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How many hashes does an AMD Threadripper 1950X do on the RandomX Monero mining algorithm?

I have an AMD Threadripper 1950X, has there been benchmarks done for mining on RandomX compared to other CPUs and high end GPUs?
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Does a CPU or GPU mine better on the RandomX algorithm for Monero mining?

Was RandomX made specifically for CPUs or GPUs for mining? I know it's ASIC resistant.
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Is it possible to mine on your CPU and GPU at the same time?

I was wondering if it was possible to mine on both the CPU and the GPU at the same time on the same computer? I have an Intel i9 7900X and an Nvidia 1080Ti, so I was hoping to get reasonable ...
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Minergate CLI mines only XMC but not Monero XMR

I downloaded the minergate CLI and I use the command for starting it: ./minergate-cli --user myemail@email.com --xmr I also tried ./minergate-cli -user myemail@email.com -xmr And did this on 2 ...
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Which CPU/GPU Monero miner for macOS?

I was wondering what would be the best CPU/GPU Monero/cryptonight miner for MacOS. I have an Intel Core i7 CPU and AMD Radeon 460 GPU.
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Is it possible to create a Monero miner in Python?

I would like to create a Python based Monero miner. I know that using Python for mining will likely be slow, but this is just for experimental purposes. Thanks.
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Is it better to mine Monero on solo mining or joining a mining pool?

Considering fees and profits, but also the best thing for the Monero network, which is the most valuable solution? Also, is it depending on hardware and hashrate power? Thanks in advance.
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Installing XMR-stak CPU only on Ubuntu 18.04

Where can I find instructions for installing XMR-stak CPU on Ubuntu 18.04. I notice every one are having issues with their graphic cards, however I just want to use my CPU. That being said I am still ...
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Newbie questions about XMRig

Can one Monero wallet be used to receive results from XMRig installed on 20 (or more) computers? Should the json file on each computer contain the same data? May I use XMRig in Whonix? What the best ...
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Step by Step tutorial to mine RandomJS on Wownero?

Is there a step by step guide on how to mine RandomJS on wownero since its the only monero clone that has randomjs implemented as of July 2018.
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Mining from multiple servers to local wallet

I am mining using ./monerod on Windows 10. I have created a wallet using monero-wallet-cli. I want to setup more machines that run ./monerod. How can I set them up so they mine to one wallet and ...
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Pool mining to local wallet

Is it possible to use pool mining to mine to a wallet created with monero-wallet-cli stored on my local machine? If so, what is this minimum amount that needs to be pool mined before I will find a ...
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0 hashrate - issue when mining Monero with CPUminer

Note: I know there are some answers out there like but none of them solved my problem. I also tried installing other miners but none of them worked for me (and I want to mine with CPUminer)... I've ...
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Is the operating system changing the hashrate(when mining with cpu)?

Currently I'm mining Monero on my raspberry pi (not very efficient I know but for educational purposes). I want to get a higher hashrate and now my question is: Does a CLI-based OS get you a higher ...
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monero-wallet-cli mining hash rate

I am mining from a Remote Node using monero-wallet-cli and using the start_mining command. How do I find out the hash rate? How do I maximise the mining to use as much of the CPU as possible?
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How to tell if start_mining is mining

When I type start_mining, there is no visible indication that anything is happening. Can anyone help with with advice on how to see a visual indication that something is happening? Note, balance says ...
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How to increase CPU cache on Raspberry Pi?

I'm mining some Monero on my raspberry pi (Of course only for educational purposes). In order to increase my hashrate I'd like to increase my CPU cache. I already searched SE but haven't found a ...
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MyMonero wallet compatible with CPUminer/MinerGate

I followed the tutorial on https://www.electromaker.io/tutorial/blog/cryptocurrency-mining-on-the-raspberry-pi-60 (mining monero obviously) and everything worked well... Code is compiled and can be ...
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Though I increase number of cpu, hash rate does not increase

I am new at mining. My first experience is with monero with using xmr-stak on supportxmr pool. My problem is that when I mine with 4 cpu I get about 150 H/s. This is the default configs by the way, I ...
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How to simulate (or set up) localhost as a mining pool for XMRig miner?

I am trying to run Xmrig miner to run without connecting to an online mining pool. Is it possible to simulate a mining pool (authentication and wallet) using localhost in windows? My goal is not to ...
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Using downloaded raw blockchain Setting up XMRig CPU miner (Monero)

I have compiled and built a release using Visual Studio based on the windows-build guide on the github repository. Using the xmrig.exe file I set up the option of -o as localhost:80. But this is the ...
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Mining and not seeing anything so for at 500H/s

I am a Pastor running one GUI wallet synced on two different Dual Xeon Graphics machines and get approximately a combined hashrate avg between them of 425-525 H/s, 117-127 on an 8 core, and 335-375 ...
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Multiple CPU miners with low hashrate vs single CPU miner with high hashrate

I looked at the Monero algorythm (unfortunately not fully understood) and wonder if I could increase the probability of hitting a block with multiple CPU miners (low hashrate - for example 10 x 200h/s)...
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Script for Monero Auto mining

need your assistance, please. Can anyone provide me a script for Mining Monero automatically? I have some small Internet Cafe an I am planning to put it in my units for additional income. If you ...
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Started back after completion

Monero started back synchronizing after completion or connected ! Should I just close the wallet once it completed the next time?
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How does the CPU RAM affect the hashrate?

