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CPU solo mining

Sajo8 edited this page Aug 21, 2018 · 1 revision

Solo-mining TurtleCoin with your CPU

Solo-mining TurtleCoin means that you, alone, try to find the next block.
It is extremely hard, and not recommended - try our other guides if you want a more steady flow of TRTL.
Solo-mining is limited to only your CPU.

If you're sure you want to solo mine, let's continue.

Windows 10

Make sure you have TurtleCoind.exe and miner.exe, both can be found in the latest release.
Note: If they aren't there, you'll have to compile it yourself

Ensure TurtleCoind is running and fully synced.

Go to your folder that has miner.exe in it and start a cmd prompt.

  • This can easily be done by moving to the TurtleCoind directory in Windows Explorer, then typing cmd in the search bar and hitting enter:

Opening cmd

When it opens, type:
miner --address TRTL.. --threads 4 --scan-time 1 --log-level 3

Repace TRTL.. with your TurtleCoin public address.
We recommend setting the --threads option to half of how many you have. So if you have 12 threads in your CPU, set it to 6.

Example:

miner --address  TRTLv3pFrFm2yk4cYNtKf5fxV1b594tNrZfEV2CYWJsTSqr9BWoWMrUNpQaeD9StrzQrxpRQKPCdd1FfvT6D6dAg4pY6iB7sqsG --threads 4 --scan-time 1 --log-level 3

Congratulations, you are now solo mining TurtleCoin from your CPU.

Notes

  • TurtleCoind must stay running for the miner to mine TurtleCoin.
  • Be patient. Finding a block may happen within the first few hours of mining. It also may take a week. Or it may never happen.
  • If you accidently close out TurtleCoind you can restart the miner by hitting Ctrl+C on your keyboard, then re-entering the miner command given above.
  • You may have to adjust the amount of threads based on your PC's capabilities(half of how many your CPU has is recommended).
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