Getting Such Dogecoin (A Basic Guide to GPU Mining with CGMiner)

While CPU mining through the dogecoin client is a good start to grabbing a few dogecoins, it really doesn’t compete with mining with a dedicated graphics cards(GPU) instead.  With a CPU you may get a few hundred coins a day, a GPU with the current difficulty of around 350 you can get thousands or even hundreds of thousands, depending on the card.

Just a little warning before you start: Like CPU mining, GPU mining is very intensive on the computer.  I would not recommend running very high settings unless you have adequate cooling.  Both may reduce the lifespan of your computer components as well, if you are running the mining program 24/7, so keep that in mind when deciding whether or not you want to mine.

GPU Mining with CGMiner

As commenter SoShibe suggests, those with NVidia cards may want to check out cudaMiner instead.  So this tutorial may not apply to you.  But those with ATI cards will want to check this out.

If you haven’t already signed up for a mining pool, be sure to do so, as instructed here. We will use this information to further configure CGMiner.  You may wish to sign up for a second pool if you want a backup incase the first pool goes down.  This way you will continue to mine even if the first pool is unavailable.

1. The first thing you will want to do is download a program called CGMiner. CGMiner only supports GPU mining in versions up to 3.7.2.(3.6.0 used in tutorial but it should be nearly the same).  So make sure you don’t download anything newer than this.  For general downloads, you can find them here. For the recommended download for windows, you can find it here 

The official links for these downloads are down, I have added my links here:

cgminer-3.7.2-windows.zip

The program may be flagged as a virus by your antivirus program, but its not.  Its because some of the tools used to build it are commonly used in malicious programs.  You can see more information about this here and here. If chrome blocks it, you will need to go to your downloads page and reconfirm that you want to download it.

2. After you download the proper version of CGMiner, extract it to a directory.

3. Open up the location that you have extracted the files and look for a file titled “example.conf”.

4. Open it with notepad or a text editing program. You should see something like this:

5. To get started quickly, We can strip the file down, because most of the configuration probably won’t be correct for you.   Important:  We also need to add a line to tell it to use the proper method for mining dogecoin. “scrypt” : true,   (Delete everything and copy and paste this if you want):

{
"pools" : [
 {
 "url" : "http://url1:8332",
 "user" : "user1",
 "pass" : "pass1"
 }
],
"scrypt" : true,
"kernel-path" : "/usr/local/bin"
}

If you have backup pools, keep additional locations so that you can configure those as well.

6. Now lets edit this to have our own pool information (this assumes you already signed up for a pool, described here) to the file:

{
"pools" : [
{
"url" : "stratum+tcp://www.suchcoins.com:3333",
"user" : "weblogin.WorkerName",
"pass" : "workerPassword"
}
],
"scrypt" : true,
"kernel-path" : "/usr/local/bin"
}

6. When finished, save the file and close it.

7. Rename the example.conf file to cgminer.conf.

8.  You should now be able to start mining.  Simply launch cgminer.exe in the same directory as the config file, and you should get something like this:

The defaults for CGMiner should be pretty safe, but be sure to monitor your GPU temperature.  If it goes over 80C for a long period of time, I’d recommend stopping the program and reading about the advanced settings for CGMiner so that you can reduce the strain on your graphics card.  For example, you might want to check out “intensity” and “temp-target” for starters.  The same goes for getting the most out of your cards for mining.  There are several settings you can tweak for getting more performance out of your cards.

In general though, I really wouldn’t recommend mining 24/7 with any older graphics cards.  If it is more than a few years old, chances are that the dogecoin you will mine won’t be worth the electricity costs and possible damage to your computer, unless you are running it on very safe settings.  But if you want to give it a quick try and see how it all works, just make sure you are running at safe temperatures and it shouldn’t be any more straining than playing an intense 3d game.

If you want to get serious about mining, you may want to think about picking up a new graphics card, check out my automatically updating list of good graphics cards for mining.

You can also check out my guide on building a dogecoin rig for just 1000 dollars.

I myself run 3 7950s and get around 50000-70000 a day.

Check out the advanced guide to CGMiner here.

