Why hello /pcmasterrace! Do you have time to talk about our Lord and Savior's very own cryptocoin: GabeNcoin?
What is GabenCoin?
GabenCoin is THE cryptocurrency of the master race. It was bestowed to the world on January 26, 2014 at 03:45:28 AM(Timezone unknown). It is named after our beloved and respected leader Sir Gabe Newell, bringer of source, sales, and contentment to the master race. It is a coin that is mined using the scrypt algorithm that disburses 1000 coins per block at a target of one block every minute. At /GabeN_coin we believe that mining cryptocurrency (magic internet money) should be fun for everyone. We keep everything light hearted and fun similar to how things are in /pcmasterrace. If you want to check us out come on down to /gaben_coin.
Why should I mine GabeNs?
Do you enjoy spreading the joy of GabeN to countless others? Do you have a graphics card in your shrine? Then you already have the equipment and the love of GabeN in your heart, so GabeNcoin is perfect for you.
Where can I get real money and items for my GabeNcoin?
Come check /gaben_market , the official trading place of GabeNcoin. You are free to buy, sell or trade GabeN for goods, services, etc.
Bbbuttt... Think about the GPU's!?!?!?
We at /GabeN_coin do not condone gpu abuse and give our gpus plenty of gaming and rest in the time between mining sessions. We are a proud supporter of PETG (People for the Ethical Treatment of Graphics Cards).
How is this different from Bitcoin, Litecoin and other currencies?
Bitcoin and Litecoin use different mining algorithms. Bitcoins is currently solved extremely easily by machines called ASIC miners, which makes it no longer worthwhile for end users to mine. Bitcoin is accepted at many major retailers. We are similar to Litecoin technically speaking (we use Litecoin's scrypt algorithm), but our goal is similar to Dogecoin, in that we want to make a fun currency that people can spread around and reward other users with. We want to spread the goodwill that /pcmasterrace has and want to create a currency that reflects what GabeN does in the best way possible.
The result of my malware scan, in particular the lines below, was very interesting. Obviously I can't tell if MalwareBytes is correct in flagging these. Some of them indicated "PUP.BitcoinMiner" which seems valid but others were marked as "Trojan.BitMiner.TS" or "PUP.Proxy.BCM" ... those may very well be valid downloads but I do know that MalwareBytes did not indicate ALL of the Bitcoin miners I had downloaded... http://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/1xe2t7/fug_looks_like_i_was_hacked_can_anyone_confirmhelp/ M:\Bitcoin\guiminer-scrypt_win32_binaries_v0.03.zip (PUP.BitCoinMiner) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\phoenix-2.0.0.zip (PUP.Optional.BitCoinMiner) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\stratum_proxy.exe (PUP.Proxy.BCM) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\cgminer-3.8.2-windows.zip (PUP.Optional.Cgminer) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\stratum_proxy(1).exe (PUP.Proxy.BCM) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\guiminer-scrypt_win32_binaries_v0.04.zip (PUP.BitCoinMiner) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\cgminer\cgminer-3.1.0-windows.7z (PUP.BitCoinMiner) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\cgminer\cgminer-3.1.0-windows\cgminer.exe (PUP.BitCoinMiner) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\phoenix-2.0.0\phoenix.exe (PUP.Optional.BitCoinMiner) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\guiminer-scrypt_win32_binaries_v0.03\poclbm.exe (Trojan.BtcMiner.TS) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\guiminer-scrypt_win32_binaries_v0.03\cgminer\cgminer.exe (PUP.BitCoinMiner) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\guiminer-scrypt_win32_binaries_v0.03\stratumproxy\mining_proxy.exe (PUP.Proxy.BCM) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\guiminer-scrypt_win32_binaries_v0.03-2\poclbm.exe (Trojan.BtcMiner.TS) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\guiminer-scrypt_win32_binaries_v0.03-2\cgminer\cgminer.exe (PUP.BitCoinMiner) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\guiminer-scrypt_win32_binaries_v0.03-2\stratumproxy\mining_proxy.exe (PUP.Proxy.BCM) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\cgminer-3.8.2-windows\cgminer-3.8.2-windows\cgminer.exe (PUP.Optional.Cgminer) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\guiminer-scrypt_win32_binaries_v0.04\poclbm.exe (Trojan.BtcMiner.TS) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\guiminer-scrypt_win32_binaries_v0.04\cgminer\cgminer.exe (PUP.BitCoinMiner) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\guiminer-scrypt_win32_binaries_v0.04\cudaminer\cudaminer.exe (Trojan.BitcoinMiner) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\guiminer-scrypt_win32_binaries_v0.04\stratumproxy\mining_proxy.exe (PUP.Proxy.BCM) -> No action taken.
