Mining Software Comparison

Xmr-stak-rx: How to Set Up and Download

Xmr-stak-rx is one of the best and most straightforward Monero miners. Apart from Monero miner there is another version of the mining software that is called xmr-stak (without -rx) that supports another Cryptonight and RandomX coins.

Xmr-stak-rx automatically detects the best mining hardware, including Nvidia and AMD graphics cards, as well as processors. The standard miner’s fee for Monero is 0%. We do not recommend Monero mining with video cards, only CPU mining is profitable for this algorithm.

Xmr-stak-rx Supported Algorithms

Below is the list of algorithms supported by the Xmr-stak-rx mining software. Each algorithm indicates the program fee, which is usually just a few percent. Software developers use it for their product support, enhancement, and development of new features. The fee works in such a way that every hour a program mines for a short period of time (usually less than a minute) to the developer’s wallet.

Xmr-stak-rx Sample Settings (bat file)

The mining software launches through the command line in Linux and through the bat file in Windows. Below are sample bat files for each cryptocurrency that you can mine with Xmr-stak-rx. Make sure to replace YOUR_ADDRESS with your own wallet address, and RIG_ID with your own rig name. You can name it however you like, but the name must contain only Latin letters and symbols “-” and “_”. The wallet must correspond to the cryptocurrency you are mining.

You can find additional settings for the mining program at the end of the page. If you have problems setting up Xmr-stak-rx, feel free to ask for advice in our Telegram chat.

MoneroRun xmr-stak-rx.exe and generate config file

Xmr-stak-rx Extra Settings

Sometimes you need to take additional steps to set up a mining program. For example, you may want to disconnect a GPU or set the GPU operating temperature limit. We prepared the list of the most popular Xmr-stak-rx settings. To use a setting, add it to the standard launch line indicated above. As a rule, you can’t control GPU overclocking through the mining program settings. You can find a detailed guide on GPU overclocking in this article.

Xmr-stak-rx is different from most mining software. You can launch it only using the special config file.

To mine through TLS/SSL, add "use_tls": true to the config file. Please remember that the pool address with SSL is usually different from the standard pool address without SSL. For example, is 2Miners Monero pool with SSL, is 2Miners Monero pool without SSL.

Monero mining is profitable only on CPU. So it's important to know how to disable GPU mining. To do that, launch xmr-stak-rx using --noAMD --noNVIDIA.