It appears that similar to with the newer Antminer Z9 Mini the brand new quicker Antminer Z9 Equihash ASIC miners from Bitmain are arriving with locked overclock performance within the firmware. We already know that these ASIC miners are overclocking fairly properly and you’ll simply get a pleasant efficiency enhance over the inventory hashrate the units include, so why is Bitmain limiting you… it’s fairly clear, they need you to purchase extra items. Fortunately there are options that permit you to overclock your Antminer Z9 miners and get a pleasant further efficiency enhance. Initially there was solely a modified firmware launched by consumer efudd on Bitcointalk that was offered to individuals, however now there may be additionally a free model of a modified firmware accessible with unlocked frequencies by smartass111. Of course you might be greater than welcome to make a donation to the writer of the modified firmware with the intention to help and inspire him.
The new quicker by way of hashrate Bitmain Antminer Z9 ASIC miners do appear to be extra restricted by way of working voltage, so you’ll most definitely will be unable to overclock them as a lot as a Z9 Mini, however nonetheless going from the default working frequency of 500 MHz to 625 or 650 MHz ought to be potential on just about all miners. If you might be fortunate you would possibly be capable to even squeeze some extra further as properly, simply be sure you hold the chips cool sufficient while you begin to overclock and likewise to have a robust sufficient energy provide that may deal with the additional load that it’s going to get after the overclock. Getting an additional efficiency enhance of 20% or perhaps even a bit extra for free is one thing that you must positively reap the benefits of if in case you have some Antminer Z9’s.
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