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Step-by-step Guide to Mining Crypto currencies

henryb2000henryb2000 Member
edited March 2017 in Bitcoin 101
© Author - Henry - 11 April 2014. All rights reserved.

If you are interested in mining crypto currencies, here are the settings for bfgminer (3.10.0), cgminer (3.7.2), cudaminer (2013-12-01), and cpuminer (2.3.2) for Windows OS. Of course, these settings are for pool mining.

Steps:
• Download and Install Wallet - Bitcoin, litecoin, dogecoin, peercoin etc. on your regular PC.
• Encrypt and backup Wallet - get in the habit of backing up your wallet.
• Join a mining pool of your choice.
• Create pool worker at your mining pool site.
• Acquire or build mining machine - pay attention to specs, power supply, graphics card etc.
• Download and Install mining software - bfgminer, cgminer, etc.
• Configure your mining worker - See detailed configuration below.
• Mine away.

It's always easier to do the configurations below in a batch file because you could then create a shortcut for them in your startup folder. However, here are both the command line entries and the batch file entries. The timeout instruction in the batch file is used to delay the program for a number of seconds. Therefore, you can vary the time to what suits you or leave it out all together. Remember to replace the personal information portion of the commands.

Cgminer configuration - Scrypt mining dogecoin with fast-pool pool (GPU mining)

cgminer --scrypt -o stratum+tcp://stratum.fast-pool.com:3001 -u mloverboyu.1 -p x --thread-concurrency 8192 -I 13 -g 1 -w 256
• You may vary threaded-concurrency and -I (intensity) depending on your hardware.

Batch File:

@echo off
timeout /t 240
setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
cd "c:\users\harry\desktop\cgminer-3.7.2-windows"
cgminer --scrypt -o stratum+tcp://stratum.fast-pool.com:3001 -u mloverboyu.1 -p x --thread-concurrency 8192 -I 13 -g 1 -w 256

Cpuminer configuration - Scrypt mining dogecoin with dogepool pool (CPU mining)

minerd.exe --algo=scrypt --url=stratum+tcp://us.dogepool.net:2222 --userpass=mloverboyu.1:x --threads=8
• The number of threads equals the number of cores the processor has.

Batch File:

@echo off
timeout /t 180
cd "c:\users\harry\desktop\pooler-cpuminer-2.3.3-win64"
minerd.exe --algo=scrypt --url=stratum+tcp://us.dogepool.net:2222 --userpass=mloverboyu.1:x --threads=8

Bfgminer configuration - SHA256 mining bitcoin with btcguild pool (ASIC - Block Erupters)

Using ASICS require the Download and Installation of CP210x_VCP_Windows program. This program assigns COM ports to each device. You then need to use the assigned COM ports to form part of your configuration as shown below. You may also need to edit each COM port under device management and change the bit per second rate to match 115200 through Properties - Port Settings.

bfgminer.exe -o http://stratum.btcguild.com:3333 -u mloverboyu_1 -p 123 --icarus-options 115200:1:1 --icarus-timing 3.0=100 -S erupter:\\.\COM3 -S erupter:\\.\COM4 -S erupter:\\.\COM5 -S erupter:\\.\COM6 -S erupter:\\.\COM7 -S erupter:\\.\COM8 -S erupter:\\.\COM9 -S erupter:\\.\COM11 -S erupter:\\.\COM12 -S erupter:\\.\COM13

Batch File:

@echo off
timeout /t 300
cd "c:\users\harry\desktop\bfgminer-3.10.0-win64"
bfgminer.exe -o http://stratum.btcguild.com:3333 -u mloverboyu_1 -p 123 --icarus-options 115200:1:1 --icarus-timing 3.0=100 -S erupter:\\.\COM3 -S erupter:\\.\COM4 -S erupter:\\.\COM5 -S erupter:\\.\COM6 -S erupter:\\.\COM7 -S erupter:\\.\COM8 -S erupter:\\.\COM9 -S erupter:\\.\COM11 -S erupter:\\.\COM12 -S erupter:\\.\COM13

Bfgminer configuration - SHA256 mining bitcoin with btcguild pool (ASIC - Antminer U1)

The specs for overclocking these devices are: 1.6G=x0781 1.8G=x0881 2.0G=x0981 2.2G=x0A81

bfgminer.exe -o http://stratum.btcguild.com:3333 -u mloverboyu_1 -p 123 --icarus-options 115200:2:2 --icarus-timing 3.0=100 -S antminer:all --set-device antminer:clock=x0981

Batch File:

@echo off
timeout /t 300
cd "c:\users\harry\desktop\bfgminer-3.10.0-win64"
bfgminer.exe -o http://stratum.btcguild.com:3333 -u mloverboyu_1 -p 123 --icarus-options 115200:2:2 --icarus-timing 3.0=100 -S antminer:all --set-device antminer:clock=x0981

Bfgminer configuration - SHA256 mining peercoin with ecoining pool (ASIC - Block Erupters and Antminer U1 used together)

bfgminer.exe -o stratum+tcp://peercoin.ecoining.com:3336 -u mloverboyu.1 -p x --icarus-options 115200:2:2 --icarus-timing 3.0=100 -S erupter:\\.\COM3 -S erupter:\\.\COM4 -S erupter:\\.\COM5 -S erupter:\\.\COM6 -S erupter:\\.\COM7 -S erupter:\\.\COM8 -S erupter:\\.\COM9 -S erupter:\\.\COM10 -S erupter:\\.\COM11 -S erupter:\\.\COM12 -S erupter:\\.\COM13 -S antminer:all --set-device antminer:clocl=x0981

Batch File:

@echo off
timeout /t 300
cd "c:\users\harry\desktop\bfgminer-3.10.0-win64"
bfgminer.exe -o stratum+tcp://peercoin.ecoining.com:3336 -u mloverboyu.1 -p x --icarus-options 115200:2:2 --icarus-timing 3.0=100 -S erupter:\\.\COM3 -S erupter:\\.\COM4 -S erupter:\\.\COM5 -S erupter:\\.\COM6 -S erupter:\\.\COM7 -S erupter:\\.\COM8 -S erupter:\\.\COM9 -S erupter:\\.\COM10 -S erupter:\\.\COM11 -S erupter:\\.\COM12 -S erupter:\\.\COM13 -S antminer:all --set-device antminer:clocl=x0981

Cudaminer configuration - Scrypt mining litecoin with wemineltc pool (GPU - NVIDIA)

cudaminer.exe -o stratum+tcp://world.wemineltc.com:3335 -O mloverboyu.1:x

Batch File:

@echo off
timeout /t 25
cd\cudaminer64
cudaminer.exe -o stratum+tcp://world.wemineltc.com:3335 -O mloverboyu.1:x

Of course, many other choices exist but you get the picture and these simple steps are more than a basic start. No one else has done it and I'm doing it here for free. So if you wish you may donate to any one of the following addresses. Big thank you.

Bitcoin 13aGKge6HiEd3NV6iaguP79RnKK653JxC9
Dogecoin DQBgjx7sJtLbQqogsEDpTsRJCv2eFCFX9d
Litecoin LcdrZdxieYykwn3xUHHAs8NFb8WkyhT8pk
Namecoin N7TepHhY5vkgE5zx1ch2d7kPE1hnZfmXGM
Peercoin PXRkNKSbF8vHiSkRGoFp2hhNsvjXgXkVZL

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