112 thoughts on “Getting Such Dogecoin (A Basic Guide to GPU Mining with CGMiner)

      1. Grant

        I’m sorry. It seems I forgot to rename the file. I have trouble with attention to detail like that xD. Everything seems to be running smoothly, although my internet is slower than hell.

        Thanks for the tut! :D

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    1. Grant

      It says that I need to input server details user and pass on startup. I copy-pasted theconfig file contents and triple checked to make sure it was all right. I don’t understand.

      Reply
  1. flushy

    Hi there!
    First, thanks for your great Tut. I setted up the whole mining thing with your Tut’s.
    But now I have a question. I have an ASUS HD RADEON 7870 and got at the beginning about 19 kh/s. After some searching I found some parameters which I changed in the cgminer.cfg. After all I got ~130-160 kh/s.
    Bad enough. So my question do you even think it’s worth for me? If I find some better parameter for my card and would get ~380-400kh/s is it worth? I can’t even run my PC 24/7 and I’m also only a student…

    If you being suprised, why I started at all. Serious I was interestet, but now I’m very unsure if it’s worth for me.
    Sorry for my bad english and thanks!

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    1. poor shibe Post author

      Hi Flushy,

      130-160 seems pretty low for that card. Maybe people are reporting between 300-500. You will definitely want to try and change some of your parameters. Check out this guide and scroll down to 7870s:
      https://litecoin.info/Mining_hardware_comparison

      If this is your only PC, I wouldn’t recommend pushing it to the max, but you should be able to get more than what your currently getting.

      Whether its worth mining or not is up to you. It can be risky as it can cause your graphics card to go out sooner, but if you run on a low intensity(the -I flag, 20 is highest, try 11 or so at first) it shouldn’t be too bad. It also costs electricity. Just don’t max it out unless you would be okay if it died. Cooling is important as well. Don’t let the card be above 80c for an extended period of time.

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      1. flushy

        Thanks for your fast answer!

        Actually I run these settings:
        "intensity" : "11",
        "vectors" : "1",
        "worksize" : "256",
        "kernel" : "scrypt",
        "lookup-gap" : "0",
        "thread-concurrency" : "8192",
        "shaders" : "0",
        "gpu-engine" : "0-0",
        "gpu-fan" : "0-50",
        "gpu-memclock" : "0",
        "gpu-memdiff" : "0",
        "gpu-powertune" : "0",
        "gpu-vddc" : "0.000",
        "temp-cutoff" : "95",
        "temp-overheat" : "85",
        "temp-target" : "75",
        "api-mcast-port" : "4028",
        "api-port" : "4028",
        "expiry" : "120",
        "gpu-dyninterval" : "7",
        "gpu-platform" : "0",
        "gpu-threads" : "1",
        "hotplug" : "5",
        "log" : "5",
        "no-pool-disable" : true,
        "queue" : "1",
        "scan-time" : "30",
        "scrypt" : true,
        "temp-hysteresis" : "3",
        "shares" : "0",
        "kernel-path" : "/usr/local/bin"

        I will test some other parameters soon! Thanks for the help.
        Other question that I got now.
        Whats better? To take part at a pool with many activ members or it’s better to get a pool with only a few activ members? (Don’t know how to better describe it, it’s my english ._. )

        Thanks again.
        Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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        1. poor shibe Post author

          If you look in that wiki, there is a column for engine and memclock (gpu-engine,gpu-memclock) and possibly gpupowertune. Yours are running at the defaults. Most people get more performance by overclocking their cards here. It depends on the model on what stable values are ok to set. If your card is locked you might not be able to touch some of these though. I’d recommend reading https://litecoin.info/Mining_hardware_comparison to see what other people have found to be stable and run slightly under those. Start pretty far below what they had and slowly increase. Try and match up model number if its listed. Don’t let your GPU hit over 80C for long periods of time. You may see your computer freeze up if you put in too high of values, so make sure u lower those if you start to see issues.

          For pools, I prefer bigger, because the payouts are more consistent and the fees are usually the same. Also, if its a bigger pool that’s been around awhile, less chance you will get scammed by the pool operator. But for the network’s sake, its not good if everyone joins the biggest pool. But if you pick one of the top 10 you should be fine.

