How to set up XMR-Stak?

XMR-Stak is CryptoNight oriented miner for CPUs, AMD, and Nvidia GPUs. It can be used on both Windows and Linux mining operation systems and it supports various CryptoNight based algorithms for mining different coins. There is a default 2% dev fee implemented in this miner, but developers allow you to change it by editing the donate-level.hpp before building the binaries. You can find all documentation for XMR-Stak on official GitHub page.

In this guide, we will show you how to mine SUMO with XMR-Stak. You can use the same procedure for other algorithms and coins.

Important: XMR-Stak cannot be used for mining Monero anymore. If you want to mine Monero, please use XMR-Stak-RandomX.

1. Address editor

Open address editor and save the the pool and the wallet for mining SUMO. We will save SUMO pool under the (POOL:SUMO)  tag and SUMO wallet under the (WALLET:SUMO) tag.

2. Default mining client

Open worker's config and select XMR-STAK as a default mining client.

3. XMR-STAK config

Update the mining client's configuration so that it will be defined as:

"pool_list":[{"pool_address" : "(POOL:SUMO)", "wallet_address" : "(WALLET:SUMO).(WORKER)", "rig_id" : "(WORKER)", "pool_password" : "x", "use_nicehash" : false, "use_tls" : false, "tls_fingerprint" : "", "pool_weight" : 1 },],"currency" : "cryptonight_r",

(WORKER) tag will be automatically replaced with your worker's name, so you don't have to change it. As you can see from the config there is a currency parameter in which the algorithm needs to be defined. Possible values for currency are:

  • cryptonight_turtle
  • cryptonight_lite
  • cryptonight_lite_v7
  • cryptonight_lite_v7_xor
  • cryptonight
  • cryptonight_gpu
  • cryptonight_masari
  • cryptonight_v7
  • cryptonight_v7_stellite
  • cryptonight_v8
  • cryptonight_v8_double
  • cryptonight_v8_half
  • cryptonight_v8_reversewaltz
  • cryptonight_v8_zelerius
  • cryptonight_haven
  • cryptonight_heavy

XMR-Stak also supports some other parameters that can be found on its GitHub repository.

4. Save changes

Save changes and wait for mining client to restart. You are now mining SUMO with XMR-Stak.

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