CPU Mining Test with CGminer - Bitcoin Stack Exchange

Don't worry, cgminer can still solo mine altcoins. (I was unsure because recent versions have a required flag called --btc-address, and cgminer "officially" only supports Bitcoin in the first place. But I got in touch with one of the devs and he clarified the situation.)

Don't worry, cgminer can still solo mine altcoins. (I was unsure because recent versions have a required flag called --btc-address, and cgminer submitted by lecherous_hump to BitcoinMining [link] [comments]

Release : Bamt v1.6.0 - [Scrypt, Scrypt-N, DarkCoin, QubitCoin, MyriadCoin, and Quark]

Questions or Feature Requests

  • Please search first!
  • - DO NOT POST QUESTIONS HERE. MAKE A TEXT POST. <---
  • - THIS MAKES IT EASIER FOR FUTURE PEOPLE! :) <---
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Donations

  • Greatly appreciated! I am spending a lot of time on this. Donations make it easier to justify to myself and family.

  • VTC = Vy5xkGANcCdKWmHagTyWNRNzfC2D3f9zSG
  • DOGE = DKLrk9iYXaEqe3DJjoG6vkh97yZzTrwpCT
  • BTC = 1Ju4JCP4ifu4JWn6GdeWMc2g2zDTFQXHge
  • Or just let the mine point to the example pool for a while, the default addresses are mine.
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Installing Pick

  • Pick is an awesome version and build utility for miners.
  • Download and follow the instructions. Silly easy. Source
  • Thanks to zettahash for making this!
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Installing CGWatcher

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What is BAMT?

  • BAMT is a Linux live distribution made specifically for mining cryptocurrency.
    • Out of the box, it can mine Scrypt, Scrypt-N, DarkCoin, QubitCoin, MyriadCoin, and Quark!
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About BAMT

  • BAMT is designed with several goals in mind :
    • No installation; runs from a USB drive.
    • Go from assembled parts, to mining, quickly.
    • Very little configuration needed.
    • Multiple miners included.
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v1.6.0 New Features & Updates

  • New Features :
    • Added new miners!
      • Vertminer 0.5.2 "the kev"
      • Sgminer 4.0.0 "troky" - Scrypt-N Enabled
      • Sgminer 4.1.0 "sph - DarkCoin/QubitCoin/Quark"
      • Cgminer 3.7.2 "kalroth"
    • All miners and configs selectable from the bamt.conf file.
    • No need to set scrypt type flags inside the bamt.conf file.
    • Secondary USB drives now auto mount.
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General Details & Features

  • Driver Details :
    • AMD Catalyst 13.12
    • AMD APP SDK 2.9
    • AMD ADL SDK 6.0
  • Included Miners :
  • Monitoring :
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Setup

  1. Download Vertcoin BAMT v.1.6.0
    • MD5 : 4D141BEDA91C0845BD4ABB4F96FB163F
    • Mega.co.nz : here
      • This sometimes goes down. Be patient and wait.
    • Torrent : here
      • Please seed.
  2. Download Win32 Disk Imager or use dd.
    • Win32 : here
    • Write the .img file to a ~2GB or larger USB drive.
  3. Put the USB drive into your machine and boot up.
    • Connect via monitor or Remote Desktop in via your mine's IP.
    • You can find the IP via your network, or you can look on the desktop display of BAMT.
    • Default User Name = root
    • Default Password = live
  4. Select your miner and conf file inside /etc/bamt/bamt.conf.
     # Set to the config of your choosing. # CONFIG OPTIONS : cgminer_opts: --api-listen --config /etc/bamt/vertminer.conf # cgminer_opts: --api-listen --config /etc/bamt/sgminer-troky.conf # cgminer_opts: --api-listen --config /etc/bamt/sgminer-sph.conf # cgminer_opts: --api-listen --config /etc/bamt/cgminer.conf # Set miner over-ride if you want something other than cgminer. # MINER OPTIONS : # Vertminer 0.5.2 "the kev" # Sgminer 4.1.0 "troky" # Sgminer 4.1.0 "sph - aka - DarkCoin/QubitCoin/Quark" # Cgminer 3.7.2 "kalroth" # !! Set all to 0 for cgminer. !! miner-vertminer-thekev: 1 miner-sgminer-troky: 0 miner-sgminer-sph: 0 
  5. Update your selected miner conf file inside the directory /etc/bamt/.
  6. View your mining status.
    • You have a few options :
      • View standard dashboard at your miners IP address.
      • https://youripaddress/
    • View PoolManager dashboard.
      • https://youripaddress/cgi-bin/status-man.pl
      • Page is cool. You can change your pool and add new via Dashboard!
    • View the classic CGmineVertmineWhatever terminal screen.
      screen -r 
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Terminal Commands