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          1. flushy

            Sorry for the annoying questions, but I’m getting so confused.
            I looked for my GPU at the comparison list, my GPU is listed, but there are no parameters. So I take one of the same series but different brand.
            Started up. At the beginning I got 390 kh/s but after 2-3 sec the number goes down for about 130-150 kh/s.

            I found a page where the author says that I should take the auto detected tc and goes every step +2048. I stopped at tc18304. There is no change to the kh/s values before. (from tc14208 [autodetect] until tc18304) Which values I also must adapt to possibly change the KH/s? I tried so many configs.. Its weird.

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            1. poor shibe Post author

              Gpu-engine,gpu-memclock and possibly gpupowertune are your next targets. These vary based on the type of card you have.

              –gpu-powertune 10 this will auto overclock your card. 20 is max value. It may not work on all cards. If you see your listed engine/memclock values change it probably is working. This will make your card run a lot hotter though. You can also attempt to manually set these values through Gpu-engine,gpu-memclock.

              You need to find the base values for your card for this. It should be listed in details when you are running cgminer. Move these up slowly, both by the same ratio. Here are some sample values I found on the wiki https://litecoin.info/Mining_hardware_comparison:

              I have not tested these! Make sure you move up slowly. 950 core/engine 1250 memclock.

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              1. putra

                I try this CONF.

                “intensity” : “9″,
                “vectors” : “1″,
                “worksize” : “64″,
                “kernel” : “poclbm”,
                “lookup-gap” : “0″,
                “thread-concurrency” : “0″,
                “shaders” : “0″,
                “gpu-engine” : “0-0″,
                “gpu-fan” : “0-100″,
                “gpu-memclock” : “0″,
                “gpu-memdiff” : “0″,
                “gpu-powertune” : “0″,
                “gpu-vddc” : “0.000″,
                “temp-cutoff” : “75″,
                “temp-overheat” : “65″,
                “temp-target” : “55″,
                “api-port” : “4028″,
                “expiry” : “120″,
                “failover-only” : true,
                “gpu-dyninterval” : “5″,
                “gpu-platform” : “0″,
                “gpu-threads” : “1″,
                “hotplug” : “5″,
                “log” : “5″,
                “no-pool-disable” : true,
                “queue” : “5″,
                “scan-time” : “20″,
                “temp-hysteresis” : “3″,
                “shares” : “0″,
                “kernel-path” : “/usr/local/bin”

                CGminer is runn..and i’m surprisedd, GPU avg 376 Mh/s..but no COIN I gett
                what is the problem..??

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                1. putra

                  my GPU Card ATI Radeon 7870

                  CGminer is runn..
                  and i’m surprisedd, GPU avg 376 Mh/s..but no COIN I gett,what is the problem..??

                  Reply
  2. darknes

    Any time is running when it usually takes to start receiving them? The same time using cpu? The problem is that I started using it (working well) and I’m not getting the dogecoins.

    pd: sorry for the english.

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      1. darknes

        the problem is that I do not receive the dogecoin in the pool with gpu mining.

        After use the gpu, i use cpu for mining and i received it correctly (the dogecoins mining with cpu).

        Reply
        1. poor shibe Post author

          You need separate workers for the GPU and CPU. The pool gets confused if you try and use both on the same pool, because the pool tries to set a difficulty for the worker, but the GPU will be much stronger and the submitted shares will get messed up.

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          1. darknes

            sorry if I’m bothering you, as you can see I’m starting. If I understood well, I must add in the same user account 1 worker for every new cpu / gpu to add, no?

            Reply
            1. poor shibe Post author

              Sorry for delayed reply, had to turn on deeper nested comments.

              You can use 1 account for the mining pool, but you will need to add additional workers to the account for the CPU. For GPU, if you have more than 1 GPU, they can use the same worker, as a they all run together in unison. CPU often uses a different program.

              So you need 1 worker per instance of a program you are running to mine with. Otherwise the stratum gets confused.

