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Message 1409 - Posted: 30 Jun 2014, 10:45:15 UTC
Last modified: 28 Jun 2015, 11:07:37 UTC

FAQ section:

- applications overview - applications, shares length, recommended ASICs, timelimit, app name for app_info/app_config file

- app_config.xml - limitation to only 1 WU

- app_info.xml - for overclocking your ASIC miner

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- Cudaminer 3sec error fix

- How to install an ASIC miner (USB) - installation guide with an USB device

- How to run the new asic plan_class with needed BOINC 7.4.22 or greater? installation guide with BOINC 7.4.22

- How to run with BOINC client <7.4.12? - running with old app system

- How to downgrade BOINC client by problems? - if you have massive problems with new asic apps

- How to avoid cgminer popup errors with usb miner sticks?

- known supported ASICs - needed hardware to run cgminer apps

- Rbox / USB stick Troubleshooting

- Running 3 miners on 3 different WUs

If anyone dont understand any parts of the FAQ or have some suggestions / news what we need to change / add PM me.

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Message 2267 - Posted: 21 Jul 2014, 17:09:20 UTC
Last modified: 26 Jun 2016, 15:33:31 UTC

CPUMiner (Campaign #x)
- appname = cpuminer_x
- no time_limit
- CPU only

sgminer (Campaign #x)
- appname = sgminer_x
- no time_limit
- ATI only
- 128 shares
- difficulty 128

CudaMiner (Campaign #x)
- appname = cudaminer_x
- for Nvidia only with 500MB VRAM
- timelimit=1600s
- driver version >319.x needed

cgminer (Campaign #x) (for 333MH/s ASICs)
- appname = cgminer-be_x
- time_limit = 3600s
- 64 shares

cgminer (Campaign #x) (for 1.6+GH/s ASICs)
- appname = cgminer_x
- time_limit = 7200s
- 512 shares

cgminer (Campaign #x) (for 20+GH/s ASICs)
- appname = cgminer-rbox_x
- 40960 shares
- prefer for Rockminers (Rbox) and similar high end machines

cgminer (Campaign #x) (for 1+TH/s ASICs)
- appname = cgminer-th_x
- 40960 shares


bfgminer (Campaign #x) (for 20+GH/s Block erupter ASICs)
- appname = bfgminer_x
- time_limit = 5400s
- 40960 shares
- prefer Block erupter Blades

* x = number of the campaign

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Message 2268 - Posted: 21 Jul 2014, 17:11:32 UTC
Last modified: 7 Oct 2014, 7:43:51 UTC

app_config.xml:

<app_config>
<app>
<name>appname</name>
<max_concurrent>1</max_concurrent> //remove this line for 7.4.22 clients
</app>
<app_version>
<app_name>appname</app_name>
<plan_class>miner_asic</plan_class> //for 7.4.22 clients
<cmdline>--anu-freq xxx</cmdline>
</app_version>
</app_config>

The file must be in the project directory!
* the green line is only for OC
* for rockminers --rock-freq xxx

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Message 2269 - Posted: 21 Jul 2014, 17:25:49 UTC
Last modified: 7 Aug 2016, 11:23:45 UTC

app_info.xml

<app_info> <app> <name>cgminer_3</name> </app> <file_info> <name>wrapper_26011_windows_intelx86.exe</name> <executable/> </file_info> <file_info> <name>cgminer_3_win32_00003.zip</name> </file_info> <file_info> <name>job_cgminer_3_win32_00003.xml</name> </file_info> <app_version> <app_name>cgminer_3</app_name> <version_num>3</version_num> <platform>windows_intelx86</platform> <plan_class>miner_asic</plan_class> <file_ref> <file_name>wrapper_26011_windows_intelx86.exe</file_name> <main_program/> </file_ref> <file_ref> <file_name>cgminer_3_win32_00003.zip</file_name> <open_name>cgminer_3_win32_00003.zip</open_name> </file_ref> <file_ref> <file_name>job_cgminer_3_win32_00003.xml</file_name> <open_name>job.xml</open_name> </file_ref> <!-- anu-freq 250 = overclock Antminer U2 from 1.7 to 2.0 GH ---> <cmdline>--anu-freq 250</cmdline> </app_version> </app_info>


- change the commandline for OC:
* for antminers --anu-freq xxx
* for rockminers --rock-freq xxx


The file must be in the project directory!

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Message 2272 - Posted: 21 Jul 2014, 17:49:02 UTC
Last modified: 16 Dec 2016, 22:31:44 UTC

Known supported ASICs

- Antminer U1 1.6 GH/s
- Antminer U2 2.0 GH/S
- Bitfury Red fury 2.2 GH/s
- Nanofury yellowjacket 2.2 GH/s
- Blue Fury 2.6 GH/s
- Bifury 5 GH/s
- Butterfly labs 10 GH/s Bitcoin Miner *
- Block Erupter Blade v2 10.7 GH/s
- Butterfly labs jalapeneo 5-15 GH/s
- GekkoScience Compac BM1384 8-16GH/s (USB HUB necessary?)
- Hexfury 11 GH/s
- Butterfly labs bfl 30 30 GH/s
- Block Erupter Cube 30-38 GH/s
- Rockminer (Rbox) 32-37 GH/s
- Butterfly labs bfl 60 60 GH/s
- Antminer U3 63 GH/s (cgminer 4.9.0+)
- Rockminer (Rbox2) 110 GH/s
- Butterfly labs The Monarch BPU 300 C 300 GH/s *
- Fasthash One 400 GH/s
- Rockminer R3-Box 460 GH/s *
- Rockminer R4 500GH/s
- bfl mini rig 500 GH/s
- Butterfly labs The Monarch BPU 600 C 600 GH/s *
- Butterfly labs Imperial Monarch 1 TH/s *
- Avalon6 3.5TH/s
...

