In order to provide the ability to change GPU overclock settings based on the current algorithm, Hash Auger must run with elevated permissions.
An "unknown publisher" warning may be displayed when you start the installer. If the "Run Anyways" button is not visible, click the "More Info" link to display the button.
The Start Mining button is disabled while miners are downloading in the background. If the Start Mining button won't enable, check the Downloads panel in the Setup tab to see the current progress. If no miners appear to be downloading, restart the Hash Auger application. In rare situations, you may need to delete the Miners subfolder and then restart Hash Auger to clear partial downloads.
The Quick Setup window can help new users quickly configure Hash Auger by entering a wallet address and enabling a couple popular auto-exchange mining pools based on the user's preferences. On new installs of Hash Auger, a message box will ask users if they wish to run the Quick Setup and a link will appear at the top of the Setup menu. The Quick Setup window is no longer available once a wallet has been setup within the software.
The application settings are divided into two groups; most new users should only need to focus on the General tab, which provides basic customization options
Use the advanced config settings to fine-tune many different aspects of the Hash Auger software.
Save the application configuration by pressing the Save Button in the lower right corner of the panel.
This Setup Guide can be displayed in a browser window by pressing the Help button in the lower left corner of this panel.
Hash Auger cannot not create new cryptocurrency wallets or pool accounts for you. The wallet addresses and pool user information you enter in Hash Auger must already exist and be valid in order for you to receive mining credit. If you are new to cryptomining, this means you must first create a crypto wallet using a third-party provider. You must also create an account at MiningPoolHub and/or NiceHash before mining on those pools.
Pools such as Zpool, HashRefinery and NiceHash use wallet addresses instead of user names. If you don't provide an existing, valid address for the wallets you assign to these pools, you will not receive any mining credit from these pools. Hash Auger cannot check wallet addresses for errors, so always verify addresses after typing or pasting in addresses. Similarly, the selected coin must match the address. It is strongly recommended that you confirm that you are receiving mining credit for any new wallet that you assign to these pools via each pool's website.
NiceHash supports both internal and external Bitcoin wallets. A NiceHash account is required in order to create and use an internal NiceHash wallet. There are important fee and security considersations that you should research and evaluate when selecting which type of wallet to use with NiceHash. Do not try to use an internal NiceHash wallet on any other mining pool as those wallets are not on the Bitcoin blockchain.
MiningPoolHub requires a username to receive mining credit and keeps track of coin balances internally. Therefore, you do not need to provide wallet addresses or even assign wallets to MiningPoolHub within Hash Auger. However, Hash Auger will match wallets to MiningPoolHub's internal balances based on the coin name for display purposes if you provide the API Key from your MiningPoolHub account.
Anonymous pools such as HashRefinery and Zpool support Bitcoin wallet addresses as well as wallet addresses for the coins that these pools currently mine. Since these pools routinely change coins due to market and technical factors, Hash Auger cannot verify that a selected coin will actually work with these pools. Furthermore, these pools may also delay non-BTC payments if they do not have enough of a particular coin to settle all payouts. If you choose to use a non-Bitcoin wallet with these pools, you should first verify that it is supported by the pool. Refer to each pool's website for more details.
Some anonymous pools such as Alttank, BSOD, Yiimp.eu and MiningPanda do not offer Bitcoin or other auto-exchange payouts. Instead, you are paid out in whichever coin you are mining. To prevent users from mining on these pools with an invalid address, Hash Auger will not allow Bitcoin wallets to be assigned to these pools. Also, the algorithm-switching feature does not include all the coins available on these pools, but rather only those coins that have been added as wallets to each pool configuration. For example, if you only assign a RavenCoin wallet to one of these pools, the profit switching algorithm will only look at the price of RavenCoin on that pool.
Both MiningPoolHub and NiceHash require the use of an API Key in order to retrieve internal, unpaid balances. NiceHash also requires an API ID. This information can be found on your account page on each pool's website. For NiceHash, the ReadOnly API Key is sufficient since HashAuger does not need the full access that the standard API Key provides.
