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 v3.5, download 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:
- Create shortcut for NsCpuCNMiner64.exe on desktop, you must be logged as admin aswel
- Open shortcut properties
- 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
- Then Click on “Advanced” button, check “Run as Administrator” box, apply and save modifications.
- 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” -> “Desktop”4On 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 !
Thank you for reading. As always, your comments, suggestions and questions are welcome.
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