**Quick Guide!** - How to mine Primecoin

#61

So I have 5 computers mining now :slight_smile: 3 quad cores and 2 dual cores, lets see what happens!

#62

glassuser, the best reference I know is the paper.

http://ppcoin.org/static/primecoin-paper.pdf

Now the best thing for both of us to do is read the paper and read this forum and others by posters who know what they are doing.

#63

thanks for that, here is a big thread in bitcointalk about it also https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=251850.0 published July 7, 2013, not too long ago

#64

glassuser, yes I am reading that and others.

The cool thing is I am starting to understand.

Next I try the high performance version of Sunny King’s Primecoin client. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=255782.0

Wish you many coins. :wink:

#65

oh yea is this new client better than the one the OP used in this thread?

#66

I have no idea. I will have to test it. Remember, clueless newbie here. Besides we should stay on the topic of the thread the OP had in mind.

Start a newbie thread on this forum and I am there

#67

haha alright, I just tested it and it works, much faster i would say around 10 times faster.

I went ahead and made a newbie thread for us to talk more http://www.ppcointalk.org/index.php?topic=373.new#new

#68

I"m kind of confused about the process of payouts, so please bare with me. I"m got my miner set up and chugging away(I think, see output below). How do I tell how many blocks I"ve gone through, if I"ve found any, and how does payout actually work?

{
“blocks” : 55627,
“currentblocksize” : 1000,
“currentblocktx” : 0,
“errors” : “”,
“generate” : true,
“genproclimit” : -1,
“primespersec” : 1203,
“pooledtx” : 0,
“testnet” : false
}

#69

Hi rmhuntley,

Yes, you are mining right now. The “primepersec” value shows that your CPU is actively working (anything higher than 0 and it is mining).

Do you know which client version you downloaded? It may be best to use the official client for now, located in Sunny King’s release thread here https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=251850.0

You should see it right in the first post.

The “blocks” value you see is showing you what block number the network as a whole is on. So everyone was working on block 55,627 at the time you typed “getmininginfo” for your post above.

When you actually mine a block, you will probably see a little pop-up on the bottom right of your screen telling you that you’ve mined a block and the amount of coins the block contained. You will also be able to see this output in your wallet overview and transactions. When you find a block, it will take another 3200 blocks mined by the network until your block is no longer in an “immature” state and can be used however you would like. At that point, it will move out of the immature column and in to your balance column in the wallet.

Just keep on mining and believe me, you will know when you find your first block :slight_smile:

#70

looks like I"m using v0.1.1-unk beta

#71

my very 1st time to mine any coin. using new client via my i7 laptop only. I thought it will at least make the fan noisy? nothing unusual though. I will leave it overnight and see if ever anything can happen…

{
“blocks” : 65118,
“currentblocksize” : 1000,
“currentblocktx” : 0,
“errors” : “”,
“generate” : true,
“genproclimit” : -1,
“primespersec” : 3855,
“pooledtx” : 0,
“testnet” : false
}

#72

[quote=“aim7, post:71, topic:193”]my very 1st time to mine any coin. using new client via my i7 laptop only. I thought it will at least make the fan noisy? nothing unusual though. I will leave it overnight and see if ever anything can happen…

{
“blocks” : 65118,
“currentblocksize” : 1000,
“currentblocktx” : 0,
“errors” : “”,
“generate” : true,
“genproclimit” : -1,
“primespersec” : 3855,
“pooledtx” : 0,
“testnet” : false
}[/quote]

Exciting stuff, I wish you luck. Maybe you will wake up to a block found :slight_smile:

#73

i found this morning my laptop just auto shut off/sleep after 1 hour without movement. I am a super noob!

reset my computer to “on all the time” now. lets see if anything happens…

#74

Hi craslovell,

Thanks. May I ask where can I find “config file” to set sieve size?
my laptop installed memory ram is 16G. maybe I can set eieve size at 2M or 4M? Hope someone here can help. Thanks.

[quote=“craslovell, post:72, topic:193”][quote=“aim7, post:71, topic:193”]my very 1st time to mine any coin. using new client via my i7 laptop only. I thought it will at least make the fan noisy? nothing unusual though. I will leave it overnight and see if ever anything can happen…

{
“blocks” : 65118,
“currentblocksize” : 1000,
“currentblocktx” : 0,
“errors” : “”,
“generate” : true,
“genproclimit” : -1,
“primespersec” : 3855,
“pooledtx” : 0,
“testnet” : false
}[/quote]

Exciting stuff, I wish you luck. Maybe you will wake up to a block found :)[/quote]

#75

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Fill this form : http://aws.amazon.com/big-data/powerof60/terms/

You’ll receive a code by email almost instantly.

#76

[quote=“Transisto, post:75, topic:193”]For those that didn’t use their free Amazon 100$ in AWS credit.

Fill this form : http://aws.amazon.com/big-data/powerof60/terms/

You’ll receive a code by email almost instantly.[/quote]

Nice share. I am not sure how efficient it will be to keep them running once GPU miners are released but for now a free $100 in credit sounds great.

#77

Hi there!
Im new here, is it possible running a XPM mining on VPS without using high/full CPU resources? Im trying to make it run maks 50% of the CPU resources to keep my VPS alive without getting banned because use 100% of it resources 24/7.
Thank in advance!

#78

i left my computer mining 12-13 hours at this rate


{
“blocks” : 109310,
“chainspermin” : 3,
“currentblocksize” : 1000,
“currentblocktx” : 0,
“difficulty” : 9.66886109,
“errors” : “”,
“generate” : true,
“genproclimit” : -1,
“roundsievepercentage” : 30,
“primespersec” : 4205,
“pooledtx” : 0,
“sievepercentage” : 10,
“sievesize” : 1000000,
“testnet” : false
}
shoud i be worried that i got 0.00 xpm or its fine ?

#79

[quote=“theDF, post:77, topic:193”]Hi there!
Im new here, is it possible running a XPM mining on VPS without using high/full CPU resources? Im trying to make it run maks 50% of the CPU resources to keep my VPS alive without getting banned because use 100% of it resources 24/7.
Thank in advance![/quote]
When you hire a VPS you can use all the resources you want. Don’t worry about keeping it at 100% CPU as they won’t or shouldn’t kick you off.

If your on Unix/Linux then use nice, if Windows then use set priority in task manager on the process to enable other tasks to take priority.

If you just want to use half the CPUs available then use -t switch on Unix/Linux or setgenerate true 2 on Windows. Change 2 to whatever number of threads you want (e.g. half the number of cores)

#80

[quote=“krasimir_sarafski, post:78, topic:193”]i left my computer mining 12-13 hours at this rate


{
“blocks” : 109310,
“chainspermin” : 3,
“currentblocksize” : 1000,
“currentblocktx” : 0,
“difficulty” : 9.66886109,
“errors” : “”,
“generate” : true,
“genproclimit” : -1,
“roundsievepercentage” : 30,
“primespersec” : 4205,
“pooledtx” : 0,
“sievepercentage” : 10,
“sievesize” : 1000000,
“testnet” : false
}
shoud i be worried that i got 0.00 xpm or its fine ?[/quote]

I’ve had a similar one running for 2-3 days without finding anything then bam 2-3 blocks in a couple of days.

It is a waiting game.