In this guide, I will show you how to optimize every mining rig so you can get the most out of it. We all want to maximize our profits when we start mining, but sometimes we need to take a step back and make sure that we are getting the best performance out of our rigs.
What Should You Optimize?
Most people are just worried about maximizing their hashrate, but there are other things you can do to optimize your mining rig. By optimizing everything from your GPU’s settings to your OS to your mining pool, you can squeeze out more profit from every rig. This guide will cover everything from overclocking to BIOS flashing, so you can be sure that you have optimized every aspect of your rig.
How To Optimize Your GPU Settings
The first thing you should do is adjust your GPU’s settings. Most people leave their GPU’s at stock settings because they don’t know how to change them, or they don’t know any better. With a few simple tweaks, however, you can get a lot more bang for your buck out of your GPUs and increase your hashrate by a nice margin.
The first step in optimizing your rig will be to make sure that you have a clean, dust free environment. This not only helps with heat dissipation, but also makes it easier to identify any components that may start to fail. If your computer is a laptop, you will want to consider putting it on a laptop cooler to help with air flow since there isn’t much room for fans inside the computer.
The second step is to monitor your temperatures. Temps are one of the most important things when it comes to mining, and if you can keep them down you will get more performance out of your computer. The best way to monitor your temps is through software like CPU-Z or HWMonitor which will track the temperature of each individual core on your processor. You can also use SpeedFan for this, but it is not as accurate as the other two programs.
The third step is to download MSI Afterburner and install it on your computer. This program will allow you to overclock your video card, which can help increase performance by up to 30% depending on how much power is available in your system and what type of cooling solution you have installed in it.
Fourthly, check the settings of all other programs running on your PC and disable any unnecessary
Recently, I’ve been mining with a few Nvidia 1080 TI’s. I have them set up in a single rig with riser cables. The rig runs fine and has no issues, but I wanted to make sure that it is running optimally. Since I had a few extra hours of free time, I decided to go down the rabbit hole of setting up my miner so that it runs as efficiently as possible.
I started by looking at the temperature of the cards while they are at idle:
nvidia-smi -q -d TEMPERATURE
Next, I checked the clock speed of my memory and core:
nvidia-smi -q -d CLOCK
The cards were running at their base clock rate. This means that no overclocking was being done, which is what you want for an efficient miner. If your cards are being overclocked, then you need to create a startup script that sets the clocks to their base rate when your computer boots up. The reason for this is because in Linux you cannot overclock without root access, so your miner will be running at stock speeds until root access is granted when you log into your computer. To remedy this problem, create a .sh file in the home directory with all of your
If you have multiple mining rigs, you can save money by using a VPN service to connect each mining rig to the same VPN. To do this, create a virtual private network (VPN) and connect your mining rig to it. Then connect all of your other rigs to the same VPN.
The reason for this is that when you mine a coin on one of your mining rigs, the other rigs will then be able to see the coin. This means if you have five or six miners on one rig, and you want to mine another coin, you will only be able to see two or three coins at most. However, if you use a VPN service, you will be able to see all of your coins on all of your rigs at once.
This is extremely helpful because it saves time and money because if you have multiple rigs, they will all be able to see each other and trade coins with each other without having to wait for them to sync up again.
So, you’ve built your first mining rig and you’re now wondering how to optimize it to squeeze every last ounce of performance out of it. Well, you’ve come to the right place! This is part 2 of a series that will go over optimizing your mining rig. In part 1 we gave a basic step by step on configuring your bios and installing the OS.
The next thing we need to do is optimize our GPU settings so that we have the highest possible hashrate. There are several different programs that allow you to adjust the settings on your GPU’s and overclock them but for this guide I used MSI Afterburner because it has worked well for me in the past and its easy to use.
First thing we need to do is open up afterburner. If you don’t already have it you can get it here: https://www.msi.com/page/afterburner
After opening up afterburner, click on settings in the top right corner of the application. Once in the settings menu go ahead and check “unlock voltage control”, “unlock voltage monitoring”, and “force constant voltage” then hit apply in the bottom
The next step is to ensure that you are getting the most out of your rig. You want to make sure that you are not paying too much money for electricity, and you want to make sure that your rig is running optimally. This article will go over how to do that.
The first thing you need to do is find out what the average price per KWh is in your area. You can usually find this information online at your local utility’s website. The cost will vary depending on where you live, but it should be around $0.10-$0.15/kWh.
Once you know what your power costs, multiply it by the number of kilowatts your computer uses when it’s under full load, which should be about 1kW (or 1,000 Watts). If you have a 1kW PSU and it’s working at full capacity at all times, you’re looking at roughly 10 cents an hour in electricity costs (assuming a $0.10/kWh rate).
For people who have just built a mining rig (or are looking to build one), this article will show you how to optimize your PC and make it mine even faster. With mining, you also need to pay close attention to your GPU temperature. For every 10 degrees Celsius that you can lower the temperature, you will increase your hash rate by 5%.
Many people will suggest using Afterburner or some other overclocking tool, but the truth is that they are not worth it. They are complicated and buggy, and there isn’t much difference between the different tools out there. You can achieve the same results with the standard MSI Afterburner program that comes with any Nvidia GPU on Windows.