Note : All commands assumed user has root permissions. 
Save & Reboot :
sync && coldreboot #Note : When making changes to a usb based system, you must run 'sync' to save to USB before restarting. 
Control Mining :
mine stop mine start mine restart 
Display GPU Status :
gpumon #Note : I like screen -r over gpumon. 
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Example Results

  • Setup :
    • GPU : Asus DCII 280x @ ~350-400 kH/s Vertcoin or 750-815 kH/s Scrypt
    • CPU : AMD Sempron
    • Memory : G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    • Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+
    • PSU : (2) EVGA Supernova 1000w - (w/ add2PSU )
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Change Auto-Reboot

Change hours by changing the "#" - or - delete line to remove auto-reboot :
nano /etc/crontab 
Modify this line :
0 */9 * * * root /sbin/coldreboot 
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Oddities

  • Miner ID and Location :
    • miner_id & miner_location in bamt.conf must be lowercase.
    • miner_name may be upper case.
submitted by Bajawah to BAMT [link] [comments]

Release : Vertcoin BAMT

Questions or Feature Requests

What is BAMT?

  • BAMT is a Linux live distribution made specifically for mining cryptocurrency.
    • While it's called "Vertcoin BAMT", it will work with any Scrypt coin or coin using Vertminer. This name will be changed in the future versions.

About BAMT

  • BAMT is designed with several goals in mind :
    • No installation; runs from a USB drive.
    • Go from assembled parts, to mining, quickly.
    • Very little configuration needed.

v1.5.2 New Features & Updates

  • New Features :
    • Select CGminer or Vertminer in bamt.conf flag.
    • Select matching miner .conf file in bamt.conf.
    • Added BAMT Poolmanager
    • Appearence slightly tweeked to match FlatBAMT UI.
    • Standard dashboard still active.
    • GitHub - Thanks to Starlilyth!
  • Updates :
    • Stock .conf settings should run on 99% of hardware.
    • Terminal "mine" commands functional with all miners.
    • Shrunk file size.
    • Bitch'n new subreddit.

General Details & Features

  • Details :
    • Based on Litecoin BAMT v1.5
    • AMD Catalyst 13.12
    • AMD APP SDK 2.9
    • AMD ADL SDK 6.0
    • SGMiner 4.1.0
      • Note : It is called "CGminer" but it is in fact renamed SGMiner.
      • There is a bug with 290x and powertune. Fix is to switch to cgminer:
        mv /opt/miners/cgminer /opt/miners/sgminer; mv /opt/miners/cgminer3.7.2 /opt/miners/cgminer; mine restart; 
  • Added Features :
    • FlatBAMT UI
      • GitHub - Thanks to Wellsriley!
    • TheKev Vertminer 0.5.2
      • BitcoinTalk - Thanks to TheKev!
      • Note : Vertminer is still in /opt/miners if you want to put it back.
    • Auto-Reboot Cronjob
      • Keeps your machine running well 99.9% of the time.
      • Timer set for every 3 hours.

Setup

  1. Download Vertcoin BAMT v.1.5.2
    • Mega : here
      • This sometimes goes down. Be patient and wait.
    • Torrent : here
      • Please seed.
  2. Download Win32 Disk Imager or use dd.
    • Win32 : here
    • Write the .img file to a ~2GB or larger USB drive.
  3. Put the USB drive into your machine and boot up.
    • Connect via monitor or Remote Desktop in via your mine's IP.
    • You can find the IP via your network, or you can look on the desktop display of BAMT.
    • Default User Name = root
    • Default Password = live
  4. Change your "miner".conf file.
  5. Select your mining type in bamt.conf.
    • Comment out the one you are not using. ~line 112
      # cgminer_opts: --api-listen --config /etc/bamt/cgminer.conf cgminer_opts: --api-listen --config /etc/bamt/vertminer.conf 
    • Set the value to 1 if using Vertminer. ~line 118
      scrypt-adaptive-N: 0 <-- That value. 
  6. View your mining status.
    • You have a few options :
      • View standard dashboard at your miners IP address.
      • https://youripaddress/cgi-bin/status.pl
    • View PoolManager dashboard.
    • View the classic CGmineVertminer terminal screen.
      screen -r 

