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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

As this is a topic involving (perhaps considerable) money, let me preface my guide with this: I assume no liability for anything that you do as a result of this guide.  Proceed at your own risk.

 

I will attempt to explain both all the basic concepts that seem to not be anywhere else in plain English as well as how to start the mining process.  That said I will assume a certain level of knowledge, like why one would want to do this and generally what it is.

 

Checking Profitability

First thing you'll want to do is make sure this is actually worth your time.

  1. As a rule of thumb, it works best on AMD cards, but do a search for your card name and "ethereum MH/s" or "ethereum hash rate" or something like that to figure out how your card will perform this task.  My Fury gets around 32 MH/s, but this number will vary by currency (ethereum vs bitcoin, etc.) and GPU (R9 390x vs GTX 980, etc.)
  2. Figure out how much power your whole system consumes, from the wall.  If you have a power meter or UPS that will give you exact numbers, that's obviously ideal, but estimates are good too... except when they're massively wrong.  My whole system (ie, the parts inside, once they've passed through the inefficiency caused by the PSU, plus my monitors) comes out to around 410 W when mining (obviously less with the screens off, or more if I was working the CPU hard, which this will not).
  3. Figure out how much your power costs in $/kWh
  4. Plug the numbers into this handy calculator: https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/calculator/eth

If you get a good number, continue on.  If not, rip :(

Well, even if it's not profitable yet, I suppose you could mine anyway under speculation the value will increase significantly in the future so you can cash them in for a profit somewhere down the road, but I would not advise this honestly.  We have no way of knowing what the price will do, and if it isn't profitable yet, your hardware just isn't well matched for it.

 

Background

This all works using a distributed system rather than a central mainframe.  Every user has an "address" (something like 0x7F0760d8708Ea15c98b74A) which is anonymous but public.  The entire system keeps track of how much Ether is associated with each address, so you can sort of think of it as stored in the cloud.

 

Anyone can contribute Ether to any address without credentials, but to withdraw from it you need the password and keyfile it was created with.

 

Before you begin mining, you'll obviously want to create your own address.  To do this you will need a wallet program (details later).

 

To perform the mining, you will need a program for that as well, unrelated to the wallet (also explained below).

 

Download the programs

Wallet: https://github.com/ethereum/mist/releases

Grab the "Ethereum-Wallet-installer-0-8-10.exe" or whatever is appropriate for your OS

 

Miner: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1433925.0

Use either the Google or MEGA links and get the one that is most recent.  "Claymore's Dual Ethereum+Decred_Siacoin_Lbry_Pascal AMD+NVIDIA GPU Miner v9.5 - Catalyst 15.12-17.x - CUDA 8.0_7.5_6.5.zip" as of the time of writing.

 

Getting Started

Install the wallet and open it, waiting for it to load.  This might take some time, but when ready, "Launch Application" will appear in the splash screen for you to click.  It will continue syncing as shown by the bar at the top.  This may take some time depending on your internet speed, as it needs to download over 24 GB of what are basically text files.  They are a list of every transaction ever.  It needs these to be up to date so it can tell how much Ether is associated with your address (once you make it).  By default this goes into C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Roaming\Ethereum so if this is on your SSD, consider changing that, or simply be aware it will take quite a bit of space.  It also continually writes to that location while open, so keep that in mind too.  Note that you don't need to have it open to mine, just open it when needed to check your balance or send funds.  We're going to use it right now though so read on and let it work.

 

(continued from the Background section)

Create a new account/wallet.  It will ask for a password; make it strong and store it securely, like banking information.  It will then generate an address for you, as well as a keyfile (which is stored in the keystore subfolder of the location mentioned above).  Treat this file like the password; ie, do not lose them, and do not let anyone else get hold of them.  Without the password and keyfile, you will only be able to add additional funds to your account, but not manage them, which is basically useless.  Imagine a bank account you can never withdraw from.  When people say backup the wallet, this is what they mean.  It's not like the Ether is actually stored in the wallet, but without access to it, it may as well be lost.

 

Now that you have an address, unzip the miner.  It will run from its folder so place it where ever you want.  Now we're going to edit the start.bat file.  Paste in the following:

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setx GPU_FORCE_64BIT_PTR 0
setx GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE 100
setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
setx GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
EthDcrMiner64.exe -epool eu1.ethermine.org:14444 -ewal 0x0F54Ab201Cthisismyaddress7F42.nameofmycomputer -eworker nameofmycomputer -epsw x -dbg -1

Obviously fill in your actual address and (optional) a name for this computer.  If you have multiple computers, you can run this miner on each of them and give them different names to keep track of which is which.  You only need the wallet on one of them, and you only need it to create the account, and to manage your funds.  If you're planning to just mine for a long time and not withdraw, you could theoretically just not bother with the wallet (once you have an address created for yourself of course).

