2 gpu cgminer for litecoin
Right click on "coinat. Do not forget to change the file path C: This step is very important and can require quite some time to squeeze out the last hash of your graphics card. Go to Mining hardware comparison to see what other miners use for their graphics cards. Some times it requires to tweak the settings even more, because every system is different.
Open your batch file again and paste the settings NOTE: Make sure "--scrypt" is included in the parameters list! Right click on your batch file than click "Open" or double click it.
Pooled mining allows miners to group up to solve blocks and earn Bitcoins together. Each miner that joins the pool earns shares for the work they contribute. Each time the pool finds a block currently worth There are many different mining pools you can join, each pool has their on pros and cons. As you learn more about Bitcoins you will be able to make a more educated decision of which pool is best for you.
I recommend joining AntPool because it has some great features and is very easy to use. The process for joining most Bitcoin mining pools is very similar but in this guide I'll show you how to start mining with AntPool. After registering with AntPool you will need to create a sub account and associate a Bitcoin wallet. Payments will be sent from the pool to this wallet address once the payment threshold has been reached.
After logging in click on the settings like to create a new sub account. Once you've created a sub account click the edit link to add your Bitcoin wallet address. The changes to your account will need to be confirmed by responding to the email sent from AntPool. Next you need to setup a worker, click on the dashboard tab then workers.
You will need one worker account for each copy of CGMiner you intend to run. At this point you should have a Bitcoin wallet which is now associated with the AntPool worker. This means you are finally ready to start actually mining for Bitcoins! There are several different Bitcoin mining clients available but I will be showing you how to use CGMiner. It is compatible with both Windows and Linux operating systems. Among the great features of CGMiner are support for overclocking, hardware monitoring, fan speed control and also remote interface capabilities.
Versions later than 3. After downloading the compressed zip file open the archive. You can use 7zip to extract the contents of the file. Inside the archive you'll find a folder called cgminer You should end up a with a folder called c: Nest you need to enter the pool settings into the cgminer.
Edit the existing cgminer. Once the config file has been modified you are ready to start mining for Bitcoins using CGMiner. Double click on cgminer. If your configuration is correct CGMiner launch, connect to the mining pool, and start mining for Bitcoins.
Once CGMiner starts mining for Bitcoins you can check the status of the worker in the mining pool web interface. Most pools take somewhere between minutes before they will start showing statistics for the worker online. If CGMiner was able to successfully connect to the pool you will see the current speed and an estimate of the workers profitability per day. If you do not see any stats after the miner has been running for a while check the username and pool settings in the CGMiner config file.
Mining for your own Bitcoins is a great way to learn more about digital currency. You might find that you enjoy mining enough to become a hardcore enthusiast and purchase high end mining hardware such as the ASIC miners designed by Bitmain. If you decide that mining Bitcoins isn't for you it's still easy to be involved with Bitcoins in other ways.
You can buy and sell Bitcoins on many of the popular exchanges such as Coinbase. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Currently I advice you to use cgminer as guiminer-scrypt is still very unstable.
Cgminer is command line software and a bit harder to set up but if you follow this guide it should be no problem as we also create shortcuts on your desktop to start the mining.
Guiminer can be found here. This one is not recommended but you can try it if you like. Now not all graphic cards support mining but if you purchased a medium range or better one the last years you should be able to mine.
I will be using coinotron in this guide. Make sure LTC is selected under coin. Intensity, this you can set anywhere from 0 to 18 where at 18 your computer becomes unusable and might even freeze. You can try any of the thread concurrencies within these ranges but it has to be a multiple of Make sure you use the concurrency that fits your card model.
Find your bus width here: You can set a maximum temperature if you run into problems, the default is 95 which is ok for most cards. I prefer to run it from cmd so I can see any error might it occur. Replace -u and -p with your own username and password.
For pooled mining you have to use: For solo mining you have to connect to your own litecoin wallet: Note that guidminer-scrypt gets very different results with the same settings, I find it harder to get good hashrates with guiminer-scrypt. You should be mining by now! Anything missing or any questions? Leave a comment below. Hi thanks for the step by step set up.
I am not able to mine accepted or rejected shares, nor shows my worker online when i log in on cointron. I tried to run the mining proxy from my minerd folder hoping that would do the trick. Any help much obliged. It seems that Coinotron is having some issues, more people are reporting this here: Unfortunately there is no other PPC pool at the moment, bitparking closed this week and the other ones seem to be a scam.
Just Waring You My Friend! Great guide you have here. Does this mean the pool is neither accepting nor rejecting any shares from me? It has stayed like this for nearly an hour now and my stats on the pool site is set to 0. Any fixes or help with this problem? Do you have another gpu maybe? I had a problem when it would run my bad Intel graphics card but no my main gpu.
Look carefully at what one its using. I am up and running thanks to your guide but I seem to keep getting interrupted then reconnecting again. What is the exact command line you are using?
Then followed the prompts when it asked for the server http: I will have another try will your command line though. Although the program did not accept it. I will try again and i will also roll back to the exact version you are using and see if that helps. There seems to be something wrong with the formatting of the dashes. It will probably work if you type over the whole command line manually. I think you have the same problem as Sam smoo, the dashes are not formatted properly.
It should be working when you type them manually. Ok thanks a million that did the trick. Everything is working smooth now thanks!! Do you have any articles on here that cover building a rig? There is possibly more than one display attatched to a GPU. Probing for an alive pool pool 0 JSON stratum auth failed: Using a as well and the setup on coinotron went successfully.. I also installed the SDK Can you please help me?
How long did you wait from starting?