Terminal Commands

Note : All commands assumed user has root permissions. 
Save & Reboot :
sync && coldreboot #Note : When making changes to a usb based system, you must run 'sync' to save to USB before restarting. 
Control Mining :
mine stop mine start mine restart 
Display GPU Status :
gpumon #Note : I like screen -r over gpumon. 

Example Results

  • Setup :
    • GPU : (4) Asus DCII 280x @ 400 kH/s Vertcoin or 800 kH/s Scrypt - (going to add 2 more)
    • CPU : AMD Sempron
    • Memory : G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    • Motherboard : Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+
    • PSU : (2) EVGA Supernova 1000w - (w/ add2PSU )
  • Note : My configs can be found in /etc/bamt/examples.

Change Auto-Reboot

Change hours by changing the "3" - or - delete line to remove auto-reboot :
nano /etc/crontab 
Modify this line :
0 */3 * * * root /sbin/coldreboot 

Oddities

  • Miner ID and Location :
    • miner_id & miner_location in bamt.conf must be lowercase.
    • miner_name may be upper case.

To-Do

  • Main Changes :
    • Clean up legacy code.
    • Update graph style ( responsive ).
    • Update Dashboard style ( responsive ).
  • Sync Up :
    • Roll changes into main BAMT BitBucket build.
    • Roll changes into PoolManager GitHub build.
  • Small Irrelevant Things :
    • None currently.

Tips

  • Greatly appreciated! This is eating a lot of time up. :)
  • VTC = Vy5xkGANcCdKWmHagTyWNRNzfC2D3f9zSG
  • DOGE = DKLrk9iYXaEqe3DJjoG6vkh97yZzTrwpCT
  • BTC = 1Ju4JCP4ifu4JWn6GdeWMc2g2zDTFQXHge
  • Or just let the mine point to the example pool for 30 min, the default is set to me. :)
submitted by Bajawah to BAMT [link] [comments]

Error 32601 after updating full node to 0.15

Hello,
I have a full node that was running the 0.14.1 UASF core client, it was still downloading the chain.
I have upgraded it to the 0.15 client, and when I start the bitcoind daemon, I get the following error:
error code: -32601 error message: Method not found
I have compiled the client with the --enable-upnp-default --disable-wallet --with-gui=no flags.
I have done some research and that error is related to the wallet function, which should be disabled. Any thoughts?
Edit: solved. As cgminer kindly pointed out, the -32601 was from the bitcoin-cli command itself, not the server. The getinfo option is no longer supported in 0.15. read below for conclusions.
submitted by crypto_loco to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

[Update]: Fug, I was hacked.

