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March 03, 2014, 04:56:10 PM
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Ok, so you have 20 miners, which require around 10W each (in scrypt only mode), so 200W on 12V line, which is 16A. Every powersupply should be capable of delivering that, especially if it has 4x pci-e connector.

If the cables have been made correct (there are three +12V lines in a sata connector, I don't know if it works when only 1 or 2 are connected), they should work. The same for molex. I have my miners running of a molex connector.

Please remember this when troubleshooting:

- There have been multiple cases in which the controller couldn't handle the full 20 miners
- The controllers have a tendency to not hash at all, if something is wrong with one of the miners

So, I would say you need to try each miner separately, at a frequency of 600 to start with, and check if they all work. Then you need to check with a known working miner whether all USB and power cables work. If everything works, try adding miners one at a time, and see when they stop working.

I have 10 miners per controller, 10 a USB hub. x2
Except for 2 that are troublesome, they all hash seperately for a while. So, they appear to work. (No idea if there is another test)
If i connect them miner after miner, it will hash and speedup.. Until the controller reboots and it never really picks up after that.

It still also seems the USB hub is at fault: i get only one YAY when connected from Windows. Tried my W8.1 desktop and my wifes W7 laptop. Both hubs the same result.
I might buy a new hub thats tested.. Orico or the Sipolar that's shipped with it usually.

I'm getting a gridseed kit soon for a friend, i'll try those hubs and controllers..

Hopefully Jack releases the final firmware today as promised, i'm told the reboots are gone, hashing speeds higher and overall stability.

Even if it hashes at lower speed as advertised, i would be OK.. The reboots, i don't like. This really takes the profits down..
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March 03, 2014, 05:13:01 PM
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Ok, so you have 20 miners, which require around 10W each (in scrypt only mode), so 200W on 12V line, which is 16A. Every powersupply should be capable of delivering that, especially if it has 4x pci-e connector.

If the cables have been made correct (there are three +12V lines in a sata connector, I don't know if it works when only 1 or 2 are connected), they should work. The same for molex. I have my miners running of a molex connector.

Please remember this when troubleshooting:

- There have been multiple cases in which the controller couldn't handle the full 20 miners
- The controllers have a tendency to not hash at all, if something is wrong with one of the miners

So, I would say you need to try each miner separately, at a frequency of 600 to start with, and check if they all work. Then you need to check with a known working miner whether all USB and power cables work. If everything works, try adding miners one at a time, and see when they stop working.

I have 10 miners per controller, 10 a USB hub. x2
Except for 2 that are troublesome, they all hash seperately for a while. So, they appear to work. (No idea if there is another test)
If i connect them miner after miner, it will hash and speedup.. Until the controller reboots and it never really picks up after that.

It still also seems the USB hub is at fault: i get only one YAY when connected from Windows. Tried my W8.1 desktop and my wifes W7 laptop. Both hubs the same result.
I might buy a new hub thats tested.. Orico or the Sipolar that's shipped with it usually.

I'm getting a gridseed kit soon for a friend, i'll try those hubs and controllers..

Hopefully Jack releases the final firmware today as promised, i'm told the reboots are gone, hashing speeds higher and overall stability.

Even if it hashes at lower speed as advertised, i would be OK.. The reboots, i don't like. This really takes the profits down..


It sounds like testing the another hub/firmware could be a good start.

I noticed today that my controller is not displaying the hashrate (it says 0 khash/s), but it does register shares, and the pool also registers them. I hadn't had that before...

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March 03, 2014, 05:41:11 PM
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I figured it out I got a power supply with more AMP's hooked it up and its now mining Smiley

Well, maybe you figured it out 'in your case' as it is possible to under power the USB devices, especially with tiny 500mA wall warts.

By now, I'm pretty sure there is nothing wrong with my GC3355 5 chip miners.
It's definitely a communications problem.

I'm using a 2.5A wall wart to power my hub and 5 miners and I know it's way overkill which is good! You want a bit if not a lot of overhead (more amps available than ever needed) to keep things stable. I mean the current draw from these miners is very peaky.

