XMR (Monero) Mining Tutorial

1. Outline

Monero (short for XMR, official website: https://getmonero.org/), is going to make a hard fork on 9th, March 2019, and the algorithm version has upgraded to Cryptonight V10 (or called CryptoNight_R,CN/R).

The new block after upgrading, will using new algorithm–cryptonight variant 2(or cryptonight V8). The previous algorithm and mining software, will not available for upgraded XMR mining.

Therefore, here are guides below, focusing on the methods of continuing mining XMR by CPU and GPU miner after the hard fork.

Mining software

F2Pool version

【Baidu Netdisk】https://pan.baidu.com/s/1WdGI5u6QFTSwWu3ozHAuXg 

【Mega Clouddisk】https://mega.nz/#F!1VoTjQrA!MQEjlUcTc8TivgtKepwl_A

A batch file has been created in F2Pool version. The default mining pool  is F2Pool. Simply replace the payment information in the start file with your own.

Original version

【For CPU】:https://github.com/xmrig/xmrig/releases

【For AMD card】:https://github.com/xmrig/xmrig-amd/releases

【For NIVIDIA card】:https://github.com/xmrig/xmrig-nvidia/releases

【SRBminer】http://www.srbminer.com/

For this version, it requires miners to configure the batch file by themselves. Please refer to the following tutorial.

 

Mining Parameter

CPU miner

Xmrig

xmrig.exe -o xmr.f2pool.com:13531 -u wallet address.worker name -p x -k

GPU Card miner

AMD card(xmrig miner)

xmrig-amd.exe -o xmr.f2pool.com:13531 -u wallet address.worker name -p x -k

NIVIDIA card(xmrig miner)

xmrig-nvidia.exe -o xmr.f2pool.com:13531 -u wallet address.worker name -p x -k

Cast_xmr-vega software

cast_xmr-vega -S xmr.f2pool.com:13531 -u wallet address.worker name -G 0

Note: If the payment ID is needed when depositing, -u format should be -u wallet address.payment ID.worker name

2. Obtain The Monero Wallet

in advance, a wallet for receiving mining revenues is necessary, which could be used as exchanging and saving your cryptocurrency.

Here are types of Monero wallet.

Full node wallet

https://getmonero.org/downloads/

Please keep the files“wallet bat” or seed safe for alien recovery.

Soft wallet

APP wallet: https://monerujo.io/

Web wallet: https://mymonero.com/

Exchange

Bter International: https://gate.io

CoinEX: https://www.coinex.com/

Poloniex: https://poloniex.com/

Bittrex: https://bittrex.com/

Bitfinex: https://www.bitfinex.com/

HitBTC: https://hitbtc.com/

Kraken: https://www.kraken.com/

Livecoin: https://www.livecoin.net/

Just list a part of exchanges for exchanges above,cause the length is limited.

Besides, please note: XMR currency wallet address of some exchanges includes a payment ID aside from the basic XMR deposit address provided. Please confirm the requirements of an exchange for transferring in XMR. Under such requirements, if any, payment ID is required for recharging XMR currency; please set the mining address in accord with the method of setting inclusive of payment ID.

3. Monero Mining Configuration

  • CPU Mining Confirguration

Obtain mining software from the download link above.

Xmrig CPU Miner

Monero team recommends this veyr miner. After obtaining the mining software, unzip/unrar it and locate the file “start”.

Right click this “start” file and select “edit” to fill the following parameter in the opening text file.

xmrig.exe --max-cpu-usage 85 --cpu-priority 3 -o xmr.f2pool.com:13531 -u wallet address.worker name -p x -k

The meaning of each parameter:

Xmrig.exe:   transfer the program named “xmrig.exe“ in the same file.
-o:          the mining pool‘s URL and port. The default URL of F2Pool version program is:     
             xmr.f2pool.com:13531
-u:          wallet address and worker name, separated by“.”

Note: If the payment ID is needed, -u format should be: -u wallet_address.payment_ID.worker_name

After the configuration above, save the “start“ file and exit, then double click it, and start to mine.

As the mining software in F2Pool’s version, the algorithm will be matched the correct algorithm automatically.

You can also obtain the original mining software, to produce system by XMRig config generator & editor. Matching parameters and generating the “start” and“config”files, which suits your miners.

 

  • GPU Mining Configuration

  1. Obtain the mining software
  2. Set your mining parameters

Xmrig GPU Miner

After obtaining the AMD card(NIVIDIA card) mining software, unzip/unrar it and locate the file “start”.

Right click on it and select “Edit”, fill the parameter below.

AMD card:

xmrig-amd.exe -o xmr.f2pool.com:13531 -u wallet address.worker name -p x -k

NIVIDIA card:

xmrig-nvidia.exe -o xmr.f2pool.com:13531 -u wallet address.worker name -p x -k

The meaning of each parameter:

Xmrig-amd.exe(or xmrig-nividia):  transfer the program named “xmrig.amd.exe“(or xmrig nividia.exe) in the same file.

-o: the mining pool‘s URL and port. The default URL of F2Pool version program is: xmr-classic.f2pool.com:13541

-u: wallet address and worker name, separated by“.”

Note: If the payment ID is contained, -u format should be : -u wallet address.payment ID.worker name

After the modification and confirmation as below, save and close the file“start“ then double click on and open it to start mining.

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If needed to configure the scale of donation to the developer and more parameters, please go to page: https://config.xmrig.com/, for further operation.

As the mining software in F2Pool’s version, the algorithm will be matched the correct algorithm automatically.

  • SRBMiner

SRBMiner only supports the AMD card mining. Download SRBminer and unzip it as below:

Locate on “pools.txt” file, double click and open it. Change the pool and wallet parameters. Input F2Pool XMR pool address: xmr.f2pool.com:13531

Input the wallet address that you use to receive XMR mining revenue, and the worker name. If your wallet includes the Pay ID, the format should be: wallet address.Pay ID.worker name.

{
"pools" :
[
	{
		"pool" : "xmr.f2pool.com:13531", 
		"wallet" : "XMR WALLET ADDRESS.WORKER NUMBER", 
		"password" : "x"
	}
]
}

After the configuration, save and exit the file, go back to the folder, double click on the file and start mining.

4. Miner Monitoring & Payment Inquiry

Access F2Pool’s website: https://www.f2pool.com, click on the searching icon on upper right corner, input the wallet address(add the payment ID if needed, separated by”.”), which was configured in mining software. Then choose the currency type ”XMR”, and search, as below.

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Here you can check the miner status and profits per day.

5. Auto Startup Configuration

Set the mining software as per the aforementioned requirements. Select “Create a Shortcut” to create a shortcut for the mining software, and then paste this shortcut to the folder at C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp.(The ProgramData folder contains hidden files and you need to select “Show Hidden Folders” in “View” in order to view it)

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Next, reboot your computer and the mining software can autostart at boot.

Happy Mining 🐟

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