BFGminer how to begin?

In order to mine you need miners! So also check the Hardware section, i use ANTminers and ASIC block erupters with i have in a powered USB hub, Most problem occur with cheap underpowered USB hubs !! so make sure you have good equipment! that will save you a lot of headache, trust me i've been there and dune that.

Windows needs drivers so don't forget to install them, 
or download them directly here

So if you have your hardware sorted you need software, download the latest version of the BFGminer software. That can be downloaded at the website
In order to use ANTminers and ASIC Block Erupters at the same time you need to run the software twice i use 2 folders. 

Last but not least i min with the Guys at BitMinters so that where my example is set up to direct the work DONT FORGET to edit the { USER_WORKER } setting to your own! there is no need to fill out a password it is not used

C:\bfgminer  for ASIC Block Erupters
and this is how i start BFGminer software (personally i use a .bat file but you can also use a shortcut)

C:\bfgminer\bfgminer.exe -S Icarus:all -o -u USER_WORKER -p x --icarus-options 115200:1:1 --icarus-timing 3.0=100

You can tweak the timing setting at the end and the options one but i feel it has never brought me anything so i use it like this.

C:\bfgminerANT  for ANTminers
and this is how i start BFGminer software (personally i use a .bat file but you can also use a shortcut)

C:\bfgminerANT\bfgminer.exe -S antminer:all -o -u USER_WORKER -p x --set-device antminer:clock=x0981

I overclock my ANTminers by default to 2.0 GH/s so i set 0981

Hashrate  ANTminer:clock

1.6GH/s     0781 (DEFAULT)
1.8GH/s     0881
2.0GH/s     0981
2.2GH/s     0A81

Overclocking in general:
Note that when overclocked the ANTminers will run hotter and require additional cooling, overclocking but especially overheating can result in damaged hardware.  
Proceed with caution.  U1 may become unstable and crash if overclocked too much.

if you only have one type of course use only one! 

now i made 2 .bat file's to start up my "mining rig" when the computer starts

This is what i originaly found i used this as a base for my story

1) Download/Install this driver:

2) Download bfgminer windows version here:

3) Unzip bfgminer files to your computer; for example C:/bfgminer/ (this is the path used in my example startup shortcut and/or (.bat) file

4) Create a shortcut to the bfgminer.exe file

Right click on your desktop and choose New -> Shortcut; use the browse option to locate the bfgminer.exe file that you unzipped earlier.

5) Right click on the new shortcut and click “Properties”.  In the “Target:” update to show as follows (replace pool details with your own user):

C:\bfgminer\bfgminer.exe -S antminer:all -o -u bitcoinco_demo -p x --set-device antminer:clock=x0781

6) Double click the shortcut to start BFGminer and start mining.

Or with cgminer download the PDF user guide here:


Note that when overclocked the Antminers will run hotter and require additional cooling; overclocking and overheating can result in damaged hardware.  Proceed with caution.  U1 may become unstable and crash if overclocked too much.

To overclock the U1 set the antminer:clock setting when running cgminer.  Use the following table to choose your hash speed:


1.6GH/s0781 (DEFAULT)




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