this is a guide for: "NiceHash Miner Legecy" (windows 10, and older)
- NiceHash miner takes a 3% fee.
- Payout at 0.01 BTC

>>>> download--> https://github.com/NiceHash/NiceHashMinerLegacy/releases/

--runtime files--
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Update 3 --> https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=52685

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1) Run "NiceHashMinerLegacy.exe" as admin.
2) config the "settings" based on your hardware
3) Set anti-virus software to allow miners, if required (and allow firewall exception)

- Allow 3rd party miners


- Before you are able to mine, the "NiceHash Miner" must first benchmark your hardware to determine the best algorithms to use for highest profit.


=CPU mining=
Only CPUs that can be used
- high end Intel Xeon (the high core count beasts are good/decent)
- AMD Ryzen (slighly better hashrate than FX but at 1/4 of the TDP)
- AMD FX (high hash rate but at a high TDP)
- the new i9 extreme probably have good hash rate (need to confirm)


=GPU mining=
- SLI/crossfire needs to be disabled
- latest video drivers are recommended
- Optimal to keep the GPU temp at 70C or under
- Mining over time will destroy the GPU much faster than normal use. (doesn't apply to CPU mining too much though)
- Overclocking your video card can significantly increase your hashrate

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*nVidia*
- nVidia control panel settings should all be on default (application-controlled)
- GTX 960 and up can be used
- here are the settings I use for nicehash miner - http://echostorms.net/nicehashsettings.png

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*AMD*
- r7 370 and up can be used
- all settings should be on default (application-controlled)
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Energy cost calculator" -> http://www.rapidtables.com/calc/electric/energy-cost-calculator.htm
- helps determine what you are paying in power for the hardware used for mining



=misc files=
EVGA Precision (Geforce overclocking software) - http://echostorms.net/win/EVGA_PrecisionX_OC_Setup_v6.1.16.exe
CPU core parking manager v3 -> http://coderbag.com/Programming-C/CPU-core-parking-manager-v3


=troubleshooting
DirectX web setup - http://echostorms.net/win/DirectX%20web%20setup.exe
Display Driver Uninstall  - http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/display-driver-uninstaller-download.html
.net framework repair tool - http://echostorms.net/win/dotNet%20framework%20RepairTool.exe