Difficulty settings suggestions? not sure what to set it at

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Difficulty settings suggestions? not sure what to set it at

Postby jake217 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:56 pm

Preordered a Antminer L3+ its rated at 504mhs I cant find any difficulty settings anywhere for it. Is there a calculator or rule of thumb when choosing? Ive been using Slushpool for BTC for awhile but lost on Scrypt need a benchmark please.
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Re: Difficulty settings suggestions? not sure what to set it at

Postby Chris Sokolowski » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:30 pm

The difficulty is set on the pool side. At Prohashing, difficulty will automatically be set so that your miner submits a share about every 5-10 seconds. You can also set our difficulty manually with the "d=#" password argument. More details on that are in the help section. If you do set difficulty manually, then you should experiment until you get the optimal earnings, not necessarily the optimal hashrate, because there is a tradeoff between profitability (which decreases with increasing difficulty) and hashrate (which increases with increasing difficulty).
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Re: Difficulty settings suggestions? not sure what to set it at

Postby excelerator » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:21 pm

jake217 wrote:Preordered a Antminer L3+ its rated at 504mhs I cant find any difficulty settings anywhere for it. Is there a calculator or rule of thumb when choosing? Ive been using Slushpool for BTC for awhile but lost on Scrypt need a benchmark please.
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You may want to set the password switch "h=5" which I use on my Titans and older L3s to prevent excessive switching between easy low value coins. You will want to experiment with the "h=" switch over a few days and see if it helps.
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Re: Difficulty settings suggestions? not sure what to set it at

Postby jake217 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:07 pm

excelerator wrote:
jake217 wrote:Preordered a Antminer L3+ its rated at 504mhs I cant find any difficulty settings anywhere for it. Is there a calculator or rule of thumb when choosing? Ive been using Slushpool for BTC for awhile but lost on Scrypt need a benchmark please.
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You may want to set the password switch "h=5" which I use on my Titans and older L3s to prevent excessive switching between easy low value coins. You will want to experiment with the "h=" switch over a few days and see if it helps.




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Re: Difficulty settings suggestions? not sure what to set it at

Postby excelerator » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:10 pm

Yes - that optimizes restarts for me. You may find lower is better
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Re: Difficulty settings suggestions? not sure what to set it at

Postby jake217 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:12 pm

excelerator wrote:Yes - that optimizes restarts for me. You may find lower is better

ok thanks ill try it!

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