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Getting Started with Ethereum / Zcash mining (ETH / ZEC)

Quick start guide for mining cryptocurrency:

  1. Install your mining rig and GPUs on a mining frame using USB risers. If you are new to mining, try one of our GPU-only frames to place the video cards next to your existing desktop computer.
    You don’t HAVE to have a 6-GPU rig! If you have an AMD-branded video card, that should be enough to get started.
  2. Our preferred mining software are both made by Claymore.
    1. Ethereum (ETH): Bitcointalk
    2. ZCash (ZEC): Bitcointalk
  3. Download, unzip the miner and input the pool URL and your wallet address (or an address on an exchange).
  4. Start mining, monitor the number of shares and keep your GPU temperature at a maximum of 75C.
  5. Hodl, or exchange for Bitcoin / BTC.
  6. Profit

Bonus Tips:

  • BIOS – restore power to ON after AC loss
  • BIOS – Gen 1 or 2 in PCIe lane speed
  • BIOS – Disable all unnecessary functions, i.e. COM ports, Infrared, onboard sound
  • Windows: Virtual Memory set to minimum of 16GB
  • Windows: disable sleep
  • Windows: disable auto update & annoying reboots
  • Windows: setX commands
    • setx GPU_FORCE_64BIT_PTR 0
      setx GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE 100
      setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
      setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
      setx GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT 100

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If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below!

 

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