Tips to Get the Most Out of Your GPU Mining Rig
Nowadays, people are busy mining Bitcoins. Serious miners opt for professional advice in order to build their mining rigs in a professional manner to get the most out of their investment. Although you can learn a lot from browsing forums, nothing can beat professionals' advice. While this guide does not focus on building a rig, it will help you get the most out of your rig. Moreover, you will be able to mine inexpensively. Let's go into detail.
Go for the right GPU
Primarily, there are two brands of GPUs namely Nvidia and AMD. We suggest that you choose AMD. Another choice that you need to make is choose a GPU made by XFX or Shaphire. There is another option called Gigabyte MSI. Our recommendation is Shapphire. As far as our experienced is concerned, Shapphire makes the highest quality graphics cards. After all, you can not afford to waste thousands of dollars on graphics cards alone. It's better to spend a bit more and opt for high quality products only.
If you have 280-290 graphics cards, you may want to choose 15.12 drivers. On the other hand, for latest cards, we suggest that you download the latest drivers. Aside from the driver, you can also opt for the Radeon Chill.
Although a lot of people are into linux, we do not think anything beats Windows. The reason is that the highest quality miners are made for the Windows OS. Moreover, Windows-based systems are easy to run.
As far as miners are concerned, Claymore has a great reputation. So, we strongly suggest that you choose a Windows-based miner.
Opt for a minimum of 5 GPUs
A mining rig has a lot of expensive components. So, It's not a good idea to save money on the graphics cards. The fact of the matter is that it does not make sense. Ideally, you should opt for a minimum of two cards.
On Windows 7, you can not use more than 4 cards. However, if you download a special driver, you can use more than 4 cards as well.
Windows 10 can detect all of the GPUs; however, it will consume a bit more of your rig's resources. The best option is Windows 7.
Make use of the USB risers
Risers are the devices that allow you to connect your PC with the graphics card. Today, the technology has allowed us to make use of USB risers because of their stability and efficiency.
Cool your GPUs down
You know that heat kills electronic devices pretty soon. The same goes for graphics cards as well. If you use your cards the right way, they will work for you for years.
All you need to do is remove the four screws from the card and paste some fresh paste on the GPU chip. That's it. It will improve the heat transmission. As a result, you can keep your GPU cool for years to come. This will make your GPU last a lot longer than your expectations.
Edit the virtual memory
It's better edit the virtual memory of your PC and sit it to 16 GB.
So, these are a few things you can do to make your mining rig more efficient.