GPU mining

minerstat supports GPU mining on Windows or by using independent Linux based mining OS called msOS. GPU mining is adjustable and can be controlled remotely from your minerstat web dashboard. The main functions that you can apply to your GPUs are:

  • Selecting default mining client (there are more than 35 mining clients supported);
  • Fully adjustable mining client's config;
  • Saving different mining clients' configs and switching between them;
  • Applying overclocking/undervolting profile to the GPU rig;
  • Activating and defining the advanced profit switch that will switch between selected coins or multi-algo pools.

Manual actions that you can apply to your GPU mining rig:

  • Shut down machine;
  • Reboot machine;
  • Restart mining client.

Automatic actions that you can apply to your GPU mining rig:

  • Profit switch;
  • Customized fan control with triggers (e.g., if the temperature is higher than 60°C, set fans to 80%);
  • Customized mining client restart (e.g., if hashrate drops for 10%, restart mining client);
  • Customized machine reboot (e.g., if the temperature is higher than 90°C, reboot machine);
  • Customized machine shut down (e.g., if time is 22:00, shut down machine);
  • IFTTT support.

Automatic actions that are applied to your GPU mining rig on software level:

  • Auto reboot if mining client is crashing;
  • Auto reboot if there is no internet connection for more than 10 minutes.

How to set up GPU mining?

When you successfully download and set up the software, your mining rig will start mining to demo Ethereum donation address. Your next step is to set up your custom configuration.

First, you need to decide which coin you will mine. When you do, open the address editor and save the pool on which you will mine and the wallet address to which you will mine.

Continue to the worker's config and scroll down to the client's configuration section to find default GPU client option. Make sure it is checked and select the default mining client for mining with your GPU. 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 GPU miner.

You will need to:

  • Select pool and wallet tags or enter pool and wallet addresses to the mining client manually.
  • 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 are sure everything looks correct, save changes. Mining client will automatically restart so you don't need to reboot your rig. You will see if the config is correct in few seconds - if after a minute your rig still didn't connect, there is a high chance that there is something wrong with your config. Double check if the pool and pool's port are correct and that you have entered correct value in the algorithm's parameter (each mining client has its own values).

When you have set up mining client's configuration, you can also add more details to your GPU mining rig:

  • Define different ClockTune profiles and apply them to your worker;
  • Set electricity costs for your worker;
  • Enter the power consumption if it isn't reported by the system;
  • Enter the number of GPUs to see from the dashboard if all GPUs in the rig are mining and working normally.

All automatic actions can be set up by triggers or in the profit switch section.

Getting started