Building a equipment may seem like a very complicated task. Well, It is. But complicated does not mean it is hard to do. Just take your time and if you run into problems its better to take a pauze. Building your equipment is part of the joy, so unwind, waterput on some music and let’s get commenced.
The very first thing wij need to determine is where the equipment is going to go. You need a well ventilated area with access to cooling ter the summer (windows for example). Warmth is not an punt if you have one equipment, but it is a meaty kwestie for numerous equipments. If you need to run AC then this will affect your profitability. You need to be very close to a dedicated electrified outlet also (and an ethernet cable. Wireless works, but ethernet is much better). And the 2nd thing wij need to do is to build the equipment framework. You can use a laptop case for smaller equipments, standard wire racks, milk crates or custom-built made equipment frames. CryptoBadger has a good tutorial for using a milk crate here. This thread on the Ethereum forum is very helpful. Once everything is set up, wij can commence the build. Reminisce to register all your components and keep all the boxes for warranty/resale purposes.
- Waterput your motherboard on a non static surface (kitchen tegenstoot is fine). Insert your CPU into the socket cautiously. If you have a custom-built cooler you will need to apply thermal paste. Careful when manipulating the stock CPU fan – the paste is already applied on the bottom. If you do apply paste, reminisce less is better – a grain of rice is about all you need. This ASUS movie explains the process very well. Once the CPU is done, install the CPU fan (and connect it to the 3-4 speld) and the RAM.
- Place your Motherboard on your equipment framework. Secure it so it doesn’t budge too much, and make sure its not resting on a conductive (metal) surface. At this point you want to connect your SSD and secure that too.
- Install your PSU. You need to connect (usually) a four speld on the motherboard near the CPU, the large connector for the motherboard power and the SATA connector to the SSD. Sometimes it can be hard to connect thesis wires, so take your time. Install all the molex and 6 speld / 6+Two speld cables ter the PSU.
- GPU risers. Sometimes it is lighter to install the USB cable and the molex cable into the riser socket, then link it to the GPU. Do it one GPU at a time. Secure the GPU on the equipment framework, and connect the USB to the motherboard slot. Once all your risers are done, connect the PCIE cables to your GPU’s. If you don’t have enough molex, recall usually molex cables have around Trio molex connectors. You can securely use Two connectors on Two different cards. For example let’s say you have Five cards, you can place one directly on the motherboard and Four with risers. With two molex cables you can connect your Four cards. If you want to read more on power requirements, read here spil an example.
- Cork your PSU into your wall socket and connect your Ethernet cable. You will need a USB drive with your OS boot verkeersopstopping on it. For example, see this Microsoft help pagina. But very first boot up the PC and go into your BIOS. This should be automatic or just press DEL spil it boots. Very first thing you want to do is go overheen all the options just to familiarize yourself with them a bit. Go to power management, and if available, set the equipment to reboot on power loss. Then set the PCIE subsystem to gen Two or gen 1. Usually the default is wagen. That should do the trick. Shut down.
- Reboot with the USB stick installed. Geyser up your OS. Once you are ter windows, you will need your motherboard drivers that you can find on the motherboard brand webstek. Download thesis (from another pc) and install them. I recommend you run windows update and waterput your pc up to date.
- Optimize your windows. Disable Superfetch ter services (run – services) if you have an SSD. Disable all fresh updates if possible, and cancel all scheduled tasks. Download the latest movie card drivers, and install them. Reboot. At this point the system should recognize all your cards. If on windows 7, you may need to install the 6 gpu mod. Open up device manager to verify all the gpu’s are detected.
- Flash the bios of each GPU with AtiFlash. (Always make a backup. Also, run your mining software before flashing bios to check speeds and to see if everything is good) Check for the newest version. For RX series cards, download Polaris Bios Editor. Or just use the adequate .ROM opstopping you can find on Cryptominingtalk or elsewhere. Reboot.
- Check again to see if all your cards are detected. At this point, download the mining software and set up your pool credentials. Set up your .BAT opstopping. Waterput a shortcut of that .BAT opstopping into the begin menukaart folder (program gegevens – microsoft – windows – commence spijskaart – programs – startup) so that if your equipment reboots the mining software is a lso restarted.
- Download MSI afterburner, (or trixx or other overclocking software), or watttool, and adjust your GPU’s core clock, memory clock and voltages. You want low voltages, and high memory clocks for ETH (you can lower core clock on RX cards). For other cryptos, including ZCash, you want low voltage and higher core clocks. If your equipment fails, re-adjust your settings accordingly.
- Commence it up ! Monitor your hashrate and if you want, buy a wattmeter. Kill-a-watt is a good product. Play around with the equipment to optimize hashrate and power consumption.
- If you choose to install Claymore’s mining software, use ETHman to monitor your equipments from another laptop or from your android phone.
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