There is still a high demand for mining and programmers don’t stop working on software development. The main task is to increase the efficiency of mining while reducing the cost of purchasing equipment and electricity. The development of mining software is quite intensive. In this article, we are going to write an overview of the DiabloMiner program, a useful and popular type of cryptocurrency mining software.
The advantages of running DiabloMiner
- The program is free
- The software supports several operating systems: Linux, Windows, and Mac.
- The program allows you to configure 2 types of mining: GPU + CPU
- DiabloMiner is compatible with a very large number of video cards. There are separate version for AMD and Nvidia video cards
- You can set up working pools by your own preferences in to order to level up the mining efficiency.
The disadvantages of running DiabloMiner
The absence of graphical interface. It is quite a complicated task for beginners to set up the miner without it
It often happens that the software does not detect video cards separately.
How to install DiabloMiner?
To start installation, you need to download all the files of the program into one folder. Using the Far-manager, run the file called DiabloMiner-Windows.exe (in the case of Linux, the file will be called DiabloMiner-Linux.exe, and for iOS – DiabloMiner-iOS.exe). You will see a window with the following line:
DiabloMiner-Windows.exe -u login -p pass -o 50btc.com -r 8332 -v 2 -w 256 -a
In this line, you need to find the words “login” and replace it with your login, which was used when registering on the pool, “pass” – with a password, “50btc.com” – with the address of the pool in which you registered, “8332” – with the port code, which is listed on the pool. Then, if two video cards are installed on your computer, enter D1 or D2. It will look like this:
DiabloMiner-Windows.exe -u login -p pass -o 50btc.com -r 8332 -v 2 -w 256 -D 1
DiabloMiner-Windows.exe -u login -p pass -o 50btc.com -r 8332 -v 2 -w 256 -D 2
Having completed all the settings, press Enter in order to start mining. DiabloMiner software is a popular program and you can easily find video tutorials on the network.
Other crypto mining programs
Some out of the analogues of DiabloMiner are Nheqminer, Claymore’s Dual Miner and CG Miner. The Nheqminer program is available in the free access. The systems is designed for Windows 7, 8 or 10. It allows you to mine Zcash digital currency using a video card or processor. However, using CPU mining, the load on the processor is quite high and can reach up to 100%. This may result in the operation failure. The safest way to mine is with a video card. This program is for professional miners.
Claymore’s Dual Miner is a program for mining Ethereum and such cryptocurrencies as Monero, Zet-Cash, Komodo and Bytecoin. It is suitable for mining digital currency using a powerful NVidia or AMD graphics card. Claymore’s Dual Miner allows you to control the load on the device. The software is designed for professionals.
CG Miner is a popular Bitcoin mining program. It is compatible with a video card and processor. It has a graphical interface that helps beginners to make all the installations properly.
DiabloMiner is a program designed exclusively for Bitcoin mining. It’s supported on all OS. The graphical interface is absent, the speed is average, and the functionality is standard. The DiabloMiner is free. It’s suitable for professionals due to the complexity of the settings. On a high-power GPU, it shows impressive results.