The result of my malware scan, in particular the lines below, was very interesting. Obviously I can't tell if MalwareBytes is correct in flagging these. Some of them indicated "PUP.BitcoinMiner" which seems valid but others were marked as "Trojan.BitMiner.TS" or "PUP.Proxy.BCM" ... those may very well be valid downloads but I do know that MalwareBytes did not indicate ALL of the Bitcoin miners I had downloaded...
http://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/1xe2t7/fug_looks_like_i_was_hacked_can_anyone_confirmhelp/
M:\Bitcoin\guiminer-scrypt_win32_binaries_v0.03.zip (PUP.BitCoinMiner) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\phoenix-2.0.0.zip (PUP.Optional.BitCoinMiner) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\stratum_proxy.exe (PUP.Proxy.BCM) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\cgminer-3.8.2-windows.zip (PUP.Optional.Cgminer) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\stratum_proxy(1).exe (PUP.Proxy.BCM) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\guiminer-scrypt_win32_binaries_v0.04.zip (PUP.BitCoinMiner) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\cgminer\cgminer-3.1.0-windows.7z (PUP.BitCoinMiner) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\cgminer\cgminer-3.1.0-windows\cgminer.exe (PUP.BitCoinMiner) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\phoenix-2.0.0\phoenix.exe (PUP.Optional.BitCoinMiner) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\guiminer-scrypt_win32_binaries_v0.03\poclbm.exe (Trojan.BtcMiner.TS) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\guiminer-scrypt_win32_binaries_v0.03\cgminer\cgminer.exe (PUP.BitCoinMiner) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\guiminer-scrypt_win32_binaries_v0.03\stratumproxy\mining_proxy.exe (PUP.Proxy.BCM) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\guiminer-scrypt_win32_binaries_v0.03-2\poclbm.exe (Trojan.BtcMiner.TS) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\guiminer-scrypt_win32_binaries_v0.03-2\cgminer\cgminer.exe (PUP.BitCoinMiner) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\guiminer-scrypt_win32_binaries_v0.03-2\stratumproxy\mining_proxy.exe (PUP.Proxy.BCM) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\cgminer-3.8.2-windows\cgminer-3.8.2-windows\cgminer.exe (PUP.Optional.Cgminer) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\guiminer-scrypt_win32_binaries_v0.04\poclbm.exe (Trojan.BtcMiner.TS) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\guiminer-scrypt_win32_binaries_v0.04\cgminer\cgminer.exe (PUP.BitCoinMiner) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\guiminer-scrypt_win32_binaries_v0.04\cudaminer\cudaminer.exe (Trojan.BitcoinMiner) -> No action taken. M:\Bitcoin\guiminer-scrypt_win32_binaries_v0.04\stratumproxy\mining_proxy.exe (PUP.Proxy.BCM) -> No action taken.
submitted by whodkne to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Raspberry Pi + ASIC defcoin mining guide

