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Questions tagged [mining-hardware]

questions questions about mining rigs, plus mining equipment production and venders

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A simple hashrate test in web browser

I'm trying to make a webpage that when the user goes to the page and presses the test button it will calculate the current user's hardware hashrate and return the average hash rate for that hardware. ...
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Portable mining device

What's a good portable (as carrying it in my shoulder together with my laptop) mining device? Besides the laptop, how could I add more power to mining Monero? Is any device small enough to be ...
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Which is better for Monero mining: AMD Threadripper or Intel i9 7900x?

I have seen a lot of reviews of this two processors but they have focused on movie editing, videogames, compresion, etc. But I haven't seen a good benchmark particularly on monero mining. I know that ...
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More cores are better for Monero CPU mining?

Considering that I have the same intel processor, but one has 4 cores and the other has 8 cores. It will mine better or its the same? I know that several parameters are important but consider that ...
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My hash rate is low and volatile and my wattage is high?

I have 3 Vegas (1 Vega 56 flashed, 1 Vega 56 not flashed, 1 Vega 64) My 64 can run at 2035 h/s but requires +50 max power and thus takes around 300 watt but is stable. My other two cards are ...
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Monero mining equipments can mine Zcash as well and have the same hashpower?

Is any device capable to mine monero, also capable to mine Zcash (zec)? The hashes per second offered in that equipment for monero would apply also for zcash? That would be helpful for the mining ...
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Help me setup a good mining rig on my high end gaming computer

I will put down my computer setup here: CPU: Intel core i7 7820X Skylake-X.3.60GHz MB: MSI X299 SLI PLUS Skylake-X. (MS.7A93) Memory: DDR 4. 32GB, 2400MHz GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB ...
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An academic “hello world” on Monero

I'm a graduate student looking to improve my skills in real-world applications of cryptography and online anonymity. Reviewing all of the new blockchain and alt-coin variants, I believe that Monero is ...
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Monero mining set-up with GPU 8*NP106

I have 8 GPUs of the model NP106 and I have been trying to use them for a monero rig. Is there any way I can use ccminer or claymore even though they are not GTX or AMD build. Would appreciate your ...
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Vega PPT/Bios reset before moving to a rig?

I have an MSI Vega 56 I flashed to 64 bios and applied a soft power play table. This was in my everyday rig and I want to move it to an open air setup in the basement. I’ve removed the card from my ...
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Crypto Miner V3.8 Setup

I am new to mining and I currently use the crypto miner v3.8 with the following specs: HP PRODESK intel core i5-4590s cpu @3.00GHZ 3001 mhz 4 cores. According to the program my hashrate is about 184 H/...
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XMR Claymore Low Hashrate Gigabyte R7 360

I was using Claymore 9.7 on a Gigabyte R7-360 GPU on an intel-based motherboard. I've got around 190 h/s with its default gpu clock speed of 1200 MHz. Yesterday, we removed the card to make room for ...
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What are hardware requirements to run a small mining pool?

Im planning on setting up a small Monero or DigitalNote minig pool just for fun. If for example, 10 people connect to that pool, what would be the hardware requirements for it (CPU, RAM and storage)? ...
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CPU at 100% while the CPU miner is off

My CPU is being maxed at 100% due to system interupts. I am not using the CPU to mine as it is a celeron(newest model). I am running 6 GPUs barely, there seems to be a bottle neck im thinking due to ...
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Cryptonight mining on Raspberry Pi

Recently I found out about cryptonight algorithms, Bytecoin in specific. I have about 20 Raspberry Pi’s here and I would like to know if cryptonight mining is possible on ARM processors. I am also ...
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Can't get Biostar TB250 motherboard to recognise RX Vega 64 GPU for Monero mining

I'm trying to set up a basic rig for Monero mining and I just can't seem to get the motherboard to recognise the GPU. I'm beginning to wonder if the GPU might be faulty. I've tried every tutorial, ...
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GPU Driver Support How Many GPUs?

Looking to build about 50 mining rigs... I can't figure out how to determine which GPUs support how many... For example... If I want to put 11 AMD Radeon RX 480s on one board, will the stock driver ...
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CPU getting more hash than GPU

I have Intel Xeon CPU E3-1271 v3 @ 3.60 GHz and a Nvidia Quadro K620 GPU. Windows 7 SP1 OS. xmr-stak-cpu is giving a hashrate of more than 300 H/s on the CPU. Whereas xmr-stak-nvidia is giving ...
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Doing both CPU and GPU mining on a machine?