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    1. poor shibe Post author

      Hi, it seems like cgminer can’t find your graphics card. I assume you have a monitor plugged in and its not running remotely by the looks of it. First thing I would do would be to update the drivers. You might want to check out https://litecoin.info/Mining_hardware_comparison/raw_data to see if any of the details rings a bell. For example, under there it looks like for the 4770 they are using older catalyst 13.9 drivers.

      I didn’t have to do a whole lot to get my windows machine to find my card, but I have had issues on my linux machine if I was logging in remotely without a monitor plugged in.

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  3. drilky

    I’ve got a R9 280x and I’m only running at about 740kh/s and getting maybe 20k a day when you’re claiming the possibility of 25-35k? Help!

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    1. poor shibe Post author

      Hey Drilky, the difficulty has went up quite a bit since I first made the post. So this affects how many coins you are able to get a day by quite a bit. It looks like I’m only around getting 25k a day with 1.5mhz now.

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      1. drilky

        –thread-concurrency 8192 -I 13 -g 2 -w 256
        MSI Afterburner is just what it originally came as i believe.
        Core Clock 1080
        Memor Clock 1500
        and then i changed my fan speed to 77

        i’ve been running at 72 C

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  4. Neno

    Hi! I have a hd7990 from asus, but with cgminer i only get 15-17 Kh/s each GPU.
    Its as much as in the first picture of your tutorial. is that right?! i thought about 1,5k kh/s and not 30 …

    plz help

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    1. Neno

      Edit: i put off dynamic intensity and now i have about 1100kh/s; how do i get the 1500kh/s the card has to deliver?

      Reply
  5. Waok

    Hi, I’m running on a bit of trouble when trying to use this. It stops as in the picture I’m sending (the link)
    http://oi39.tinypic.com/21oe2e.jpg
    Why I’m using v.3.6.0 is because the other version didn’t work either (same problem). Can you see something that I’ve done wrong? The ”Example.conf” have been renamed to ”cgminer.conf”.

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    1. Waok

      I solved it, turns out I’m an idiot…. I did not have the latest update installed…. -.-’

      Hopefully someone sees this and have the same problem (y)

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      1. Waok

        So guess not every problem is sloved for me… Now it says ”clDevicesNum returned error, no GPUs usable”
        ”No devices detected!”
        and a bunch of other stuff that’s ok.
        Is there anything I can do or do I need a new GPU?

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  6. HLS

    Not sure what I’m doing wrong, but trying to run cgminer to suchcoins kicks back the error
    “pool 0 JSON stratum auth failed: ”

    and trying to connect to cryptovalley has cgm hang on “Started cgminer 3.6.0″

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  8. JustMeFrustrating

    Hello there, is anybody up to help me a little out?
    Im getting frustrated with the cgminer. I did every step of the tutorial and the window of the cgminer stays dark, nothings shows or pops up. If been waiting 15min to finally realize that its not going to work this way.
    I have an R9 290X and win 8.1, the amd driver is also updated.
    May you have some kind of nice advie for me to solve my Problem? Anything that i might have missed or not getting from the tutorial?
    My Pc is watercooled, and sometimes i let him run for days (Minecarft Server Host), so i dont want to waste the resource and get some DogeCoins for fun :) (Especially, my brother is about to celebrate his Birthday in 2 Months and it would be alot of fun, when he would recieve an big Amount of DogeCoins, due to the fact that we are always making Doge-Jokes)
    This is what shows up. Sometimes, after a few minutes, the window reopens again after it closed itself down.
    http://www.directupload.net/file/d/3511/ak2et3u9_png.htm
    I also checked with Gpu-Z the temprature and saw, that when i start cgminer, the core clock increased to maximum but the GPU-Load stays the same and also at the poolwebsite, my worker does not connect or get any KHS/s.
    Cpumining works.

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    1. poor shibe Post author

      Hey, not sure if you already tried this, but I would check out a different version of CGminer, just don’t use any of the latest versions, as they don’t work any longer with scrypt. Also you can try launching CG miner without configuring it, and it will ask you to input the details.

      Reply
    1. poor shibe Post author

      No, not really. All the work is done by the graphics cards, you can get away with enough ram to run the OS, 4 gigs should be plenty.

