Rig – Softwares installation and configuration – Crypto mining

In this article I present to you in video which software to install and how to configure them to have a rig for mining ethereum with 30.3Mh/s per GPU and with a consumption of 90W per GPU.

Under the video find the list of all the steps.

I wish you a lot of fun, whatever happens, stay zen 😀

List of operations:

  1. Installing Windows 10 [Vidéo 01:40];
    1. After installation, let Windows run for 1 hour without doing anything (indexing and other) [Vidéo 01:50];
  2. Windows Updates
    1. Installation of updates [Vidéo 02:23];
    2. Disabling automatic installation [Vidéo 03:13];
  3. Installation of 7Zip [Vidéo 04:04];
  4. Installation of Notepad++ [Vidéo 04:59];
  5. Disabling User Account Control (UAC) [Vidéo 05:55];
  6. Auto login Windows, command: “netplwiz” (without double quotation) [Vidéo 06:32];
  7. Configuring static IP [Vidéo 07:23];
  8. Remote Desktop, allow remote access to your rig [Vidéo 08:15];
  9. Disabling sleep and energy saving of your rig [Vidéo 08:51];
  10. Increased virtual memory [Vidéo 10:44];
  11. Disabling applications launched on Windows startup [Vidéo 11:37];
  12. Installation and configuration of GPU-Z [Vidéo 12:08];
  13. Installation of Macrium Reflect Home Use (freeware) image disk [Vidéo 13:23];
  14. Optional, hard disk defragmentation [Vidéo 15:04];
  15. Creating bootable USB media for Macrium Reflect [Vidéo 15:11];
  16. Hard disk image 1 with Macrium Reflect [Vidéo 16:31];
  17. Uninstalling GPU drivers with DDU [Vidéo 18:00];
  18. Downloading of GPU drivers AMD Blockchain edition of Nvidia [Vidéo 20:45];
    1. Installing GPU drivers [Vidéo 21:56];
  19. Downloading GPU patcher AMD or Nvidia [Vidéo 21:17];
    1. Patch installation [Vidéo 22:25];
  20. Restart the PC [Vidéo 22:40];
  21. Downloading of MSI Afterburner [Vidéo 22:41];
    1. Afterburner installation [Vidéo 23:36];
    2. Configuration options [Vidéo 24:13];
    3. Enabling Core Voltage Control [Vidéo 25:13];
      1. Changes the profile files in “C:/Program Files(x86)/MSI Afterburner/Profils” with the code below [Vidéo 25:22];
      2. Editing the “MSIAfterburner.cfg” file and editing the registry (Source of this procedure) [Vidéo 27:14];
        1. Edit the file “MSIAfterburner.cfg” in “C:/Program Files(x86)/MSI Afterburner” [Vidéo 27:56];
        2. Find the tag “UnofficialOverclockingEULA” and paste right next to it: I confirm that I am aware of unofficial overclocking limitations and fully understand that MSI will not provide me any support on it [Vidéo 28:11];
        3. Find the tag “UnofficialOverclockingMode” and change the 0 to 1[Vidéo 28:44];
        4. Modification in the registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} [Vidéo 28:56];
      3. Other possibilities: vidéo of JAXX;
    4. Creating profiles for the Mining Manager [Vidéo 31:23];
      1. 1er profile: Core voltage 860, Core clock 1150, memory clock 2150;
      2. 2e  profile: Core voltage 855, Core clock 1145, memory clock 2150;
      3. Why ? Answer: [Vidéo 32:13];
  22. Downloading  of Claymore’s Dual Mining [Vidéo 32:47];
    1. Windows Defender Configuration [Vidéo 33:47];
    2. Configuration of the “start.bat” [Vidéo 35:22];
      1. Choose a Mining Pool;
    3. Show the files extensions in Windows [Vidéo 35:32];
    4. Create a wallet on MyEtherWallet;
    5. Replace the contents of your “start.bat” with the code below [Vidéo 35:55 ]:
      setx GPU_FORCE_64BIT_PTR 0
      setx GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE 100
      setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
      cmd /K "start /B EthDcrMiner64.exe -epool eu1.ethermine.org:4444 -ewal 0xd26aa4e73cAec0271b7a317b28F6a3aac39633e8.MForgeTuto -epsw x -mode 1 -allpools 1 -cclock 1150 -mclock 2150 -cvddc 860 -mvddc 860 "
  23. Optimization with Wattman [Vidéo 38:33];
    1. Enter the same values as in point 21.4.
  24. Download the Mining Manager, Software Made In Max Forge. For the curious, the code on GitHub 🙂 [Vidéo 39:43];
    1. Frame”Start automatically” [Vidéo 41:01];
    2. Frame”Mining Software” [Vidéo 41:34];
    3. Frame”Watt fix” [Vidéo 43:21];
    4. Frame “Logs” [Vidéo 46:24];
  25. Image 2 of your hard drive with Macrium Reflect [Vidéo 47:51];
    1. In addition to the image of point 16, we will have 2 restoration images;
  26. BIOS setup for automatic PC startup as soon as it is powered by 220V [Vidéo 47:58];
  27. Mining test [Vidéo 48:25];
    1. Demo Mining Manager Watt-fix [Vidéo 49:39];
  28. My last word 🙂  [Vidéo 51:13];
  29. Power consumption [Vidéo 51:46];
  30. Last tips :
    1. Check Windows Updates Manually at Least Once a Month;
    2. Restart your rig at least once a month;
    3. Check for the updates of GPU-Z and Afterburner;
    4. As soon as you have updated a software:
      1. Check if everything is running smoothly, if the rig looks good, if everything is OK, make an image of the hard drive with Macrium Reflect;

OK, your rig is finally ready.

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I wish you a lot of fun in the world of crypto. 🙂

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