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July 14, 2014, 11:18:05 PM
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 Roll Eyes great instructions...though mine never went above 212 without stability issues.
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July 15, 2014, 03:24:20 AM
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Roll Eyes great instructions...though mine never went above 212 without stability issues.

thank you, as usual with overclocking individual results vary I have 2 units that over clocked well 1 didnt improve much just a big increase in HW errors

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July 15, 2014, 02:14:12 PM
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Roll Eyes great instructions...though mine never went above 212 without stability issues.

Wow.  Shame.

I threw a Corsair 1250 (non-i, just the regular not even modular version) in and I'm rocking 218 and ~1.11 Th/s VERY happily.  I left the 6th PCI-E connector off the backplane, the same as how the unit was shipped to me ... not sure if having it connected was doing anything, but when one of my cards appeared dead I disconnected it as part of my troubleshooting and everything was happy so I just left it disconnected (and after reseating and moving cards around that card came back to life thankfully) ...

Thanks for the tip about them being the same chips as the S1!  I think I saw a 225 S1 setting somewhere so I'll try the magic hex from that to see if I can get her rocking at 225 ... will report back!  Smiley
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July 15, 2014, 03:09:58 PM
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Thanks for the tip about them being the same chips as the S1!  I think I saw a 225 S1 setting somewhere so I'll try the magic hex from that to see if I can get her rocking at 225 ... will report back!  Smiley

Yeah, 225/6386 thus far (30 minutes in) is giving me about the same hashrate (0.85% increase), and more than double the hardware errors (7.43% vs. 2.33%) ...

The only hex I could find for the frequency in the middle (221.88), 6306, doesn't take on the S2, so I guess I'm sticking with 218.75 until they release their official upgrade path ...
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July 15, 2014, 06:39:35 PM
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I also need a way to shut this thing up if anyone knows one!

I'll desolder the speaker if someone can tell me what kind of screw head I need to pull the LCD board out ... though obviously I'd prefer a method in software, which survives reboots ...

I run this thing in my home.  My Internet does go out every once in a while ... usually in the middle of the night, and "BEEP BEEP BEEP" - this bloody box lets everyone in the house know when it does ...

The checkbox in the web interface does literally nothing ... literally - when cgminer starts up it says it has no idea what the option which that toggles even means ...

Any help would be greatly appreciated ...
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July 16, 2014, 07:29:15 PM
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Great job! thanks. Scored a very cheap ocz 1250w and the money saved went on a  fan upgrade - 4x  140mm Akasa  Viper Fans (S-FLOW)
Bloody hell! what a difference in noise level and air moved... remember the jet fighter you hear when the ant miner powers on? well thats flown..
would really recommend a fan upgrade as part of the overclocking Grin

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July 19, 2014, 12:15:17 PM
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Mine have been running cool enough for weeks on the stock fans but I have a few extra really high CFM fans laying around maybe ill try changing them out on one miner and compare temps over a few days. If anyone has discovered any settings that worked for them that are not in this thread let me know so I can update the main page

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July 25, 2014, 09:11:50 AM
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Maybe someone knows why my network and pool settings resetting to default every time I reboot my S2? Is there any file(s) in which I can configure my personal settings by hands (since the system does not save settings automatically)?

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July 25, 2014, 01:33:26 PM
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Hi !
If you upgrage to the latest firmware from Bitmain website you can get rid of that problem.
The SD card where the boot image is stored is corrupted due to Bitmain's deployment process maybe.
I did it on 2 units, it worked, problem solved.

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July 25, 2014, 02:32:08 PM
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Kano ?
Kano, works on the cgminer team.
Edit: here's his github page for the S2: https://github.com/kanoi/cgminer-binaries/tree/master/AntS2
I have upgraded my miner with latest Kano's firmware (because of specially compiled CGminer there).

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July 25, 2014, 02:42:20 PM
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Kano ?
Kano, works on the cgminer team.
Edit: here's his github page for the S2: https://github.com/kanoi/cgminer-binaries/tree/master/AntS2
I have upgraded my miner with latest Kano's firmware (because of specially compiled CGminer there).

Oh thank goodness, a fix for the beeping! Loving this firmware already!
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July 26, 2014, 02:18:30 AM
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WOW, hashrate on multipool.us has gone up a LOT with this Kano firmware -



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I was getting about an 1150 average on multipool.us before, and somewhere in the 1020-1050 area on Nicehash ...

Not sure if it's a coincidence or not, but I have NEVER seen an average that high after it settles down after the first few minutes, so I'm guessing not ...

That's @ 218 MHz btw ...
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July 26, 2014, 07:58:07 AM
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WOW, hashrate on multipool.us has gone up a LOT with this Kano firmware -



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I was getting about an 1150 average on multipool.us before, and somewhere in the 1020-1050 area on Nicehash ...

Not sure if it's a coincidence or not, but I have NEVER seen an average that high after it settles down after the first few minutes, so I'm guessing not ...

That's @ 218 MHz btw ...

Are you using the stock PSU? Also how are the hardware errors looking?

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July 27, 2014, 05:37:36 AM
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Are you using the stock PSU? Also how are the hardware errors looking?

