Guide to Mining with NVIDIA **Now with guide to mining FeatherCoin**

| posted 1 year 10 months ago

Guide to Mining with NVIDIA **Now with guide to mining FeatherCoin**

Litecoin (Everyone should read this first regardless)

First of all, you'll need a CPU miner and a GPU miner. For CPU I highly recommend this:


For GPU I highly reccommend this (optimized for NVIDIA)



Now, you need to actually start mining. The first thing is selecting a pool, just search online for one or you could try this: http://pool.gotgrapedrink.com

Once you have selected a pool, go to  your account and setup two miners... name them whatever you want, I usually just use 1 and 2, password is obviously your choice. Next go to their get started  page (or wherever they have the mining URL) and copy that and the port.


1. extract both the CPU miner and GPU miner into different folders

2. launch notepad and for the CPU miner copy/paste in this:

minerd -o http://pool.gotgrapedrink.com:9344 -O USERNAME:PASSWORD

3. modify the pool URL to whichever you want and put in one of your miner usernames and passwords in where USERNAME and PASSWORD are.

4. save this into your CPU miner directory as launch.bat (make sure to select all files in notepad and name it launch.bat not launch.bat.txt)

5. make a new notepad file for GPU miner and paste in this:

cudaminer -o http://pool.gotgrapedrink.com:9344 -O USER:PASS -i 1

Modify as before with pool URL and this time put in the other miner username/password.

6. Save this into your GPU miner directory as launch.bat (same as above)

7. Run the GPU miner once by double-clicking on launch.bat and let it go through the auto-tuning. You will notice that it crashes when auto-tuning completes but it shows you what it figured out (should be something like 69x2 or 100x3 or something similar)

8. open your gpu miner launch.bat again in notepad and add -l (whatever autotuning said). It should look something like:

cudaminer -o http://pool.gotgrapedrink.com:9344 -O USER:PASS -i 1 -l 69x2

You can also remove the -i 1 if you are not going to use the computer while mining and add it back in if you are.


Congrats! You should now be able to mine efficiently on an NVIDIA GPU! Just launch both the CPU miner and GPU miner and you should be good to go. A few things to note:

1. -C 0 is no longer required. In the latest update (go download it), a bunch of stuff was fixed and a new feature was added. -C defaults to 0 now because the gains were artificial and cause by an error in code. He's not sure if there will actually be any performance gain when it does work properly.

2. READ THROUGH THE README INCLUDED WITH THE GPU MINER!!! This will be really helpful later.


------------SOLO MINING--------------


**WARNING: THIS METHOD NOT RECOMMENDED FOR LITECOIN UNLESS YOU HAVE A HASHRATE OF > 500 MEGA HASHES. If you want to solo mine with low hashrate, try a less mature coin like feathercoin (same steps apply just with that coin's client and the litecoin.conf file should be renamed to [coinname].conf**

First, you need to download the litecoin client. Once you have done this, run it once and make sure it has caught up on the blockchain. Once it has, close it.

Now, open up the start menu and type %appdata% then press enter. Find the folder called litecoin and open it. Create a new text document and name it "litecoin.conf" then paste this into it:


Save the file and run the litecoin client again.


Now follow the steps above. When you have, come back here.

After you have followed the above steps, open up your launch.bat for both gpu and cpu miners and change the address to:

and the miner info to:

miner:[whatever you put the password as]

so it should be like:

cudaminer -o -O miner:[password]

That should be it. Save the launch.bat files and start mining :)


------ Mining FeatherCoin ------


1. Go to this thread and download the Windows GUI version: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=178286.0

2. Download and extract the CPU and GPU miner at beginning of topic if you havent already

3. Create or modify a file called launch.bat in both the folders of the CPU and GPU miner. For Cudaminer, paste this in:

cudaminer -O http://fpool1.zapto.org:19327 -o [paste your address here]:[whatever the hell you want]

To find your address for litecoin, go into the litecoin application, go to the receive coins tab, and copy your address. Feel free to add your own launch options for cudaminer as noted in the first part of the guide.

For CPU miner:

cudaminer -O http://fpool1.zapto.org:19327 -o [paste your address here]:[whatever the hell you want]

4. Start your miners

5. Profit!!! ;)

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posted 1 year 10 months ago

Thanks for the guide. I personally use my Amd card for mining. But this would definitly help any aspiring Nvidia miners. 

posted 1 year 10 months ago

GTX560 LTC Mining Speed

This is what I'm getting with my Gigabyte GTX 560 super overclocked, What does "(booooo)" mean and does everything look good?

posted 1 year 10 months ago

(boooo) means that your shares are getting rejected (not good). You need to make sure you have -C 0 in your .bat file (capital C!). Other than that looks good. You should expect slightly less hashes.

posted 1 year 10 months ago

I had a double space, now is "yay!!!" Thanks! And I'm getting around 110 khash/s

posted 1 year 10 months ago

Great :) I'm getting just a bit more than that with my 670 so awesome :) hopefully that texture cache feature will work soon because as you could see it boosted performance a ton!