But, my system is having what I believe is a FIFO buffer problem.
The transmit buffer settings are too high for most 2.0 USB hub UART's because the hubs were not designed for constant 'network' traffic type data throughput. They are designed for and are stable managing 'intermittent' traffic. Not 'constant' traffic. So when running several to many miners via USB, the transmit buffers crap out. Something called Transmit Buffer Overflow/overload occurs, data packets are lost and you end up with your miners having new work dispatched to them but nothing comes back. They hang. DOH!

Most USB hubs come with several receive pipes/channels but only 1 - that is ONE transmit pipe / channel.
So when your computer transmits (sends) many 'new work' requests at nearly if not the same exact time, well - within nano seconds of each other - , they plug up (bottleneck) and crap out...give up and just stop working.

Unplugging each port separately - waiting for the PC to ack - then plugging them back in and waiting for an ack' (acknowledgement) usually cures the immediate problem. But after running a few hours, the problem happens again and you're back to square one. What to do? Is it the hub's fault or is it the transmit buffer setting is too high?
To change this setting to a slightly lower one, - COM port PROPERTIES / PORT SETTINGS / ADVANCED.
Make the change, click OK out of there, unplug and re-plug each port on your hub - one at a time to get it freshly recognized.

Evidently the UARTs on these GC3355 miners are set to auto-detect port speeds etc. so nothing to do there. They are defaulted to run at 115200 but can run as high as 6.25Mbps. Most 2.0 hubs run at up to 480Mbps. 3.0 can run much higher speeds than that. But you don't need even 115200, evidently. I'm running mine at 38400 and they seem to flow data nicely.

If you want to picture what a FIFO buffer overflow looks like, its like backed up rush hour traffic. The road gets plugged up so no one can move, more and more cars pile up in the rear of the line, very few are moving forward at the front of that mess and some drivers just give up or get lost or have car problems etc. No forward movement! If people just slow down, spread out and put a few car lengths between each other, traffic would keep moving but at a much slower pace. This is what happens when you decrease the transmit buffer. SPREAD OUT! SLOW DOWN A LITTLE BIT and everyone will get to where they're going but just a few minutes (milliseconds in data speak) later.

Well, that's my theory right now and I'm trying out my fix. I'll let you know how it went in a few hours.
Failing that, I'll be in the market for a Ultra High Speed USB 3.0 hub. I don't need RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC ON MY COMPUTER! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Angry

As always, try this stuff at your own risk! You fugg it up, you eat it!
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March 03, 2014, 06:54:27 PM
Last edit: March 03, 2014, 07:20:19 PM by wolfey2014
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Ok, so you have 20 miners, which require around 10W each (in scrypt only mode), so 200W on 12V line, which is 16A. Every powersupply should be capable of delivering that, especially if it has 4x pci-e connector.

If the cables have been made correct (there are three +12V lines in a sata connector, I don't know if it works when only 1 or 2 are connected), they should work. The same for molex. I have my miners running of a molex connector.

Please remember this when troubleshooting:

- There have been multiple cases in which the controller couldn't handle the full 20 miners
- The controllers have a tendency to not hash at all, if something is wrong with one of the miners

So, I would say you need to try each miner separately, at a frequency of 600 to start with, and check if they all work. Then you need to check with a known working miner whether all USB and power cables work. If everything works, try adding miners one at a time, and see when they stop working.

I have 10 miners per controller, 10 a USB hub. x2
Except for 2 that are troublesome, they all hash seperately for a while. So, they appear to work. (No idea if there is another test)
If i connect them miner after miner, it will hash and speedup.. Until the controller reboots and it never really picks up after that.

It still also seems the USB hub is at fault: i get only one YAY when connected from Windows. Tried my W8.1 desktop and my wifes W7 laptop. Both hubs the same result.
I might buy a new hub thats tested.. Orico or the Sipolar that's shipped with it usually.

I'm getting a gridseed kit soon for a friend, i'll try those hubs and controllers..

Hopefully Jack releases the final firmware today as promised, i'm told the reboots are gone, hashing speeds higher and overall stability.

Even if it hashes at lower speed as advertised, i would be OK.. The reboots, i don't like. This really takes the profits down..