How difficult would it be to make a GUI Miner for Garlicoin
I have no coding experience, but I am manging alright on cgminer, but seeing how many people are having issues how hard would it be for someone to make a GUI miner. That was how I got into mining bitcoin, litecoin and dogecoin (GUIMiner and GUIMiner Scrypt) and I would have quit if I didnt have access to that. For anyone who doesn't know what im talking about: https://a.fsdn.com/con/app/proj/guiminerscrypt/screenshots/scrsh2.png/1
I have been getting into the bitcoin frenzy finally and started looking into ways in which I can start out. I'm not the usual n00b since I have everything up and working. Only thing that I am having problems with are the performance issues. I have my Catalyst drivers installed and running and the Radeon is working like it should but at a lower speed than I expected from what I have read about others using this same card series. When I use guiminer with the slush pool, I get at least 80 kH/s, when mining litecoin with guiminer scrypt, I get more performance at 200 kH/s. both less than what I had expected. This is all in windows. When I give it a go in Linux with cgminer, the program doesn't even see the card, apparently it seems to be checking the usb hub instead of rhe PCI and PCI express ports. Is there a way to make cgminer look into the pci slots instead of only checking the usb ports. I can always use a USB asic miner from a company like butterfly labs but I have heard not only negative feedback about not only the performance but also the price in which they are sold for and how it's time consuming to get it to pay you back the extremely large amount of money that you spent on them in the first place. Can I get my Radeon card to mine faster in windows, and how can I get it recognized in Linux by cgminer. This is getting really frustrating, and bitcoin jobs are more competitive than actual jobs. If it's relavent, I only get internet bandwith at 2Mb/s which i think is a major contributing factor but I've been told it isn't.
Just the weirdest, most inexplicable sht I've ever dealt with in a rig. [PC, blackscreening, semi-random]
Hi all. I'm utterly, utterly baffled. Stumped. Bemused. Befuddled. Bamboozled. I cannot explain this. At all. I crash on my desktop, often (but not always) while opening Chrome. Crash can be 1m after boot, or 4 hours after boot. Machine blackscreens, stops responding, doesn't send anything to the monitor or respond to scroll lock or capslock. Fairly standard - but I do NOT crash if there's a game running. Literally can run GW2 for as long as I need to, or warframe, or Titanfall, and it's solid as a rock. I've arranged an RMA for my GPU as it's the most recent addition to the sytem (25 Feb 2014) and it was blackscreening on wake (but with a responsive PC/keyboard and the media server was still up), but I'm stumped. I've never seen anything like this. What causes a rig to blackscreen when browsing or opening explorer, but doesn't have ANY problems when it's running high end games at max rez? 2500k @ 4.5GHz R9 290 4GB Factory OC 700W Seasoninc PSU 1 SSD (OS + Games) 2 HDD (Stuff) Midrange Gigabyte mobo, nothign special 8GB DDR3 @ 1600MHz Win 8 64 Bit etc etc. EDIT: Memtest results are in. No problems found. Ran for 8 hours, zero errors. http://imgur.com/wDBxVES Ran MS Defender, no viruses found. Instaleld Avast, turned off MS Defender, full scan, no viruses found. Ran MWAB: Files Detected: 11 D:\Media\Downloads\cgminer-3.8.5-windows.7z (PUP.Optional.Cgminer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully. D:\Media\Downloads\DuplicateCleaner_setup (1).exe (PUP.Optional.OpenCandy) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully. D:\Media\Downloads\DuplicateCleaner_setup.exe (PUP.Optional.OpenCandy) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully. D:\Media\Downloads\FileBot-setup.exe (PUP.Optional.OpenCandy) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully. D:\Media\Downloads\guiminer-scrypt_win32_binaries_v0.03.zip (PUP.BitCoinMiner) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully. D:\Media\Downloads\pooler-cpuminer-2.3.2-win64.zip (Riskware.BitcoinMiner) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully. D:\Media\Downloads\cgminer-3.8.5-windows\cgminer.exe (PUP.Optional.Cgminer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully. D:\Media\Downloads\cpuminer\minerd.exe (Riskware.BitcoinMiner) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully. D:\Media\Downloads\LTC_minerz\poclbm.exe (Trojan.BtcMiner.TS) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully. D:\Media\Downloads\LTC_minerz\cgminer\cgminer.exe (PUP.BitCoinMiner) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully. D:\Media\Downloads\LTC_minerz\stratumproxy\mining_proxy.exe (PUP.Proxy.BCM) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully. Nuked 'em. Wonder if I have (or hopefully had) a malware issue. GW2 is running in the background and it's still not crashed... Ideas anyone? Am thinking about ordering a new CPU/Mobo and seeing if that fixes it - next on the list (after another crash) is going to be a W8 re-install. OS re-installed and BIOS updated, still crashes. Definitely hardware. Definitely not RAM, definitely not storage (SSD or HDD). Crashes still independent of load - but most common when clicking on something (Firefox, Chrome or Evernote for example). So the candicate list as far as I can work out is: CPU (moderately likely, though stressing with linpack or OCCT or prime does not cause crashes, and it's happy while playing GW2) mobo (happy while gaming, unhappy when asked to execute a crappy little prgraom like Chrome. Weird? gotta be unlikely) PSU - Feeling like this is a likely candidate. GPU - but doesn't crash when rendering ~100 players at max res in GW2. Soooooo.... can anyone think of a thing to test next? Final edit: running on the onboard GPU on mah telly. Flawless, no crashes at all. I think it's the GPU, the 2D processing chip or whatever must've been borked. Recap: new GPU, no crashes. All is now good!
Can't get GUIMiner Scrypt working - get message "No servers could be used.
I imagine this has been answered numerous times but I've spent the last several days trying to fix it myself and failed. I've been trying to mine Litecoins using GUIMiner Scrypt, but every time I try I either get this:
2013-06-09 18:54:10: Listener for "deepbit" started 2013-06-09 18:55:10: Listener for "deepbit": [2013-06-09 18:54:10] Started cgminer 3.1.0 2013-06-09 18:55:10: Listener for "deepbit": [2013-06-09 18:54:10] Probing for an alive pool 2013-06-09 18:55:10: Listener for "deepbit": [2013-06-09 18:55:10] No servers were found that could be used to get work from. 2013-06-09 18:55:10: Listener for "deepbit": [2013-06-09 18:55:10] Please check the details from the list below of the servers you have input 2013-06-09 18:55:10: Listener for "deepbit": [2013-06-09 18:55:10] Most likely you have input the wrong URL, forgotten to add a port, or have not set up workers 2013-06-09 18:55:10: Listener for "deepbit": [2013-06-09 18:55:10] Pool: 0 URL: stratum+tcp:// User: Password: 2013-06-09 18:55:10: Listener for "deepbit": [2013-06-09 18:55:10] No servers could be used! Exiting.
or it just hangs at "Listener for "deepbit" started. Deepbit is a Bitcoin pool, but I was trying to see if I could get it mining Bitcoins. I get the same result when I try to use a Litecoin mining pool. I've tried multiple pools, same result. I've installed the AMD APP SDK, hasn't made any difference. I've tried different versions of GUIMiner Scrypt, and none of them have worked, so I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Does anyone have any idea what might be happening? Sorry if there's a better subreddit for posting this. Thanks for your help. edit - Formatting is shit. Tried to fix it, sorry about that.
These are just a couple of the discoveries I've made in my first couple days of mining. Most of these will be things that are likely obvious to experienced miners, but can cause some confusion for new shibes like myself. So maybe someone else will be able to benefit from my mistakes.
Bitcoin (and several others) uses SHA-256 for its hashing algorithm. Dogecoin (and some others, most notably Litecoin) uses scrypt. The two are not compatible and, in fact, there is a huge discrepency in the hashes/second rates. For instance, my Radeon HD 4850 card runs at about 70 Mh/s for SHA-256, but only 100 Kh/s (0.1 Mh/s) for scrypt. I've gathered that this has something to do with scrypt requiring more computations per hash. When looking at Kh/s or Mh/s numbers, it is very important to know which algorithm is being used, otherwise this can lead to some confusion, for instance, when comparing thesesheets.