posted 1 year 10 months ago

I'm hovering at around 130-150 kh/s most of the time. 15 minutes in and It still hasn't crashed since I ran launch.bat. My worker is active on grapedrink at 150 kh/s. Is a crash absolutely going to happen or can i leave my comp and go outside and play haha

posted 1 year 10 months ago

Nope if it's working it will work. If it was going to crash it would have already happened right after autotune.

posted 1 year 10 months ago

THANKS! getting around 160 khash/s!

posted 1 year 10 months ago

Sweet! Glad it helped :)

posted 1 year 10 months ago

I have a question, I'm running 660TI in 2way SLI, but it's only working on one of my card, how do i set it up for both, little site note im getting 130kH/s on one card :D    //Granberg 

posted 1 year 10 months ago

check the readme file, it explains pretty well.

posted 1 year 10 months ago

add -d 0,1 into the command to use both devices

posted 1 year 10 months ago

I would suggest people try different versions of cudaminer too. I get higher hashrates with 4-09(~40KH/s/GPU) than 4-10,4-12 or 4-13(~10KH/s/GPU). Also may be worth noting to newbies to disable SLI to get cuda to properly work on all GPUs. This is the case on my GTX295 though independant cards may differ. running with SLI on gave ~40KH.s, if I ran it on each GPU I got a tad under ~20KH/s per gpu. Disabled SLI and I got ~40KH/s per GPU.I opted to run each gpu under a seperate miner as well which may affect things as my mining pool was still reporting only ~40KH/s for both GPUs when under a single miner.

posted 1 year 10 months ago

Definitely valuable advice. 4-13 is now fixed so that -C 0 is no longer required because it defaults to off. The performance gains were artificial and caused by error in code.

posted 1 year 10 months ago

Well I got it working disabled SLI and this is what I getBut as you can see on the SS my (kH/s) is jumping alot and the CPU use is high it's from 80% to 96% is that normal? [img]http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/4734/litecoin.png[/img]//Granberg 

posted 1 year 10 months ago

CPU usage is a side effect of newest release and yes it is normal. He is working on optimization so that only 1/4 of current cpu usage will be needed.

posted 1 year 10 months ago

Hey, i am new to the LTC business, but i have been lurking Tek Syndicate for a while.

Now, here is my Problem: Ive done everything outlined in the guide, but i get this on cmd:

\|||||||||||||||||||||/- Reaper v13 64-bit -- BETA 4 -- coded by mtrlt -/|||||||||||||||||||||\

/----------------------------------------------\| Please donate to support Reaper development! ||----------------------------------------------|| SLC: sdJMdNAEaJMVaxPFxaWibty9bec6Y4ubJK || BTC: 1DjMcD5oQUap7kXrwa9J8S5esMryUs777o || LTC: LZ5xurMLgdEzeuXuJvYB4DwyprCC1asfmp |\----------------------------------------------/

I'm now mining bitcoin!Share thread startedList of platforms: 0 NVIDIA CUDAUsing platform number 0

Using all devices 0 GeForce GTX 260Program built from saved binary.Creating 1 GPU threads1...doneLongpoll url -->/LP<--ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff00000000Activating long polling.Long polling URL: [/LP]. trying to parse.LP Path: /LPGPU 36.36MH/s, shares: 2|0, stale 0%, ~0 kH/s, 166s



What can i do to change that and or what exactly is going on ? Thanks and cheers !


posted 1 year 10 months ago

Uhhh, are you sure you followed this guide? You should be using Cudaminer (link above) not Reaper...

posted 1 year 10 months ago

Could this be from a firewall issue? I've followed the instructions and redone it a few times and still get this:


posted 1 year 10 months ago

uhh could be. or antivirus. But first make you're using your miner username and password not the one you use to log in.

posted 1 year 10 months ago

i always ended getting that effor after installing the minerd in the litecoin folder i dont know what its about maybe it works correctly after inputing your worker login info in the wallet.

posted 1 year 10 months ago

Awesome, just one question: How can I restrict the usage on my GTX680? The fan is goin nuts as the temperature rises, is there a way I can tell it to utilize X amount of my GPU's power?

posted 1 year 10 months ago

Not really... You can use -i 1 to put it in interactive mode but that will still make temps go up a lot. It basically puts your card on full load so...

posted 1 year 10 months ago

okay so the command prompt for cudaminer says it's going at around 170kh/s, but the pool website says it's at 42kh/s. is this an error? or what do I do?

posted 1 year 10 months ago

just kidding. Literally as soon as I posted this, it slowly started raising, now it's at 120kh/s on the website, so I'm assuming it's going to catch up. Great tutorial, thanks!!

posted 1 year 10 months ago

You'll notice it will jump around a lot on the site. Not sure why this is exactly.

posted 1 year 10 months ago

I got the same problem as BusterSlamminAnyone know how to fix?

posted 1 year 10 months ago

403 error means forbidden... That would make me assume you're using the wrong username and password. Go to the grape drink site and go to acount->workers setup and use that username and password (change them if you want)

posted 1 year 10 months ago

Yup that did the trick, thanks! Feel pretty stupid too lol.

posted 1 year 10 months ago

I feel dumb lol was using my account login not worker login. Thanks