Getting Started with NVidia GPU Mining Dogecoins Using Cudaminer

To get dogecoins on NVidia based graphics cards like the GTX 750 TI, we use one of the best programs for the task called Cudaminer.  Setting up an NVidia card to get dogecoins is actually super easy.  We just download a program, create a small file, start the program, and within 15 minutes you should be good to go! This guide will go over the basics on how to use the NVidia based mining program, Cudaminer.

If you use an ATI based card like the 270x or 7950, you will want to check out this other guide for using CGMiner instead.

Getting the Files

The basic setup is pretty easy to get going, and it is similar to how CGMiner works.  You will need to sign up for a mining pool if you haven’t done so already.  You can find information about mining pools here.

1.First we will download the program.  I have provided the Windows version unaltered, here.  Other download versions can be found here.

2. After Cudaminer has been downloaded, extract the zip file to somewhere on your hard drive, for example, c:/programs/

3. Rename the cudaminer-2014-02-18 folder to simply be cudaminer, for simplicity’s sake.

So it should look like this:

You will either use the files in the x64 folder (64 bit), or the x86 folder (32 bit), depending on what version of an operating system you are using.  If you are using a newer PC (within the last 5 years), it most likely is x64, unless you installed a 32 bit operating system.  For this tutorial, I am using x64.

In the x64 folder, you will see this:

Simply running cudaminer like this won’t do anything except give us errors.  We need to create another file to launch it with the settings we will use.

Creating the Config

Basically, the config for Cudaminer really just needs the pool information to get going, so lets add that.

1. Right click here, and add a new file, for now I will leave it as cudaminer.txt:

2. Open this file, and using your pool information, put in the following:

cudaminer.exe -o stratum+tcp:// -u MyPoolUser.myPoolWorker -p myWorkerPassword

Like this:

3. Save the file and close it.

4. Rename it from cudaminer.txt to cudaminer.bat:

5.  Simply double click on the cudaminer.bat file to start up cudaminer!

After waiting a few moments, you should see something like this:

Cudaminer will automatically try and find the best configuration for your card to use, and should give you decent results.

NVidia cards don’t generally do as well as ATI cards for mining, but they are starting to catch up.  For example, I paid just 160 dollars for the GTX 750 TI, and it gives 267 kH/s with minimal tweaking.  Combined with the GTX 750 TIs low power usage, it is one of the simplest ways to start mining if you have an extra PCIE slot.  You can also do more advanced tweaking for cudaminer and your nvidia graphics card, which I will be providing a tutorial for later.

You can also search my top graphics cards in stock app to find the GTX 750 TIs that are on stock on Amazon.

Want to build an entire system dedicated to mining? Check out my guide here.

33 thoughts on “Getting Started with NVidia GPU Mining Dogecoins Using Cudaminer

  1. chris

    Please send me info, I have 3 750 ti’s and want to max them out please email me with your updated tuto’s I am a quick study and understand this all mostly, would love to see the settings your using to max the 750 ti’s and if i can improve on them I too will keep communications with you.

  2. Pedro Pinheiro

    Hi, I’ve got a Nvidia GTX 760 SOC (Gigabyte Windforce 3), and running stock both in speeds and cudaminer configuration it’s making between 230 – 390 KH/s, mostly in 340 KH/s.
    My question is if it’s possible to improve this speed and if so, how?
    I don’t see any place in this tuturials to change specs in nvidia hardware.
    Thanks in advance for the support.

    1. Jeakel

      I found this site for overclocking the 760…,1.html
      ..and I’ve got an asus gtx760. I was getting ~197khashes/sec, did some tweaking with the asus gpu tweak program using the settings from that guide and got it up to 230khashes/sec….I’d love to get better out of it…but it’ll do for now.

      1. Hayden

        I am temporarily using my old gaming graphics card the GeForce Gt 610,
        And I noticed it is only goin at 10 – 11 KH. Does it Go Any Faster

  3. Jake

    When I boot up the .bat file I made works until it says
    “starting stratum on stratum…… (the rest of the website)
    Stratum connection fail: Failed connect to…(rest of website)”

    I put in the worker login and password into the .bat

    Any help?