GUIMiner does NOT support scrypt (There is a separate program called GUIMiner-scrypt for that). However, GUIMiner will let you connect to a Dogecoin pool and even report acceptedshares all while running on the SHA-256 algorithm, which is useless for Dogecoins. I'm still not sure exactly why this happens, but it led to me wasting about a day of running my GPU with nothing to show for it, since I was convinced that if shares were being accepted, it must actually be doing something right.
cgminer can take a LOT of work to set up. First of all, there are several versions of cgminer, each with its own quirks, some with windows binaries available, and some you have to build yourself. Also, GPU mining is not supported past version 3.7.2. It took me a while and several failures at building/setting up different versions before I noticed the link on the right side of /dogemining that goes directly to a windows binary of cgminer 3.7.2. Much easier. I've heard that many consider cgminer to be superior to GUIMiner-scrypt, but since I can't get GUIMiner-scrypt to run, I can't say for myself.
Much of mining seems to be trial and error: finding the software and configuration that works for your specific setup. Every card will behave differently, and even though there's tons of information out there to help, it really just comes down to trying a bunch of things and finding out what works.
I'm happy to say I've just seen my first hundred Doge from mining, and I'm excited to see how far I can go (to the moon?). I'm sure I'm still mistaken about lots of things, and if I missed anything here, let me know.
Seeing how this Subreddit is lacking any sort of info on Feathercoins and the lack of community support we have, I have decided to start a post that would inform newbies about Feathercoin and seasoned vets on the best places to trade. Feathercoin: It is a Crypto Currency that was started by Peter Bushnell. It is a clone of Litecoin (This coin was inspired by Bitcoin). The Feathercoin network generates coins at a decreasing rate. It will generate about 336 million coins which is 16 times more than that of Bitcoin and 4 times more than that of Litecoin. Currently about 25 million coins have been generated. Network hashrates, Pools, Solo mining: Currently a mid end system comprising of 7870 or 7970 will get you abot 400 to 700 kh/s. That means that in a given day you will be mining about 7 to 13 Feathercoins on current difficulty level. However If you mine alone that is solo mining, the probability of you finding a block is hard and it may take a while before you make a coin. To counter this people have started making pools to increase the chances of finding blocks. There are many pools that allow you to have multiple workers so you can setup multiple systems and mine at your leisure. Currently some of the popular pools are: http://www.fcpool.com/ http://give-me-coins.com/ http://www.wemineftc.com/ http://fc.ltcoin.net/ https://ftc.d2.cc/ For a full list of mining pools: http://coinpools.sdfg.org/ftc It is highly recommended to join a pool to make mining profitable. Look at the pools posted above, look at their fee structure, their payout and make an informed decision on which pool to join. Hardware and Mining: Feathercoin utilizes scrypt based mining that is you can use your GPU (the Graphics card inside your system) to mine them. AMD Cards are highly recommended as they output higher hashrates as compared to Nvidia. To give you an idea of the difference a 7870 ghz edition mines at about 375 kh/s whereas a Nvidia 780ti would mine at about 224 to 300 kh/s. If you are seriously considering in investing in this venture it would be best to buy a rig that supports 6 GPU's and buy either the 7950 or the 280x as they have considerably higher hash rates and are affordable to say the least. Something one should be aware of is that mining produces a lot of heat as your system is basically running at full capacity and therefore needs a lot of cooling. People usually build rigs in the open (no case) and use household fans to cool them. Also another thing that is common is to use PCIe risers as they allow greater spacing between GPU cards and effectively help in dissipating heat. Mining uses a lot of electricity so it is best to use a schedule to mine or if electricity is cheap then 6 7950's running 24 hours a day would cost you about 12 to 18 dollars in electricity a month, maybe more depending on where you live. The software to use for mining are Cgminer (https://litecointalk.org/index.php?topic=6925.0), guiminer scrypt (http://forum.feathercoin.com/index.php?topic=961.0) and cudaminer for Nvidia cards. I would advise against Cpu mining as that is not profitable and will simply weigh you down. Invest 250 to 350 dollars in a good AMD GPU and you will be mining much more effectively. Trading: There are many places where one can trade Feathercoins but only a few of them offer FTC/USD exchange. Btc-e (https://btc-e.com/exchange/ftc_btc). Is one of the biggest cryptocoin trading exchanges, it does not offer USD exchange for Feathercoins as of yet but allows you to exchange for Bitcoins. Crypto-trade (https://www.crypto-trade.com/trade/ftc_btc), this trading exchange allows you to trade against the USD making it more favourable to miners however there is currently a lack of volume for FTC as of writing. Other exchanges like Cryptsy, Bter and coins-e are all good but they are heavily dependent on Bitcoins and Litecoins for now. My thoughts Feathercoin is fairly new and its gaining