So, I have noticed that my claymore miner will freeze and then initiate a restart of the miner. While I think that is a cool feature in case of a lock it was happening frequently enought that it started lowering my hashrate averages. I did some research and tried MANY different things (most made things worse) until I found out what I think is the issue.
My issue was two fold. Not enought COUNTINOUS page file space and PCI-E power savings under Windows 10.
Note: Stop all mining and reboot before appling these fixes.
Continous Page File Fix
- I set my page file to 60GB from 32GB (see my build page for info)
- Download PageDefrag from Sysinternals
- Run PageDefrag to optimize a large continuos space for your page file.
- Alternatively you can disable your page file, reboot, then re-enable your page file
- (Does the same thing releativley)
- UPDATE: Another great fix/suggestion is to shrink your drive by 75GB, create a second partion and move your page file to that drive.
PCI-e Power Management Fix
- Right-click on the desktop and select "Power Settings"
- Click on "Power and Sleep"
- Click on "Additional Power Settings"
- On your Select "Additional Plans"
- Select "High Performance" (You should be good after this step)
- Verify PCI-e power settings
- Click "Change Plan Settings"
- Click "Change Advanced Power Settings"
- Expand "PCI Express"
- Expand "Link State Power Management"
- Verify "Setting" is off
Reboot and start mining.
After I applied these fixes my claymore miner has run ~24hours without a hang/restart. A side note also is that my two-hour average and reported hash rate have become closer in value. I am not sure if thats related to the fixes or more stable miner.