on each miner you have purchased.

COUPON CODE: kungheifatchoi

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February 16, 2018, 02:40:44 PM
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That is still kind of expensive with a 2000w power consumption.. sheesh.
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February 16, 2018, 03:26:17 PM
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I have fixed the opening post.
The manufacturer is actually WhatsMiner company and their official overseas distributor is Team Pangolinminer.
I had misunderstood this company arrangement.

Quote from: Team Pangolinminer
About Team Pangolinminer
Team Pangolinminer is founded in year 2016. Locate in Shenzhen,China.And now serving below sector of Blockchain industry.

Crypto Currency Miner
Pangolinminer start business in blockchain as Miner in early 2016. Till now, we have our miner portfolio including Whatsminer (BTC) and Pangolinminer (ETH).

Miner Distributor

Team Pangolinminer has made a joint venture with Whatsminer Company in year 2017. In this case, we has became the official overseas distributor of Whatsminer series. Until now, we have already sold 20,000 whatsminer M1 and M3 around the world.
Source: https://pangolinminer.com/cooperate/


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Review is now slightly updated and it is now also available in a nicely formatted version
(.pdf document, version February 17, 2018). 
Download here (Mega.nz cloud service):
https://mega.nz/#!xlcxkC5R!c3-xkWRx9OldZGajjEXEJb8sOyvzNwvGC7Qzu-yWtS0

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March 26, 2018, 04:37:22 PM
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If you enjoy this document and decide to buy some WhatsMiner M3 machines,
you can use my referral link if you would like to support my work.

HagssFIN referral link (Pangolinminer.com shop): https://pangolinminer.com/?ref=HagssFIN

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I was doing some testing with one of my M3 last night and I connected Bitmain APW3++ to M3 and power on 2 hashing boards with it.
And it was just what I expected, the miner runs really quiet, only thing that makes loud noise is original M3 PSU.
With Bitmains PSU miner loudness is something like L3+, which is way quieter than S9.
At aprox 12 degrees celsius fans run at approx 3000rpm but the sound is so smooth, no swirling sound like on S9.
With 2 hashing boards connected current consumption is 1400w (230v) and hash rate is approx 7,5-8Ths
So later I will connect one more server PSU 1kw that I have spare and connect the last hashing board.
I will leave this one at home (since it is really quiet now) and see how it behaves and take original PSU to collocation to power some other miners.
I expect a bit more RPM but since the miner likes to run its chips at around 80 degrees celsius it shouldnt change much. But like I said, it has really smooth air flow, so i dont think sound will change a lot even if I get bit more RPM.

I was wondering if it will work since APW doesnt have that strange 3pin connector (like fan) that connects to controller board but it runs just fine without it.
So for all of you guys that dont have collocation you can silence the miner this way.

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March 27, 2018, 05:15:30 PM
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Yeah, I figured that out too:)
2 hashboards connected = less heat and noise, and it can accept any power supply.
3 hashboards connected to APW3 power supply without 3-pin cable = hashrate is low, 8.5 GH/s from all three boards, average per board goes down drastically with same power draw as 3 fully powered hashboards with original power supply.

I don't know if this is the design, so you must purchase original power supply from WhatsMiner. I do know that my miner was faulty and I had to replace it. I had to pay 80 USD for warranty replacement (if you pay for it, it's not really warranty, is it?), and then pay them again for shipping. At least, they fixed it and send me back unit, which was hashing fine with 3 boards + original power supply. I don't have it any more so I can't test it to see, if fully working unit can have other PSU and still work fine with 3 hashboards.

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March 27, 2018, 07:45:46 PM
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I don't have it any more so I can't test it to see, if fully working unit can have other PSU and still work fine with 3 hashboards.

Yes it can, I just tested it, 2 boards connected to APW++ and one board connected to DPS-800GB (HP 1000w PSU), and it works like a charm on full speed.
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March 27, 2018, 08:31:35 PM
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I don't have it any more so I can't test it to see, if fully working unit can have other PSU and still work fine with 3 hashboards.

Yes it can, I just tested it, 2 boards connected to APW++ and one board connected to DPS-800GB (HP 1000w PSU), and it works like a charm on full speed.

Oh. That's great to hear. So it was mine unit, which could not work efficiently with 3 hashboards on, no matter what.

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March 28, 2018, 03:01:42 AM
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I have been running my M3 for a few days now.

But I'm slightly concern with the boards temp.

