This comprehensive guide offers solutions for addressing hash rate imbalances in MicroBT Whatsminer. Whether your local hash rate falls below theoretical expectations or the mining pool’s hash rate is lower than your miner’s actual hash rate, this troubleshooting manual will help you pinpoint and resolve the issues. By following the step-by-step troubleshooting steps provided, you can optimize your mining performance and achieve better hash rate results.
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Section 1: Local Hash Rate Lower than Theoretical Hash Rate
The hardware or mining farm are primarily to blame for a MicroBT Whatsminer’s actual hash rate being less than its theoretical hash rate. Here are some typical choices and solutions that you can use as models.
1) When the miner is turned on, the hash rate is insufficient because it hasn’t warmed up.
Solution: If the miner restarts automatically after only a few minutes, please test a different power supply to see if an abnormal power supply is to blame. It usually takes the miner about 15 minutes to restart before the hash rate returns to normal.
2) Display of the miner hash board is insufficient.
Re-plug the data cable at both ends of the hash board (or replace the damaged data cable) and restart the operation if the number of hash boards shown in the miner’s backstage is less than the number of the miner’s actual hash boards.
3) Unusual temperature sensor data and no hash rate are present on the hash board.
Backstage, the miner checks the hash board online. Still, the hash rate is 0, or the number of chips is displayed as 0, or the temperature is abnormal (the temperature is different from other hash boards). Please now unplug and replug the two ends of the hash board’s data cables before turning it back on.
4) network lag, insufficient upstream and downstream bandwidth, or significant packet loss
The mining pool’s high rejection rate is the primary indicator of this issue.
Section 2: Mining Pool Hash Rate Lower than Local Hash Rate
It is suggested that you start with the simpler options and solutions listed below.
1) A handling fee is gathered by mining software, and the standard range for handling fees charged by mining software currently available on the market is between 1% and 5%.
Miners have 36 seconds and 72 seconds (3600 seconds multiplied by 1% and 5%, respectively) per hour to mine the wallet address of the developer of the mining software. The hash rate submissions during this time were received by the wallet address of the mining software developer, not the miner. Since miners only spend 95%–99% of their time mining for other miners and the mining pool uses average hash rates for 1 hour and 24 hours, the average hash rates for those time periods will be 1%–5% lower than the local hash rate. This is equivalent to between 1 hour and 24 hours. The fact that mining pools have no influence over the pumping behavior of mining software and that mining pools themselves are unable to control it is also evident from this.
Use malicious mining software with caution as they frequently charge much more than 1%–5% and could potentially be infected with a virus.
2) 1% to 3% of data is lost in transit.
If there is a net loss of between 1% and 3%, the network transmission is lossy. However, if there is a problem with the miner network (high rejection and delay rates), the loss will be much higher than 3%.
3) Determine the 0.5%–1% task switching loss.
There is a 0.5%–1% loss in hash rate when miners switch from the previous calculation task to the subsequent calculation task. The most recent calculation tasks are continuously pushed to the miners by the mining pool server. This is inevitable.
4) Severe overclocking.
The calculation is invalid if the miners are severely overclocking, and the mining pool will not accept such a calculation result. If the difference between your local hash rate and the hash rate displayed by the mining pool is greater than 8%, kindly check your miners and the internet.
By following the troubleshooting steps outlined in this guide, you can effectively address hash rate imbalances in your MicroBT Whatsminer. Whether it’s optimizing warm-up time, ensuring proper connections, or addressing network-related issues, taking these steps will help you achieve better hash rate performance and enhance your mining efficiency.