In the program folder you will find files with the extension .bat and instructions in Russian. For a quick start, just change the wallet to your .bat file. The file name is as follows: in the beginning is the name of the coin, then the pool.
Step 2: Choose a pool!
The pool rating and pool power statistics pages will help you choose a pool.
For mining on some pools, registration is required.
Step 3: Setup
Virtual memory in windows
Before starting GMiner, you need to increase the virtual memory in Windows to at least 7 GB (or better to 7.5 GB) x (Number of cards), so for a farm with 6 cards you need at least 42 GB for Cuckaroo29. For Cuckatoo31, about 8 GB on one 1080 GTX TI graphics card.
We expose the page file in the system
Control Panel All Control Panel Elements System –Additional system parameters – Advanced tab, thenOptions, again the Advanced tab.
We find the Virtual memory settings, click Change. Uncheck the box “Automatically select the size of the paging file” and put the checkbox “Specify size”. Specify the desired size in MB (Example for 6 cards – 45000). Click on the Set button. Reboot the farm.
Configuring a .bat GMiner file
miner.exe — this argument indicates which program will be launched. Leave as is. This file should be in the same folder as the batch file
—algo grin29 — indicate the algorithm of the mined coin.
—server grin29.f2pool.com — after the –server switch, specify the address of the pool. Read more about f2pool
—port 13654 — specify the port of the pool
—user rgz — after -user, depending on the pool, either the pool login or the address of the digital wallet is indicated. In our example on f2pool, this is the login
—pass x — specify the pool password. Can be left empty if the pool does not require (x value)
Do not remove spaces or punctuation marks when modifying a file, as this will damage the file.
1. For the Grin coin on the f2pool pool, we got the following batch file:
We examined the basic command line arguments for running this program. Below is a list of all the commands, and now let’s run the miner. To do this, click on the file with the extension .bat with the desired coin. The program console will open. Let’s look at what information it displays to us:
GPU2 Share Accepted 331 ms —It means that the second video card found a ball (solution), it is important to understand that the reward for the miners goes precisely for the found balls, and not for anything else.
Temperature: GPU0 42C GPU1 44C GPU2 47C GPU3 42C GPU4 40С GPUS 34C – Temperatures of all video cards. Find out about the permissible temperatures for video cards in mining here
Rejected Shares: GPU0 0 GPU1 0 GPU2 0 GPU3 0 GPU4 0 GPUS 0 – Means that there are no rejected balls. This is very good, you need to strive for a low percentage of not accepted ball. If they appear, then you need to reduce overclocking, check the connection and ping to the pool, etc.
Power: GPU0 185W 0.03 G/W GPU1 183W 0.03 G/W GPU2 229W 0.03 G/W GPU3 197W 0.03 G/W GPU4 185W 0.03 G/W GPU5 187W 0.03 G/W – Display of power consumption of each cards and its effectiveness g / watt
Total Speed: 37.5 G/s Shares Accepted: 18 Rejected: 6 Power: 1166W 3.03 G/W – General indicator of hash rate, accepted ball, rejected, power consumption of the whole farm, as well as efficiency
New Job: 59655248 Difficulty: 4 – Pool sent a new job for video cards
Speed: GPU0 6.1 G/s GPU1 6.2 G/s GPU2 6.3 G/s GPU3 6.3 G/s GPU4 6.3 G/s GPU5 6.3 G/s – The hash rate of each GPU. It is this speed that can be driven into various mining calculators
Uptime: 0d 00:61:01 Electricity: 6.019kWh – Total farm operating time and total energy spent
All GMiner Command Line Arguments
If two commands are presented per line, then only one needs to be entered. The second is its synonym. Example: -h [–help] is one and the same. Enter either -h or -help.
Connection parameters for the pool:
-a [ —algo ] (argument) – specify the algorithm for mining
-l [ —logfile ](argument) – write logs (log) to file_name
—api(argument) – specify the API port to enable the API
—config(argument) – specify the configuration file
-h [ —help ] — show help about teams
Have a good mining!
Solution of problems
In this section, we will look at the most popular errors that users encounter. If you have errors that are not described in this guide – report them in the comments below!
Connection Error: «End of file»
Incorrect settings for connecting to the pool. Most likely you did not specify the –ssl 1 switch to connect to the pool via ssl.
Out of video memory! Only (number) free
If you see this error, it means that the cards aren’t enough virtual memory. Enlarge the swap file! An example is above.
The program does not start
If the program does not start, add the pause key at the end of the batch file so that the program does not close, but displays the code and a description of the error that occurred.
No devices for mining
The device is either not found or is busy with another application. Close the other processes using the GPU through the task manager and try again. Also make sure that the system recognizes all video cards