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Discussion in 'Questions and Help' started by acidburn, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. acidburn

    acidburn Active Member

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    Hello,

    I've been round for a while and in the process of setting up a mining rig, before I do that though - I want to test out the process. So I've got a laptop running an NVidia Gefore (with cuda) 330M. I don't plan on minning with this but just want to learn to setup and whats involved.

    So I've downloaded the sgminer for windows from darkcoin.io.

    loaded up cmd and put the following as command line arguments

    sgminer.exe --kernel darkcoin -o stratum+tcp://pool.darkcoin.io:3333 -u u -p x

    shortly after stating I get sgminer.exe has stopped working and ultimately it crashes.

    Is this due to it being a laptop?
     

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    foulowl New Member

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    No it is not due to it being a laptop. Usually for mining with gpu's you must input these codes:
    setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
    setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1

    Or make a .bat file using a text editor and input:
    setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
    setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
    sgminer.exe --kernel darkcoin -o stratum+tcp://pool.darkcoin.io:3333 -u u -p x

    After saving the file you may have to make it executable. But that is simple.
     
  3. acidburn

    acidburn Active Member

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    :). Thanks. I guess it's now pointless mining for drk?
     
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    No, its not pointless, just on a laptop its pretty futile. You can still do it tho. Get millions of duffs :)
     
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    Millions of duffs?
     
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    It might not seem like alot now, mining part of a darkcoin but in fact each darkcoin are made of 1.0000000 Duffs. Duff is the DRK Penny.
     
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    Ahh. Sorry.
     
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    Mining Darkcoins can be a fun introduction to the way these coins dispense. Darkcoins work exactly like bitcoins but with a twist because it has a steady 7% deflation a year.

    Darkcoin is the first to use the super secure hashing algorithm (x11) There are no special computers made to mine x11. Meaning fair game for home computers and big rigs to mine for years before these special computers are developed costing millions in R&D. x11 also consumes less electricity, less heat, accounting for 40%-50% performance increase.

    First find a "pool: (jargon for the server hosting your mining) You may need to create an account. Other pools only use your wallet address to pay: https://darkcointalk.org/threads/pools-exchanges-etc.1456/ follow the instructions of the pool you choose. Its nice to spread the hash and mine off a smaller pool. You get a share of the computer strength you devote.

    All of the main Darkcoin network graphs can be found somewhere on this website: http://drk.poolhash.org/menu.html "Let’s support the stability of the Darkcoin network by evening out the network hashing power."- eduffield https://darkcointalk.org/threads/0-mining-fees-at-drkpool-com.173/Download the miner program compatible with your computer setup. GPU is for your big rig, CPU is for your laptops: https://www.darkcoin.io/mining.html