momentum, once big exchanges start listing it against the USD, the venture will become more profitable. For now it is advisable to mine as many as you can and sit on them till value improves or if you have a mining rig that is mining at 22000 kh/s (this will get you about 500 feathercoins a day) then mine the shit out of them and trade them for Btc for profit although I would recommend against this as it it reduces the value of feathercoin. Many exchanges allow you to deposit money via international wire transfers however the minimum is 2000 dollars so keep that in mind before investing real money into this venture. There are alternatives like paypal and okpay that are also accepted but not a lot of people have accounts on those so signup for a website that suits your situation. One last ting we all need to do is spread awareness about Feathercoin, It is a miners coin and the difficulty right now makes it so much more interesting to mine. I will update this page with more information and will answer questions if any to the best of my knowledge. Happy mining My FTC wallet deposit thingy address : 6v1VuL41xGuLG1Bd8usJsuUEkZyac8jKbe EDIT : I realized some of you might have NVIDIA GPU's and are hesitant on getting AMD. Never fear for there is a solution. If you have a motherboard that supports two or more GPU's that is you have more than one PCIe slots than follow these instructions: If you intend to game on your system while you are mining then put the NVIDIA card in PCI slot one and buy an AMD card and put it in slot 2. Now install the drivers in the order Nvidia first reboot and then Amd second reboot. You do not need to plug in HDMI to your AMD card just leave it as it is. Now download gpu miner scrypt and select from the list your AMD card and start mining, its that easy. At night if you want to squeeze in more kh/s then run cudaminer and let it mine alongside your AMD. The best part about this is that you can be mining 24/7 on your AMD card and you will not experience any system slow down while gaming or watching movies. Remember to have atleast two workers workers created so you can mine parallel. If you already have an NVIDIA card then just install your AMD card and install AMD drivers and reboot and run guiminer scrypt. At times you might run into the issue of guiminer not starting, just delete it and re install it and it should work fine in 98% of the cases. This is for those who do not want to invest in a completely new system and would rather use their existing system. You can use cgminer as well but remember the order in cgminer starts from 0 not 1 so if NVIDIA is in slot 1 then it is -d0 -g0 and AMD will be -d1 -g1
[modpost] Possible wiki page, something I call "All about miners," covering things from basic terminology to miner config files and overclocking.
What is a miner? A miner is a computer set up to solve cryptographic hashes in the litecoin network. Once a clump of these hashes, or a block, is mined, litecoins pop out! It's like opening a box of chocolates, except you know what you're gonna get :) Miners also handle transaction confirmations, making sure no single coin is double-spent. Setting up your computer to be a miner What kind of computer do I need? Optimally, you'd have a good power supply and a couple decent Radeon/ATI/AMD graphics cards. Because of litecoin's hash algorithm, the gap between mining with graphics cards and processors is less than with most other cryptocurrencies, meaning that mining with some desktop processors may be worth it after electricity costs. Note that mining with laptops is not recommended because of the heat generated by mining, and mining with NVIDIA graphics cards may not be worth the cost. How do I know if litecoin mining will be profitable for me? First, check how fast you'll be mining with your hardware, how many litecoins you'll mine in a day, and how much litecoins are worth. Now, multiply the number of litecoins per day by their worth. Then, find out the power draw of your hardware, and calculate energy cost. Then finish by subtract energy cost from your daily earnings. If your number is positive, you're making that much money per day. If negative, you're losing money. Keep in mind that the worth of litecoins goes up/down, and you have to earn the cost of your hardware before you churn a profit. Mining difficulty also goes up/down, depending on how many people are mining how fast in relation to how many litecoins are supposed to be generated how fast. See the economics(coming soon) post for more info. Okay, I did all that. How do I start? All you have to do is download a program and change some settings (later in the guide), and you're ready to go. If you're comfortable with configurations and the command line, Reaper and cgminer are your best friends. Otherwise, GUIMiner-scrypt is right for you. If you want to mine on your processor, download the "batteries included" miner via this link and setup should be relatively self-explanatory. Do I mine alone? Due to the difficulty of mining, we recommend that you mine with a pool where multiple people mine together. Visit your pool's about or help page for proper miner settings, which we're about to get to in-depth! Under the hood Configuring your miner (aka the hard part) Before we get started, you should become familiar with these terms:
host: Your pools website
port: The internet port your computer uses to connect to your pool
worker: Anything that mines is a worker. Just a way for you and your pool to keep track of what's mining how.