 

You may also want to change that URL according to the following (the one above is not the one I use :P):

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North America (East): us1.ethermine.org:4444 or us1.ethermine.org:14444

North America (West): us2.ethermine.org:4444 or us2.ethermine.org:14444

Europe (France): eu1.ethermine.org:4444 or eu1.ethermine.org:14444

Europe (Germany): eu2.ethermine.org:4444 or eu2.ethermine.org:14444

Asia: asia1.ethermine.org:4444 or asia1.ethermine.org:14444

As for what those flags in the command mean, don't worry about it, it's all good :P You can read more about them in the Readme file if you really want though.

 

You can now run start.bat and are mining :D  Give it a little bit to start up and get going (10 seconds should do it) and you should see some text that shows your mining rate if it's working.  Give it a few more seconds if the first few lines show 0 - it will come up soon enough.

 

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Example:

ETH: GPU0 32.859 Mh/s

 

Once it's been running for a few minutes, check on your progress here: https://ethermine.org/

Type in your address in the search (well, copy paste) and hit enter.  The page may appear blank at first, if so, just give it a little longer.  Before long you should see some dots and numbers appear there.

 

Example (some random person's page): https://ethermine.org/miners/58801ebec6685d0d5461a30999fa5df91549a59e

 

Now, the way mining works is work done is very "quantized".  It takes an enormous amount of computations to complete one chunk of work, but when you do, the entity that did gets paid a lot.  In order to smooth this out and make it work the way people would like (getting paid frequently in small amounts) people band together in "pools".  That is what this site is.  You do work for them, and as a collective, the pool gets paid when it completes a work unit.  This income is then distributed to all the members proportionate to how much of the total work they did.  However, it's not "realtime".  They will save up a certain amount, and pay you once the work you've done crosses that threshold.  What is that threadhold?  Well, by default it's 1 Ether, but they allow you to set it as low as 0.05 Ether.  To do this, go to the Settings tab on your page, type in the threshold you want, and also paste in your IP number (that's how they make sure it's you changing your settings and not some random).  You'll know it's the right one (the one they're expecting) if the last numbers shown match.  Hit "Save" and you should be ready to go.

 

For how to convert your Ethereum into actual cash, read Chapter 2 here: 

 

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Thanks, I needed this guide. Will read up on this later.


 

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@TheRandomness you wanted to hear about this I think? :) 

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You should also add how to change it to BTCs or real money


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1 minute ago, BuckGup said:

You should also add how to change it to BTCs or real money

Later :P I made a comment about that at the end for now but I want to actually experience the process myself before I recommend it to others

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You should add an alternate miner in Genoil's miner

https://github.com/Genoil/cpp-ethereum/tree/master/releases

 

I liked it a bit better, sometimes Claymore's miner would have abysmal performance with my card.

 

38 minutes ago, Ryan_Vickers said:

Later :P I made a comment about that at the end for now but I want to actually experience the process myself before I recommend it to others

Gonna do it anytime soon? I could use info on that too :P


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Posted · Original PosterOP
36 minutes ago, Energycore said:

You should add an alternate miner in Genoil's miner

https://github.com/Genoil/cpp-ethereum/tree/master/releases

 

I liked it a bit better, sometimes Claymore's miner would have abysmal performance with my card.

I wanted to keep this as simple as possible, but to anyone wondering, yeah, there are other miners, and other pools.  I just showed the ones I was shown and believe to be the best imo.

36 minutes ago, Energycore said:

Gonna do it anytime soon? I could use info on that too :P

Remember what I said about the backlog of users?  Yeah... :P 

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35 minutes ago, Ryan_Vickers said:

Remember what I said about the backlog of users?  Yeah... :P 

I don't actually

hehe

 

Might wanna use code tags instead of quote for your bat files


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Infoholdstick: Corsair 2x4GB DDR3 1333 CAS 9

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Infoholdstick: Corsair 2x2GB 1333MHz C9

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24 minutes ago, Energycore said:

I don't actually

hehe

You moderate in moderation, apparently.


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if you're using nvidia, mine zcash. 