From a Senior Master Tech's viewpoint: (and no, I don't claim to know it all) I'm just damm good at what I do Wink...most of the time...

It sounds like testing the hub/firmware could be a good start.

I noticed today that my controller is not displaying the hashrate (it says 0 khash/s), but it does register shares, and the pool also registers them. I hadn't had that before...

Evidently, all controllers are not the same. Is there only one source/person/programmer/program/standards for the firmware, software, configs, language, hardware..

Who makes them? I have heard - read, wii box and only recently realized it's not the same as the game 'wii' or some game, or is it? I know,idiot, right. I should know this stuff, ;[ not necessarily.

Anyway, they don't sound as stable as some have claimed, hence the question above.
Anyone know the answer/s to this?

Which one do 'I' buy? Who makes the best and most stable controller and software?

I think even the latest cpuminer for LTC is still a bit buggy, perhaps fifo drivers and settings?
I also think that someone needs to come out with a FULL DUPLEX UART that doesn't cause bottlenecks with these high speed networked UARTS all flowing out to one receive buffer in a 10 port hub...what were they thinking? Well, most peripherals today, the usb ones, don't all work and run at the same time...Our miners do!

Port speed isn't really the issue here, it's the ABILITY of a given UART chip (one in this case) to decipher and decide where to send ALL that traffic (aaaahhhhhh) at once....blockages are occurring at this point aka bottleneck in the pipe. Gets jammed up, does a buffer overflow dump, there goes all that data (POOF) , the system spits dummy - DOH! - and hangs.

The readout in the DOS window is only showing new work requests 'Dispatching new work to GC3355 LTC Core. That's as far as the downloaded data gets though, nothing is going out to the miner. Dispatches are not reaching the dispatch-ee! So it has nothing to do, so it doesn't report back. The receive buffer works fine because there are multiple receive buffers in a USB hub, but only ONE transmit buffer!....>DUMB!

One final point I almost forgot to make, speed is good but not at the expense of stability! We all want stable performance. Even though it isn't the fastest we can hash, it's still a superior solution because it gives long term results with few, if any, interruptions. Set it and forget it. It's stable and where needed, various redundancies can be built in on the support end of the game. That's the stability and reliability we're shooting for! Profits! Not chronic problems!

Well,that's my 55c!
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March 03, 2014, 08:37:39 PM
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Ok, this is my try to a guide. I hope it contains everything you need. Please let me know if something is missing.

I based this guide on windows, for linux please try to find resources somewhere else. I do not have a linux pc available to try and make a guide for linux.

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1 -Get your supplied power cord:



2 -Get your Leatherman (seriously, everyone should have one), if you don't have a Leatherman, scissors or a wire cutter will work as well Wink:



Just cut it! Make sure to cut the power supply end, not the end that should go into your power socket...

3 -Now strip the cut end. There should be three wires in there. EU power cables have a yellow/green wire, a blue wire and a brown wire. US power cables have a lighter blue, a grey and a black wire. Make sure to connect them to the power supply in the order I just told you. Like this:

EU:




US:

(stole this image from one of the other threads)

Don't forget to tighten the screws...

4 -Get the power cable for your miner (with the round end):



5a -You are lucky, the end is already cut and stripped! Just connect them to the power supply. Red is positive, white is negative. The left three connectors on the supplied power supply are positive, the middle three negative. You can combine each positive with each negative connector, that doesn't matter. Just try to spread the attached miners a bit over the connectors (so don't put 10 miners on the same connector).



Again, don't forget to tighten the screws...

5b -This is an alternative, for when you don't have the supplied power supply (or it broke down). You can just connect a molex connector! Make sure to connect the red wire to the yellow wire on the molex cable (+12V), and the white wire to one of the black wires on the molex cable:





6 -Now, get your miner:



See the two holes? The left one is for the power cable (either from the power supply, or from a molex connector). The right one is the USB connector.

7 -Plug in the power connector:



Wait! Do not plug in the USB cable yet! You need to install the driver first!

8 -Install the driver. You can download it directly from lightningasic here, or the alternative download locations here, or here. After downloading, extract the file. If you can't extract the file, download and install winrar, and try again after you have installed that.

