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Re: Newbie Thread - How to get started mining Primecoin
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2013, 04:54:12 am »
hey craslovell, i see that you run your own mining pool for primecoin? could you explain more how that works please, I'm interested

Unfortunately no I do not run my own pool, that would be cool though!

The only primecoin pool is what I would consider experimental right now and somewhat untested. I do applaud their efforts in trying to get it working 100% though! My honest opinion would be that you are better off taking your chances solo mining for now until a tried and true method for pool mining is released for primecoin.

As for locating your wallet.dat, click your windows or start button, and in the run/search bar, type %appdata% and hit enter. You should see a primecoin folder in the list after hitting enter, your wallet.dat is stored in that primecoin folder.

Another good way to get your wallet.dat file would be to run a daily backup of your wallet. Open your primecoin wallet, go to File and select Backup Wallet... then choose a name and where you want to save it!
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Re: Newbie Thread - How to get started mining Primecoin
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2013, 05:07:17 am »
hey craslovell, i see that you run your own mining pool for primecoin? could you explain more how that works please, I'm interested

Unfortunately no I do not run my own pool, that would be cool though!

The only primecoin pool is what I would consider experimental right now and somewhat untested. I do applaud their efforts in trying to get it working 100% though! My honest opinion would be that you are better off taking your chances solo mining for now until a tried and true method for pool mining is released for primecoin.

As for locating your wallet.dat, click your windows or start button, and in the run/search bar, type %appdata% and hit enter. You should see a primecoin folder in the list after hitting enter, your wallet.dat is stored in that primecoin folder.

Another good way to get your wallet.dat file would be to run a daily backup of your wallet. Open your primecoin wallet, go to File and select Backup Wallet... then choose a name and where you want to save it!

Oh yea you're right, this is for PPcoin.

I agree with mining, I guess right now solo mining is best since it is new and not many people have started on it, even though primecoin seems to be increasing fast according to the news lately.

Thank you for wallet.dat info, appreciate that, I'll start to do daily backups like you said to be able to locate them easier.

Are you currently mining also? How are your rigs doing?

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Re: Newbie Thread - How to get started mining Primecoin
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2013, 03:40:23 am »
Been mining for aprox. 1 hour, no gold yet..

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CPU: Intel Core i7 3630QM @ 2.40GHz (HT Enabled)
GPU's: 2x Geforce GT 650m (Waiting for a proper cuda miner)
« Last Edit: July 18, 2013, 03:42:09 am by blueoinkhead »

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Re: Newbie Thread - How to get started mining Primecoin
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2013, 04:48:07 am »
That seemed easy.

If I go to help- About Primecoin. is the optimized version Primecoinn v0.1.1.0-unk-beta?


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Re: Newbie Thread - How to get started mining Primecoin
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2013, 05:56:27 pm »
So ive mined another 12 XPMs with another laptop i have running the new client, so far no primecoins for the laptops running the old client. I recommend the new client right now.

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Re: Newbie Thread - How to get started mining Primecoin
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2013, 05:57:05 pm »
Been mining for aprox. 1 hour, no gold yet..

Stats:



Specs:

Lenovo Y500

CPU: Intel Core i7 3630QM @ 2.40GHz (HT Enabled)
GPU's: 2x Geforce GT 650m (Waiting for a proper cuda miner)

The primespersec is really high, that is great!

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Re: Newbie Thread - How to get started mining Primecoin
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2013, 06:56:45 pm »
Just started the optimized version of the client on one of the desktops.

Starting to figure out how I can tweak the performance.

blueoinkhead your primespersec are incredible!.
 

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Re: Newbie Thread - How to get started mining Primecoin
« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2013, 02:42:39 am »
Just started the optimized version of the client on one of the desktops.

Starting to figure out how I can tweak the performance.

blueoinkhead your primespersec are incredible!.

I put one comp to start mining in the ypool.net mining pool, its good to put a couple comps on this to test it out. If you need help setting it up let me know.

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Re: Newbie Thread - How to get started mining Primecoin
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2013, 04:32:37 am »
What is the advantage to pooled mining with Primecoin? Would it take less system resources on my systems?

I can understand it with Bitcoins.

But for Primecoin right now?


I put one comp to start mining in the ypool.net mining pool, its good to put a couple comps on this to test it out. If you need help setting it up let me know.

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Re: Newbie Thread - How to get started mining Primecoin
« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2013, 06:35:56 pm »
What is the advantage to pooled mining with Primecoin? Would it take less system resources on my systems?

I can understand it with Bitcoins.

But for Primecoin right now?


I put one comp to start mining in the ypool.net mining pool, its good to put a couple comps on this to test it out. If you need help setting it up let me know.

Yea it will take up less resources and you pretty much share the profits with everyone on the pool, but if you can start mining more solo then do that instead. Right now i have the majority running solo and one on the pool.

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Re: Newbie Thread - How to get started mining Primecoin
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2013, 06:48:15 pm »
I am bringing another system online this weekend.

I will direct one computer at the pool and see how it goes.

Will ask questions if I get stuck.

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Re: Newbie Thread - How to get started mining Primecoin
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2013, 03:17:28 am »
I was getting the proper mining info before I synced up with the blockchain but now I'm getting the following error:

Method not found (code -32601)

Anyone else having this problem?

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Re: Newbie Thread - How to get started mining Primecoin
« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2013, 03:40:30 am »
btcbible, that is what happens when you misspell a command or add an extra space. 


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Re: Newbie Thread - How to get started mining Primecoin
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2013, 03:46:08 am »
Ah, thank you Eric. I was typing "mininginfo" instead of "getmininginfo"

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Re: Newbie Thread - How to get started mining Primecoin
« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2013, 03:50:00 am »
Hey you are doing great.

I spend 6 hours mining and could not figure out why I was at 0 Primes per second.

I screwed up the "Setgenerate true-1" command. ;D

Ah, thank you Eric. I was typing "mininginfo" instead of "getmininginfo"

 
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