No, a 1250w Corsair ...

Hardware errors are around 24k an hour which didn't seem all that much worse than at stock clocks ...
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July 27, 2014, 07:17:47 AM
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Are you using the stock PSU? Also how are the hardware errors looking?

No, a 1250w Corsair ...

Hardware errors are around 24k an hour which didn't seem all that much worse than at stock clocks ...

So you did the firmware update and the clock mod. I'm thinking of doing the Kano upgrade but I haven't seen much info about the benefitsother then a modern version of cgminer.

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July 27, 2014, 02:10:17 PM
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Downside to using kano firmware is it overwrites all configurations files every reboot. Which makes the pools point back to his. I had deleted all the pools and only put in mine as the first and then last night after 24+ hours of running I noticed one of kano's pools got written into the second slot again and it was mining for him for a couple hours. I don't know what happened; could have just been a 1 time glitch/bug.

I tried just installing his version of cgminer 4.3.5 onto the original firmware but it gets overwritten back to 3.10 when it reboots.

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July 28, 2014, 10:28:16 AM
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Yeah, the increased hashrate on multipool.us with Kano's is coming at a big price for me ... 59.85% rejects on Nicehash vs 3.2% at multipool (I flip between both based on the price at Nicehash) ...

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[2014-07-27 21:47:48] Rejected 3235311f Diff 1.3K/512 AS2 0 pool 0 (Invalid ntime rolling.)
 [2014-07-27 21:47:50] Accepted 0963b632 Diff 6.98K/512 AS2 0 pool 0
 [2014-07-27 21:47:52] Accepted 0eaf3303 Diff 4.46K/512 AS2 0 pool 0
 [2014-07-27 21:47:53] Accepted 2f8a9177 Diff 1.38K/512 AS2 0 pool 0
 [2014-07-27 21:47:55] Rejected 1cc9bed3 Diff 2.28K/512 AS2 0 pool 0 (Invalid ntime rolling.)
 [2014-07-27 21:47:56] Accepted 7f3e1e32 Diff 515/512 AS2 0 pool 0
 [2014-07-27 21:47:58] Rejected 59d3794f Diff 730/512 AS2 0 pool 0 (Invalid ntime rolling.)


Looking at my graphs on Nicehash, this was not happening with the old firmware -



The red part is the rejected hashrate ...

So it comes down to -

~5% better hashrate on multipool but losing out on high priced periods on Nicehash with Kano's firmware, or, back to the status quo with an acceptable hashrate on both with the stock firmware ...


Bitmain support pointed me to the latest S3 firmware (yes, S3 firmware) to resolve the beeping issues ... perhaps I'll give that a go ...


Update: Just got home and my room is extremely hot, and the AC has been on all weekend, and it's maybe 18 degrees outside ... the room did not get this hot before ... I can't say 100% for sure, but I think the Kano build is also making the box run a LOT hotter, because nothing else in this room has changed in the last week ...

Update 2: Can't flash S3 firmware onto the S2, it's a .bin file and the S2 is looking for a .tar file
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July 28, 2014, 01:28:19 PM
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Back to stock, stuck with the beeping again, but hey, at least I can mine with Nicehash ...

nicehash - 15m avg 1040 gh/s - 8.34% rejects
multipool.us - 15m avg 1099 gh/s - 0.22% rejects

It feels like the room is cooling off too ... I REALLY think Kano's firmware runs hotter for some reason ... which does make some sense given the massive increase in hashrate I was seeing ...
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July 28, 2014, 05:47:00 PM
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Back to stock, stuck with the beeping again, but hey, at least I can mine with Nicehash ...

nicehash - 15m avg 1040 gh/s - 8.34% rejects
multipool.us - 15m avg 1099 gh/s - 0.22% rejects

It feels like the room is cooling off too ... I REALLY think Kano's firmware runs hotter for some reason ... which does make some sense given the massive increase in hashrate I was seeing ...

Are you still pushing it at 218mhz or did you drop that back down to normal too? I'm able to run at 200mhz on stock psu and no addtional heating problems.

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July 28, 2014, 05:54:12 PM
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Back to stock, stuck with the beeping again, but hey, at least I can mine with Nicehash ...

nicehash - 15m avg 1040 gh/s - 8.34% rejects
multipool.us - 15m avg 1099 gh/s - 0.22% rejects

It feels like the room is cooling off too ... I REALLY think Kano's firmware runs hotter for some reason ... which does make some sense given the massive increase in hashrate I was seeing ...

Are you still pushing it at 218mhz or did you drop that back down to normal too? I'm able to run at 200mhz on stock psu and no addtional heating problems.

218 ... I can't break 1 TH average at stock so I won't leave it there no matter how hot my room gets!  Smiley

Haven't spent any considerable amount of time at the speeds in between ... I had an extra PSU lying around so the upgrade didn't cost me a cent ... I'm not sure I'd go spend money on one if I didn't have it sitting around though because they may tell us in two months that as part of the 2 TH upgrade kit we need to go buy x/y or z and any purchases made today could be rendered useless :-/
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