user: In mining programs, the user is the name of your worker, which by default tends to be poolusername.1 or poolusername_1, _2, etc.
pass: Password for your worker, NOT your pool password. This can usually be anything.
None of those will have any affect on how fast you mine. The settings that we'll be focusing on are:
worksize: Exactly what it sounds like
thread-concurrency: Setting that involves computations happening simultaneously
vectors: Involves how memory is used
aggression/intensity: How aggressively your computer mines
threads_per_gpu: How many threads of data to process on a GPU, like threads of a CPU. Anything beyond 1 usually doesn't increase hashrate on modern cards.
device: First GPU is device 0, second is device 1, etc.
If you're using GUIMiner-scrypt, there are default settings for different cards (lower right dropdown). I'm mining on a 7870. Here is what it looks like for me. You can follow along with the rest of this guide to optimize your settings. GUIMiner-scrypt is just a GUI to cgminer and reaper anyways. If you are using a command-line miner, like reaper and cgminer, I recommend you download and isntall Notepad++ or SublimeText if on Linux. Reaper is currently considered to be the best tool for mining. After you unzip your downloaded file, in the folder you'll find reaper.conf. It should look something like this:
As you see, my thread concurrency is slightly different from the default of GUIMiner-scrypt. I found that this concurrency gives me the best hashrate! NOTE: I do not use cgminer to mine litecoin. If you plan on using cgminer, which offers more hardware-controlling settings, in the cgminer folder you will want to create a text file. Then, open that text file w/ Notepad++ or SublimeText, then Save As > cgminer.con > file type > all. This will save the file with the proper name and as the proper type. Note that cgminer does not support high concurrencies. For me, cgminer.conf would look something like:
You saw some settings similar to what we saw in Reaper's litecoin.conf. The other settings have to do with my card's clocks, voltage, and fan. This is covered in the overclocking section right below! Overclocking (aka the risky part) Okay, first off I'm not responsible if you cause damage to your parts. Please research safe overclock settings for your card. Second, don't be afraid. Modern hardware has many safety features in place that help prevent mayhem like me...lol jk this isn't a car insurance add. For your better understanding, become familiar with these terms:
Voltage/vddc: Amount of electrical current supplied to your card
Power Limit: Determines at what temperature your card throttles itself
Core Clock: Speed of your memory's core, similar to CPU core clocks
Memory Clock: Speed of GPU's GRAM, similar to RAM speed
Fan speed (%): Determines the RPM of your fan once your card reaches certain temperatures.
No one setting controls how effectively you mine; what matters most when it comes to clocks is the ratio between your core/memory clocks. Generally, a ratio of 0.7 or below is best. You will need to experiment. If you're using cgminer, you can control card settings from the conf file. However, if you aren't, I recommend using MSI Afterburner as your overclocking tool. You will need to unlock some settings. Using my cgminer settings, MSI Afterburner looks like this. I have found these settings to be the most stable while bringing me a high hashrate. Other people's optimum settings You can check the sidebar for the hardware comparison chart, but it is rarely updated and has huge sways in results. It is a good starting place. The mods of this subreddit will be putting together an updated, more accurate list in the near future. END I hope all things go smoothly for you and that you've learned a lot! Please consider donating LTC to My wallet: LiD41gjLjT5JL2hfVz8X4SRm27T3wQqzjk The writer of the [Consolidated Litecoin Mining Guide] which helped get me started The writer of the [Absolute Beginner's Litecoin Mining Guide] which also helped me get started
Hi, I had been mining bitcoin as a hobby while block erupters were still profitable. Now I have an interest in litecoin I have seen a lot of posts about people optimizing their mining and cgminer in general. I have been using Guiminer scrypt and I feel like I am not squeezing as much performance as I could. I have no idea how to set up cgminer and it confuses me even more when I have to setup different model cards in a single rig. If you guys could help me out get the best performance it would be greatly appreciated. What I currently own and the hash they are creating:
4x 7950s @ 2.1mhs
2x 7870s @ 600khs
2x 7770s @ 300khs
1x 7970 @ 600khs
1x 7850 @ 350khs
which is a total of 3.95mhs In the pool I joined it seems that it translates to 1.2LTC estimated earnings per round. [UPDATE] Separated by rigs
Last week I started really getting into CryptoCurrency and have done lots of research. I have decided that Litecoin is the best place for me to invest my mining but am having major difficulties getting it going and joining a pool. I have set up bitcoin mining, but can't get litecoin mining to work. I am currently trying to mine with the coinotron pool and working with the GUIMiner-scrypt. If anyone has any good tips or guides for me to go through (I have followed the one on the site and the sites it linked me to), I would greatly appreciate it. I would also like to here your pool recommendations.