Want to get started mining defcoin with an ASIC and a Raspberry Pi? Does 360 KH/s of mining power sound appealing? Here’s how to do it.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Blpj8IvCcAEIStY.jpg
1) Hardware List
-Raspberry Pi Model B
--SD Card
--Micro USB power supply
--Ethernet cable
-Gridseed ASIC
--12V power supply (5.5mm/2.5mm barrel connector)
--USB to Mini USB data cable
The main component is the Gridseed ASIC, which will be doing the Scrypt calculations. The Raspberry Pi will be used as the controller for the ASIC, and will be doing the communication with the mining pool. If you’re not familiar with the term, an ASIC is an Application-Specific Integrated Circuit - basically a chip with a single purpose, like mining crypto currency. Using an ASIC will allow us to mine more efficiently than we would be able to with general purpose hardware.
The ASIC that I’m using is a “300+ KH/s Single Gridseed ASIC Miner”. It looks like a CPU heatsink with a fan attached. There is actually a circuit board with 5 ASIC chips sandwiched between two halves of this heatsink, and has a mini USB connector and a power connector sticking out the side. There are a few places where you can buy these. I bought mine at GAWMiners.com for $130. That was the lowest price that I could find, and I had a good experience buying from them. Use this link, and you can get $20 off of a $200 order (and give me some referral points :-)) GAWMiners. You can also find other vendors by searching for “Gridseed ASIC”. You’ll need a 12V power supply to power the ASIC, and a USB A to USB Mini B cable to connect the ASIC to the Raspberry Pi. I’m using a 60W power supply, which seems to be working fine for defcoin (Scrypt) mining. These ASICs can also mine Bitcoin at the same time, but you may need a beefier power supply if you want to do that.
The Raspberry Pi can be purchased at any number of places- Amazon, SparkFun, AdaFruit, etc. I’m using the Model B because I had one already, and also because it has a built in ethernet port that will make connecting to the internet easy. Make sure to get an SD Card and a micro USB power adapter to get the Pi up and running too.
2) Software
If you haven’t already, download the defcoin wallet from defcoin.org. If you want to do pooled mining, create an account for one of the defcoin pools, such as redbaron.us or whichever other pool you want to mine. Once you’ve created a pool account, make sure to create a worker too (for MPOS pools, that will be under My Account > My Workers). The password for your worker does not have to be the same as the password for your pool account (and it probably shouldn’t be).
Next, download the latest Raspbian image from raspberrypi.org/downloads/ and install the image to your SD card. Instructions for installing the image can be found here. If you are using the dd method on a Mac, make sure to use /dev/rdiskX instead of /dev/diskX - both will work, but rdiskX is much faster. Once you have the image installed, put the SD card in the Raspberry Pi, connect the Pi to your network, and connect the Pi to your micro USB power adapter to power it on. Next, SSH in to your Raspberry Pi with the default username and password pi/raspberry. I use nMap to find the IP address that has been assigned to my Pi. You can also use an HDMI display and a USB keyboard to log in instead of using SSH. After logging in for the first time, run through the wizard that comes up to configure your Raspberry Pi. The defaults are fine for most things, just make sure that you don’t skip the step to expand the filesystem to use the rest of your SD card. If you don’t expand the filesystem, there won’t be enough space for other software.
Once you have Raspbian installed, and have gotten through all of the first login setup stuff (which will likely end with a reboot), log back in to the Raspberry Pi with the pi user. From the command line, run sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
There are some stability issues with USB communication between the Raspberry Pi and the Gridseed ASIC. Enabling SLUB debugging seems to resolve this, at least well enough to prevent the Raspberry Pi from freezing every so often. Open the /boot/cmdline.txt file, and add the following text to the end of the line. Don’t add a new line, just add this to the end. You can use vi, nano, or whatever your favorite text editor is to do this.
slub_debug=FP 
Reboot the Raspberry Pi once you’ve added that flag to your /boot/cmdline.txt file.
sudo shutdown -r now 
Log back in with the pi user once the Raspberry Pi is finished rebooting.
The mining software that we’re going to use is a customized version of cgminer that has support for the Gridseed GC3355 chips that are used in our ASIC. There are a number of different mining programs out there, this is just what has been working the best for me so far. First, install git and dependencies needed to compile cgminer.
sudo apt-get install git build-essential libtool libcurl4-openssl-dev libncurses5-dev libudev-dev autoconf automake 
Next, clone the git repository for cgminer-gc3355
git clone https://github.com/dtbartle/cgminer-gc3355.git 
Next, we’ll build cgminer.
cd cgminer-gc3355 autoreconf -i ./configure --enable-scrypt --enable-gridseed make 
Once the make command finishes, we’re ready to run the mining software. You can also run make install if you want to install the software, but running it out of the build directory works just fine. Plug in the power supply for your ASIC, and connect the ASIC to it. Connect the USB cable to the ASIC and to your Raspberry Pi. Run the mining software by running the following command. The -o option specifies your pool URL, the -u option specifies your username and the workername that you set up for the pool, and the -p option is the password for your worker. There are a couple of options available that are specific to the gridseed ASICs, and those will be placed after --gridseed-options. The freq=850 option sets the clock frequency of the ASIC to 850 MHz. There are other clock options available, but 850 seems to be working best for me. I was getting hardware errors at 900, and a lower average hash rate. I am getting about 360 KH/s with the clock frequency set to 850.
sudo ./cgminer -o stratum+tcp://www.redbaron.us:3333 -u Username.Workername -p yourworkerpassword --gridseed-options freq=850 
This command needs to be run with sudo in order to access the USB hardware. You can also create another user specifically for mining, or grant the pi user the appropriate permissions if you don’t want to run cgminer as root. When you run this command, you should see output from cgminer showing that it is communicating with the mining pool, and something showing your hash rate. If you’ve gotten this far, and you’re seeing output from cgminer showing a hash rate, congratulations, you’re mining defcoins with your ASIC! There are just a couple more steps to do if you want to let your Raspberry Pi and ASIC continue mining without needing you to be logged in.
To keep cgminer running after I log out, I am using nohup. You could also use screen instead of nohup. Create a script (startMiner.sh) by running the following commands.
echo “nohup /home/pi/cgminer-gc3355/cgminer --real-quiet -o stratum+tcp://www.redbaron.us:3333 -u Username.Workername -p yourworkerpassword --gridseed-options freq=850 &” > /home/pi/startMiner.sh chmod a+x /home/pi/startMiner.sh 
If you run this command with sudo startMiner.sh, cgminer will run in the background, and will continue running after you log out. If you want to have this run when your Raspberry Pi boots, modify your /etc/rc.local script so that it executes this startMiner.sh script. Your /etc/rc.local file will end up looking like this:
# Print the IP address _IP=$(hostname -I) || true if [ "$_IP" ]; then printf "My IP address is %s\n" "$_IP" fi /home/pi/startMiner.sh exit 0 
That’s it! You should now have a Raspberry Pi controlling a defcoin mining ASIC, that starts mining as soon as it boots up. For more reading, check out some of the links below.
Gridseed GC3355 5 Chip Setup writeup on bitcointalk
cgminer-gc3355
Crypto Mining Blog
GAWMiners
raspberrypi.org
There are also some pre-built images for using a Raspberry Pi as an ASIC mining controller. I haven’t tried any of these myself, but they could be worth checking out. Raspberry Pi Controller Images with Gridseed ASIC Support
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Problem with gekkotechnology 2pac asic

