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Feathercoin – Begin mining with a pool

There is some good information te @Sheepson ‘s guide, BUT it is now out of date.

Embark at this listig to find the latest mining information, NSGMiner has it’s own documents include on Github

http://forum.feathercoin.com/topic/8235/nsgminer-v0-9-0-the-fastest-neoscrypt-gpu-miner

https://github.com/ghostlander/nsgminer

32-bit Windows release :

64-bit Windows release :

NSGminer is an advanced NeoScrypt CPU and GPU miner with the OpenCL support delivering the best hash rates for the AMD Radeon hardware (HD4000 series and newer). Should be compatible with the latest AMD Catalyst drivers. Also provides limited support for all NVIDIA OpenCL capable GeForce, Quadro and Tesla hardware. No outer dependencies other than libcurl. Getwork, GetBlockTemplate and Stratum protocols are supported.

Example configuration for R9 280X (HD7970):

nsgminer –neoscrypt -g 1 -w 128 -I 16 –gpu-engine 1000 –gpu-memclock 1500 -o stratum+tcp://some_pool:some_port -O some_user:some_password

–thread-concurrency, –shaders, –vectors are not used for NeoScrypt. –intensity or -I is the primary vertoning optimiser. May be set inbetween 8 and 20 according to your movie card’s memory size. For example, -I 16 means (Two ^ 16) GPU threads each of 32768 bytes = Two,147,483,648 bytes or 2Gb. There are some configuration tweaks available ter neoscrypt.cl which might produce a little bit of extra show.

The old Guide

This guide assumes that you have already setup a wallet and created your own Feathercoin address to receive FTC ([url=http://forum.feathercoin.com/index.php?topic=337]Create a wallet[/url]. Now it is time to mine some Feathercoins (FTC’s)!

1. What is mining

By running the official FTC client (basically, your wallet), your PC connects to all other FTC clients running and forms a network inbetween which FTC payments can be made. Spil explained te the [wallet guide], every FTC transaction is added to the blockchain, which stores all transactions and is collective inbetween all connected clients.

To make sure that the network functions and integrity is maintained, the FTC network needs miners. Without going ter too much detail, miners perform mathematical calculations that ‘generally speaking’ check whether payments send out overheen the network are genuine and valid. Te terugwedstrijd, miners receive FTC’s spil a prize. The amount of the prize is determined by the FTC protocol and part of the software itself. Mining is essential for FTC to function decently and, of course, a nice method to earn some FTC yourself.

Two. Type of mining (solo or pool)

FTC can be mined ‘solo’ or by connecting to a pool. Solo mining is done on your own PC without help from others. Your PC attempts to solve the calculations and when successful, it is called finding a so-called ‘block’. For FTC a block is 200 FTC which you receive te your wallet spil miner. That sounds pretty nice, but the chance that you are successful te finding a block is not very high. It may take a lotsbestemming of time (weeks) to obtain a block, because there is a lotsbestemming of competition from other miners.

Te order to spread the risk of finding a ‘block’, people have formed groups of miners ter so-called ‘pools’. Each miner creates an account with a pool (run by wise people that know the ins and outs of mining) and let’s his minder(s) work ter a pool with other miners te a snaak effort to find a block. When a block is found, the pool software divides the revenues of the block found to all miners of the pool te accordance with the rules of that pool. It is fairly common that pool owners also pay you spil a miner for submitting mining power even if you ultimately do not find a block. This makes mining te a pool a loterijlot more interesting for the casual miner and miners with only a petite amount of mining power than solo mining.

Ter this guide, wij will concentrate on pool mining.

Three. Joining a pool

Before you can commence mining with the CPU or GPU, you need to create an account with a pool. There are already a loterijlot of pools that support FTC mining. The pools differ te the rules, payout methods and fees but the larger pools use similar conditions. Here is a list of pools: [url=http://coinpools.sdfg.org/ftc.]http://coinpools.sdfg.org/ftc.[/url]

Ter this guide I use FTC d2 pool spil example.

You need to go to the pool’s webstek [url=http://ftc.d2.cc/]http://ftc.d2.cc/[/url] and create an account.

Once you are logged into your account, go to: My account ->, My workers. Here you find your “workers”. Workers are entry points to which you can connect a PC that acts spil minder. If you have numerous PC’s to use spil miner, you can create numerous workers that all add to your total mining power ter the pool.

On the ‘worker’ pagina, you can find the credentials needed when connecting your miner to the pool.

Te this case I have created the following worker credentials:

Wij will get back to connection to the pool te the following paragraph.

Four. CPU or GPU mining

You can mine FTC with the CPU of your PC or your GPU (the 3d chip of your movie graphics card). For mining FTC, GPU mining is generally a lotsbestemming more powerful than CPU mining. CPU mining is uncommonly profitable unless you do not have to pay for the tens unit (mining requires fairly some electric current).

If you want a list of the kHash/s other people get with specific movie cards you can check this topic on the Feathercoin forum: [url=http://forum.feathercoin.com/index.php?topic=264.0]http://forum.feathercoin.com/index.php?topic=264.0[/url] or check this hardware mining comparison webpagina: [url=https://github.com/litecoin-project/litecoin/wiki/Mining-hardware-comparison]https://github.com/litecoin-project/litecoin/wiki/Mining-hardware-comparison[/url] (this one is made for Litecoin – another crypto currency -, but since Feathercoin also uses ‘scrypt’ for mining it provides useful information).

