NiceHash QuickMiner (Excavator Miner): Download for Windows [AMD/NVIDIA/CPU]

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URGENT ATTENTION! This time we have a super-super-cool release – it includes the VOLTAGE UP feature for ALL supported cards. We’ll write some documentation on this shortly – how to use it. If you can’t wait – download the installer and select v0.4.1.1 RC.


Release notes v0.4.1.1:

  • Improved optional settings dialog
  • Bug fixes and small improvements

You might ask yourself, why would NiceHash create a miner that is very similar to the existing NiceHash Miner? The answer is explained on this page. We are delighted to officially introduce NiceHash QuickMiner! NiceHash QuickMiner or NHQM is a next-generation miner developed by NiceHash. Currently, it is in the experimental phase! NiceHash QuickMiner uses only Excavator for GPU mining and is digitally signed. Excavator is an in-house developed miner, and code running as NiceHash QuickMiner is either developed by NiceHash or used from public repositories, which means it is 100% safe! There is absolutely no risk using NiceHash QuickMiner. NiceHash guarantees the safety of the NiceHash QuickMiner.

NiceHash QuickMiner features

  • NiceHash QuickMiner uses Excavator for GPU mining and XMRig for CPU mining.
  • No developer fees.
  • No benchmarks. You start mining immediately!
  • No third party tools for GPU overclocking needed. NiceHash QuickMiner has its own powerful tool for setting overclocks and fan speeds!
  • Determine best overclock easily and quickly as never before with OCTune!
  • Watchdog takes care of restarting the mining process if something fails.
  • Windows autostart methods. Automatic updates.

NiceHash QuickMiner only works on Windows 10 x64 (any edition) with NVIDIA graphic cards that are at least GeForce series 1000 with a minimum of 6 GB of VRAM. A detailed list of supported hardware can be found here.

How can I get started?

⦿ To download and install NiceHash QuickMiner, click here.

⦿ Running NiceHash QuickMiner for the first time is explained here.

⦿ Tips and tricks on how to optimize and maximize your earnings are here.

⦿ Information on how to use OCTune is located here.

⦿ Do you have a problem with NiceHash QuickMiner? You will find an explanation and possible resolution here.

⦿ Frequently asked questions are answered here.

Why should you use NiceHash QuickMiner instead of NiceHash Miner?

For NiceHash Miner to fully work, it relies on 3rd party plugins and miners. In most cases, these are programs of unverified and unknown origin. Authors of these programs are not known by their real names or there is no company that stands behind the software. Why developers of these programs keep their identity so private is unknown to us. There could be various reasons. Most likely, the reasons are not to harm miners, because they all charge developer fee for using their miner. But we cannot be fully sure that they have no intention of ever putting anything harmful inside their programs. Trusting them blindly would be a big mistake. That is why, if you want to use NiceHash Miner, you need to agree with that, confirm and acknowledge that and if these unknown developers really do something stupid one day, NiceHash cannot be held liable.

That means, if you use your PC for serious business, have important information on it or even coins or money, it is best NOT to use 3rd party miners from unknown origin. Luckily, NiceHash has created own miner in the past called Excavator. The code running is entirely developed in-house and NiceHash can vouch that there is nothing harmful inside. Another lucky factor is, that speeds Excavator reaches in daggerhashimoto (Ethereum mining) are completely comparable to other miners with devfee and when you also calculate in devfee, Excavator can be, in most cases, even more profitable than 3rd party miners.

But using Excavator on it’s own is not so simple – you need to configure command files and prepare everything for your machine to work properly.

That is why we created another product for end user called NiceHash QuickMiner, which does all the hard & tricky configuration automatically so you just click buttons and don’t have to worry about too deep technical stuff.

Because all the code of Excavator plus wrapper (QuickMiner) is made by NiceHash, there is no risk involved with anything harmful being put in. NiceHash is a public service, run by publicly known company from EU – Slovenia – H-BIT d.o.o., which means there are real people behind software. It is much easier to trust a software of known origin, because you know, that if there was anything harmful put in, there are people who could be held liable for it.

Now you know the difference between NiceHash Miner and NiceHash QuickMiner. At the end, the choice is yours. You need to ask yourself: Do I want my PC to be fully secure when I install cryptocurrency miner? If the answer is YES, then you should install NiceHash QuickMiner. If you do not have any sensitive information in your PC, if you really don’t care about any information in your PC getting exposed one day or if you don’t care that your PC may be abused as a zombie client in a botnet one day, or abused for any illegal activity, you can go with NiceHash Miner which installs all those risky 3rd party miners of unknown origin. Generally, if you have a completely dedicated mining rig, which is used only for cryptocurrency mining and nothing else and you properly isolate it on your network, you should be fine with NiceHash Miner and 3rd party miners. In any other case, we suggest you to use NiceHash QuickMiner. If you have AMD cards and you want to keep your PC fully secure, our advice is to either use open source ethminer or lolMiner, which is the only devfee miner that is not completely anonymous.

Current expected income using NiceHash QuickMiner:

Profitability list

Supported hardware:

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1000 series with min. 6 GB of GDDRAM,
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2000 series with min. 6 GB of GDDRAM,
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 series with min. 6 GB of GDDRAM,
  • Intel CPUs with AVX2,
  • AMD CPUs with AVX2.

NiceHash QuickMiner contains latest version of Excavator bundled with:

  • watchdog (NiceHashQuickMiner.exe),
  • autostart service (nhqmservice.exe),
  • OCTune and
  • (optional) XMRig CPU Miner (xmrig.exe).

Data for optimisation profiles is here: (for versions
If you have any suggestions for improvements (better clocks for better efficiency), open issue and let us know.

Main features

  • It uses ONLY Excavator for GPU mining and XMRig for CPU mining. Excavator is in-house developed miner and is 100% free of any malware and XMRig is open source CPU miner. There are some more open source C# libraries used. Code running under NiceHash QuickMiner is either developed by NiceHash or used from public repositories which means it is 100% safe and you do not have to worry about exposing your PC’s sensitive data or getting infected with malware. NiceHash QuickMiner will (in the future) NEVER use any closed source software, software of unknown or unverified origin.
  • No benchmarks, you start mining immediately.
  • No third party tools for GPU overclocking needed. NiceHash QuickMiner has its own powerful and quick tool for setting overclocks and fan speeds named OCTune. Determine best overclock easily and quickly as never before with OCTune.
  • Watchdog which takes care of restarting mining process if something fails.
  • Windows autostart methods.
  • Automatic updates.
  • No developer fees. There is only NiceHash 2% pool-side fee with PPS (pay-per-share) payout scheme.
  • Powerful and reliable one-click-optimisations for GTX 1660 and RTX series cards.
  • Game Mode to quickly switch between mining and gaming.

Download, installation, how to run, uninstallation

You can find these information in Wiki.


Available here.


Available here.

Tips & Tricks

Available here.

Drawbacks. Why it is better to use NiceHash Miner or NiceHash OS?

  • NiceHash QuickMiner mines only daggerhashimoto (ethereum). There is no algorithm switching so there is no chance for extra above-ethereum payrate that may come occasionally. The amount being lost depends on your GPU Model, but currently, it may be only up to several percentage.

Extra libraries & modules used

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