So I've spent a good amount of time the past couple weeks setting up my computer to mine, I've downloaded a bitcoin wallet, along with at least 4 or 5 miners. Nothing I do, no matter what pool I try to mine to is working. 50miner, guiminer, bfgminer, cgminer. When I try to launch cgminer, it closes after inputting the url, port, user and pass. I tried making a config file, but it says there some sort of json error. BFGminer also crashed when run through the program. When I run it through command line, I get an "pool 0 slow/down or URL or credentials invalid." I'm trying to mine coins that use scrypt, btw. I'm just frusterated and confused, if someone could help me I would be much appriciated.
Need help mining, nothing seems to get these miners to run.
I used to mine bitcoins, and then litecoins and gave up on those quite a while back. Saw dogecoin, thought it was hilarious and tried to get going on that. But have been having one hell of a time. I have tried these 3 miners.
CGMiner (not an ATI card user so that's not gonna work anyways)
I've been told that CUDAMiner is the way to go, that or GUIMiner. CUDAMiner I setup the config
It launches, detects my video card, uses scrypt, and gets going. As soon as it hits "Using launch configuration F0x0" it crashes. Online resources said try to add "--no-autotune" to the batch, but that causes it to crash upon opening. Suggestions? GUIMiner Downloaded GUIMiner Scrypt and setup my account and the host as "stratum+tcp://dogehouse.org" port 3333. When I retry and start I get the following error--
Tried using just "dogehouse.org" and recieve the error-
"HTTP request failed: Empty reply from server"
any other variation of that gets the same error. What host name am I supposed to use? Any suggestions? I've been trying for hours and have been unable to get this to function. I'm on the verge of just giving up. Thanks Sorry I did not include my GPU: GTX 560TI EVGA Factory OC'd 2GB RAM model
PC GPU's Can Mine Cryptocurrencies when not Gaming. Consoles Sit Useless
You've invested money building a slick gaming PC? Unbeknownst to you, you've probably inadvertently built a great PC for mining Crypto currencies like Dogecoin, Litecoin, Darkcoin, Vertcoin, and thousands of others. You can convert electricity into coins, and if you want you can trade these coins for Bitcoin or even USD. New coins are launched everyday and during the first few hours/days of a coin launch it is easy to acquire a large share. If you do your research you can potentially get a large share of a coin that will build value. For reference a single R9 270 card can produce ~1000 Dogecoins a day. Not much in USD value, but an easy way to dip your feet into a new hobby that utilizes hardware you've already invested in. You can mine whenever you aren't gaming. I've been a PC buildegamer my whole life. I got into Crypto mining this January, and at first I was nervous about damaging components by running them so hard continuously, at rather high temperatures (80C). Well its been 6 months and there are no hardware stability issues. 6 Cards running at ~80C 24/7 for 6months. They run flawlessly. Thermal paste could probably be re-applied now. The point is, if you have a clean PC and know how to troubleshoot hardware you aren't going to damage your computer or graphics cards. Its been argued that gaming stresses the GPU's more because the load is changing high-low, whereas mining is constant high. Anyways you want to know: How can I start mining? There are so many coins where do I start? Dogecoin is the easiest coin to start mining (not necessarily most profitable) so we will start there and after you learn with Doge you can expand to new horizons.
