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How to Mine Monero with Windows/Linux

Hey, what sup ? I have seen in some places people asking about Monero and how to mine it, if you don’t know much about it, Monero is a secure, private, untraceable currency. It is open-source and freely available to all. You can read all about it right here, or watch video below.

 

Today i’m going to show you how to mine Monero coin on Windows / Linux with CPU and AMD / nVidia GPU.

AMD video cards are the perfect choice to mine Monero but i will show you examples for both AMD and nVidia cards.

Here we go! I will start mining Monero with CPU

MONERO CPU MINING

1First step is to download the miner, i will be using Claymore’s CryptoNote Windows CPU Miner v3.5download it from here , read more about the miner here2Once downloaded extract the contents in a folder and access it.3Then open “pool 32bit.bat” or “pool 64bit.bat” (depends what windows version you have) with notepad and paste the following code: “NsCpuCNMiner64 -o stratum+tcp://monerohash.com:3333 -u YOUR_WALLET_KEY_HERE -p x -t 4” , don’t forget to replace your wallet key. If you don’t have one it can be generated from your kraken.com account.4Now open the “pool 32bit.bat” or “pool 64bit.bat”, in my case ill open “pool 64bit.bat” because i have 64bit windows version. If you notice a message like “CANNOT ALLOCATE MEMORY!” and “SLOW MODE WILL BE STARTED IN 15 SECONDS…” you must do the following steps:

    1. Create shortcut for NsCpuCNMiner64.exe on desktop, you must be logged as admin aswel
    2. Open shortcut properties
    3. On “Target” location at the end of the line “C:\Users\USER\Desktop\Claymore CryptoNote CPU Miner v3.5 Beta – POOL\NsCpuCNMiner64.exe”  add this “-o stratum+tcp://monerohash.com:3333 -u YOUR_WALLET_KEY -p x -t 4“, full code line should look like this “C:\Users\oneill\Desktop\Claymore CryptoNote CPU Miner v3.5 Beta – POOL\NsCpuCNMiner64.exe” -o stratum+tcp://monerohash.com:3333 -u YOUR_WALLET_KEY -p x -t 4
    4. Then Click on “Advanced” button, check “Run as Administrator” box, apply and save modifications.
  1. Now you will have to start the miner from desktop shortcut, you will still see the same error messages, just leave the miner to run for 2-3 minutes then close it and reboot your computer.

-t 4 stands for number of threads to use while mining. I have an i7-3610QM and i can go up to 8 threads, but as i understood -t 4 is the best option.

After the restart you will notice a new message saying “FAST MODE ENABLED

5That’s it, you can check mining progress here https://monerohash.com/ at the bottom of the page add your wallet key and click “Lookup”, then it will show your mining hashrate, balance etc..

Here is mine:

MONERO NVIDIA GPU MINING

For this test i will be using my laptop, the vide card is nVidia Geforce GTX 670M 3GB.

1Will use ccminer-cryptonight (A modification of Christian Buchner’s & Christian H.’s ccminer project by tsiv for Cryptonight mining.). You can download it from https://github.com/tsiv/ccminer-cryptonight/releases2Once downloaded, extract its contents3Send a desktop shortcut of Right click of “ccminer.exe” by right clicking it and then choose “Send to” -> “Desktop4On desktop shortcut that we have just created right click on it and go to properties5In target field paste the following code -o stratum+tcp://monerohash.com:3333 -u YOUR_WALLET_KEY -p x, paste it right after “C:\Users\monero\Desktop\monero nvidia\ccminer.exe”, so the full code will look exactly like this “C:\Users\monero\Desktop\monero nvidia\ccminer.exe” -o stratum+tcp://monerohash.com:3333 -u YOUR_WALLET_KEY -p x

6Now click on “Advanced” and check the box that is saying “Run as Administrator”

7Apply and save the modification and then you can close it.8Now double click the shortcut and watch the mining starting 🙂 , done!

MONERO AMD GPU MINING

I will not be able to post my results because i don’t have a AMD GPU card to mine, i will only show you how to do it.

1Download the mining software, this time we will be using Wolf’s OpenCL XMR Miner for AMD GPUs2Extract the contents from archive3Now open “xmr.conf” file with notepad. Hold “SHIFT” button then right click on “xmr.conf” and you will see at the top a new line “Open with“, click on that and then select “Notepad

4Once xmr.conf is open in notepad look for “url” and change current pool url to “stratum+tcp://monerohash.com:3333” , then look for “user” and change the wallet key with yours.

5Now, inside the folder where you extracted the files, hold SHIFT and click on “Open command window here

6In command window we will start the miner, to do that type the following command “miner xmr.conf” and that’s it. If you get a “clCreateBuffer” error, lower your raw intensity in the xmr.conf file “rawintensity“: 1336

Make sure you adjust you proper settings to xmr.conf file and also read carefully readme file !

Have fun!

Thank you for reading. As always, your comments, suggestions and questions are welcome.

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Nicehash Mining Ethereum 46Mhz

What is Ethereum?

source: Ethereum Youtube

I have been mining for couple years when I started Ethereum was only worth about $5. I mine other coins and I have a great site that gives you best results to find out which coin to mine with your setup. Check it out: Whattomine.com

I recently built a Rig and I am trialing it as I am not super rich and I couldn’t afford 6 GPU’s. But don’t let that restrict you. You can mine with one or more cards. You will get returns. My ROI on my two cards are as follows:

RX480 8GB Radeon Powercolor – 28mhz 55Days

RX580 4GB Radeon Gigabyte – 22mhz 75Days

I am using a AMD setup you can use Nvidia and Intel but i Find AMD Radeon cards better and cheaper .

Currently I am using a Site called Nicehash If you interested in it follow this link.

Nicehash

You can buy power with them or sell it by mining. They support many Algorithms. So any one can mine there. I am mining ethereum through DaggerHashimoto.

Here is my Daily stats:

Ethereum Daily

I think If you can afford more GPU you have better options. Or Start off small. There are other coins Like :

Crypto coins

These stats are on two RX480 Radeon 8Gb Cards. But I am not far off.

So I said i would show what I have used in my Rig setup:

  • Gigabyte Radeon RX 580 Gaming 4096MB GDDR5 PCI-Express
  • Power color Radeon RX 480 Gaming 8GB
  • EVGA SuperNova P2 850W ’80 Plus Platinum’ Modular Power Supply
  • Kingston Fury Black 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 AM3+
  • Kolink PCI-E 1x to 16x powered Riser Card Mining Rendering Kit Pro – 1m
  • Motherboard GA-990FXA-UD3 Ultra
  • Kigston 120GB SSD Drive

Roughly Total Price of this setup is £800+

Cloud Mining Is another great way to mine with out the hassle of building a rig and having to build one. so You need to decide what best suites your needs. I recommend both.

 

Two Recommend Wallets

 

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Other pool I recommend

https://miningpoolhub.com/

https://www.nicehash.com/