Install the driver (double click the .exe). Just click next in all the windows, until you can click 'finish'. Somehow the setup_x64 version did not work for me, even though I am on a 64bit windows. So if the device does not get recognized in the next step, please try to install the other setup.exe.

9 -You are getting closer! You should have a power supply now, with a power cord connected. You should also have a power cord running from the power supply to your miner. You can now plug in the USB into your miner:



Plug the other end in your computer. Make sure the USB port of your computer has enough power (if your computer does not recognize a new device, the port probably does not have enough power). I also had a problem with USB3 ports, so you should try to use a USB2 port.

10 -Make sure you have the correct voltage selected on your power supply, and if so, plug it in:



Don't forget this step, or you might blow up your power supply. After plugging the power supply into the wall socket, the fan of your miner should start spinning. If it doesn't, check all the connections (please always pull the power cord from the wall socket before doing anything).

11 -Download the modified CPUminer from here or here. Extract
the archive anywhere you want.

[edit 02-03-2014] There is a new modified CPUminer here, which should solve the power usage issues in scrypt mode. I have not verified this miner to be working yet, but wanted to share it!

12 -Check the com port. To connect to your miner, you need to know what comport is assigned to your miner. You can do this by pressing the windows key + the R key. So 'Windows + R'. This should give you a small window called 'run'. (Sorry, I am Dutch, so screenshots are in Dutch)
 


Enter 'compmgmt.msc' in the window, and hit the enter key. This should open a new window, called 'computermanagement'.



Click 'Devicemanager'



Now click the small arrow in front of 'Ports (COM & LPT)'



Now you can see that in my case it says 'STMicroelectronics Virtual COM Port (COM7)'. This means that my miner is now assigned to COM port 7. Some people have experienced problems with miners which had COM port numbers above 10, if you have a number above 10, go to step 13, otherwise go to step 14.

13 -Changing the COM port number. This step is only necessary if your automatically assigned COM port number is 10 or higher!. Like this:



In the devicemanger, right click on the 'STMicroelectronics Virtual COM port (COMXX)', which has a COM port number above 10. Select 'properties'. This will open a new window, go to the 'portsettings' tab in that window.



Now, click 'advanced'. This will open another window, in which you can select which COM port to use. Select one that is not in use, and click 'ok' after you are finished.



Also click 'ok' in the properties window. Make sure the COM port now has the number you selected:



If all is correct, you can close the computermanagement window.

14 -Now you know your COM port number. You can setup your miner now! Download this bat file, and save it in the folder where you extracted the miner in step 11. Make sure the bat file is in the same folder as the 'minerd.exe' program.

15 -Edit the bat file. Right click on the bat file, and select 'edit'. This should open this window:



Change the 'XXX' of the COM port to the number you found in step 12. Make sure to change the '--url=' to the url of the pool you want to mine at. Also change the '--userpass=' to the workername and password of your pool (format is workername:password). If you don't change this, you will mine for my account, which I don't mind either of course  Grin

Save the file.

16 -Mine away! Just double click the bat file. It should start a small window, and your miner will start mining. If you have more than one miner, just make a copy of the bat file, change the COM port number, and start that one as well. You need one cpuminer window per miner.



As soon as you start seeing 'yay!!!' you know that your miner is working properly. This version of cpuminer is not able to show the hashrate, so your hashrate will always show '0.00 khash/s', even though it is mining.




I think this guide should be able to get you mining. Good luck!



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no one gave you any btc at all.  sad to see that.  well I sent you some coin. as I think your work was worth some coin.
https://blockchain.info/tx/7bf620a2afae1c0e11dded9dd198cb4e147ec2f3ca31800743eccf5f7e4c2c83

mind you not 0.10 BTC as :

A) not my offer in the first place
B) As a 1 language person ( English ) only. The  screen shot are not my only Language of English.

Still your time spent can be helpful to people so thanks. I sent about .013 btc to you address

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 I went to your btc address posted>

https://blockchain.info/address/1Mg2RRE1Xf35tt5pErFtJSWEumFd5DwNrw

no one gave you any btc at all.  sad to see that.  well I sent you some coin. as I think your work was worth some coin.
https://blockchain.info/tx/7bf620a2afae1c0e11dded9dd198cb4e147ec2f3ca31800743eccf5f7e4c2c83

mind you not 0.10 BTC as :

A) not my offer in the first place
B) As a 1 language person ( English ) only. The  screen shot are not my only Language of English.

