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I've read a bit, and it's working!! Where to go from here?
 

GPU: 670GTX (EVGA 4GB SC+) (not overclocked apart from factory overclock )
CPU: 3770k 1.280v 4.5GHz

Which coin to mine?
Which pool to go with?
Which miner to use?
What settings to use?
Can I use any wallet?

How do I know if my miner is working / synced to my worker account correctly
( I don't want to be mining and to not make a profit, even if it's 20 cents )

I'm currently running CG Miner with stock settings ( as shown in the below spoiler ) and I'm linking it to ( www.megamultipool.com ) I was going to mine Dogecoin, though their website recommends to use their auto switching URL/pool, which selects the most profitable coins to mine based on ( hash / network hash / difficulty / exchange rate ) and I'm wondering if that's better than just mining a single coin, or if I should do it a completely different way. Once I've mined for a couple of weeks, how do I turn that into real, usable money?
  cgminer .conf settings (Click to show)
{
"pools" : [
{
"url" : "stratum+tcp://sha-256.megamultipool.com:5000",
"user" : "",
"pass" : ""
}
],

"intensity" : "d,9,9,9",
"gpu-engine" : "0-985,0-950,0-960,0-1000",
"gpu-fan" : "0-85,0-85,0-85,0-85",
"gpu-memclock" : "860,825,835,875",
"gpu-powertune" : "20,20,20,20",
"temp-cutoff" : "95",
"temp-overheat" : "95",
"temp-target" : "95",

"auto-fan" : true,
"auto-gpu" : true,
"expiry" : "120",
"failover-only" : true,
"gpu-threads" : "2",
"log" : "5",
"queue" : "1",
"scan-time" : "60",
"temp-hysteresis" : "3",

"kernel-path" : "/usr/local/bin"
}

This is a screenshot after running the miner for five minutes. I feel like my hash should be up around 350, and not 100.
What am I doing incorrectly / how can I improve?


Edited by Curleyyy - 4/20/14 at 10:02am
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As I'm reading more and more, I'm learning more.


Just changed to CUDA Miner, put in my pool information and let it auto-detect the settings.
It's sitting at 250 khash/s give or take 10 khash/s.
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Originally Posted by Curleyyy View Post

As I'm reading more and more, I'm learning more.

Just changed to CUDA Miner, put in my pool information and let it auto-detect the settings.
It's sitting at 250 khash/s give or take 10 khash/s.

That sounds much better, CUDAMiner is much more optimized for NVIDIA cards obviously, but don't expect to make much of anything with a single GTX 670.

 

As for pools, you could try asking in the main thread to see what people think, but for a fairly easy setup I would try CleverMining. Hope that helps you out. :)

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Thank-you for the reply!

I got it up to 311~ khash/s after optimizing the CUDA Miner, and then pushed a further 20 khash/s on after using Precision X to tweak the card a little.
  current cudaminer settings (Click to show)
cudaminer.exe --no-autotune -d gtx670 -l K7x32 -i 0 -H 1 -o stratum+tcp://scrypt.megamultipool.com:3335 -u realid.realworker -p realpassword
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