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Welcome to the Distributed Computing section! Before you begin a new topic please take a look over this topic, to see if your question has been answered already. We use this as a method to cut down on repetitive questions, and for new miners to quickly find the answers they are looking for.

 

General Info

We've compiled a list of useful resources below that often help new miners find what they are looking for.

 

Litecoin Mining Hardware Comparison - This is a great resource for all those mining scrypt coins, not just Litecoin. Find your card from the list, and try some configurations listed for your card to find the highest hashes per second your card can achieve.

 

Coinwarz Mining Probability Calculator - This website can tell you the most profitable coin to mine at that exact moment, if you're looking for a coin to mine, enter your card's KH/s, and your power information and it will give you a rough estimate of how much you'll earn per day mining a certain coin. Be careful though, some coins may appear extremely profitable but this may be short lived due to other miners starting to mine this coin with the same idea as you, increasing the difficulty and lowering the exchange rate of the coin.

 

Cryptsy Exchange - Once you've mined some alt-coins you'll need somewhere to exchange them for bitcoins. Cryptsy is a great exchange, it has many alt-coins listed, low fees and great support.

 

Bitcoin Wiki - Interested how bitcoin works on the technical side of things? Wondering how SHA-256 coded currencies differ from Scrypt coded currencies? This wiki is another great resource and includes lots of information on bitcoin as well as having a bit of information on alt-coins such as Litecoin.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What coin should I be mining with my hardware?

A: Take a look at Coinwarz profitability calculator, it provides a rough estimate of what you'd earn mining a variety of coins everyday. If you're looking to find a coin to mine for more than a few days, try and find one with a stable difficulty as well as a stable exchange rate.

 

Q: How many KH/s should I expect from my graphics card?
A: Look at the Litecoin Hardware Comparison page located in the "General Information" section above, and find the configurations for your video card and how many KH/s they get. Try and find an average between a few of the submissions to get a rough estimate of what your card will be able to produce.

 

Q: What AMD driver should I be using for optimal mining performance?
A: For the 5xxx-7xxx series cards 12.10 drivers work quite well. For the R7 and R9 series cards, the latest AMD drivers should work fine.

 

Q: Should I mine scrypt coins with my CPU? Is it worth it?
A: If you want to mine with your CPU, look into mining Protoshares or Primecoin; both of these currencies are currently CPU-only mining because of their design. Mining these currencies instead of a scrypt coin or SHA-256 coin will result in more profits for you.

 

Q: What mining program should I use?
A: There are a variety of mining programs, the main ones we'll be focusing on are CGMiner, BFGMiner and GUIMiner. CGMiner has removed coding for GPU mining since version 3.7, and because of that it's out of the question, unless you want to use an older version of it. BFGMiner is a good GPU mining program. Although it's support for GPU mining has ended, it still has the coding for GPU mining. 

If you want to take the easiest route to monitor your miner and configure it, and don't want to see as many statistics as BFG or CGMiner offers, then the GUIMiner is the route to go. It is a great program for new miners, because of it's easy-to-use GUI.

 

Q: What pool should I mine at?
A: Again, there is a wide variety of mining pools. Pools such as Multipool.us mine a variety of coins, often earning you a little bit more than just mining a single coin and exchanging it. If you're looking to just mine a single coin though, such as Litecoins, there is a variety of pools listed on the Litecoin Wiki. Take a look there and choose the one you like best.

 


 

 

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