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  9. raum86

    i have cgminer running with a pool and getting an average of 13.5 Mh/s, is this any good? what can i expect to earn from this in dogecoins? is there any way to get more out of it?

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  10. dimelo1

    HI, Need some help . I’m trying to stat getting into mining for Dogecoin but might think that video card is either to old or I’m not setting are set up incorrectly .
    I have a EAH4990 TOP card .
    When I start running the cgminer everything looks like its connected to the pool server and all . i do get Blocks: to mine but i see no change in ave. hash rate. stays at 0.0000 same goes for A: R: HW: SS: GF: and RF. the only things that looks to be changing besides the Block: is NB and LW.
    what changes in the setting should I make?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    these are the settings I currently use.
    ——————————————-
    setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
    setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
    cgminer –scrypt -o stratum+tcp://stratum6.dogehouse.org:993 -u xxxx.xxxx -p xxxx –failover-only -o stratum+tcp://stratum5.dogehouse.org:3335 -u xxxx.xxxx -p xxxx –failover-only -o stratum+tcp://stratum2.dogehouse.org:943 -u xxxx.xxxx -p xxxx –failover-only -o stratum+tcp://stratum3.dogehouse.org:8080 -u xxxx.xxxx -p xxxx –failover-only -o stratum+tcp://stratum.dogehouse.org:3334 -u xxxx.xxxx -p xxxx –failover-only -o stratum+tcp://stratum.dogehouse.org:3333 -u xxxx.xxxx -p xxxx –failover-only

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  11. can't find cgminer.exe

    Hi ,

    I’m unable to find/launch cgminer.exe, after following your step no7. -Rename the example.conf file to cgminer.conf.)

    I downloaded the 3.4.0 version.
    I have copied and paste exactly as you mentioned below:
    {
    “pools” : [
    {
    "url" : "stratum+tcp://www.suchcoins.com:3333",
    "user" : "weblogin.WorkerName",
    "pass" : "workerPassword"
    }
    ],
    “scrypt” : true,
    “kernel-path” : “/usr/local/bin”
    }

    pls help..

    Reply
    1. poor shibe Post author

      This file should be in the same location that you extracted the other files to. If you are using windows, you may need to turn on “show extensions” to see the .exe part.

      Reply
        1. poor shibe Post author

          It looks like they deleted some files that used to be available for download, I am trying to find the version I downloaded originally. Edit: I added the new download links in the post.

          Reply
      1. can't find cgminer.exe

        i have turned on ‘show extensions’ for window 7.
        i use amd, downloaded cgminer version 3.6.0.

        still unable to see .exe file… :(

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  12. can't find cgminer.exe-help

    I too have both cgminer.c and .conf file only,
    spent the whole night finding cgminer.exe, it does not apear inside extracted version 3.6.0/3.4.0.

    just can’t figure out where is wrong?

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  13. found cgminer.exe

    For everyone that had the same problem that I did- i ended up downloading a program called GUIminer, and in that download was a version of cgminer that had cgminer.exe in it.

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  14. can't find cgminer.exe

    how to change the name example.conf to cgminer.conf in guiminer file?

    using note just delete everything and then paste the below exactly?
    {
    “pools” : [
    {
    "url" : "http://url1:8332",
    "user" : "user1",
    "pass" : "pass1"
    }
    ],
    “scrypt” : true,
    “kernel-path” : “/usr/local/bin”
    }

    {
    “pools” : [
    {
    "url" : "stratum+tcp://www.suchcoins.com:3333",
    "user" : "weblogin.WorkerName",
    "pass" : "workerPassword"
    }
    ],
    “scrypt” : true,
    “kernel-path” : “/usr/local/bin”
    }

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  15. can't find cgminer.exe

    using guiminer, my cgminer.exe crashed instantously when i double click on that icon.

    i received the below pop up error when my cgminer.exe crashed:

    “the program can’t start because libcurl.dll is missing from your computer. try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.”

    What happened?

