Hi there, Fab. I've been using MacMiner for a couple days now. Thanks for making this package available to all of us. My question is about the best Miner Settings for a BFL 50GH/s Single ASIC setup, or perhaps questions about the various options.
-I have "Enable debug output" checked -- where do I see this output? Does it have anything to do with the API Output window?
-Since I don't want to enable the GPU on my iMac, I don't have "Enable GPU" checked.
-Should I enable Quiet Output, or is that unnecessary since I'm running off the BFL ASIC?
Is there a way for me to see how many cores are functioning on my BFL ASIC? The light on my BFL ASIC is blinking, which leads me to believe that it's throttling down. Butterfly Labs' support has been horrendous, and I have no idea if the blinking is really due to throttling or something completely normal. I just want to see how many cores are active and their speed, but I don't know if that's possible through MacMiner.
Strangely enough, I was getting 50GH/s while using the de facto BFL PSU. However, I decided to NOT use the BFL PSU due to problems I've read about (namely, reports of catching fire, and the noise level). I switched to a 700W PSU with 2 PCI-E 6-pin connectors. The noise level has come down quite a bit off the PSU, but the speed dropped down to 43GH/s, which is quite a drop. Not sure if I can attribute that to the PSU, or if something else is amiss, leading back to my question about checking the cores and their speeds.
Thanks for all your help. I'm not expecting you to answer questions about the BFL ASIC, of course, but thought I'd mention it just to give context to my questions.