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January 10, 2018, 10:25:55 PM
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I'm not 100% sure on the mother board I'll be using (it depends on a forum member, actually) but it will have a 1151 socket.

So, I have two questions:
  • how can I be sure it's the first version (for Skylake and Kaby Lake CPUs) and not the second one?
  • some people mine CryptoNight with their CPUs. Which would be the best bang for buck?
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January 12, 2018, 12:21:26 PM
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Still interested in your answers.

Also, does anyone know which CPU are the Onda boards shipped with?
(The ones which have a CPU included, that is)
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January 12, 2018, 03:21:12 PM
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CPU mining is generally not worth it.  I have an i7-5930K 6-core Intel CPU and it barely earns a few pennies a day.

Regarding motherboards, generally if it has a Socket 1151, it will use the latest CPUs, but it may need a BIOS update, sometimes even before it will boot.  Just check the specs for the board(s) you are interested in and it should clearly be stated.  If you want to avoid the BIOS updating issues, get a later model.

Best of luck to ya!
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January 12, 2018, 03:27:20 PM
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CPU mining is generally not worth it.  I have an i7-5930K 6-core Intel CPU and it barely earns a few pennies a day.

Regarding motherboards, generally if it has a Socket 1151, it will use the latest CPUs, but it may need a BIOS update, sometimes even before it will boot.  Just check the specs for the board(s) you are interested in and it should clearly be stated.  If you want to avoid the BIOS updating issues, get a later model.

Best of luck to ya!


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January 12, 2018, 03:34:01 PM
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I'm not 100% sure on the mother board I'll be using (it depends on a forum member, actually) but it will have a 1151 socket.

So, I have two questions:
  • how can I be sure it's the first version (for Skylake and Kaby Lake CPUs) and not the second one?
  • some people mine CryptoNight with their CPUs. Which would be the best bang for buck?

1.  Check out this wiki page:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1151  The motherboard will probably have the chipset name in its model number (z170, b250, etc).  Compare that with these charts and it will tell you what processors its compatible with.

2.  Either Electroneum or Intense.  It will be one of those 2 when you start mining

3.  There is more than one Onda board (I know of one that doesn't come with a CPU) but I think the one you are referring to comes with a Celeron J1800

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January 12, 2018, 04:22:13 PM
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$1-$2 with a mid-range CPU was what I had in mind watching this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnkFSMu4cFc


1. That's the wiki which made me wonder how I could know what revision of the socket a given board was using.

2. I meant which CPU, sorry for the misunderstanding.

3. Ordered this one. Since it has 1800 in it's name, I'm pretty certain you are right.
3.b. If you know what RAM (DDR3?) it uses or have other information about this mother board, I'd be interested.
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January 12, 2018, 04:43:58 PM
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1. That's the wiki which made me wonder how I could know what revision of the socket a given board was using.

2. I meant which CPU, sorry for the misunderstanding.

3. Ordered this one. Since it has 1800 in it's name, I'm pretty certain you are right.
3.b. If you know what RAM (DDR3?) it uses or have other information about this mother board, I'd be interested.


I ordered the same board and it should be arriving any day now. The CPU is a Celeron mobile type; likely a G 1820, but who knows for sure. Could be an Untel Celery for all we know.

The memory required is single stick of 4GB or 8GB SODIMM (laptop) DDR3L - the L stands for low voltage - at either the 1600 or 1333 clock rating.
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January 12, 2018, 04:54:20 PM
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    • some people mine CryptoNight with their CPUs. Which would be the best bang for buck?

    Just posted my own experience with CPU mining HERE

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    January 12, 2018, 05:04:25 PM
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    Thanks guys!
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    January 12, 2018, 05:14:09 PM
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    Thanks guys!

    if you got the one with the hard wired cpu 

    you can't cpu mine don't bother.

    just get a stick of ram for it.

    I have a lot of info here

    https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2674194.0

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    January 14, 2018, 05:06:53 PM
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    Well, I'm still hoping to get an ASRock H110 PRO BTC, so the CPU questions remain relevant Smiley

    Thanks for the information.
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    January 17, 2018, 03:46:44 PM
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    3. Ordered this one. Since it has 1800 in it's name, I'm pretty certain you are right.
    Dammit!
    Seller never shipped it, Aliexpress emailed me to tell me they will give me a refund.
    Got to the page, it's 63% more today...
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