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Questions tagged [cpu-mining]

Questions about using CPUs for mining

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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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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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Node and mining in ARM device

I have an "almost always idle" ARM home server (not a rPi, more powerful) and I was thinking running a monero node in it, plus maybe have it mine if possible/profitable. For the node part, is the ...
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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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CPU Miner for Mac OSX?

I'm new to the Monero community, but I've successfully mined many other cryptocurrencies. After a couple hours of digging, I could not find a pre-built CPU miner for OSX. Could someone point me in the ...
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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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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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Will Monero CPU mining always be feasible?

Bitcoin mining, as far as I'm aware, hit a point where it can't be mined merely with a CPU, if you expect results. Will Monero's mining remain constant (is "constant" even an appropriate term)?
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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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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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“I go faster as root”

When I run cpuminer-multi as a normal user, the first message I get is "I go faster as root". It indeed does not appear anymore when run as root (with command sudo) What is made possible by being ...
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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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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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Which mining of Monero is more cost efficient CPU or GPU?

Which mining of Monero is more cost efficient (both use same expensive energy) CPU (INTEL CORE I3-6300T LOW POWER TRAY PROCESOR - CM8066201927004) or GPU (Nvidia 750Ti)? I know GPU mining gives you ...
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What is actually happening when you pool mine? What is a share? [duplicate]

When I connect to a miner, I recieve a 'job', process that 'job', and send back 'shares'. Somehow this means that I earn Monero for my investment in GPUs and electricity. What is actually happening ...
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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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Are there any pre-built Monero miners for Linux?

I've been having problems compiling wolf's miners. Are there any pre-built linux miners, and if not, what are the packages that I need to fully build his CPU and GPU miners?
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Trouble compiling Wolf's cpuminer-multi on Mac OS X

I’m new to Monero. I’ve got three Macs setup as nodes mining through monero-cli-wallet and a windows machine which I have configured for pool mining. On the advice of many threads I selected a smaller ...
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A thread problem and a query for solo mining

Once the blockchain synchronization was complete, I wrote the command start_mining my local/remote wallet address [threads=number of threads I wish to use] for starting the mining process. I ...
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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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How to implement a java script version of monero CPU miner

Coin-hive.com implements a java-script version of monero cpu miner. Which we can insert on our website to mine monero through the users CPU power. Can Someone provide me leads on how this works on the ...
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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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What is the hash-rate difference in the available CPU miners?

From these miners, is there a difference in hash-rate with the same hardware, if so what is it for your hardware? CPU Miners Wolf's CPUMiner - Open-source YAM Miner - Dev fee, Closed-source Claymore'...
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After major coin issuance, what must the minimum XMR price be to incentivize network security?

I'm curious about the tail emission and transaction fees after major coin issuance. What is the minimum value that 1 XMR must sustain as an incentive for miners to continue maintaining network ...
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How can i specify in mining to only use 75% of my CPU power?

I have seen when i mine Monero in pc, the cpu utilized goes to 95% to 100% most of the time, i want to keep it to 75 to 80%, what can i do? will it work by specifying the threads? I have a 4 core pc.
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Is it possible to solo-mine on a non-public node?

I am wondering whether it is possible to solo-mine, with a non-public node. I have no port-forwarding configured at this stage, so when I display the monerod status, it doesn't show any outgoing ...
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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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Problem starting mining using Monero GUI wallet? (“Couldn't start mining”)

I thought I could do some mining in the background when I write code. I downloaded Monero wallet, but it says 'Couldnt start mining', nothing else. Do I have firewall settings wrong or what? Daemon ...
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What is the speed difference between CryptoNote Easy Miner and Monero Spelunker?

Links to CryptoNote Easy Miner and Monero Spelunker. Is there a difference in speed on Windows machines? I notice pools offer one or the other to first-time users. Other than speed, is there a reason ...
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Hardware and Monero Mining

I was wondering if anyone has built a monster super rig or heard of anyone doing so? I've just been doing research by browsing the Internet and was looking for a motherboard that would hold as many ...
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There are three options for CPU mining Monero on a pool. Which one is best? [closed]

I see Claymore's CPU miner, Wolf's CPU miner, and YAM. How do I know which one to choose?
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How to create my own miner?

I am thinking to create my own miner for Monero just for research purpose and understand how is the mining process. First of all, I red the cn008 document and I understand almost everything but I don'...
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Is there any way to put non AES-NI processors to use for mining?

Is there anyway to use non AES-NI processors for mining Monero or is it mostly just a waste of time because the hashrate is so small?
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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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Compile any miner into assembly for WebAssembly

I am trying to push my own skill way beyond what I should. I'm a moderate web developer with years of experience, but I've recently become more active with code running faster in the browser, which ...
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XMR cpu mining importance of number of threads?

I am using xmrig as my miner. You can see the details in this link. I am mining XMR with my cpu with more than one computer. And I've decided to check the results of my two different pcs' ...
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Mining with monerod vs xmr-stak-cpu

The Monero website explains how to set up xmr-stak-cpu to mine Monero, though monerod already has built-in mining ability. Please explain what the differences are between these two miners, and which ...
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How significant is the number of threads when mining? (I7-4790K)

I'm currently mining XMR on a dedicated server that has an Intel I7-4790K CPU. It has 4 cores/8 threads, and 8 MB of L3 cache. I'm using cpuminer-multi. This is a full node with the monero daemon ...
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Mining drops to 0 H/s for hour

I am mining monero by xmr-stak-cpu on pool pool.supportxmr.com:5555. My problem is that hashrate sometimes crash to 0 H/s for about hour while CPU usage still be about 99%. At the time in log appears ...
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Wolf GPU miner using CPU?

I downloaded Wolfs OpenCL miner (github) and made a .bat file to start it. I noticed that it uses the CPU as well (and on the cmd output it says Capeverde 200h/s and then 50 h/s for 2 cpu cores total ...
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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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What are the bandwidth and latency requirements of a miner? What is the total data usage per week?

If I were to run a standard 6-GPU miner, what would be the expected data usage, bandwidth and latency requirements? Is this something that could feasibly by run of a cheap 4G plan?
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How can I see my hash rate?

I am solo mining using monerod. When I run './monerod show_hr', I am told 'Hash Rate Logging is on', but I can't find the files. Where are they stored in Ubuntu 14.04? Also, is it possible to ...
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Do you get a faster hashrate mining with Linux?

I am mining with a RX 470 GPU and a Intel 6600k CPU on Win7, would I get a higher hashrate mining using Linux OS?
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Mining on Mecer Xtreme S01 PC-On-Stick?

The Mecer Xtreme S01 PC-On-Stick comes with an Intel Bay Trail Quad Core Z3735F CPU. Is it possible to mine Monero on this device?
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Several good CPUs with a very bad hash

I have a question. I have 5 good machines mining Monero. In average each machine give me about 300H/s. So if I have 5 machines, I am suppose to have 1500 H/s. I am not doing solo mining but I am ...
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Hiding TCP traffic for Monero miners

Using Wireshark I have noticed that the stratum protocols transmits the JSON strings without encryption. Is the amount of network traffic high when mining monero? Is it possible that the continuos tcp ...
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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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Why can't a pool find block after the hard fork

I know that it's my problem, but I don't have any idea what happened. Here are my pool stats(private pool): Here are the stats before the fork: Early on, all was good. A few days before the hard ...
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How can I mine continuously?

Is there a way to keep "start_mining 2" mining continuously? If so, what command can I use? I started "start_mining 2" yesterday, left for work and came home and mining appeared to have stopped. ...