Still your time spent can be helpful to people so thanks. I sent about .013 btc to you address

Thanks for the BTC! I'm sorry about the language, but my windows is in Dutch, so I can't really do anything about it. Is there anything I can do to make it more clear? I tried to be clear in my description, and use the terms from the english windows there.

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I figured it out I got a power supply with more AMP's hooked it up and its now mining Smiley

Well, maybe you figured it out 'in your case' as it is possible to under power the USB devices, especially with tiny 500mA wall warts.

By now, I'm pretty sure there is nothing wrong with my GC3355 5 chip miners.
It's definitely a communications problem.

I'm using a 2.5A wall wart to power my hub and 5 miners and I know it's way overkill which is good! You want a bit if not a lot of overhead (more amps available than ever needed) to keep things stable. I mean the current draw from these miners is very peaky.

But, my system is having what I believe is a FIFO buffer problem.
The transmit buffer settings are too high for most 2.0 USB hub UART's because the hubs were not designed for constant 'network' traffic type data throughput. They are designed for and are stable managing 'intermittent' traffic. Not 'constant' traffic. So when running several to many miners via USB, the transmit buffers crap out. Something called Transmit Buffer Overflow/overload occurs, data packets are lost and you end up with your miners having new work dispatched to them but nothing comes back. They hang. DOH!

Most USB hubs come with several receive pipes/channels but only 1 - that is ONE transmit pipe / channel.
So when your computer transmits (sends) many 'new work' requests at nearly if not the same exact time, well - within nano seconds of each other - , they plug up (bottleneck) and crap out...give up and just stop working.

Unplugging each port separately - waiting for the PC to ack - then plugging them back in and waiting for an ack' (acknowledgement) usually cures the immediate problem. But after running a few hours, the problem happens again and you're back to square one. What to do? Is it the hub's fault or is it the transmit buffer setting is too high?
To change this setting to a slightly lower one, - COM port PROPERTIES / PORT SETTINGS / ADVANCED.
Make the change, click OK out of there, unplug and re-plug each port on your hub - one at a time to get it freshly recognized.

Evidently the UARTs on these GC3355 miners are set to auto-detect port speeds etc. so nothing to do there. They are defaulted to run at 115200 but can run as high as 6.25Mbps. Most 2.0 hubs run at up to 480Mbps. 3.0 can run much higher speeds than that. But you don't need even 115200, evidently. I'm running mine at 38400 and they seem to flow data nicely.

If you want to picture what a FIFO buffer overflow looks like, its like backed up rush hour traffic. The road gets plugged up so no one can move, more and more cars pile up in the rear of the line, very few are moving forward at the front of that mess and some drivers just give up or get lost or have car problems etc. No forward movement! If people just slow down, spread out and put a few car lengths between each other, traffic would keep moving but at a much slower pace. This is what happens when you decrease the transmit buffer. SPREAD OUT! SLOW DOWN A LITTLE BIT and everyone will get to where they're going but just a few minutes (milliseconds in data speak) later.

Well, that's my theory right now and I'm trying out my fix. I'll let you know how it went in a few hours.
Failing that, I'll be in the market for a Ultra High Speed USB 3.0 hub. I don't need RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC ON MY COMPUTER! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Angry

As always, try this stuff at your own risk! You fugg it up, you eat it!
Peace!
Wolfey2014

I realized why i needed such a high amp wall wart, i was using the old version of the modified CPU miner so I think it still had the bitcoin core enabled now that i installed the newer version I got it to work stable with much less power draw. Thank you for the feedback on the USB Hubs I know there are some industrial grade ones that they used to use for block errupters I wounder if this will be a better solution to someone wanting to run over 20 units off a Windows or Linux PC instead of using the controller which is limited to only 20. So far the few i have hooked up to some random PC's are working good.
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I figured it out I got a power supply with more AMP's hooked it up and its now mining Smiley

Well, maybe you figured it out 'in your case' as it is possible to under power the USB devices, especially with tiny 500mA wall warts.

