Ethereum Mining Guide for Windows 7

This mining guide is for WINDOWS 7 using stratum servers (nanopool and ethminer)

If you are starting from a fresh Windows 7 installation you will need to update your windows until service pack or better, there are few updates that will make you life easier.

First Step: Get your Windows 7 up to date

IMPORTANT REMINDER

Do NOT combine AMD and Nvidia Video Cards, windows drivers for AMD and Nvidia cannot be used at same time.

Second Step: Download and Install Video Cards Drivers

Depending in what GPU technologies you want to use or you have available to mining, you will need to install the following drivers:

FOR AMD
AMD 15.12 :

http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMD-Radeon-Software-Crimson-Edition-15.12.aspx

AMD openCL SDK Package:

http://developer.amd.com/tools-and-sdks/opencl-zone/amd-accelerated-parallel-processing-app-sdk/

FOR OPENCL

Nvidia – 347.52 : http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/81877/en-us

Nvidia – openCL CUDA package :

https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-downloads

After install all drivers needed you can follow with the next steps.

Please check your video cards have been detected properly on device manager.

Third Step: Download and install the Microsoft Redistributables

http://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=40784

Four Step: Download and Unzip genoil’s newest ethminer:

https://github.com/Genoil/cpp-ethereum/blob/110/releases/ethminer-0.9.41-genoil-1.1.9.zip

Unzip it to a new folder and name it: c:/ethmining

Fifth Step: Configure you rig to mine on Nanopool or Ethermine

Mining on NANOPOOL.ORG

Open up a notepad and write the following:

setx GPU_FORCE_64BIT_PTR 0
setx GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE 100
setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
setx GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
ethminer.exe -F http://eth-us1.nanopool.org:8888/YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS/YOUR_WORKER_NAME/YOUR_EMAIL -G –farm-recheck 200 –cl-local-work 256 –cl-global-work 16834

Save the file as nanopool.bat
In the same folder you have ethminer.exe (c:/ethmining)

Mining on ETHERMINE.ORG

Open up a notepad and write this the following:

setx GPU_FORCE_64BIT_PTR 0
setx GPU_MAX_HEAP_SIZE 100
setx GPU_USE_SYNC_OBJECTS 1
setx GPU_SINGLE_ALLOC_PERCENT 100
setx GPU_MAX_ALLOC_PERCENT 100

ethminer.exe -F http://us1.ethermine.org:4444 –O YOUR_WALLET_ADDRESS.YOUR_WORKER_NAME -G –farm-recheck 200 –cl-local-work 256 –cl-global-work 16834

Save the file as ethermine.bat
In the same folder you have ethminer.exe (c:/ethmining)

Sixth Step: Start Mining

For start mining just execute the .bat file you just created, you can create both if you want, but only Run one at the time.

Sit and relax, Ethminer.exe will start to download last DAG file in order to start mining process, then you will see your mining statics on your command windows.

Seventh Step: Checking your Mining Statistics:

Go to: https://eth.nanopool.org/
At the upper right side you will need to type in your wallet address and click “Search”.

OR

Go to: https://ethermine.org/
At the upper right side you will need to type in your wallet address and click “Check Status”.

If this is your first time using a wallet address for mining, yours statistics will start to be registered after an hour, so be patience, double check your wallet address (Is Case sensitive!)

The hashing average is based on last 24 hours, so it will go up very slowly while you reach at least 6 hours mining continuously.

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