Large scale GPU overclocking

Awesome Miner can change GPU settings, including GPU core speed and fan speed. The operations can be performed on a large scale - on many miners at the same time. This feature is available on all computers where Awesome Miner or Awesome Miner Remote Agent are running, and available without having to run any mining software. Instead, Awesome Miner uses MSI Afterburner to perform the operations where all common nVidia and AMD graphics cards are supported.

The steps below describes the steps how to change the GPU settings for multiple Managed Miners.

  1. Select the Managed Miners you want to configure in the main window of Awesome Miner
  2. Select the menu option Tools -> GPU Settings...
  3. Select one or more GPU's and make the changes to one or more GPU properties. The properties available will be different based on GPU model.
  4. Click Apply to confirm the changes

Profiles

Using the Profile button, the GPU clocking settings can be saved and load. The screenshot below illustrates the feature to save the current settings to a profile. Only the settings with a marked checkbox will be included in the profile.

The profiles can also be used by Managed Miners, where a profile can be automatically applied when the miner is starting and/or stopping.

Configuration and automatic start

The settings for Remote Server port and Remote Server security key only needs to be changed if these parameters have been explicitly changed in the MSI software. The default values will work in all other scenarios.

MSI Afterburner and MSI Afterburner Remote Server requires Administrator privileges to run, resulting in a more complex setup to have them automatically started together with Windows. Awesome Miner can handle this configuration.

Remote Server auto start path is used to specify the full path to the location where the Remote Server is installed on the remote computers. The folder path is assumed to be identical on all remote computers. This is not the path to the MSI Afterburner user interface, but to the MSI Afterburner Remote Server.

In order for Awesome Miner Remote Agent to configure the startup, you must provide the account name that is used to run the mining and Awesome Miner Remote Agent on the remote computer. No administrator privileges are required for this account. The password for this account also needs to be specified. The username and password is assumed to be identical across all remote computers.

MSI Afterburner

MSI Afterburner and MSI Afterburner Remote Server must be running on all computers to be controlled by Awesome Miner. The software can be downloaded from the MSI website. Install and run both the MSI Afterburner and MSI Afterburner Remote Server software.

Voltage control

In order to enable voltage control settings, this must first be enabled in MSI Afterburner. Open the Settings dialog in MSI Afterburner an enable both Unlock voltage control and Unlock voltage monitoring.

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