[Tutorial] Setting up xmr-stak Monero Miner on Windows for Monero7 Protocol Update
In response to Monero Asic miners a hard fork was implemented and it's meant all of us who mine Monero have had to upgrade our software. My personal favorite miner for Monero is xmr-stak and I'll be going through setting it up in this post. If you haven't got a copy and would like to give it a go, it's freely available on github:
The only thing you need other than the software is a wallet to send your mined Monero. This could be an offline wallet, online wallet, hardware wallet or even an exchange address.
When you open xmr-stak you'll get a page like this:
The new xmr-stak has more options than just monero though. We want to choose - monero7
Next is this page asking for our pool address:
Some pools require you to sign up first. I prefer to use ones with no sign up. If you don't have a pool in mind, the main one I use is - pool.minexmr.com:7777
This pool requires no sign up and is pretty good.
The next page just requires you to enter the address of your wallet.
Then it's a password or x for no password. I'm just using x in this example...
Then it asks for rig identifiers. In this example we will leave it blank.
Do we want TLS/SSL? No
Do we want to use nicehash? No
Multiple pools? No
And that's it, it then configures whatever CPU/GPU's you have automatically and starts mining. You can see how much you're earning by entering your wallet address at minexmr.com. The layout of xmr-stak (when mining) looks like:
So in it's simplest form, at each page you type the following:
Page 1 - monero7
Page 2 - pool.minexmr.com:7777
Page 3 - YOUR MONERO ADDRESS
Page 4 - x
Page 5 - Blank
Page 6 - No
Page 7 - No
Page 8 - No
That's it - so easy!
I've done the simplest possible settings because I'm guessing people who need help won't have multiple rigs, pools etc. I do use extra features like rig identifiers and multiple pools so if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.
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