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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2013, 10:54:48 pm »
I'm looking for the "/roaming/primecoin/primecoin.conf" so I can add "gen=1" for automatic mining when I reboot the PC. Anyone that know how to do this? I can not find that file...

I got this answer at www.bitcointalk.org:

"Just create empty .txt file and rename it to primecoin.conf. By default this file does not exist."

I have tried it and it works  :)
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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2013, 11:11:20 pm »
is there a way to use the GPU?

I get this with a Sempron 145.
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getmininginfo


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{
"blocks" : 253,
"currentblocksize" : 1000,
"currentblocktx" : 0,
"errors" : "",
"generate" : true,
"genproclimit" : 4,
"primespersec" : 3,
"pooledtx" : 0,
"testnet" : false
}

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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2013, 02:05:58 am »
is there a way to use the GPU?

I get this with a Sempron 145.
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18:09:27

getmininginfo


18:09:27

{
"blocks" : 253,
"currentblocksize" : 1000,
"currentblocktx" : 0,
"errors" : "",
"generate" : true,
"genproclimit" : 4,
"primespersec" : 3,
"pooledtx" : 0,
"testnet" : false
}

there won't be until someone rewrites a current gpu miner like cgminer to do it. Not sure how complex that would be, might be better to start from scratch.
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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2013, 02:08:10 am »
I will be throwing 48 to 96 CPU cores at this tomorrow morning. If all goes well there will be a giveaway thread  ;D
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« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2013, 02:19:16 am »

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I'm looking for the "/roaming/primecoin/primecoin.conf" so I can add "gen=1" for automatic mining when I reboot the PC. Anyone that know how to do this? I can not find that file...

Under Settings/Options

Would the "Start Bitcoin on system login" selection accomplish the above need?

Also, What does setting the transaction fee do and if so what amount should this be set too?

Thank you.



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Re: Primecoin software settings
« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2013, 02:38:58 am »

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I'm looking for the "/roaming/primecoin/primecoin.conf" so I can add "gen=1" for automatic mining when I reboot the PC. Anyone that know how to do this? I can not find that file...

Under Settings/Options

Would the "Start Bitcoin on system login" selection accomplish the above need?

Also, What does setting the transaction fee do and if so what amount should this be set too?

Thank you.



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Thank you, I'm hoping no big guys hop in before I get a chance to get everything running tomorrow. It will only be temporary, but I should have eight 12 core processors running at once.
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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2013, 02:42:29 am »
Yes. You also have to select the "Start Bitcoin on system login" selection in addition to adding "gen=1" in the "primecoin.conf" file.
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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2013, 02:46:09 am »
I will be throwing 48 to 96 CPU cores at this tomorrow morning. If all goes well there will be a giveaway thread  ;D

So you are planning a 50 % attack...   ;D
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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #23 on: July 08, 2013, 02:52:57 am »
I will be throwing 48 to 96 CPU cores at this tomorrow morning. If all goes well there will be a giveaway thread  ;D

So you are planning a 50 % attack...   ;D

Even with all 96 cores I don't think it would come very close  :P
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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #24 on: July 08, 2013, 03:04:15 am »
I will be throwing 48 to 96 CPU cores at this tomorrow morning. If all goes well there will be a giveaway thread  ;D

Hah, we're holding you to that. Good luck, I'm assuming it's a server farm from a workplace?
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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2013, 03:11:24 am »
I will be throwing 48 to 96 CPU cores at this tomorrow morning. If all goes well there will be a giveaway thread  ;D

Hah, we're holding you to that. Good luck, I'm assuming it's a server farm from a workplace?

You got it, my supervisor is in to crypto as well so he mentioned that checking CPU performance out of curiosity would be ok. Like I said temporary though.

We have several servers that are each packing quad 12 core opterons. If I'm really lucky we will have 4 sitting around and I can try it out with 192 cores  ::)

Hopefully they already have an OS loaded
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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2013, 03:44:43 am »
It looks like primespersec have stabilized.  Is that due to the network stabilization or does it keep an average of that?
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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2013, 04:02:08 am »
I successfully compiled primecoind in OS X 10.8.4. I get 0-4 primespersec with an i7 1.8 GHz in Macbook Air mid-2011. Is it worth bothering at this rate?

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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2013, 04:39:22 am »
I successfully compiled primecoind in OS X 10.8.4. I get 0-4 primespersec with an i7 1.8 GHz in Macbook Air mid-2011. Is it worth bothering at this rate?

Give it some time, I believe you'll probably average out at something a little higher than that. How long have you had it running? Let it run a few days you could get a few blocks while the difficulty is relatively low.
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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2013, 04:41:24 am »
It looks like primespersec have stabilized.  Is that due to the network stabilization or does it keep an average of that?

I'm trying to figure out the same thing. My numbers continue to jump around.
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