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Questions tagged [cpu-mining]

Questions about using CPUs for mining

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Which type of hardware is the most efficient for mining Monero?

I'm not looking for any specific product recommendation, but I'm just curious in terms of type of hardware which has been proven as the most efficient in terms of mining Monero. Is it GPU, CPU, ASIC,...
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Optimal number of threads when mining

How can I determine the optimal number of mining threads to start if I know the CPU and the quantity of RAM? Are other parameters relevant?
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Are [solo] mining yield calculations like dice or playing card calculations?

If I want to know how many times I need to roll a die in order to have a given chance of seeing at least one six, I can use the formula: n = (log(1 - s))/(log(1 - p)) where n is the required number ...
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Is it better to mine with a CPU or GPU

"The proof-of-work algorithm, CryptoNight, is AES-intensive and "memory heavy", which significantly reduces the advantage of GPU over CPU." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monero_(cryptocurrency) ...
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What does Shares/Diff number represent on pools found blocks

When the pool I am mining finds a block what does the "Shares/Diff" number represent?
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Has bandwidth usage or data transferred when mining or hosting a full node increased since the introduction of RingCT?

I've recently started hosting a handful of nodes on my home internet connection and mining to a pool from these machines, it seems as though my internet connection has become a lot slower and a lot of ...
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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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How much CPU power to mine 1 coin a day?

I have been trying to calculate hashrates but it is a little confusing. I just want to get a general idea. What CPU / GPU would be required to solo mine 1 coin a day?
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How long do I need to mine until I see some coins in my wallet?

I just started mining today and I set up my Address in the miner but I'm unsure if I did everything right and I'm mining "into" my wallet. Mining with Claymore on I4700MQ with 6MB Cache on -t3 ...
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Why do monerod and monero-wallet-cli have mine commands?

Looking at --help, they each have a start_mining and stop_mining command. monerod includes an argument for an address. How are these different from cpuminer-multi?
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At what stage is the Monero mining race at right now?

It does beg the question, what hardware would has the best cost/benefit ratio right now? Are low end GPUs best to mine with, or are racks of cheap power efficient CPU motherboards the flavour right ...
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Failure when using XMR Stak CPU Miner on Linux

I recently set up XMR-Stak-CPU Miner on my Linux system, and, as listed as a common occurrence in the README (located here), the program failed with the "MEMORY ALLOC FAILED: mmap failed" exit code. I ...
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Confusion over Monero Mining Software

I have read all the Monero official website and many other sites(pools ...) and it seem there is no clear indication on what is the best software to do CPU or GPU Mining with Windows 10. On the CPU ...
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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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How to solo-mine Aeon?

Suppose one has the Aeon software built and installed, how does one then initiate solo-mining Aeon using the CPU?
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Where did simpleminer go?

With Wolfram Warptangent, where did simpleminer go? Are there any special compilation flags that need to be set?
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Where can I find a tutorial on how to mine with Monero?

I would like to mine monero with my i7 cpu or do I need a gpu? Is there a good tutorial on how to go about mining monero?
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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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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.