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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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Solo GPU mining

I've literally searched every source available to find an answer but the only thing I've came up with is that I have to set my own pool in order to do that. I am using Windows 7 and the only available ...
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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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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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Performance comparison of Wolf's open source compared with Claymore's closed source miner

I have an AMD R9 390 graphics card. What is the expected hash rate difference between: Wolf's open source GPU miner https://github.com/wolf9466/wolf-xmr-miner/releases Claymore's closed source miner ...
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What is a “Low Difficulty Share” error?

I am trying to mine on an old AMD Radeon HD 57xx GPU with Catalyst version 15.7.1 on a Windows10 x64 machine. Claymore's CryptoNote GPU Miner v9.4 receives the following error from the pool {"id":1,"...
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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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How to configure my computer to mine when not in use in Windows?

I have an older gaming computer with an AMD R7 370 that I would like to mine Monero with when not in use. I am using Wolf's open-source AMD miner. What steps can I take, in Windows 10, to have the ...
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Is there any way to mine using an integrated GPU?

Is it possible to mine with an AMD APU's integrated GPU, or Intel's integrated graphics processors? If so, any idea what kind of hashrate one can get?
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ccminer-cryptonight reports insanely high hashrate on nvidia gpu

I decided today to give Monero mining a try. First I tried mining with my CPU using wolf9466/cpuminer-multi and I get about 120H/s which I think is fair for three threads on my AMD CPU. Then I tried ...
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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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Why is there only one GPU miner for NVIDIA cards?

I've just started mining (0.8 XMR so far, woo!) with some NVidia cards (4x GTX750ti), mainly due to the low power draw. As far as I know, the only GPU miner for the cryptonight algorithm is ccminer-...
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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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Possible to mine on nvidia Pascal (10xx) GPUs?

I haven't found a miner that works yet on 1070s. Does anyone know if this is possible? If so, could you share how you've done it?
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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 there a way to compile an AMD based miner for use on a mac?

I have an iMac with a R9 M395 2048 MB for its GPU. I know mac normally has nvidia GPUs nowadays but somehow this one had a mac AMD gpu. Is there someway I can compile a linux or windows based AMD GPU ...
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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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What is a mining round?

I was reading Claymore's GPU miner thread and saw this, "current developer fee is 2.5%, miner mines 39 rounds for you and 1 round for developer." What is a mining round?
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How can I compile a mining software for my mac computer that uses an NVIDIA GPU?

Please, don't ask me why. I have a computer that runs OS X on it with a NVIDIA GPU card. I would like to compile my mining software for GPU mining, but I don't find any info at all about this on the ...
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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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Is anyone working on nVidia GPU mining software? How to improve it ourselves? Last release is from 2014.

I'm currently using ccminer-cryptonight, with the latest release from 2014. I'm mining with a GTX 1080, and I'm just barely getting a higher hashrate than people with a way slower nVidia GPU. Also, ...
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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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How can I build the fastest mining XMR rig?

I'm thinking 2 R9-295x2 in quad crossfire configuration. Can anyone tell me what software to use? I don't mind PAYING US dollars for software as long as it's reasonable. I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO INSTALL ...
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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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Does a tool exist to monitor multiple Monero miners?

I would like to monitor multiple Monero GPU miners. Has a tool already been developed for this, if not I'll happily do so?
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setting up multiple GPU's to mine

I'm new to mining XMR, and mining in general. I'm currently using a Evga GTX760 Superclocked 2 gig card and am picking up a gtx 750ti tonight. For pretty cheap but I know I don't have it set up right ...
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What Linux flavour to use for AMD GPU mining?

After many hours of struggle to install my Sapphire RX 580 gpus on Ubuntu 16.04, I was frustrated when I realised that: Installation of AMDGPU-PRO drivers on Ubuntu 16.04.3 will likely result in ...
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Hardware update required on Monero mining

I am new to mining but after reading and research I am going in with Monero. I am planning to use the Sapphire RX Vega 56 8GB GPU. The motherboard is Asus B250, 8GB RAM. The questions that I have are: ...
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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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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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What is the password for monero.hashvault.pro pool?