Register at your pool. Create a worker. Go to the "getting started page" and copy the host "stratum+tcp://stratum.rapidhash.net" and port number "3333" and then you can enter your workepassword details and start mining. You can then carefully adjust your parameters to increase your mining speed. Increasing intensity too high can crash your card. Check out the configuration settings in this guide for approximately optimal settings for your GPU If this sounds like a lot of work then this might not be the hobby for you. If you are interested about maximizing the potential of your gaming hardware and want to enter a new and engaging hobby, this might be the right place to start. Its also another thing that PC gamers can do that Consoles really fail at. Now get into those mines and start digging!
I am fairly clueless at how to work this stuff. I barely got the Guiminer to work to be honest. I am having trouble understanding where to input my bitcoin address to be able to mine for middlecoin and for them to send me the rewards. Heres what I can see from middlecoin.com Usage: cgminer --scrypt -o stratum+tcp://middlecoin.com:3333 -u -p x Is it impossible to do if i have a guiminer or is there a way to do it if i have a guiminer???
Okay, so I just built a new computer about a month ago. It is my primary computer, and I need to have it for several years, so I want to avoid hardware problems if possible. However, upon hearing about bitcoin and litecoin, I decided "Hey, why not." So I'm currently setting up for middlecoin with GUIMiner-scrypt in order to do some passive mining. I don't care about how much I make, I just want to try to do some mining, maybe make a bitcoin once a year or something. But here's the question: Assuming my GPU never gets above 60 C, will this shorten the lift of my GPU if run 24/7, 5 days a week? I imagine it will to some extent, but will it be extensive? Thank you, LtDenali
I recently started to mine Litecoin because i have a feeling there price will rise like bitcoin. So i now i wont get much but my plan is to leave my pc on overnight mining. The problem is I have a 7870 xt. This card is basically a 7950 because it has the same chipset as the 79xx series of cards. Yet I am only able to mine at 250khash/s, is this a normal speed ? These are my settings in guiminer scrypt Thread Concurrency - 8192 Vectors - 1 GPU threads - 1 Worksize - 256 Intensity - 16 Because this is just a side hobby and this computer is mainly my gaming rig I don't like high temps so don't like to push my card too much. The Pool I am using is Coinotron are there any that are better ? Thanks for any help
I'm able to hit 730Mh/s bitcoin mining with my Asus Matrix Platinum [email protected] 1250mhz core/1725mhz memory...but for some reason i cannot get over 450kH/s reliably litecoin mining. Using the configs they use in https://github.com/litecoin-project/litecoin/wiki/Mining-hardware-comparison Using either CGMiner or GUIMiner - none of the 7970 configs are very good for me The highest stable memory i can get is 1725mhz...so using 0.57 rule, ive tried a core speed 984mhz..still doesnt help too much. Anyone have other configs i can try? I'm using give-me-ltc.com as my pool. EDIT: Also using the newest 13.3 Beta drivers...i wonder if this has something to do with it..or maybe i should change pools.. These are the flags im using:
Whenever I try to start up cgminer to mine litecoins, I always get the error "failed to init GPU". Also, on guiminer scrypt, it gets stuck on connecting. Are there any fixes for these problems? I've tried searching and I can't find anything on it. :( I got cgminer to start running with coinotron, but it turns it out it was just mining bitcoins...
Created a Bitcoin Mining pool, but it is not working.
I have set up my bitcoin server pool using this https://github.com/MPOS/php-mpos The steps in on that site tell me to run something for scrypt, which I think is what's messing things up. bitcoind is running stratum is running MPOS is up and working The problem is however, all my shares are invalid I am running GUIMiner, and it tells me 500 shares accepted, but on my site is says 0 Valid Shares 212 Invalid Shares. Can anyone help me?
First off, do not tell me that it is not profitable because I lost out on hundreds of dollars by listening to that advice on bitcoins. I launched guiminer-scrypt and tried CUDA and CG, but I was not able to connect to pools. I will update with more details if needed.
Hi! I just recently got started with dogecoin, and I want to get my computer mining so I can head to the moon. The problem is that I do not have a dedicated graphics card. In my computer, the graphics card is a part of the main processor. Most games and such recognize it as a separate card, but I cannot get cgminer to view it. (says that no cards are available) If I launch the old guiminer for bitcoin mining, it shows my graphics card simply as 'devastator' and mines away. But who wants to mine bitcoin. So, I tried using guiminer scrypt, but it only shows the cpu, not the graphics chip. The processor is a AMD a10-6800k. I'd appreciate anyone that can help me. I know enough to be dangerous with computers, but i'm not super technical.
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