1st board always at 85 degrees Celsius

2nd board always at 80 degrees Celsius, or slightly lesser like 78~79.

3rd board always at 80 degrees Celsius, or slightly lesser like 78~79.

My country is quite warm and daily temp is about 30~32C. Night temp is about 26C.

Any M3 user here to advise?

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March 28, 2018, 05:34:20 AM
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I have been running my M3 for a few days now.

But I'm slightly concern with the boards temp.

1st board always at 85 degrees Celsius

2nd board always at 80 degrees Celsius, or slightly lesser like 78~79.

3rd board always at 80 degrees Celsius, or slightly lesser like 78~79.

My country is quite warm and daily temp is about 30~32C. Night temp is about 26C.

Any M3 user here to advise?


Everything is normal. It likes to keep temps of chips around 80C.
I was runing it even with ambient temp around 5C but chips stays around 83C. The same is with ambient temp 25C. Just fan runs a bit faster. So nothing to worry about.
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March 28, 2018, 05:36:12 AM
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Yeah ambient temperature is a bit high, but those hash board temperatures are still ok at that level.

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March 28, 2018, 06:14:18 AM
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Yeah ambient temperature is a bit high, but those hash board temperatures are still ok at that level.
I have been running my M3 for a few days now.

But I'm slightly concern with the boards temp.

1st board always at 85 degrees Celsius

2nd board always at 80 degrees Celsius, or slightly lesser like 78~79.

3rd board always at 80 degrees Celsius, or slightly lesser like 78~79.

My country is quite warm and daily temp is about 30~32C. Night temp is about 26C.

Any M3 user here to advise?


Everything is normal. It likes to keep temps of chips around 80C.
I was runing it even with ambient temp around 5C but chips stays around 83C. The same is with ambient temp 25C. Just fan runs a bit faster. So nothing to worry about.

Alright then, i should not concern myself with the boards temp then.

Just that my previous miner (Ebit E9+) 1st board died after running for 2 weeks at 85C..

Gotta get the E9+ fix soon!



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March 28, 2018, 04:45:50 PM
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WhatsMiner is very hot and consumes a lot of electricity.

Yes, we know that already  Wink

If you have a very very low price for the electricity, then it might make sense for you to buy a WhatsMiner M3.

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March 28, 2018, 07:12:39 PM
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WhatsMiner is very hot and consumes a lot of electricity.

Yes, we know that already  Wink

If you have a very very low price for the electricity, then it might make sense for you to buy a WhatsMiner M3.

And if you live in a colder region, as I do, you can use the heat to supplement other resources. Performance wise, I see regular 12.5TH/s out of my M3's. The above statement about the power supply being the source of the main noise is true. Bottom line, these are good miners for the price. Can't wait to see what Pangolinminer can do with 16nm, after they squeezed every last bit out of 28nm.

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March 30, 2018, 02:51:11 PM
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This document is now also available in the Steemit blog website
https://steemit.com/review/@hagssfin/review-guide-whatsminer-m3-11-5-th-s-2000w-bitcoin-sha-256-asic-miner

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March 31, 2018, 12:04:20 AM
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That is still kind of expensive with a 2000w power consumption.. sheesh.

yup i was about to say the same thing....     2000 wats to run it an all you get is 11.5 th ,,


why not go for  the avalon 841 13.5 th @ 1290 watts, i can't believe they pass this off as a good thing .

I wouldn't use it if some one gave it to me and i have solar .

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April 14, 2018, 04:01:10 PM
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Can this miner be over/under clocked to different frequencies with changes in efficiency? Thanks

Might buy one and under clock.
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April 14, 2018, 08:33:12 PM
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Can this miner be over/under clocked to different frequencies with changes in efficiency? Thanks

Might buy one and under clock.
Unfortunately it is not possible to set the hash board frequency manually.

When you start up the M3, it goes through the startup process in which it automatically finds the best settings possible.

The hash board frequency setting is usually somewhere between 630 to 670 MHz.

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April 14, 2018, 10:34:18 PM
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anyone know how to upgrade firmware? I have 3 of these and it seems the latest firmware one hashes better than the older firmware ones, hoping to see some improvement between them, otherwise they have been rock solid hashing away and free electricity means that they will be paid for alot quicker Cheesy
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April 14, 2018, 10:37:04 PM
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@alikait

Please look at here and more specifically: please look at the chapter 4.

--> https://pangolinminer.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001263394-Whatsminer-M3-User-Guides-Solutions

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