by the way regarding claymore, analysing how he takes his fee it can murder your rates.
It switches to devfee mode every so often, and because you can get shares in clusters, hence my wavy graph, if it goes into devfee mode on a fast share surge the mining rate will get murdered for that period of time.
Also I compared the affect of enabling the -nofee flag (disables the fees at some optimsiation reduction)
During this testing eth and sia dual mining and eth on max intensity.
I was with the devfee mode enabled getting about 30.2 eth and 600 sia
Just turned it off, and eth is hit a little about 29 but sia much more in terms of % down to about 570
After spending some time dual mining I think it isnt worth it, all the altcoins on claymore have no signs of rising value, nanopool estimates is about 8usd for the month if I maintain 600Mh on it.
However to keep eth at 30 or higher whilst mining sia takes some doing, as you know I previously had lowered eth intensity so PC is useable and also helps keep power draw down, I had to raise intensity to 8 otherwise raising sia intensity to hit 600 murders eth hash rates, at 30/600 rates my power draw is 110 watts instead of 70 watts, PC is very laggy and card is running 7C hotter, all for maybe 3-4 usd profit per month. Since eth projected rates go down slightly even in this config and is extra power costs.
It was an experiment but will go back to single coin mining, and now going to try ethminer and Genoil which seems to be rated quite well.
I also observed when you first start claymore, the share rate is great for 15-30 mins then stays lower for hours.
Edited by Chrysalis (Wed 23-Aug-17 03:05:08)