By now, I'm pretty sure there is nothing wrong with my GC3355 5 chip miners.
It's definitely a communications problem.

I'm using a 2.5A wall wart to power my hub and 5 miners and I know it's way overkill which is good! You want a bit if not a lot of overhead (more amps available than ever needed) to keep things stable. I mean the current draw from these miners is very peaky.

But, my system is having what I believe is a FIFO buffer problem.
The transmit buffer settings are too high for most 2.0 USB hub UART's because the hubs were not designed for constant 'network' traffic type data throughput. They are designed for and are stable managing 'intermittent' traffic. Not 'constant' traffic. So when running several to many miners via USB, the transmit buffers crap out. Something called Transmit Buffer Overflow/overload occurs, data packets are lost and you end up with your miners having new work dispatched to them but nothing comes back. They hang. DOH!

Most USB hubs come with several receive pipes/channels but only 1 - that is ONE transmit pipe / channel.
So when your computer transmits (sends) many 'new work' requests at nearly if not the same exact time, well - within nano seconds of each other - , they plug up (bottleneck) and crap out...give up and just stop working.

Unplugging each port separately - waiting for the PC to ack - then plugging them back in and waiting for an ack' (acknowledgement) usually cures the immediate problem. But after running a few hours, the problem happens again and you're back to square one. What to do? Is it the hub's fault or is it the transmit buffer setting is too high?
To change this setting to a slightly lower one, - COM port PROPERTIES / PORT SETTINGS / ADVANCED.
Make the change, click OK out of there, unplug and re-plug each port on your hub - one at a time to get it freshly recognized.

Evidently the UARTs on these GC3355 miners are set to auto-detect port speeds etc. so nothing to do there. They are defaulted to run at 115200 but can run as high as 6.25Mbps. Most 2.0 hubs run at up to 480Mbps. 3.0 can run much higher speeds than that. But you don't need even 115200, evidently. I'm running mine at 38400 and they seem to flow data nicely.

If you want to picture what a FIFO buffer overflow looks like, its like backed up rush hour traffic. The road gets plugged up so no one can move, more and more cars pile up in the rear of the line, very few are moving forward at the front of that mess and some drivers just give up or get lost or have car problems etc. No forward movement! If people just slow down, spread out and put a few car lengths between each other, traffic would keep moving but at a much slower pace. This is what happens when you decrease the transmit buffer. SPREAD OUT! SLOW DOWN A LITTLE BIT and everyone will get to where they're going but just a few minutes (milliseconds in data speak) later.

Well, that's my theory right now and I'm trying out my fix. I'll let you know how it went in a few hours.
Failing that, I'll be in the market for a Ultra High Speed USB 3.0 hub. I don't need RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC ON MY COMPUTER! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Angry

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I realized why i needed such a high amp wall wart, i was using the old version of the modified CPU miner so I think it still had the bitcoin core enabled now that i installed the newer version I got it to work stable with much less power draw. Thank you for the feedback on the USB Hubs I know there are some industrial grade ones that they used to use for block errupters I wounder if this will be a better solution to someone wanting to run over 20 units off a Windows or Linux PC instead of using the controller which is limited to only 20. So far the few i have hooked up to some random PC's are working good.

I think any hub that worked for block erupters will work for these as well. BE's were 1000x as fast (333mh vs 330kh), so had to transfer 1000x as many hashes. So getting one of the hubs that is know to work with BE's, should be a safe bet.

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March 05, 2014, 10:57:46 AM
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Has anyone been able to get these to dual mine under windows
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I need some help, I am going to smash this %$*(% wiibox controller I cannot get the damn thing to work. I can log into the page for it but it tells me No BTC equipment! and NO LTC equipment.

I have 5v power to the mini usb on it i have a powered hub connected to the large usb on it and I have a network cable connected to the back of my router on it. I have no idea why it has two network ports. and i do not know what the little button is for.
I and open a web page and see the crappy chinese webpage for the device and enter settings but it says No BTC equipment! and NO LTC equipment under each item. I have had the miner running scrypt fine directly under windows but I would like to take advantage of its dual mining abilities. This stupid piece of crap controller is starting to frustrate the shit out of me. Also what is the little jumper on it for.
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March 05, 2014, 05:32:56 PM
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Has anyone been able to get these to dual mine under windows

Apparently there is no CGminer compiled for windows for the 5 chip devices as of yet. So no?


