Miner is not running

If your mining client is not able to run, you will see the following error message in your msOS console.

Unable to start mining. Possible reasons:

- Mining client got invalid configuration.
- Mining client crashed due to intense overclocking or missing overclocking profile.
- Mining client doesn't support your hardware/driver.

Mining client got invalid configuration

Mining client won't be able to start if it has invalid configuration. The most common mistakes are:

  • Wrong algorithm/coin in the configuration;
  • Wrong/unsupported parameters used in the configuration;
  • Missing parameters in the configuration;
  • Broken JSON or CLI format (missing/extra spaces, missing/extra commas, missing/extra quotations, etc.)

You will need to double check your configuration and make sure it is correct. If you aren't familiar with advanced configuration, you can try using a simple config editor that will automatically generate config for you for selected coin, pool, wallet, and password.

Mining client crashed due to intense overclocking or missing overclocking profile

Mining client can also crash if you are using too intense overclocking values or if you aren't using any overclocking values. Both can affect mining negatively, depending on the setup.

  • Double check that you have ClockTune attached to your worker;
  • Double check if values that you are trying to use are reasonable;
  • Ease up the values (decrease memory clocks, increase power).

Mining client doesn't support your hardware/driver

You can check if your hardware is supported here. Also make sure you aren't trying to mine a coin that isn't supported for your hardware. The most common mistakes are:

  • Trying to mine BTC with GPU;
  • Trying to mine ETC with 3 GB GPU;
  • Trying to mine ETC with CPU mining client.

If you might need to update drivers you can follow this guide.

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