To overclock Antminer S5 we have to increase the frequency of the machine. There are risks involved in process of overclocking such as heating up of the device which is only and the main cause of overclocking. In the worst case, your device can destroy. So, we have to be careful while configuring our device. First, we will discuss Antminer S5 and then I will explain the process of overclocking Antminer S5.
About Antminer S5
Antminer S5 is one of the Anminter S series by Bitmain. It gives maximum hashrate of 1155 GH/s for a power consumption of 590 Watts. Standards of Hash rate is very low as compared to today’s ASIC miners while there is low power demand of these devices.
Bitmain is a private company based in Beijing, China founded by Jihan Wu and Micree Zhan in 2013. The company manufactures high-grade ASIC chips and bitcoin and altcoin miners. They also operate one of the largest pool known as ‘Antpool’. Bitmain is criticized because of dominance over cryptocurrency mining. Last year in 2017, Bitmain generated $3 – $4 billion in profit.
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Antminer S5 cost you under $200. This device has a 28nm fabrication process due to which many mining farms have cleared their stock of such miners. It has a Noisy (~75dB) single fan design.
Is there any place for such miners? – Yes, you can use such miners for experimenting and learning about mining Bitcoins.
Overclocking is the process of configuring hardware components of the CPU or GPU to get extra utility then default. This process involves other hardware components such as RAM which makes this process more heating.
Let’s get started with overclocking Antminer S5
- Use external fans to cool this device
- First, try with a small amount of increase in frequency and then stabilize your Machine.
- Increase PSU
To overclock Antminer S5,
- Go to advanced settings if not available then give a direct call,
Go to http://192.168.x.x/cgi-bin/minerAdvanced.cgi(Use your device’s IP)
Advanced Setting Tab
- Note down current Temperature and hash rate
- Increase your miner’s frequency by 100M
- See results and enjoy the new hash rate
- If any problem then comment below