Why Windows 10 Sucks for Mining & A Look at NiceHash

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  1. your also running legacy nicehash, why? … and I didn't see you install any windows updates…(install only install some critical ones) But I have to agree a general os is more of a pain to install vs a custom OS dedicated to mining, go figure.

  2. Idk if you just don’t know or are doing it on purpose. When benchmarking you have to actually click on your GPUs up top and select your algorithms. There’s no reason you should be mining Cryptonight with AMD 580.. should be ETH or Equihash.

  3. DID YOU INSTALL DRIVERS specifically crimson?…. Also is everything plugged in nicely? I used nicehash on windows and i didnt have nearly as many problems as you have had

  4. how about them updates, slowdown you can't rush windows. however, defender updates (2/19/2018) blocked claymore miner and nothing I do will allow it through. switching to smos , screw you microsoft

  5. Your process needs tweaking without a doubt. Good video to watch someone setup their computer but I certainly wouldn’t follow you step by step. If your going to use their legacy miner, yeah why bother with windows? I would change a lot of things. I can tell you that I’ve built plenty of miners, not a professional at all though. I’m a. Hack no doubt but I could suggest some better ideas starting at how to install windows, what version to use etc. seriously because I’ve never come across any issues like this installing windows with nicehash beta and getting the rig up and running. Not once. I’ve built a few too. I’ve used asrock, gigabyte, msi bitcoin boards and standard which I prefer. I would need the whole length of your video to explain where you went wrong, and where your not wrong but you just don’t know what you need to know. So I guess I could make a video if you want. Have you done any bios changes in your cards? I’m not an amd fan for gpus at all. Just for that reason. The mining capability along with installation issues you will face at times is a good reason not to use them that’s for sure. But yeah bottom line I wouldn’t use the legacy with windows and those cards. You just lack a lot of knowledge that’s all. At least you were able to figure it out and mine at the very least.

  6. Also you have to go device manager other devices and tell gpu to update driver direct to block chain driver some times I have had to use ddu and then update each card driver that way

  7. Dear Steve, if you want to mine in Windows you gotta have 8GB of physical memory. Also an SSD would do the job… a flash drive not so much. You see virtual memory is a file in your disk… disc speed etc etc. Also if you want to mine with nicehash miner then … Benchmark Precise.

  8. when you hit start in the benchmark window you want to start a benchmark and not starting mining. You have to leave the benchmark window and then hit the nicehash logo to start mining.

  9. Most people think that Linux is a more stable operating system or because it’s so lightweight, that it runs better, it can have more GPU support (Windows 10 supports 12 GPU now) and should be a better option for 24/7 mining. | don't use nicehash miner – use awesome miner – you need to use blockchain drivers for the cards – plus you also need to mod the bios of the cards you using – https://mining.help – i am getting 31.5 M/Hs mining ETH on thoose RX580 cards with the bios modded tweaked
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