* not confirmed yet but should be run

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Message 2458 - Posted: 25 Jul 2014, 18:38:45 UTC
Last modified: 20 Nov 2014, 20:56:05 UTC

How to install an ASIC miner (USB)

Plug in your device. After a failed automatic installation go to:

http://zadig.akeo.ie/

There might be a problem with the last win8 update causing zadig to stop working if you want to list all devices. Check the devices first in device manager if they are listed there and have the winusb driver, then you dont need to run zadig.

1. download the program
2. run the program
3. select your device (list all devices), choose your ASIC and install the driver (WINUSB)
4. you can check your device manager if the ASIC is listed under USB
5. check with commandline cgminer --ndevs -n in standalone
6. run a short cgminer test if you can see a hashrate
7. if point 6 doesnt work try another USB ports

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Message 2854 - Posted: 2 Aug 2014, 20:03:59 UTC
Last modified: 8 Oct 2014, 7:44:40 UTC

How to run the new asic plan_class with needed BOINC 7.4.22 or greater?

1. download BOINC client 7.4.22
2. install BOINC
3. create or edit a cc_config.xml in boinc/data with content:

<cc_config> <options> <coproc> <type>miner_asic</type> <count>1</count> </coproc> </options> </cc_config>


4. start BOINC, you will see a line in event log:

GPU specified in cc_config.xml: 1 miner_asic

The app is a mix of NCI and CPU. Its not using any CPU time + have a work queue. In this config it is only running 1 WU at the same time.

If more apps have the same plan_class it should also run only 1 WU (still untested). An app_config file is no longer needed with max_concurrent.

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Message 3216 - Posted: 9 Aug 2014, 7:14:56 UTC

How to run with BOINC client <7.4.12?

http://www.bitcoinutopia.net/bitcoinutopia/forum_thread.php?id=303&postid=2269

http://www.bitcoinutopia.net/bitcoinutopia/forum_thread.php?id=303&postid=2268

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Message 3265 - Posted: 9 Aug 2014, 20:21:58 UTC
Last modified: 10 Aug 2014, 7:35:43 UTC

How to downgrade your BOINC version by problems with new asic plan_class?

If you have installed and running BOINC 7.4.12 and cant run it somehow with no problem solved try this out:

1. downgrade BOINC version to <7.4.12
2. remove the asic_miner content of the cc_config
3. restart BOINC, you will get the old app, see 1 post below

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Message 3292 - Posted: 10 Aug 2014, 7:33:58 UTC
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How to avoid cgminer popup errors with usb miner sticks?

Set this registry value to 1 instead: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting\DontShowUI

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Message 3497 - Posted: 17 Aug 2014, 9:51:51 UTC
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Message 3975 - Posted: 31 Aug 2014, 5:53:03 UTC
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Cudaminer 3sec error fix

Install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package for 32bit.

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Message 5897 - Posted: 30 Oct 2014, 18:04:25 UTC
Last modified: 25 Nov 2014, 18:09:12 UTC

Running 3 miners on 3 different WUs

1. Antminer U2+ (2 Gh/s) with Campaign 4 cgminer 1.6+
2. Redfury (2.2 Gh/s) with Campaign 6 cgminer 1.6+
3. R-Box (32 Gh/s) with Campaign 4 cgminer 20+

cc_config.xml

<cc_config> <options> <coproc> <type>miner_asic</type> <count>3</count> </coproc> </options> </cc_config>


app_config.xml


<app_config> <app> <name>cgminer-rbox_4</name> <max_concurrent>1</max_concurrent> </app> <app_version> <app_name>cgminer-rbox_4</app_name> <plan_class>miner_asic</plan_class> <cmdline>--usb 1:1</cmdline> </app_version> <app> <name>cgminer_4</name> <max_concurrent>1</max_concurrent> </app> <app_version> <app_name>cgminer_4</app_name> <plan_class>miner_asic</plan_class> <cmdline>--usb 4:3</cmdline> </app_version> <app> <name>cgminer_6</name> <max_concurrent>1</max_concurrent> </app> <app_version> <app_name>cgminer_6</app_name> <plan_class>miner_asic</plan_class> <cmdline>--usb 4:5</cmdline> </app_version> </app_config>


You need to check the --usb option with cgminer -ndevs where an usb miner is connected on which port. If you have more or less miners change it to your own config.

With the new --usb :1 option and running more than 1 miner of the same kind you must change the
<count>x</count>
line in cc_config to the amount of your running miners. No app_config is needed anymore. For different apps see above. This will overwrite the --usb :1 option.

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Message 5966 - Posted: 1 Nov 2014, 8:26:28 UTC
Last modified: 31 Mar 2015, 17:50:18 UTC

Rbox / USB stick Troubleshooting

All of the Rockminers / USB sticks randomly lock up over time and need a power cycle to work again. You can see it on your invalid results running into the timelimit. The hotplug option also doesnt help here.

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