    1. poor shibe Post author

      Did you add the port to the end of the URL? Also are you behind a university or other firewall? Did you put your user name separated by a period then the worker name, like PoolLogin.WorkerName?

    1. poor shibe Post author

      I use all the default settings, I don’t even configure it. This specific card is one of the few nvidia cards known to get a decent hash rate for the price of the card.

  4. Gus

    I followed your helpful instructions, but keep getting an error:

    Stratum authentication failed
    ….. retry after 15 seconds

    here’s my command line:
    cudaminer.exe -o stratum+tcp:// -u toXXX -p goetzXXXXXX

    No luck.

    I have a Nvidia GeForce GTX 660. I should be pulling ~150 kh/s, but no dice. Any thoughts? I chatted with a guy in IRC, and he was puzzled, and no word yet from their support. Is it perhaps the pool? Thanks for any help.

    1. Gus

      No, no video from a few weeks ago. Real input would be nice. I can find plent of videos and they all lead down the same road. Thanks, though.

    2. Kennith Marshall reddit:vtec2liter123

      I have 2 EVGA GTX660 Ti SP and im getting 530Kh/s without any tweeking. There pretty good for a cheep low voltage setup. I could get some more out of them but i need a better case for the extra cooling i would need.

  5. Leon

    Hi guys, thanks for the tutorial but im having this problem:
    Whenever I start up my file it comes up with ” [2014-04-11 ...] HTTP request failed : Failed to connect to ; No error”

    Please help, thanks!

  6. Nathan

    just trying to find out the flags and script for xxxxpool failed, jump to yyyypool. thanks. would it be the same as cgminer??

  7. dolcita

    i just wanted to ask: why the txt file i created it doesnt want to covert in .dat file?can anyone help pls?

      1. Ummi10

        To fix the proplem, Open up control panel, search folder options and click it. Then click view and uncheck “Hide extensions for known file types”. Now try to name it again and it should give you a warning, Click yes and it should convert it to .bat

        Hope it helps!

  8. shan

    [2014-06-08 13:23:38] 1 miner threads started, using ‘scrypt’ algorithm.
    [2014-06-08 13:23:40] HTTP request failed: Failed connect to; No
    [2014-06-08 13:23:40] json_rpc_call failed, retry after 15 seconds
    [2014-06-08 13:23:57] HTTP request failed: Failed connect to; No
    [2014-06-08 13:24:19] json_rpc_call failed, retry after 15 seconds

    I am using the following script line – note the user name and password below is changed.
    cudaminer.exe -o stratum+tcp:// -u doge -p dogecares

    Would appreciate the help please.

  9. Akshay

    I recently started mining on cudaminer and everything appears to be going well. I’m currently running two workers, 1 giving around 120 Hash/s and the other at 210 Hash/s. My question is that when exactly do I get dogecoins, because I’ve been running the .bat files for each and both have reached at 99.95-99.99% and now for some reason both are running backwards, first one at 99.91 and the second at 99.96 now.

    Is that normal? Also should I be running two workers at the same time?

  10. Josh

    When I open the bat file it says ‘Unable to query CUDA driver version! Is an nVdidia driver installed?’ for a milisecond then closes

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  12. Rock

    When I start the program, my GPU has around 88 khash/s (I know this is slow)
    but after running it for a short time, it goes down to 30 khash/s

  13. Kor

    I have a Gaming Laptop, when I play intensive games, the temperature goes to 90C.
    Would my GPU get damaged if I run this? (goes to ~94C)

      1. Kor

        I already have a cooler, thats the thing.
        Any ideas? Or is there a way to make cudaminer not do 99% GPU load?

      2. Kor

        I already have a cooler, thats the thing.
        Any ideas? Or is there a way to make cudaminer not do 99% GPU load?

    1. Guero

      Don’t. Scrypt mining on a GPU is worthless, you’ll pay 5x the amount you earn in electricity.


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