    Reply
    1. poor shibe Post author

      You need to have all the files from the zip file that you downloaded in the same directory as cgminer.exe. I noticed there is a file in the zip called libcurl-4.dll you can try to rename this to libcurl.dll.. or make a copy of it and rename the copy to that, but I can’t guarantee this will work. I haven’t used guiminer so you will want to read their help documents.

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  16. Fecer5

    Hey, first things first, great tutorial. One problem though. I am getting an error when i start up CGminer 3.7.2. When I start it up, it says that it can’t read my config file, and then it asks me to input a URL (I’m guessing that’s the server, in my case, stratum.rapidhash.net:3333), it tells me to put in my username ( I think that is weblogin.worker) and password (Which I think is my worker pass). I have copied+pasted everything you provided into to the config file, but to no avail. Any advice?

    Here is my config file:
    {
    “pools” : [
    {
    "url" : "stratum+tcp://stratum.rapidhash.net:3333",
    "user" : "weblogin.worker",
    "pass" : "worker password"
    }
    ],
    “scrypt” : true,
    “kernel-path” : “/usr/local/bin”
    }

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  17. cgminer failed after launching..

    hi,

    now when i launch my cgminer.exe, it shows the error meaasge below:
    “pool 0 json failed stratum auth failed:
    no servers were found that could be used to get work from.
    most likely you input wrong url, forgotten to add a port, or have not set up workers.”

    I have already set up workers. and my url is stratum+tcp://us.suchcoins.com:3334,
    where could be the error? whats the port mean?

    thanks

    Reply
        1. SomeLameName

          could you help figure out what the problem is?
          here is a copy of my conf file
          {
          “pools” : [
          {
          "url" : "stratum+tcp://dogepool.pw:3333",
          "user" : "*****************",
          "pass" : "*************",
          }
          ],

          “intensity” : “D,D,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” : “95,95,95,95″,
          “temp-overheat” : “85,85,85,85″,
          “temp-target” : “75,75,75,75″,

          “auto-fan” : true,
          “auto-gpu” : true,
          “expiry” : “120″,
          “failover-only” : true,
          “gpu-threads” : “2″,
          “log” : “5″,
          “queue” : “1″,
          “scan-time” : “60″,
          “temp-hysteresis” : “3″,
          “scrypt” : true,”
          “kernel-path” : “/usr/local/bin”
          }

          Reply
          1. SomeLameName

            Hey, this is just a reminder as I asked almost a week ago and I still haven’t been able to figure it out. My Google fu is not strong enough.

            Reply
            1. poor shibe Post author

              stratum+tcp://dogepool.pw:3333

              are you sure this is right?

              Also did you user your poolusername separated by a period then your worker name?

              Strip all your stuff out of your config file and start basic.

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              1. SomeLameName

                hey, thanks for your help and your time I checked what you suggested I even tried on a different pool then i striped out everything except for this
                {
                “pools” : [
                {
                “url” : “stratum+tcp://pool.chunky.ms:3333″,
                “user” : “********.*****”,
                “pass” : “*********”,
                }

                still no luck

                Reply
                1. poor shibe Post author

                  You still need the other stuff that is in the tutorial, like scrypt. Just don’t have in all the graphics card parameters yet.

                  Reply
  18. N Jackson

    First of all, great tutorial. Definitely helped me get up and running, except for one thing.

    I’ve been searching all night for the .exe file in every version I’ve downloaded. I’ve been able to set up everything else, except for finding the .exe. I was able to find it in 3.12.0, but that doesn’t support GPU mining, so I’ve tried 3.7.2, 3.7.0, and 3.6.0 and every time I can’t find it. Any suggestions on how to possibly find it? Thanks!

    Reply
    1. poor shibe Post author

      Hi, the zip file in the post has the correct exe you need, 3.7.2. But like it says in the post, your browser might try to block the download because it thinks its a virus but it isn’t. (Read more about it in the post).

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  20. callie

    I am getting “the application has failed to start because OpenCL.dll was not found.” Have redownloaded repeatedly but no luck. What do I need to do? Download older version?