Hello this is probably a stupid question but. I set up some xmrig miners with this config: { "pools": [ { "url": "pool.monero.hashvault.pro:5555", "user" :"xxxxxxmygui-wallet-address", "pass" : "...
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Help to Setup a Monero mining farm $4000 Budget

After to try some pools and alt cryptocoins by some weeks, I'm now really serious about to make a Monero farm because I believe in this potential, Monero is Awesome! Today I mine in DwarfPool, just ...
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Overclocking In Linux With Wolf or Silentarmy

Does anyone know of an overclocking utility for AMD/ATI cards in Linux similar to wattman for windows? The latest crimson drivers don't seem to have such a utility built in. Moreover, the settings for ...
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How to mining on Ubuntu 18.04 with AMD cards

The new Ubuntu system is about to be released, how could you set it to mining Monero with AMD cards? AMD new drivers on the horizon?
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Can't get AMDGPU-PRO drivers working with R9 290x and xmr-stak

I am trying to configure an older mining rig I built about four years ago for Dogecoin into a Monero mining rig. I have a bunch of different Radeon cards, but right now, I just want to get two R9 290x'...
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Is Nvidia GPU mining software available for OSX?

Title says it all... I am looking for an Nvidia GPU miner for OSX. I've got a 2012 MBP i7 with Nvidia 650m, would prefer to mine without using Windows or Linux.
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Anyone have experience with using AMD and NVIDIA GPUs on the same rig?

I have just started mining and I have been using a AMD gpu, well I came up on a NIVDIA gpu and I would like to run it beside my AMD gpu. Anyone know How this could be done and with what mining ...
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wolf xmr miner v0.4 configuration gpu

I want to use this miner but don't want it to control anything about the GPU. This will be controlled by MSI Afterburner which I know works just fine with my cards. So do I need to give the miner all ...
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Why don't GPU miners work with open source drivers?

What kind of special functions are used such that the open source AMD or Nvidia drivers don't work for any GPU miners?
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0 - 100 % GPU spikes when mining [NVIDIA GTX 750 TI]

when I start mining using XMR-Stark my GPU (GTX 750 TI) is showing weird 0-100% spikes like this: Task Manager, GPU-Z. My CPU (i7-4790K) is consistent: Task Manager. My hashrate (cpu+gpu) is ...
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An academic “hello world” on Monero

I'm a graduate student looking to improve my skills in real-world applications of cryptography and online anonymity. Reviewing all of the new blockchain and alt-coin variants, I believe that Monero is ...
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Would this be a good hardware setup for Monero mining?

I'm completely new to mining Monero but I want to give it a try and get more knowledge of hardware. So I got a good price for an Asrock D1800M. It is a BGA Celeron and the system should use around 20W ...
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CPU getting more hash than GPU

I have Intel Xeon CPU E3-1271 v3 @ 3.60 GHz and a Nvidia Quadro K620 GPU. Windows 7 SP1 OS. xmr-stak-cpu is giving a hashrate of more than 300 H/s on the CPU. Whereas xmr-stak-nvidia is giving ...
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How to mine with NVidia GeForce GTX 560Ti on Linux?

The questions is in title. Been surfing a bit, and I'm not aware of any software which allows mining with Nvidia GPU on Linux.
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How to run xmr-stak with AMD gpu on Ubuntu 18.04

I have tried several attempts but without success. AMDGPU-PRO 17.40, 17.50, Oibaf PPA and something more, but nothing makes clinfo gives right results and xmr-stak working. Any ideas?
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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 AT LOW HASH RATE

I'm very new to digital coin mining and I'm now just exploring this thing. I've got a rather outdated computer, and I'm now trying to mine monero with Wolf Miner. My current hash rate is around 35 h/s,...