Please provide a guide to overclock Antminer DR5 safely to increase the profits. Currently, the miner is giving me a hash rate of 34Th/s with a power consumption of 1800W. Since power usage is more with less hash rate we need to overclock it. Other than increasing the hash rate we can also decrease power usage by installing custom firmware. If you have any suggestion then please ping me. Thanks you in advance.
You can overclock Antminer DR5 by increasing the frequency of your machine. Also, The tutorial has been successfully tested on the device including Antminer S9 and T9.
About Antminer DR5
Antminer DR5 can give the best possible hash rate of 34Th for mining Blake256R14 algorithm for the power usage of 1800W. According to ASICminervalue.com, The miner can give a profit of $6.23 as of Jan 5, 2019.
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What is overclocking?
Overclocking is the process of getting extra utility from CPU or GPU more than it was designed. Furthermore, The process of overclocking involves the configuration of hardware components by increasing the frequency of the device.
REMEMBER: Overclocking can void your WARRANTY and in the worst case, your device may destroy
Advantages and disadvantages of overclocking
The advantage of overclocking is the increase in the hash rate and gaining additional performance from the Miner.
Disadvantage of Overclocking
Overclocking is method triggering main processor or graphics controller, but systems such as RAM are also involved in this process which leads to an increase in power consumption and fan noise. However, Overclocking process heats the components of CPU, due to this many manufacturers gives the extra functionality of safety to deal with operating conditions outside the control of manufacturer.
- Note down the current frequency, temperature and hash rate to measure the change.
- Also, Increase the power supply.
- Furthermore, Use external coolers after overclocking.
How to overclock Antminer DR5?
Antminer DR5 can be overclocked with the help of increasing the operating frequency or adjusting the voltage.
The Process of Overclocking Antminer DR5
- First, Go to http://192.168.x.x/cgi-bin/minerAdvanced.cgi
- Second, Advanced Setting Tab
- Third, You can increase your Antminer’s frequency by 10%.
- Finally, Perform benchmarking for the best possible hash rate.
Beware in the worst case your miner can die and you can lose your device. So, play safe.