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21 minutes ago, Energycore said:

Might wanna use code tags instead of quote for your bat files

meh, the code thing is weird, I don't like it

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Just now, Ryan_Vickers said:

meh, the code thing is weird, I don't like it

Ok

 

And I should have read the OP til the end lol


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Coinbase gives you a BTC ETH and LTC wallet as well as the ability to "cash out" if you so choose.

 

I have been using NiceHash with my 1070FTW card when i'm not using the machine mining ETH at a rate of 420 Sol/s and 120W (ad about 90W for the rig).


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1 minute ago, knightslugger said:

Coinbase gives you a BTC ETH and LTC wallet as well as the ability to "cash out" if you so choose.

 

I have been using NiceHash with my 1070FTW card when i'm not using the machine mining ETH at a rate of 420 Sol/s and 120W (ad about 90W for the rig).

I believe NiceHash has much higher fees and there's always the concern about who really has control over your wallet when you use an online service if push comes to shove

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I get an error when I run start.bat on the miner.

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"Pool us1.ethpool.org removed from the list
ETH: No pools specified! Specify at least one valid pool in "-epool" parameter."

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Here is my batch file:

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EthDcrMiner64.exe -epool us1.ethpool.org:14444 -ewal *mywalletnumber* -epsw x -dpool stratum+tcp://dcr.suprnova.cc:3252 -dwal Redhex.my -dpsw x
setx GPU_FORCE_64BIT_PTR 0
setx GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE 100
setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
setx GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
 

 

 

EDIT - Dunno why I made a post about this instead of a PM.

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1 hour ago, Kobathor said:

I get an error when I run start.bat on the miner.

Here is my batch file:

 

EDIT - Dunno why I made a post about this instead of a PM.

they were having trouble with the US1 pool earlier, but it had been fixed.  Still, try another one for now and see if that helps

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1 minute ago, Ryan_Vickers said:

they were having trouble with the US1 pool earlier, but it had been fixed.  Still, try another one for now and see if that helps

Would the problem occur if I did not have the blockchain downloaded? I thought I had the blockchain when I made that post, but I was mistaken.

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9 minutes ago, Kobathor said:

Would the problem occur if I did not have the blockchain downloaded? I thought I had the blockchain when I made that post, but I was mistaken.

While I am sure what I posted in the guide will work, I am no expert on this by any means, so resolving issues isn't my strong point.  I bring this up because upon further inspection it appears youve modified the bat quite heavily from what I originally posted, so for all I know that's the problem.  My understanding is the miner is separate from the wallet and does not rely on having an uptodate set of those files

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1 minute ago, Ryan_Vickers said:

While I am sure what I posted in the guide will work, I am no expert on this by any means, so resolving issues isn't my strong point.  I bring this up because upon further inspection it appears youve modified the bat quite heavily from what I originally posted, so for all I know that's the problem.  My understanding is the miner is separate from the wallet and does not rely on having an uptodate set of those files

Alright. Thanks for helping though! I'll see if I can fix it by just getting a fresh bat (dunno why I didn't do that first.)

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Bookmarked! Will be looking at this in more detail this weekend. ;) Thanks for posting up a guide. 


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How long does Ethereum Wallet take to update its balance? It's telling me that the last block was a day ago. 


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3 hours ago, ARikozuM said:

How long does Ethereum Wallet take to update its balance? It's telling me that the last block was a day ago. 

It has to download about 24 GB of files which will obviously depend on your internet speed, but may be influenced by other factors too.  Once it's synced for the first time, it should stay up to date while open automatically without displaying progress bars for additional downloads.

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3 hours ago, ARikozuM said:

How long does Ethereum Wallet take to update its balance? It's telling me that the last block was a day ago. 

Alternatively you can download a "hot-wallet" that connects to the internet to read the blockchain instead using a "cold-wallet" like Mist that downloads the blockchain. There isn't much point in using a cold-wallet unless you plan storing a large sum of Ether for a long period of time. If you just plan on selling the Ether fairly quickly, a hot-wallet is much easier and convenient to use.


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Just now, DeadEyePsycho said:

Alternatively you can download a "hot-wallet" that connects to the internet to read the blockchain instead using a "cold-wallet" like Mist that downloads the blockchain. There isn't much point in using a cold-wallet unless you plan storing a large sum of Ether for a long period of time. If you just plan on selling the Ether fairly quickly, a hot-wallet is much easier and convenient to use.

So I can skip Ethereum Wallet and just use myetherwallet.com?


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