Hey folks,
I make it short!
Status quo:
Problem:
Has someone faced a similar issue? Any idea what I may have forgotten or doing wrong?
Thanks in advance!
submitted by ppp1337 to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

Brand new to crypto, figured screw it - doge! Do have some questions, though.

I've looked over getting started, FAQs, etc. I've joined a pool and set up cgminer, but I have a few questions.
It's not really getting on the ground floor, but here I am, and I'm ready to try. I'm just not sure how serious I should take dogecoin, you know what I mean? It's funny, and lighthearted, but I'm just curious how much I should invest myself in it.
Thank you!
I guess this is my thingy? DF9jZUFtDfHE9YUXjyFy3A6MFj4ohJ7f7a - that's what the wallet application tells me.
To be honest all of this hurts my brain something fierce but it seems really interesting.
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Cannot get over 450kH/s with my 7970..please help

I'm able to hit 730Mh/s bitcoin mining with my Asus Matrix Platinum [email protected] 1250mhz core/1725mhz memory...but for some reason i cannot get over 450kH/s reliably litecoin mining.
Using the configs they use in https://github.com/litecoin-project/litecoin/wiki/Mining-hardware-comparison
Using either CGMiner or GUIMiner - none of the 7970 configs are very good for me
The highest stable memory i can get is 1725mhz...so using 0.57 rule, ive tried a core speed 984mhz..still doesnt help too much. Anyone have other configs i can try? I'm using give-me-ltc.com as my pool.
EDIT: Also using the newest 13.3 Beta drivers...i wonder if this has something to do with it..or maybe i should change pools..
These are the flags im using:
cgminer --scrypt -u jerrolds.worker1 -p x -o stratum+tcp://stratum.give-me-ltc.com:3333 --shaders 2048 --worksize 256 --intensity 13 --thread-concurrency 8192 
submitted by jerrolds to litecoinmining [link] [comments]

cgminer High CPU Usage in Linux?

Hello,
I started out with a test Win7 install and switched to Ubuntu, but CPU usage is pegged in Linux and was nothing in Windows. I went with a cheap CPU (Ivy Bridge Celeron) not expecting to need it for much.
I looked around saw warnings about intensity, but. That was mostly for bitcoin mining.
Am I missing a cgminer flag or have a misconfiguration?
Thanks.
submitted by MyFirstMiner to litecoinmining [link] [comments]

Bitcoin Mining on a RaspberyPI... Help!

Hey all!
I setup CGMiner on a RaspberyPI with a ASICMiner USB miner (330MH/s) with the intent of setting it up in my office as a talking point/cool display as we love bitcoin.
I installed a number of libraries, CGMiner, plugged in the miner, got a wallet, joined a pool... Ya know... All the good stuff.
The only bummer is that when I start up CGMiner, it looks like the miner is failing to start:
Not sure if it helps, here's a screen shot of CGMiner starting up in terminal... No red flags that I can see: http://prntscr.com/8litff
Any idea of how to fix this?
edit formatting
submitted by GoingOffRoading to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

7970 mining at a good speed, but i'm not seeing alot of accepted shares

I moved all of my bitcoin miners over to litecoin when my bfl rigs came in. The 7970 is mining at just under 700, but i'm not seeing a lot of accepted shares. This is what I see
I'm using these flags: cgminer --scrypt -o http://p2pool.org:9327 -u xxx -p xxx -I 13 -g 2 -w 256 --thread-concurrency 8192 --gpu-powertune 20
Is this normal? Coming from btc i'm used to seeing a long pour of accepted shares with a splash of work update requests.
Side question: I used to be able to force a framerate on the gpu when mining btc, can I do that with cgminer? I can't even use my mining rig unless i'm RDP'd into it and use the rdp vid drivers.
EDIT: p2pool was my problem, i switched to hashfaster and am doing much better.
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cgminer causing instant BSOD on execution.

