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**Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« on: July 07, 2013, 07:46:24 pm »
Step #1: Download Primecoin Client here:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/primecoin/files/0.1.0/

Choose either Windows or Linux version and follow the easy install steps.

Step #2: In the Primecoin client, go to "Help" > "Debug window" > "Console" tab > type "setgenerate true -1" to use all of your cores or "setgenerate true 4" to use 4 cores, etc.

Snapshot of step #2 :

Step #3: Type "getmininginfo" into the debug window to see your "primespersec" (mining rate)

Snapshot of step #3:


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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2013, 07:52:08 pm »
Download from http://sourceforge.net/projects/primecoin/files

Excellent guide btw :)

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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2013, 08:04:06 pm »
Guide is the same as what I did.  Thanks!
I just got my first 20xpm!
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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2013, 08:06:47 pm »
Nice!! How many primespersec? I'm around 100, no blocks for me yet.

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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2013, 08:12:49 pm »
I'am between 70 and 360 primespersec. It is jumping up and down...

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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2013, 08:12:57 pm »
i5 3570k is at ~240
i7 4770k is at ~340
both at stock clock. i just barely got the 4770k up. also goes up and down.
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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2013, 08:15:40 pm »
after checking a few times, it seems that it really jumps around.  we need a program that can give a one minute average.
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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2013, 08:17:46 pm »
after checking a few times, it seems that it really jumps around.  we need a program that can give a one minute average.

Yep would be useful. I get anywhere from 30-270 right now, hard to tell how effective it actually is.

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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2013, 08:48:10 pm »
6 machines mining away....

1) i3 - 84-166 PPS
2) - 16 PPS
3) - 1 PPS
4) - 4 PPS
5) - 2 PPS
6) - 1 PPS

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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2013, 08:59:31 pm »
I have 60 now. 
If anyone knows how, lets see an app to monitor and show an average of primespersec.  I will give a few xpm.
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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2013, 09:04:13 pm »
Still no luck here with about 120 PPS...
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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2013, 10:16:43 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...
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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2013, 10:31:16 pm »
Did as suggested in the guide... but i'm showing primepersec" :0

First time mining, what am I missing?

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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2013, 10:44:18 pm »
Check getmininginfo again and up to 17 now.   Very slow compared to other posts here.  Does it take awhile to get up to the speeds others here are posting or is it that I'm using an older computer?   (Dell Vostro 220s)   

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Re: **Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2013, 10:52:19 pm »
Check getmininginfo again and up to 17 now.   Very slow compared to other posts here.  Does it take awhile to get up to the speeds others here are posting or is it that I'm using an older computer?   (Dell Vostro 220s)   

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I've seen lots of posts of people in the single digits. Older computers will likely have slower mining speeds.
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