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How to Mine Ethereum Classic (ETC) on Windows/Linux with AMD/nVidia GPU

Ever wondered if Ethereum Classic (ETC) is worth mining ? Someone asked about ETC so here it is a quick tutorial on how to mine Ethereum Classic (ETC) on Windows or Linux using AMD or nVidia GPUs.

According to whattomine , Ethereum Classic (ETC) is on second position as mining recommendation (for a rig with 6x RX 470 4gb GPUs),  followed by Monero etc.. What are the profits with this hashing speed/configuration ?

Pretty good right ? The difference is not that big but i think that it worth mining a few ETCs, when the POS hits maybe the price will have a nice number 🙂

As for this tutorial i will be using:

  • 5x Asus Strix OC AMD Radeon R7 370 4GB GPUs, rig components
  • AMD Drivers 16.9.2
  • MSI Afterburner or Wattman
  • Kraken.com wallet key
  • Claymore’s Dual Ethereum AMD+NVIDIA GPU Miner v7.4 (Windows/Linux) developer fee is 1%
  • Pool etc.ethermine.org 1% fee

If you are looking to build your first rig or a new one, here is the best hardware you can get!

MoBo – $200 ASRock H97 Anniversary or $160 ASRock H81 PRO BTC

RAM – $65 HyperX 8GB

CPU – $75 Intel G3258 4 Pentium 3.20

SSD – $55 Kingston 120GB SSDNow

Risers – $50 6-Pack PCI-E 16x to 1x Powered Riser

PSU – $235 EVGA 1200W 80 Plus Platinum

6x GPUs- $1,200 Sapphire Nitro+ RX 470 4GB

Frame – $190 GPU Mining Rig Open Air Frame Case or do it yourself, tutorial here!

 

Ethereum & Ethereum Classic hashing speed using 6x Sapphire Nitro+ RX 470 4GB can be up to 175Mh/s, with my current rig i get 67Mh/s only, using 5 GPUs. Make sure you buy the right GPUs for your rig, check above!

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Let’s get started to mine some Ethereum Classic (ETC)

1 Create an account with Kraken.com if you don’t have one

  • go to “Funding
  • on menu from left side click on “Ether Classic (ETC)
  • click “Generate New Address” and wait few seconds, if nothing happens just refresh the page.
  • copy the wallet key

2A Mining with Claymore’s miner, 1% dev fee

  • download Claymore’s miner v7.4 https://mega.nz/#F!O4YA2JgD!n2b4iSHQDruEsYUvTQP5_w
  • once downloaded extract its contents
  • inside the folder create a new text document and paste the following code:
  • setx GPU_FORCE_64BIT_PTR 0
    setx GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE 100
    setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
    setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
    setx GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
    EthDcrMiner64.exe -epool eu1-etc.ethermine.org:4444 -ewal WALLET_KEY.WORKER_NAME -epsw x
  • change pool location that suits you the most Europe: eu1-etc.ethermine.org:4444 or eu1-etc.ethermine.org:14444
    US: us1-etc.ethermine.org:4444 or us1-etc.ethermine.org:14444
  • save the file and name it as you desire but change the .txt extenstion to .bat (i named it etc.bat) and don’t forget to add wallet key and worker name
  • start the .bat file and wait for the miner to start
2B Mining with Genoils Miner, no dev fee

  • download the miner ethminer-0.9.41-genoil-1.0.8.zip https://github.com/Genoil/cpp-ethereum/tree/master/releases
  • extract the files from archive
  • inside the folder create a new text document and paste the following code
  • setx GPU_FORCE_64BIT_PTR 0
    setx GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE 100
    setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
    setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
    setx GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
    ethminer.exe –farm-recheck 200 -G -S eu1-etc.ethermine.org:4444 -O <Your_Ethereum_Address>.<RigName>
  • add your wallet key address and change rig name
  • change pool location that suits you the most Europe: eu1-etc.ethermine.org:4444 or eu1-etc.ethermine.org:14444
    US: us1-etc.ethermine.org:4444 or us1-etc.ethermine.org:14444
  • save the text file as .bat file (start.bat), double click to start the miner
  • wait for the DAG file to complete and once done it will begin to mine

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2 Mining progress and being paid

  • go to https://etc.ethermine.org/ and on top right enter you wallet address, click check status
  • on the dashboard you can find your hashing speed , unpaid balance , workers and some graphs
  • click on Settings tab and add your details: email, how often would you like to be paid (recommend 1ETC to avoid higher transfer fees) and the IP if your rig.
3 Overclock your video cards

  • Open Radeon Settings software and go to “Gaming”, then click on “Wattman
  • If you don’t have any button with”Wattman“, click “Global Settings
  • You will see there all GPUs, to overclock the cards go to each card where says “Global OverDrive
  • Or you can do the same thing with MSI Afterburner.

My hashing speed increased with 7H/s which is something for this R7 370s 🙂 There is not much difference between Claymore & Genoil miner but i personally prefer Claymore, because it has the dual mining features. You can earn even more using the DUAL Miner, but i will talk more in the next article about this, also tutorial.

The dual mining option can bring you $25-$50 more profit per month (depending what GPUs you have, also will drain a little more power) without affecting ethereum’s hashrate at all.

Stay close for the next article where i will talk more about this.

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