I'm having a pretty strange issue. Up until a few months ago I was mining bitcoins using cgminer just fine. I stopped because it became entirely unprofitable. I decided this week to start mining litecoins and read up on what I needed. I created a new cgminer folder specifically for litecoin with a different version number of cgminer to avoid any conflicts. I eventually got it all ready and went to run cgminer and as soon as I double clicked the batch file I made it cause a BSOD. The message with the BSOD is "Bad_Pool_Header".
I thought that I may have had some incorrect flags in my batch file or maybe I was trying to push it too hard. I decided to see what would happen if I tried to run my old bitcoin mining config and it too instantly causes a BSOD. The only thing I can think of that has changed about my system is that I got a new PC case and changed the slot the graphics card was in, but I removed all the drivers and re-installed them when I did that.
From here things only get weirder. I had been on Catalyst 13.12 and decided to downgrade to 13.1 to see if that would help. That didn't do anything so I decided to see if I could get guiminer going just to see if it was all miners. I tried to start guiminer and it instantly gave me a "guiminer has stopped working" message. Long story short when I downgraded my drivers 13.1 refused to install openCl properly even after several reinstall attempts. I updated to 13.4 and now openCL is fine and guiminer works just fine using cgminer 3.7.2. However, when I attempt to run cgminer itself I still get a BSOD.
I can't understand why when I run a freshly unpacked cgminer I get a BSOD, but if I run guiminer and it uses cgminer it works fine. I'm pretty content with guiminer, but want to figure out what the issue is just in case it may cause other issues later. Has anyone ever heard of anything like this before?
My Rig (nothing is overclocked):
Sapphire 7950 (100352-3L) i5-2500k ASROCK Z67 Extreme 4 16 GB RAM 3TB HDD Windows 7 Pro
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GUIminer returning "Verification failed, check hardware" on HD 6870. BitMinters Client is working though.

I want to use GUIminer and more specifiaclly I want to use the poclbm kernel because it allows me to set the -f 60 flag, which allows me to play games (league of legends) while mining. However GUIminer returns:
2013-11-20 14:14:40: Running command: poclbm.exe MetalPinguin.GPU:[email protected]:3333 --device=0 --platform=0 --verbose -r1 -v -w 128 -f 60 --verbose 2013-11-20 14:14:40: Listener for "GPU #1" started 2013-11-20 14:14:43: Listener for "GPU #1": 20/11/2013 14:14:43, started OpenCL miner on platform 0, device 0 (Barts) 2013-11-20 14:14:43: Listener for "GPU #1": stratum.bitcoin.cz:3333 20/11/2013 14:14:43, checking for stratum... 2013-11-20 14:14:43: Listener for "GPU #1": stratum.bitcoin.cz:3333 20/11/2013 14:14:43, no response to getwork, using as stratum 2013-11-20 14:14:43: Listener for "GPU #1": stratum.bitcoin.cz:3333 20/11/2013 14:14:43, Setting new difficulty: 3 2013-11-20 14:15:12: Listener for "GPU #1": stratum.bitcoin.cz:3333 20/11/2013 14:15:12, Verification failed, check hardware! (0:0:Barts, 4bb0be35) 2013-11-20 14:15:13: Listener for "GPU #1": stratum.bitcoin.cz:3333 20/11/2013 14:15:13, Verification failed, check hardware! (0:0:Barts, a4bfd3a7) 2013-11-20 14:15:19: Listener for "GPU #1" shutting down 
I googled for a solution which said I should downgrade to CCC version 11.11, however this is not ideal since it would negatively affect my gaming experience. I also heard that BitMinter had a very easy to use client, so I decided to give that a shot. This client is indeed easy, as it immediatly worked! My work got accepted for the most part (5 stale out of 300+ proofs of work), however this is not the pool I want to mine in and the client does not allow me to set any parameters.
Anyone know a solution, obviously there are miners that could work with my card (BitMinter), but I did not find them yet. I tried GUIminer, Phoenix and CGminer.
PS: Please don't comment on whether mining is viable for me. I want to participate in Bitcoin mining with my gaming PC, my question is not about viability.
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