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take the controller and put it in a little box you do not need one.

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Download driver: Here (http://www.st.com/web/en/catalog/tools/PF257938)
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assign a com port to the machine

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take the controller and put it in a little box you do not need one.

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Download driver: Here (http://www.st.com/web/en/catalog/tools/PF257938)
Extract file:
Run setup file


assign a com port to the machine
I understand I do not need one for scrypt only I have it running around 400 on my win64bit pc already but I would like to take advantage of its dual mining abilities which is not yet established in windows. On another note I have a red fin one and I did not need to install any drivers. I am running windows 7 64bit and it auto picked up the miner as soon as i plugged it in to a usb port. I have it running through my pc oc'd to 850 getting around 400Kh/s

It is worker 4, it is surpassing worker 2 which is an OC'd 7870 doing 400Kh/s on my end not pool end
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March 05, 2014, 10:19:18 PM
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Please post a guide with screenshots on how to install and run a 5 chip gridseed unit.

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I have given up on the little board it freezes up my whole network when i try to access it almost all the time, have no idea why. cannot open any web pages and it just hangs when trying to access. Someone else gave me another option just need a little help there though.
They gave me a link to a version of cgminer that runs these
http://cryptomining-blog.com/1245-download-cgminer-3-8-5-for-windows-btc-mining-on-gridseed-5-chip-gc3355-asics/
But i need someone to explain to me how to do the following:
in order for this cgminer to detect your ASIC device you need to install a WinUSB driver over the virtual COM to USB driver
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OK followed this, when I downloaded Zadig there was nothing in the drop down menu, i had to select list all devices, now STM32 virtual com port came up and I installed the driver. I am now mining BTC side but my Scrypt side now fails even with the --dual option added to the bat file!!!
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OK followed this, when I downloaded Zadig there was nothing in the drop down menu, i had to select list all devices, now STM32 virtual com port came up and I installed the driver. I am now mining BTC side but my Scrypt side now fails even with the --dual option added to the bat file!!!


Are you sure the comport is right? I also had a DM from someone with the same error, in that case the usb port was faulty. So try a different port as well.

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I figured it out I got a power supply with more AMP's hooked it up and its now mining Smiley
don't forget to use the updated minerd software, so if you only run in SCRYPT mode, you only use 1.0 amps....I am running one with  power supply that outputs 1.1 amps just fine....gonna see if it lets me mess w/ the freq at 1.1 amps power to the unit.
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OK followed this, when I downloaded Zadig there was nothing in the drop down menu, i had to select list all devices, now STM32 virtual com port came up and I installed the driver. I am now mining BTC side but my Scrypt side now fails even with the --dual option added to the bat file!!!


Are you sure the comport is right? I also had a DM from someone with the same error, in that case the usb port was faulty. So try a different port as well.
The USB port is fine. The PC is brand new build, The device worked before through the port before I switched this driver
To bring you up to speed, check the link below and read the comments:
http://cryptomining-blog.com/1254-how-to-mine-both-btc-and-ltc-on-gridseed-5-chip-gc3355-asic/
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OK followed this, when I downloaded Zadig there was nothing in the drop down menu, i had to select list all devices, now STM32 virtual com port came up and I installed the driver. I am now mining BTC side but my Scrypt side now fails even with the --dual option added to the bat file!!!


Are you sure the comport is right? I also had a DM from someone with the same error, in that case the usb port was faulty. So try a different port as well.
The USB port is fine. The PC is brand new build, The device worked before through the port before I switched this driver
To bring you up to speed, check the link below and read the comments:
http://cryptomining-blog.com/1254-how-to-mine-both-btc-and-ltc-on-gridseed-5-chip-gc3355-asic/
I think he meant, in the batch file. You have to look in device manager for the COM port, and see what number it is assigned, and the put that in the batch file. I think that is what he means.

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