Hi Everyone, painful newbie here, but got my script working, questions..

Discuss issues with mining rigs and connectivity issues with experienced Prohashing miners.
cleverest
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Hi Everyone, painful newbie here, but got my script working, questions..

Post by cleverest » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:09 am

Hi! Any newbie tutorials available? I'm just starting out doing this and onyl interested in mining VERGE at the moment, I'm using ccminer...I have a very middle of the line NVIDIA card for now only, a GT740, I got my script set up the other night using a different site (not prohashing), was using YIImg to mine into a local electrum/verge wallet on my PC...and managed to get 3.11 VERGE coins in about 7 1/2 hours according to their site...I know, not much...but this is my first time mining ever... :lol:

Now I want to try prohashing instead and I got a script running okay on it (not crashing or giving me auth errors)...but I'm not getting any "OKAY!" marks every so often like I did on the other script...

This was my old Script, wondering if anyone can help me with the new one? Really appreciate it guys, thanks.

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[b]OLD ONE[/b]: ccminer-x64.exe -a x17 -i 18 -o stratum+tcp://yiimp.eu:3737 -u <my wallet address here>

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[b]NEW ONE[/b]: ccminer-x64.exe -a X11 -o stratum+tcp://prohashing.com:3333 --userpass cleverest:"a=x11"
Pause
The new one is also running at about 140Kh/s LESS performance as well.

Thanks!

- Brett
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Re: Hi Everyone, painful newbie here, but got my script working, questions..

Post by holygoof » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:29 am

Hey Brett

I have only mining a few months myself, but I am curious, if you are using CPU/Video Cards, I am not so sure you want a=x11. This does not necessarily explain why something will not work, however with all the Asic X11 miners out there, it is going to take forever or cost you more in electricity to mine many of those Algorithms, at least I believe so.
a=scrypt is first change I would suggest.

I ve had trouble with the batch files myself, and continue to learn on them.
I really found this man's tutorial using marlin miner effective, and its how I got into mining in the first place with GPUs

https://mtlynch.io/windows-sia-mining/

Maybe it will help answer other questions that crop up.

This is a .bat I use for a little asic scrypt miner I run in my usb port with bfgminer

bfgminer.exe --scrypt -o stratum+tcp://us.litecoinpool.org:3333 -u holygoof77.usb -p 1,d=128 -S MLD:all --set MLD:clock=600
pause

Little guy clocks 3 MH on litecoinpool.org
Tom
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Post by cleverest » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:00 am

Holygoof, that was super helpful, THANK YOU! I'm really enjoying mining, but so far I really lack any good hardware to be doing it seriously..and sadly the capital to make tht happen, but I'm gonna try to learn in the meantime and build up for it, and your post was very helpful, I didn't realize that X11 was for ASIC's and SCRYPT was for GPU mining...

Your USB script...you can plug that into ANY computer running a supported Nvidia GPU? Is that the idea? How much does it tax the computer it's running on? Very cool.

- Brett
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Re: Hi Everyone, painful newbie here, but got my script working, questions..

Post by greaseman316 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:03 am

honestly i can not believe you are here with cpu/gpu your earnings have got to be next to nothing. with the market just getting slammed with asics for both algos PH runs here, i would be mining something asic proof..
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Post by cleverest » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:10 am

greaseman316 wrote:honestly i can not believe you are here with cpu/gpu your earnings have got to be next to nothing. with the market just getting slammed with asics for both algos PH runs here, i would be mining something asic proof..
Yup I think in my 12 hours of doing this, with 8 of them running the miner, I've earned about 2.7 VERGE coins after fees...