Is it possible for two miner softwares to be running on a machine? One doing CPU mining, other doing NVIDIA GPU mining? Can you share the names of the miners you use and the little about the hardware ...
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Help to Setup a Monero mining farm $4000 Budget

After to try some pools and alt cryptocoins by some weeks, I'm now really serious about to make a Monero farm because I believe in this potential, Monero is Awesome! Today I mine in DwarfPool, just ...
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A Miners Future [closed]

I want to support the Monero network and eventually fill a warehouse with miners. Will there ever be a point where the reward for mining is no longer justifiable? For example, before BitCoin split, ...
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Anybody tied High Throughtput Mining with NVidia GPGPU - Planning to buy a server

I am planning to buy a server with following specs to follow my passion for mining currencies and make money too. Someone suggested me to buy this server. Intel® C612 Chipset - Dual 1-Gigabit ...
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Mining Monero with NvidiaGTX1080

Is it profitable to mine Monero with GTX1080? And what would be the best hardware to mine it with? B.R Jan
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How can I Mine Monero using a Processor in Memory PCIe Card?

Where can I find out more (enough) about Processor in Memory (PIM) Mining (Monero and a few suitable other Cryptocurrencys) on a PCIe Card? One example of such a Card is the Micron D480 Automata ...
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Is it private pool mining efficient?

I have several machines ready to mine. Is it more efficient to setup one machine as the central "pool"(e.g. with a software like this) and connect other machines/miners to it or is it more efficient ...
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Descriptive tutorial on mining Monero and information on files as per “Monero-v0.10.3.1”

It will be very grateful, if someone can post the descriptive tutorial on installing Monero (solo and pool) from scratch with the explanation around different files as per "Monero-v0.10.3.1.Zip." ...
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I'm new to monero, would this be a good setup?

I'm completely new to mining Monero but I want to try it and got a lot of knowledge in hardware. So I got a good price for a Asrock D1800M. It is a BGA Celeron, the system should use around 20W ...
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Do cryptonight hash speeds mirror scrypt and SHA-256 hash speeds?

There are various websites that tabulate SHA-256 & scrypt hash speeds of various hardware. I wonder how these correspond to crytonight hash speeds. Are they correlated? Or does the correlation ...
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Are AMD cards easier to mine with than NVidia?

Performance/cost/efficiency aside: are AMD/ATI/Radeon cards easier to set up than NVidia cards? I've been trying to start mining using ccminer on Linux with my Nvidia card and it has been a nightmare. ...
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Do coins mined per day scale linearly with computing power?

In other words, if I double my number of video cards, should I expect twice as many coins mined per unit time? From what I can gather, coins are rewarded in a winner-take-all fashion, so if you have ...
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Estimated R9 290 h/s?

I'm looking to build a dedicated mining rig and found a cheap r9 290, but when I checked this website http://monerobechmarks.byethost5.com/index.php?i=1 that shows mining benchmarks, the ones for the ...
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How to manage a large number of low-powered miners?

A while ago, I got my hands on a large quantity of used, small form factor PCs. (Basically NUCs). I quickly ran out of TVs to attach them to, and decided to use them to play around with Monero. ...
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what is my xmr mining capacity

processor:2 duo cpu T6570@ 2.10GHz RAM: 3GB operating system: 32 bit Windows 7 pro what would be my expected daily return using my hp laptop with these specs
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Is avoiding significant advantage by an specific hardware an active goal of the Monero developers?

Given that significant advantages in a specific hardware leave out a lot of people that don't posses that specific hardware and leads to mining centralization, is there an active effort to improve the ...
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Cheapest GPU that is possible to mine on

What would be the cheapest GPU someone could mine on. It doesn't matter the speed, coins per watt, etc. Just the cheapest, not for profit, just as a hobby.
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Why don't GPU miners work with open source drivers?

What kind of special functions are used such that the open source AMD or Nvidia drivers don't work for any GPU miners?
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Mining on Mecer Xtreme S01 PC-On-Stick?

The Mecer Xtreme S01 PC-On-Stick comes with an Intel Bay Trail Quad Core Z3735F CPU. Is it possible to mine Monero on this device?
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Is there any way to mine using an integrated GPU?

Is it possible to mine with an AMD APU's integrated GPU, or Intel's integrated graphics processors? If so, any idea what kind of hashrate one can get?
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Hardware and Monero Mining

I was wondering if anyone has built a monster super rig or heard of anyone doing so? I've just been doing research by browsing the Internet and was looking for a motherboard that would hold as many ...
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Can I mine with more than one client on a given mining pool?

Is there any particular configuration required to connect to a mining pool with more than one client using the same wallet? Do I simply start the same command line on each machine?
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Optimal number of threads when mining

How can I determine the optimal number of mining threads to start if I know the CPU and the quantity of RAM? Are other parameters relevant?
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Which type of hardware is the most efficient for mining Monero?

I'm not looking for any specific product recommendation, but I'm just curious in terms of type of hardware which has been proven as the most efficient in terms of mining Monero. Is it GPU, CPU, ASIC,...