And does it mean that the bigger the RAM, the higher the hashrate thus boosting your mining speeed?
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Is there a pool that will tell you the real time shares you've submitted?

I'm trying some mining on my MacBook Pro. Although I don't expect to make any money, I was curious if the software I'm using is actually submitting the shares it is reporting. Is there a pool that ...
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Any way to test my pool connection from the command line?

I'm on a Mac High Sierra. I'm trying to get this project to work on my local machine -- https://github.com/cryptonoter/CryptoNoter . I'm having some issues getting the server proxy to connect to the ...
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Non-WebAssembly browser miner?

I'm trying to find a javascript-based Monero minero (or another coin I suppose would be OK), which does not require WebAssembly. So far the only person I have seen figure this out is CryptoNoter, but ...
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Which is better for Monero mining: AMD Threadripper or Intel i9 7900x?

I have seen a lot of reviews of this two processors but they have focused on movie editing, videogames, compresion, etc. But I haven't seen a good benchmark particularly on monero mining. I know that ...
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More cores are better for Monero CPU mining?

Considering that I have the same intel processor, but one has 4 cores and the other has 8 cores. It will mine better or its the same? I know that several parameters are important but consider that ...
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What's the tip for protecting your laptop from damaging during mining?

I know using low-end hardware like laptop isn't a good idea, but I still want to know what mining condition could damage my laptop and how can I prevent it. Things I've heard Break every hour In my ...
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How to avoid antivirus to delete monero miner?

I have tried to download a lot of miners and all of them are deleted, I don't even know who is deleting them, if Windows antivirus or McAfee antivirus. I have tried to change configurations, turn them ...
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CPU is better for monero mining than GPU? [duplicate]

One of the most mentioned features of Monero mining, is that it's CPU based, I think that it means that nos even having a GPU will improve mining. I beleive it's like ASICs in ethereum mining, they ...
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Will I/O speed or swap space effect the hashrate?

I was wondering if I'm mining Monero with CPU, will I/O speed or swap space effect my mining speed (hash rate)? For example, if I installed Arch Linux on SSD with 50 GiB swap space will the CPU ...
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Why are only 8 bytes of the hash compared with the target?

This is the line in xmr-stak where the hash is compared to the target: if (*piHashVal < oWork.iTarget) executor::inst()->push_event(ex_event(result, oWork.iPoolId)); However, if you look above,...
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4 threads, minimum usage

In cpu mining, when I set my threads to 4, my cpu is being used up to 75%. I want it to be as low as 18%. I want all my cpu cores to be used, not focus on one, and get up to around 18 to 20 percent. ...
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Trying to better understand monero mining

I'm attempting to write a monero miner in PHP (I know PHP). I'm not after hashing speed I'm after understanding what is happening. I have looked over the "CRYPTONOTE STANDARD 008" document that ...
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Are mining pools necessary?

I have a free tier AWS t2.micro that I use for development purposes. It sits idle most of the time. I figured I would just put it to use, and after some time, I settled on mining Monero, as I can do ...
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Can you mine on an Ubuntu USB drive using xmr-stak-cpu with no swapfile or swap partition?

I have about 90 systems CPU mining on Ubuntu with xmr-stak-cpu compiled. Basically I made a master copy of a flash drive that I compiled xmr-stak-cpu on, configured it, and then cloned it to the other ...
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Does the miner program used affect the hashrate?

While mining Monero I have noticed the the hashrate is different depending on the miner used: When I use the xmr-stack miner I get 100H/s approximately between the CPU and GPU. When I use Minergate ...
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Mining with xmrig on monero.hashvault - I want to understand what I see on the command line

I am just dipping my toes into LUbuntu/Monero/mining in general, all at the same time. I think I have set up mining configuration properly by now. But I don't understand what I see as output. Here is ...
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When mining in a pool what does current effort actually mean?

When mining in a pool what does current effort actually mean? Is my payout reduced when the effort goes to 500% let's say? What is different when the effort is 10% for example?
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How can I invest a low amount of Moneroj? [closed]

I started mining XMR today with ~500H/s and my power consumption cost is 0. Of course I know 500H/s is a low hashrate to profit. But according to this page over a year I will have 1.19 XMR. Let's say ...
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CPU at 100% while the CPU miner is off

My CPU is being maxed at 100% due to system interupts. I am not using the CPU to mine as it is a celeron(newest model). I am running 6 GPUs barely, there seems to be a bottle neck im thinking due to ...
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MinerGate mining Monero cryptocurrency with ArubaCloud

For 21 days I've been mining Monero cryptocurrency using the VPS from ArubaCloud. At the beginning, mining was about 25h / s. For 3 days I have been having problems with mining, the speed has ...
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Best new cryptocurrencies to mine using CPU [closed]

I’ve been mining LiteCoins since it was worth around £40. Now it’s worth £200 pounds and I have less than 0.01 LTC and I cannot withdraw any of what I earned from my pool. This balance is very low ...
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Mining on Linux server, are there security risks?

I want to mine Monero on my dedicated Linux server with xmr-stak-cpu because my websites never use all of the CPU and I want some extra incomes that help me pay the service. Are there any security ...
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XMR-STAK - Does it detect CPU/GPU heat?

Will xmr-stak stop working if it detects either the CPU or GPU temperatures are too high? Similar to the configurable options in Claymore?
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CoinHive javascript doesn't seem to work

I recently made a localhost website to easily mine Monero using my home computers. With CoinHive and the JavaScript miner (without the opt-in screen), I don't see my processor usage go up at all, ...