Very first, wij will describe CPU mining.

For CPU mining, you need a third party program. There are several software solutions for CPU mining. This guide takes ScryptMiner – GUI spil example. This miner has a dedicated thread at Bitcointalk.org where you can download the latest version: [url=https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=62414.0]https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=62414.0[/url]

After downloading the latest version, samenvatting it to a folder of choice and then run ‘ScryptMiner.exe’. Your screen will look spil goes after:

The program provides for several options. You will notice the details of the pool inserted spil well spil the username and the password. The gegevens inserted matches the credentials created at the pool webstek. The pool server details can usually be found te the FAQ of the pool webstek.

The option ‘thread’ relates to the numbers of cores of your CPU. Every core that your CPU has counts spil a ‘thread’. Therefore, if you have – for example – an AMD X6 CPU, you have 6 threads. If you want the software to use all 6 cores, you can choose this option form the ‘Threads’ dropdown list, but it is also possible to keep a few cores free for other tasks.

Now press ‘Start Mining’ and the program will attempt to commence mining (give it 30 – 60 seconds to begin).

Note that it will take some time before your kHash/s will show up on the pool’s webstek. Furthermore it is noted that everything below 500 kHash/s is not very accurate.

Below, GPU mining is described.

Very first, wij will create another worker at the pool’s webstek to keep things separated. I recommend doing so ter order to know where to embark looking if something is not working correctly.

Te this guide, credentials for the GPU mining worker are:

GPU mining also requires third party software. This guide takes cgminer spil example. You can download the latest version here: [url=http://ck.kolivas.org/apps/cgminer/]http://ck.kolivas.org/apps/cgminer/[/url]

[b]Update: From version Trio.8 CGMiner does not support ‘scrypt’ anymore, so the latest version you can use for mining scrypt coins is Three.7.[/b]

After downloading, samenvatting it to a folder of choice. Te that folder where the cgminer.exe verkeersopstopping is located, you need to make a fresh text verkeersopstopping (.txt).

You can make a fresh .txt opstopping by clicking the right mouse button and go through the menus appearing (see screen below). This will create an empty text verkeersopstopping te the folder.

Name the text opstopping “d2 mining pool.txt” or something that you will proceed to recognize.

Now open the text opstopping and add this single line to the opstopping:

cgminer.exe –scrypt -o [url=http://pool.d2.cc:9344]http://pool.d2.cc:9344[/url] -u sheepson_demo.gpu -p x –intensity 13

This line is a instruction line running the cgminer.exe verkeersopstopping including certain guidelines. Those guidelines are called ‘flags’ and set certain gegevens or options of the program. Below, you will find a geschreven explanation of the flags.

–scrypt means that you are mining a scrypt coin. You have to add this flag to let cgminer know that you need a specific type of mining method

-o means the server you are connecting to

-u means username

-p means password

–intensity (also used spil -I) means the force your card is working to solve blocks (please note that higher is not always better)

Note that this is a line to start with, there are many other parameters that can be configured and tweaked to obtain optimal results. You can read up on the different parameters here:

Now save the .txt opstopping spil a ‘batch’ opstopping (by switching the extension of the text verkeersopstopping from ‘.txt’ to ‘.bat’). You can do so ter the verkeersopstopping explorer if the explorer is configured to display opstopping extensions. Another method is using the ‘save as’ option of the text editor with which you have opened the text verkeersopstopping. See screen slok below for an example.

You have to create a filename with .bat and select “All Files” at ‘Save spil type’.

When you have saved this verkeersopstopping, dual click on the .bat verkeersopstopping and a guideline window will speelgoedpop up. Your screen will look like this.

Now you are mining FTC with your GPU!

This directive window gives you some information on your GPU temperature (spil reported by your movie card), fan speed, average kHash (may differ from that reported by the pool webstek) and more geekish gegevens.

If you run into problems like ‘cgminer stopped responding’ instantly, you very likely need to download the AMD APP SDK, which can be found here: [url=http://developer.amd.com/tools-and-sdks/heterogeneous-computing/amd-accelerated-parallel-processing-app-sdk/downloads/]http://developer.amd.com/tools-and-sdks/heterogeneous-computing/amd-accelerated-parallel-processing-app-sdk/downloads/[/url]

A good device to entirely uninstall your AMD driver is: [url=http://sites.amd.com/us/spel/downloads/Pages/catalyst-uninstall-utility.aspx]ADM Uninstall Utility[/url]

Hardware errors emerge most of the time because your settings are too high (like the strength setting). Attempt lowering them and play with the settings te the .bat opstopping until you reach an optimal balance inbetween noise, temperature and (uncorrupted) kHash rate. Preferably, your GPU temperature should hover around 75C. This may take some experimenting.

It is also possible that you have the newest drivers and windows isn’t permitting you to fountain your GPU for 100%

You should add the following line above the “cgminer.exe” line te your .bat opstopping:

setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100

You have now learned how to set up mining FTC with a pool. I hope this guide wasgoed helpful and furthers your rente ter mining FTC. Please do not leave behind to pack te your FTC wallet address at the pool webstek and an adequate threshold for the pool to automatically pay out mined FTC to your wallet.

Related movie: Litecoin Mining Rekenmachine With Difficulty Increase – Mining Pool On Windows


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