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I just wanted to try and see if my pc could even mine and if so, how good would it be. Because it is all I can afford. I have a AMD FX837-CPU with 32 gig of memory. I have the Monero wallet open and it says that it is Sync'd. When I try to start mining solo, it just comes up with an error of "Couldn't start mining". It doesn't tell me why or anything else. So, I have no idea why it will not mine. Yet everything is saying that it is sync'd. Suggestions please that will be helpful. I know that I can't do much with what I have but it is all I have at the time and I wanted to see if it was even possible.

  • Could you post the output of status (i.e. type status into monerod) here? – dEBRUYNE May 21 '18 at 14:57
  • Are you using a remote node or your own local node? – scoobybejesus May 21 '18 at 15:59
  • Solo mining? You'd be better off in a pool. Of course that requires a separate program. (Would be nice if the monerod supported pools). Last time I checked you had to have monerod running on localhost for the GUI to mine. – Dave May 21 '18 at 16:33
  • Run "set_log 1" in monerod, then start mining again. monerod will include more info as to why it cannot start mining. – user36303 May 22 '18 at 18:25

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