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  21. Marcoskl

    Hello friend, I have a problem when I start up my cgminer I keep getting the “need to specify at least one pool server” error, I changed the name correctly and honestly I dont know what is wrong, i did it like 10 times from the top, but im still getting the same error, see how my files are right now: http://puu.sh/6PCfw.png
    Thanks for your help.

    Reply
    1. poor shibe Post author

      I think the problem is that the program can’t find your config file. First thing I’d do, in windows, go to Folder Options (If you do a search for extensions, you can click it). Then uncheck hide extensions for known file types.

      file extensions

      I think your file is named cgminer.conf.conf, but you can’t see the hidden extension. I am not 100% sure of this though. Try renaming file to cgminer.conf.

      Reply
    1. poor shibe Post author

      You need to increase the intensity, its running very slow. Might be too slow for the pool to even register it. Try at least 12-13.

      Reply
  22. Marcoskl

    I have a 4850 HD 1GB ooolldd card but well, it fixed for a second and now it’s still running at that speed but the worker isnt detected as working again.

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  23. Gabriel

    Hello, I hope you can help me, because I’m a totally newbie and this is my first attempt with mining ;-)

    Your tutorial is fantastic for me: simple and fast, but when I start the cgminer appears the dos windows with the date (year, month, day, hour) and the text: ‘Started cgminer 3.7.2′, it stands for a minute and then… disappear!!

    The screen is empty, totally black with the flashing dash…. and nothing more :-(

    This is my config file (named cgminer.conf):


    {
    "pools" : [
    {
    "url" : "stratum+tcp://stratum-us.doge.hashfaster.com:3333",
    "user" : "********.******",
    "pass" : "**********"
    }
    ],
    "scrypt" : true,
    "kernel-path" : "/usr/local/bin"
    }

    I have windows 7 home 6.1.7601 service pack 1 build 7601, x64 based, CPU intel core i5-2400 @3101 mhz, 4 core with 4 gb of RAM and ATI radeon 6700 series as graphic card with drivers updated right now, please help me :-)

    Thank you very much, bye

    Gabriel

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  24. Smashing

    Hello!

    I used your guide and I only got one problem. It doesn´t connect with the cgminer.conf, can you help me please?

    Reply
  25. Smashing

    I figured out my last problem but now i have another. I got this script:

    {
    “pools” : [
    {
    "url" : "stratum+tcp://www.suchcoins.com:3333",
    "user" : "XXXXXXXXX.XXXXXX",
    "pass" : "XXXXXXXX"
    },
    {
    "url" : "http://url2:8344",
    "user" : "user2",
    "pass" : "pass2"
    },
    {
    "url" : "http://url3:8332",
    "user" : "user3",
    "pass" : "pass3"
    }
    ],

    “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” : “95,95,95,95″,
    “temp-overheat” : “85,85,85,85″,
    “temp-target” : “75,75,75,75″,

    “auto-fan” : true,
    “auto-gpu” : true,
    “expiry” : “120″,
    “failover-only” : true,
    “gpu-threads” : “12″,
    “log” : “5″,
    “queue” : “1″,
    “scan-time” : “60″,
    “temp-hysteresis” : “3″,

    “kernel-path” : “/usr/local/bin”
    }

    But when I start the cgminer.exe it says:
    Started cgminer 3.7.2
    Loaded configuration file cgminer.conf
    Error in configuration file, partially loaded.
    Start cgminer with -T to see what failed to load.
    Too many values passed to set temp cutoff.

    Can someone tell me what I need to change?

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  26. Smashing

    I even tried to solve this problem and I smoothly suceeded but nothing happend so I tried your short version script but thing didn´t get slightly good then:
    {
    “pools” : [
    {
    "url" : "stratum+tcp://www.suchcoins.com:3333",
    "user" : "XXXXXXX.XXXXX",
    "pass" : "XXXXXXX"
    }
    ],
    “scrypt” : true,
    “kernel-path” : “/usr/local/bin”
    }

    What am I doing wrong here? Using 3.7.2 btw

    Reply
    1. poor shibe Post author

      stratum+tcp://us.suchcoins.com:3333

      I think they changed it from www to us.suchcoins.com. See if that helps.

