CPU mining

While minerstat supports CPU mining by running a different independent CPU client, we don't support CPU-only mining. All CPU clients are supported on both Windows mining software and Linux mining OS.

How to set up CPU mining?

To enable and set up CPU mining, you must first open your worker's config.

Scroll down to the client's configuration section and find default CPU client option. Check it and select the default mining client for mining with your CPU. When you select a new client, a configuration box for that client will show and give you the option to set up the custom config for the CPU miner.

You will need to:

  • Select the coin you want to mine with your CPU.
  • Select the pool and wallet tags or enter pool and wallet addresses to the mining client manually.
  • If you are using advanced mode, check if the correct algorithm is entered in the algorithm's parameter.
  • Check if there are any other parameters you need to update.

When you save the changes, your mining client will restart and CPU mining will activate.

CPU mining software

You can use the following mining clients for your CPU:


CPU mining optimizations

To run RandomX algorithm, you will need to enable huge pages and set up swap space. There are two commands to do this under msOS:

  • hugepages to set up hugepages or toggle between smaller (128) and bigger (1169) settings.
  • mswap create 16384 which will create 16GB swap space. Change the number to fit your needs.

How to disable CPU mining?

To disable CPU mining, navigate to the worker's config and find default CPU client option on the client's configuration section. Select CPU mining disabled from the drop down and save changes. Make sure that the checkbox is checked when you save this option.

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