- February 17th, 2018
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BTX Mining Manual
A manual for those who struggles setting up mining BTX.
Alert for Windows update 1709: In case you are using an Asrock motherboard, don't upgrade yet to the Windows Falls 1709. There is a big chance you will get error code 12 "Not enough resources" in device manager if you have more than two videocards. I'll keep you up to date.
Head over to bitcore pool. In my case I clcik CCMINER because I have a NVIDIA card.
Link: Bitcore Pool
That brings me to Github. Be careful downloading software from shares from cloudstorage.
There we find CCMINER v2.2.2. released 2 weeks ago. Sounds good.
If you have a newer card go to the CUDA 9 version. Check on the website of your manufacturer if you don't know it. (MSI GTX 1080 TI supports CUDA 9.) Next step is to check if you have the required driver:
Right click on Start and then Device Manager
In Device Manager click on Display Adapters
Right-click on one your your graphic cards and then Properties.
Click on tab called Driver and check the Driver version as showed. You can see this also in the software of your graphics card.
in my case I choose for the 64-bit version and Cuda 9. If you have Windows - 32bit, you have to download x86. See: Start - Settings - Systeem - Info.
A bar at te bottom of your browser will pop up. Click the arrow-up behind Save.
Click: Save as...
Select your downloads folder on the right. Or another place if you prefer.
At the left-bottom you will see this filename. In my case it is recognized as a .7Z file because I have the 7-zip installed. Download here.
Windows Defender will scan the file.
Click open folder.
You will see the just downloaded file already selected in File explorer.
Download 7-Zip: Download 7-zip
if you don't have it yet.
Click on 7-zip or similar. It depends what software you have installed to decompress .7z files.
Extract it to a location where you can find it easily. I choose "Extract to ccminer x64 2.2.2" so it makes a new folder called ccminer x64 2.2.2.
After Extracting press on F5 to refresh File explorer.
Open the folder you just unzipped. Mine was ccminer-x642.2.2-cuda9
Right-click on an empty area in the file-explorer to make a new txt-file
A new Text Document will apear. Right click and choose Edit.
Notepad opens the document so we can put the command to start ccminer with our address and save it as a .bat file.
Head over to the website to copy the command as shown in the image.
You can select text, right click on it and choose for Copy to copy the text. You can also use Ctrl-C.
Back to note pad where we can Right-Click and choose Paste.
Notepad with the text pasted.
Click the squares to maximize
Open your Bitcore wallet. We definitely need our receive address.
Click File - Receiving addresses.
Select your address, right-click and Copy Address.
Back in Notepad, select the wrong address, Right-Click and paste your own address.
Like that. I clicked right and choose paste.
File - Save as..
Select the correct folder. It will look like this.
Give it a name you like so you can remember it well. But don't save it yet.
Click on Text Documents and Select All Files. Rename .txt to .bat as shown here.
Choose for ANSI.
Choose for ANSI.
You see now your .bat file. In my case BTX_Minging.bat. Double click and enjoy.
It Works! Mining starts.
The cards are accepting jobs.
Head back to the website, and in search you give in your receiving address.
After a while you should see something like this. Double check your address. This is the default one. Leave it a few hours mining and look around on the website to familiarise with it. And meanwhile ... what about giving our Facebookpage a like?