For now, I'm just trying to learn the process before I invest in any ASIC or even a stronger video card...I'm happy just earning some of the cheapo coins right now...not trying to mine the top ones...I'm thinking long-term with VERGE, because if it explodes eventually like bitcoin did, even having a few coins would be worth the tiny investment I'm putting into it...and if not, then at least I learned how to do it. :-)
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Post by holygoof » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:14 am

Hey Brett
Greaseman is right
Without an Asic, stay away from
Sha-256 (Bitcoin)
Scrypt (litecoin)
X11 (Dash)

Here are bunch of Algos you can use your GPU on

https://whattomine.com/coins

I only mine Siacoin with my GPUs, but you could check out CLaymore's dual miner
https://github.com/nanopool/Claymore-Dual-Miner

You can mine Ethereum and another coin at the same time with that.
My friend mines Ethereum and Decred at the same time.
You are going to want more hash power however.
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Post by holygoof » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:17 am

And although you have mined some Verge, you are competing with pools like this, so its much more difficult to see results.
Again, look into coins that do not have Asics for them :)

As for tutorials on how to make the bat files, I often just google sample .bat file for what im interested in. Most of the miners come with instructions too, so you can designate what coin and how hard your card is to work and such, it can be daunting, but not in a you can not do it way.
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Post by cleverest » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:23 am

holygoof, thanks again man :-)

So instead of using "a=scrypt", what should I try instead in my batch file? Still trying to make sense of that whattomine site, haha... I'm going to try with CCminer first, then once I get that optimum, I'll try the dual one you linked instead...

Thanks.
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Post by holygoof » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:31 am

In the CLaymore's download, there will be a text file that explains all commands.
That whattomine list just shows a bunch of different algos

Took this from ccminer read me text
-a, --algo=ALGO specify the algorithm to use
bastion use to mine Joincoin
bitcore use to mine Bitcore's Timetravel10
blake use to mine Saffroncoin (Blake256)
blakecoin use to mine Old Blake 256
blake2s use to mine Nevacoin (Blake2-S 256)
bmw use to mine Midnight
cryptolight use to mine AEON cryptonight (MEM/2)
cryptonight use to mine XMR cryptonight
c11/flax use to mine Chaincoin and Flax
decred use to mine Decred 180 bytes Blake256-14
deep use to mine Deepcoin
dmd-gr use to mine Diamond-Groestl
equihash use to mine ZEC, HUSH and KMD
fresh use to mine Freshcoin
fugue256 use to mine Fuguecoin
groestl use to mine Groestlcoin
heavy use to mine Heavycoin
jha use to mine JackpotCoin
keccak use to mine Maxcoin
lbry use to mine LBRY Credits
luffa use to mine Joincoin
lyra2 use to mine CryptoCoin
lyra2v2 use to mine Vertcoin
lyra2z use to mine Zerocoin (XZC)
mjollnir use to mine Mjollnircoin
myr-gr use to mine Myriad-Groest
neoscrypt use to mine FeatherCoin
nist5 use to mine TalkCoin
penta use to mine Joincoin / Pentablake
quark use to mine Quarkcoin
qubit use to mine Qubit
scrypt use to mine Scrypt coins
scrypt:N use to mine Scrypt-N (:10 for 2048 iterations)
scrypt-jane use to mine Chacha coins like Cache and Ultracoin
s3 use to mine 1coin (ONE)
sha256t use to mine OneCoin (OC)
sia use to mine SIA
sib use to mine Sibcoin
skein use to mine Skeincoin
skein2 use to mine Woodcoin
skunk use to mine Signatum
timetravel use to mine MachineCoin
tribus use to mine Denarius
x11evo use to mine Revolver
x11 use to mine DarkCoin
x14 use to mine X14Coin
x15 use to mine Halcyon
x17 use to mine X17
x17 use to mine X17
vanilla use to mine Vanilla (Blake256)
veltor use to mine VeltorCoin
whirlpool use to mine Joincoin
wildkeccak use to mine Boolberry (Stratum only)
zr5 use to mine ZiftrCoin


Good luck bud, i gotta get some work done :b
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Re: Hi Everyone, painful newbie here, but got my script working, questions..

Post by cleverest » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:43 am

Thanks again Holy, I don't see Verge (XVG) on that list, unless that is "scrypt" (told you I was new!) :-)
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