To help reduce setup errors, Hash Auger filters the list of wallets available for each pool based on basic pool requirements. For example, a wallet must have a coin selected before it can be used with a pool, so any wallets without coins will be excluded from all lists. Similarly, wallets that do not have addresses are excluded from every pool but MiningPoolHub. Since NiceHash only works with Bitcoin wallets, only wallets of that coin can be assigned to it.
Each pool's Current Wallet is the address that will be used for mining on each pool, except for MiningPoolHub which uses a user name instead. You can select/assign additional wallets for each pool except for Nicehash to display unpaid balances for various coins. However, only one address, the Current Wallet, will be used for mining at any given time. This is useful if you are switching between a few payout coins on a single pool.
Buttons on the top right corner of the pool list control which pools are currently listed. Auto-exchange pools will convert mined coins into a single such as Bitcoin or Litecoin. Pools that do not support auto-exchange require that separate wallets be used for each coin that you want to mine of these pools.
1. The General tab sets basic login and connectivity settings for each pool.
2. The Pricing Tab Is Used to Adjust Price Calculations.
3. Use the Port Options tab to determine how algorithm and coin ports are Filtered.
3. Assign Wallet Addresses to Pools Using the Wallet Tab.
4. Configure Individual Algorithms and Coins.
On the Setup tab, highlight Devices on the left side of the window. All available GPUs will be displayed in panels on the right.
Any AMD or Intel Graphics Cards will not be displayed in Hash Auger as they are incompatible with current versions of the software. Older NVIDIA graphics cards may not be compatible with the thrid-party miners even if they are listed by Hash Auger.
Aggressively overclocking your graphics cards can void their warranties and cause them irrepairable damage. If you don't fully understand the technical implications and associated risks of changing your device settings, do not attempt to overclock your devices.
The Benchmarking tab is used to manually adjust hash rates, enable/disable specific algorithms and define algorithm and miner specific performance settings.
The Clear button will reset all benchmark information for the selected GPU, requiring the card to be benchmarked again.
Benchmark data can be copied to the current GPU from another GPU by using the Copy Rates From drop-down list.
Use the Enable/Disable drop-down list to turn mining programs on and off for the current device. After selecting a miner, press the lightbulb button to change its status.
The Recalc Miners button can be used to have the software manually recalculate the Preferred Miner for each algorithm.
The Profitability tab is used to adjust how each GPU is used by Hash Auger's algorithm switcher.
When GPU Monitoring is enabled, Hash Auger can adjust GPU fan speeds and power limits based on the settings defined in the Temperature tab.
Temperature settings should be defined in the order of Temp 1 and then Temp 2. The fan speed set on the GPU's Hardware tab is used when the current temperature is below the limit set in Temp 1. The Suspend limit should be higher than Temp 2. All temperatures should be entered in Celsius.
The Clone button in the lower left corner of the GPU panel ca be used to copy all of the settings for the current GPU to all other GPUs. This featue is intended for users that only use one type of GPU in their mining rig.
Use the Export button to create a template file (used by Hash Auger's GPU Manager) from the current device's settings.
Without initial benchmarks, Hash Auger cannot estimate profitability and switch algorithms. Auto Switching and Profitability are only performed on benchmarked algorithms. Users may still select specific algorithms to mine without benchmarking their devices first. With the Auto-Update Benchmarks feature, Hash Auger will update benchmark info for each algorithm mined manually.
Due to how Ethminer has been programmed, it is not currently possible for HashAuger to directly monitor it's mining performance in real-time. Consequently, Ethminer miner windows are minimized, not hidden, so that users can monitor their work as needed. Although Hash Auger can initially benchmark devices with Ethminer, it cannot automatically update those benchmarks during mining. Users can, however, manually update ethash benchmarks using the hash rates displayed in the Ethminer windows by typing them directly into the ethash entry in each device's Benchmarks tab. Hash Auger will still start and stop Ethminer automatically based on the algorithm's profitability.
An Overview of the Mine Tab: