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Offline Stouse49

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GoldCoin: How to Mine with a CPU
« on: August 30, 2013, 02:08:16 AM »
CPU mining requires CPU mining software.  This guide will focus on the best CPU mining software that exists. 

If you pay for your own electricity, this may not be a profitable way to mine. 

cpuminer Setup (Windows)
1. Download the latest cpuminer from the Bitcointalk thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=55038.0
2. Extract the zip folder (I prefer to use c:\bin)
3. Create a shortcut to minerd.exe, edit the properties of the shortcut and append to the target the required parameters mentioned below.

minerd Command Line Options:
The standard command line options are as follows.  This will connect minerd to a pool and start mining.
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minerd -a scrypt -o [poolurl]:[port] -u [username].[workername] -p [password]
Example of Pool Mining:
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minerd -a scrypt -o stratum+tcp://gld.cryptocoinmine.com:2020 -u Dayne.1 -p x -t 5
Example of Solo Mining (While Goldcoin Client is running):
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minerd -a scrypt -o -u <gldcoin.conf user_name> -p <gldcoin.conf password>
Useful optional parameters to set are:
-t~The number of threads to use.

Example Setups

The Litecoin Mining Hardware Comparison (includes settings) - http://litecoin.info/Mining_Hardware_Comparison
« Last Edit: August 30, 2013, 02:13:48 AM by Stouse49 »
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Re: GoldCoin: How to Mine with a CPU
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2014, 12:31:21 AM »
Hate to use minerd, but it's working if anyone needs help with CPU mining, let me know - got it running now....off to deploy some boxes.  I'll sell a VPS (Virtual Private server to mind from for some GLD). let me know :)

Thank to all in this thread old or not, as it did help - peace and happy mining!

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