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In our recently published first impressions from the Gridseed 5-chip Scrypt ASIC devices we have mentioned that with the provided cpuminer mining software the power consumption of these devices will remain high (up to 60W) even when only mining Scrypt cryptos. Normally the power consumption for scrypt mining with these devices should be about 6-8W, but it seems that the originally provided mining software had an issue. Gridseed have apparently provided an updated cpuminer, however only as a source that you needed to compile and there was no version available for Windows, so we have spent some time and efforts in order to compile the fixed version and provide you with a downloadable executable for Windows.
As you can see after starting the new fixed version of cpuminer on our 5-chip Gridseed CG3355 ASIC device we now have 8W of power consumption instead of the 56W that we previously had with the older version of the cpuminer software. So if yo are using the older version, then you should update immediately to the new one as it will significantly reduce the power usage of the device to the promised level for Scrypt mining. Note that this reduction in power usage may also help you get slightly higher overclock, though such is not guaranteed. Note that we have compiled and provide you with a downloadable version of the fixed cpuminer for Windows only, use the link below to get it.