Claymore Ethereum miner is still amongst the most popular mining clients even after years of holding this title. Mainly because it works on AMD and Nvidia rigs, it works on Windows and Linux mining systems, and it is easy to set up. Claymore ETH miner is also default mining client when you add a worker to minerstat. The dev fee for mining with client is 1% for single-coin mining and 2% for dual mining. 2GB and 3GB cards can mine without fee.
While Claymore ETH miner is most often used for mining ETH it can also be used for minng other Ethash coins. Claymore also developed miners for some other algorithms.
In this guide, we will show you how to start mining ETH with Claymore ETH miner.
Open address editor and save the the pool and the wallet for mining ETH. In this case, we will save ETH pool under (POOL:ETH) tag and ETH wallet under (WALLET:ETH) tag. Because default mining client also includes settings for dual mining, we will save SMART pool under (POOL:SMART) tag and SMART wallet under (WALLET:SMART) tag.
Open worker's config and select CLAYMORE-ETH as a default mining client.
Update the mining client's configuration so that it will be defined as:
(WORKER) tag will be automatically replaced with your worker's name, so you don't have to change it. (MODE:DUAL) means that the dual mode is on. If you would like to switch to single coin mining, you can click on this tag in worker's config and replace it with (MODE:SINGLE). Claymore ETH miner allows you Ethash mining along with Decred, Siacoin, Lbry, Pascal, Blake (2s), and Keccak.
Claymore also has a large collection of different parameters you can set to optimize your mining. All of them can be found on the official Bitcointalk thread.
Save changes and wait for mining client to restart. You are now mining ETH and SMART with Claymore Ethereum miner.
Read our other guide to learn more about dual mining.
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