      Reply
    1. poor shibe Post author

      Its hard to know, as there can be several problems, but it might be a port blocked for your stratum. Try running cgminer.exe as administrator (Right click > Run as Administrator), and if you get any popups for allowing access to the port, allow it.

      You can also try running cgminer with the -T option, which might help you. You would have to launch cgminer.exe from a bat file, and add -T to the end.

      Create a file named cgminer.bat, put it in your cgminer directory, edit the file and add this to it:

      setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
      setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
      cgminer.exe -T
      Reply
      1. Gabriel

        Thank you for your answer, I do a run as administrator but nothing changes, so I make the file .bat and run it as administrator, but it crashes!!

        The program opens the dos window and write three rows (I think!) and closes immediatly, a matter of a second or less…!

        I’m stuck and a little desperate :-(

        Help please, thank you.

        Gabriel

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  27. DogeGraderMan

    so i followed your tutorial and did everything like you said ( i think) but i have a problem it says started cgminer and a few minutes later it changes into black when i press a key it shows and error log saying no servers could be used in a brief moment before it closes. this is my config:
    {
    “pools” : [
    {
    "url" : "stratum+tcp://pool.teamdoge.com",
    "port" : "3333",
    "user" : "DogeGraderMan.DogeMiner1",
    "pass" : "***"
    }
    ],
    “scrypt” : true,
    “kernel-path” : “/usr/local/bin”
    }

    smile :)

    Reply
    1. poor shibe Post author

      haven’t tried port as a separate argument before, any luck if you use:

      "url" : "stratum+tcp://pool.teamdoge.com:3333",

      Reply
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  29. ciompi

    thank you for the tutorial but i did evrything you said and after all when i start cgminer an error come out:
    http://puu.sh/7gx70.png and then when i press enter it crash. Can you please help me?
    p.s.:sorry for my english, i’m italian

    Reply
      1. ciompi

        AMD Radeon HD 5450, i want just to make a try to see how all this work for a future project, i know is not a good video card. Thanks a lot

        Reply
  30. Chris

    Trying to use cgminer and cannot figure out what I am doing wrong. I am fairly computer illiterate when it comes to this. Though it does seem to be broken down easily, I am still having difficulties. Any help would be appreciated

    Reply
    1. Chris

      {
      “pools” : [
      {
      "url" : "stratum+tcp://stratum11.dogehouse.org:8081",
      "user" : "krs1516.worker1",
      "pass" : "xxxxx"
      }
      ],
      “scrypt” : true,
      “kernel-path” : “/usr/local/bin”
      }

      what I have in notepad. Exact same thing as other person. “starts” up then goes to black screen. Thank you

      Reply
    1. poor shibe Post author

      This is a laptop? Many of the times the graphics cards will only come on if you press a switch or set the program up to use the dedicated graphics card, otherwise it will try and use the integrated video instead.

      This might not be the problem, if its not, then check this out https://www.weminecryptos.com/forum/topic/552-new-to-the-mine/ it looks like someone else had to update their video card drivers to get it to work for that card. But that card doesn’t seem widely used for mining.

      Reply
      1. Chris

        It’s a all in one, so prob but not much better than a laptop gpu. Going to read the link you have me, before I make any decisions. Till then I’m stuck CPU “mining”.

        Reply
      2. Chris

        It’s a all in one, so prob but not much better than a laptop gpu. Going to read the link you have me, before I make any decisions. Till then I’m stuck CPU “mining”.

        Chris

        Reply
  31. Fordragon

    Hello, i set up the new version of cgminer, 4.2.1, and after startig it it said:

    “no devices detected”
    “waiting for usb hotplug devices or press q to quit”

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  32. Marlow

    USing cgminer 3.7.2, I followed the tutorial. After entering the required fields in the “example” Notepad document, I launched cgminer only to be told to input a pool server, despite having done so in the aforementioned file. How do I fix this?

    Reply
      1. Chris

        Care to share how? I posted a while ago and never got mine working. Though I suspect it had more to do with my overall computer sucking. (All in one)

        Reply
  33. Bert

    Hi, it’s a great guide but when i launch cgminer it says I need to specify at least one pool, but i did everything you said.

    Reply

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