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As promised, a quick and dirty guide to mining YACoin or other scrypt-jane coins on Nvidia GPU's. This is designed primarily around YAC mining on NV GPU's, but those who want to mine other scrypt-jane coins (even on AMD GPU's) may still find this guide useful. This guide is loosely based on the assumption that you've previously mined basic scrypt coins in the past.



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1. Find a scrypt-jane coin you like (such as YACoin or QQCoin)
2. Find a Pool for your chosen coin
3. Register an account at the pool you've chosen
4. Log in to the pool you made an account with
5. Create a worker in the "My Workers" tab (this may differ slightly between pools) and write down your "Loginname.Workername" and "Workerpassword"
6. Once you've made a worker and written down the info, go to the "Getting Started" page on the pool's website
7. Write down the pool address (usually something like "stratum+tcp://some.cool.text) and the pool port (sometimes called the Stratum Port, example: 1234)
8. Download Cudaminer from the link given above. Unzip the folder
9. Navigate to the Cudaminer/x64 directory
10. Create a new text document in the x64 folder
11. Rename the text document to "somename.bat" (make sure you change the .txt file to a .bat file)
12. Right click and Edit the shiny new scrypt-jane batch file, using the following as a template. Save it when you're done:
Quote:
cudaminer.exe -o stratum+tcp://some.cool.text:1234 -u Loginname.Workername -p Workerpassword --algo=scrypt-jane:YAC
13. Run the bat file by double clicking on it
14. Auto-tune will begin. Let it do its thang and record the kernel it provides you (something like T12x14 or t12x24 or T2x36 etc. etc.)
15. Edit the batch file you previously made and add in the kernel that auto-tune provided you with:
Quote:
cudaminer.exe -o stratum+tcp://some.cool.text:1234 -u Loginname.Workername -p Workerpassword --algo=scrypt-jane:YAC -l T12x14
16. If you want to, you can also add some more advanced arguments to get the most out of your graphics card. Watch the video/s to learn about them (or read the cudaminer README file)

Let me know if you have any troubles
Edited by fleetfeather - 3/7/14 at 8:01am
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How does profits from mining YACoin compare to other altcoins? How many bitcoins/day per 780 can you usually get?
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Good guide mate upsidedwnsmiley.gif

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How does profits from mining YACoin compare to other altcoins? How many bitcoins/day per 780 can you usually get?

YACoin isn't crazy-profitable atm in terms of BTC per day. Expect around 200-250 YAC per day per GTX 780 (depending on your overclock). That comes in at around 0.004 - 0.005 BTC per day per card.

With that said, the value YAC loses in terms of BTC value is probably made up for by the lower power draw. If you're someone who pays for your utilities, it's worth comparing your power-draw between a scrypt-jane coin such as YAC and a scrypt coin such at doge/aurora/LTC. You may come out on top.

It might also be worth asking @ivanlabrie as to what the longer-term prospects are for YAC and/or other scrypt-jane coins.
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Edited by fleetfeather - 3/7/14 at 8:31am
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Nice guide!
 
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Good stuff man, still trying to figure out that how're people getting 5 kh/s on a 780.

You may wanna also include the CPU miner for Yacoin, it's pretty easy to setup:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=206577.msg3901104#msg3901104

1Kh/s extra for a 4770K isn't too bad.
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great guide smile.gif)
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Thank you all for the support smile.gif

Ali, I will add a CPU video up tonight. Great suggestion! Are you saying that 5kh/s is low for a 780, or high?

I'm also thinking about doing up a Keccak and Scrypt-N coin guide too, which will feature similar content to the scrypt-jane coin guide but also a annotation to skip the really basic "find a pool, make a worker, download cudaminer" stuff and head straight to the batch file setup.
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what seems to be the best pool right now?
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what seems to be the best pool right now?

For YAC specifically? probably the one in the guide or digger's pool. I have an account with each and they provide very similar returns. Digger's pool has a custom UI so it may be a bit tough to find your feet at the start.

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Ali, sorry for not putting up a cpu guide yet. very busy with uni atm but it will be uploaded in the coming days for sure
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