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redcoin mining guide

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Redcoin mining guide for noobs
 
I'll concentrate on Windows, as all noobs use Windows. 
 
1. Download the client from http://redcoin.pw/download.php unzip it, then run it for the first time.
 
2. Go to "My Computer", Tools/Organize => Folder options => View, switch on "Display the contents of system folders" and "Show hidden files". Then switch off "Hide extensions for known filetypes". You can aslo find this menu by doing what's written here: http://windows.microsoft.com/is-is/windows7/change-folder-options
 
3. Go to C:/Users/YourUsername/AppData/Roaming/Redcoin, make a new text file, rename it to redcoin.conf, paste this sample config and save the file, feel free to modify the settings to your likings, just don't call me if it doesn't work:
Code:
 
listen=1
daemon=1
server=1
rpcuser=user777
rpcpassword=pass777
rpcport=11632
rpcallowip=127.0.0.1
 
user777 AND pass777 can be anything, its what you would enter in the GUIminer for SOLO mining.
 
4. Shutdown and Restart your Redcoin client to make use of the new config
 
5. Get GUIminer-Scrypt from here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=150331.0 , unzip it to a location of your choice. Be sure to use an external unzipper as the Windows built-in unzipper has problems with the file (at least in my experience), then run it. It may come up with a virus warning because it contains a server, this is not a virus. 
 
6. If you want to mine solo, add the following values into their respective fields in GUIminer, also note that your redcoin client must be running while mining solo:
Host: localhost
Port: 11632 
Username, Password: user777 and pass777, or what ever you specified in the redcoin.conf
Device: Choose which device you want to mine on
GPU Defaults: Choose your GPU, the default values are rather optimal
Extra flags: none if the time between blocks is close to the intended time, -s 1 -E 2 -Q 0 if blocks get solved very fast.
Use stratum: No
 
If you want to mine on a pool, change the following settings from their counterpart above, you can close the redcoin client if you want to:
Port: The port the pool runs on, normally shown on the how to page of the pool or in the address bar if it's a p2pool.
Use stratum: Depends on the pool, some use it, some don't, check the how-to page. P2Pools always have stratum enabled.
Username, Password: On P2pools use your wallet address as username and x (or anything else) as password. On normal pools use the worker name and password, which you can specify on the worker page of the pool.
 
7. Hit start!
 
8. I recommend you install MSI Afterburner or a similar tool to check the temps of your GPU. If it runs too hot (above 80°C is too hot), set the fan to a fixed speed (85% max, above will ruin your fan) or you can try to undervolt your card (must switch on voltage control in settings first). You can also downclock it, but this will make the card run slower.
 
9. Keep watching your redcoins fly into your wallet. 

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It is unclear to me if it possible to mine with Redcoin qt alone and the difference between input and configuration for solo- vs pool mining.

 

I have started Redcoin qt, choosen "solo mining", set up the config file according to description and pressed the button start mining. (Without filling in the fields server, port, username, password)

 

I am sitting on a seminew laptop( for experiment purpose only i know I should have a GPU for more serios mining) the processor is running on 96% -100% CPU usage. What is supposed to happen when and if I find any coins?

 

What averege time would you ruffly expect for finding any coins on average new laptop?

 

It would be nice with a youtube instruction video, it would be an advertisement for redcoins also.
 

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I ordered an ASIC miner.  It hasn't arrived yet, but I'd like some advance instructions on Redcoin mining using that.  

 

Are there many pools specialising in Redcoin, also?  I've been told that solo mining is useless if you don't have a supercomputer or a ton of appropriate hardware.

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pretty sure redCOIN is scrypt bro u cant mine it with asics


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u will be looking at SHA-256 coins with asics

u can mine most of them here http://ispace.co.uk/

and https://coinex.pw/


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Alright.  Are there USB plug-ins that make Redcoin mining faster, does anybody know?  Or is CPU mining the normal procedure?

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It is unclear to me if it possible to mine with Redcoin qt alone and the difference between input and configuration for solo- vs pool mining.

 

I have started Redcoin qt, choosen "solo mining", set up the config file according to description and pressed the button start mining. (Without filling in the fields server, port, username, password)

 

I am sitting on a seminew laptop( for experiment purpose only i know I should have a GPU for more serios mining) the processor is running on 96% -100% CPU usage. What is supposed to happen when and if I find any coins?

 

What averege time would you ruffly expect for finding any coins on average new laptop?

 

It would be nice with a youtube instruction video, it would be an advertisement for redcoins also.

 

what your hash rate and the difficulty of the coin your mining 

u need to supply alot more info if u would like help 

redcoin is about 4.8 difficulty atm and being on laptop i imagine your hash rate cant be real high so u going to need alot of luck if u excpecting more than 2 or 3 blocks a day and even thats being generous

try pool at http://red.dedicatedpool.com


“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!” 
― Hunter S. Thompson

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It is unclear to me if it possible to mine with Redcoin qt alone and the difference between input and configuration for solo- vs pool mining.

 

I have started Redcoin qt, choosen "solo mining", set up the config file according to description and pressed the button start mining. (Without filling in the fields server, port, username, password)

 

I am sitting on a seminew laptop( for experiment purpose only i know I should have a GPU for more serios mining) the processor is running on 96% -100% CPU usage. What is supposed to happen when and if I find any coins?

 

What averege time would you ruffly expect for finding any coins on average new laptop?

 

It would be nice with a youtube instruction video, it would be an advertisement for redcoins also.

 

what your hash rate and the difficulty of the coin your mining 

u need to supply alot more info if u would like help 

redcoin is about 4.8 difficulty atm and being on laptop i imagine your hash rate cant be real high so u going to need alot of luck if u excpecting more than 2 or 3 blocks a day and even thats being generous

try pool at http://red.dedicatedpool.com


“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!” 
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Alright.  Are there USB plug-ins that make Redcoin mining faster, does anybody know?  Or is CPU mining the normal procedure?

no bro scrypt algo coins are all cpu or gpu or both

u just have to buy more gpu's if u want more  speed for scrypt 

have a look here http://coinpolice.com/gpu/ to get you started

there is all so cloud mining but thats another story lol


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I'm just getting started. But I'm hosting my wallet on my windows PC and running my miner using BAMT running off a small USB stick.

 

 

What line do I edit in the config.

 

 

i.e.  my miner IP is   :   10.0.0.106  (The IP address my BAMT/CGMINER is running on)

but my wallet running as a server is runing at 10.0.0.118  (on my Windows PC)

 

so what would my config file look like.

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