Claymore 11 without Developer Fee? – Remove Claymore DevFee?
On the bitcointalk forum there are always releases for Claymore with the developer fee removed. Recently a 11 version without fees was released and confirmed to work (Claymore developers wrote that if you use a “hack” that would remove the developer fee from the program, it would autodetect it and give you a much lower hashrate as a punishment, but that was confirmed to be false).
You can download a Claymore version which works “out of the box” without a developer fee: Claymore 11 NoFee Version Thanks to smitthy09 upload. If you are having trouble downloading the miner, under Windows Security Settings disable “Real Time Protection”. The Claymore miner is encrypted to protect authors code, so it tells you the file is dangerous cause the antivirus can’t scan the code.
Here is smitthy09’s FAQ pulled from Github:
-Removes fees from the claymore miner — improves your effective hashrate!
####Why would one remove Claymore’s developer fee and share it?
Claymore software has a fixed fee of 1% for ETH. For dual mining it’s 1.5%. While I am all for supporting claymore for his awesome program, there are a few problems with it:
The fee works in a way that each hour you will be disconnected from your pool for about 1-2 minutes. You will instead mine for the Claymore developers. After this it will reconnect to your pool.
This repeated disconnecting and reconnecting cools down and heats up your GPU over and over again. I argue this to negatively impact the life of your GPU’s.Also, sometimes one of the GPU’s would even reset to the default clock settings because of the constant disconnecting/reconnecting or it would “hang” and crash the miner. This also causes to recreate the DAG file.
In short, you end up loosing precious time, and way more time than the claimed 1-1,5%!
I am thankful for the Claymore software, but I think there could be a better way to support the developers, rather than risking our own miner stability.
By using the official Claymore I lost about 4% of my shares compared to using the Claymore without the Developer Fee, everyone can try it for themselves and see the difference.
Does it work?
Claymore claims he detects hacks, which will cause the real hashrate to got down.
This one is undetected! You will see your effective hashrate calculated from the submitted share go up.
How dows it work?
-The “EthDcrMiner64.exe” is patched. You don’t have to do anything, just start mining with the usual .bat
Once devfee mining is triggered it will mine to your address instead of developers. To make sure everything is working properly check the mining .txt logs for any “eth_submitLogin” where your address doesn’t appear. If there are any then restart mining again and it should work properly. Otherwise contact me.
Download Claymore 11.0 Ethereum Miner No DevFee Below
-Will it work for future releases of Claymore ?
No I will have to update the releases manually.
-Lower Hashrate than with original Claymore?
-Please run it for at least 12-24h, to make up for the downtime when you switched to the no fee version and even out the usual volatility.