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This article will explain how to configure the RPCminer on Mac OS that will turn your Mac’s idle CPU cycles into Bitcoins. It will walk you through every step from downloading the client application to connecting to a pooled mining server.

Prerequisites
You will need the miner application that will run on your machine, as well as an account with a mining pool. The BMP pool will be used as an example throughout this article.



Download the latest version of the RPCminer for Mac and move it to the /Applications folder
http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=8994.0

Using a Web browser, register an account with Bitcoin Pooled Mining (BMP)
http://mining.bitcoin.cz/accounts/register/

Using a Web browser, add a new worker (machine) to your BMP account
http://mining.bitcoin.cz/accounts/profile/worker-edit/

Notice that the worker login is <account-username>.<worker-name>, for example user.machine.

RPCminer works on any version of Mac OS 10.6 ‘Snow Leopard’.

Setting up the miner
Launch the miner by double-clicking on the RPCminer icon in the /Applications folder
When asked, enter the hostname for your pool, mining.bitcoin.cz and press Enter
When asked, enter the port number for your pool, 8332 and press Enter
When asked, enter the miner’s name (user.machine, as explained above), and press Enter
When asked, enter the miner’s password (not the account password), and press Enter
—and you’re done. You only need to set up the application once. The server and account information is stored in a settings file on your Mac. So double-clicking on the application icon again will be sufficient to get the miner going again.

Check back in on your account page at BMP to see how your machine(s) are doing and to manage payout settings.

Good luck with your mining!

This article will explain how to configure the DiabloMiner on Mac OS that will turn your Mac’s idle GPU cycles into Bitcoins. It will walk you through every step from downloading the client application to connecting to a pooled mining server.

Prerequisites
You will need the miner application that will run on your machine, as well as an account with a mining pool. The BMP pool will be used as an example throughout this article.

Download the latest version of the DiabloMiner for Mac and move it to the /Applications folder
http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=8994.0
Using a Web browser, register an account with Bitcoin Pooled Mining (BMP)
http://mining.bitcoin.cz/accounts/register/
Using a Web browser, add a new worker (machine) to your BMP account
http://mining.bitcoin.cz/accounts/profile/worker-edit/
Notice that the worker login is <account-username>.<worker-name>, for example user.machine.

Diablo works on any version of 10.6 ‘Snow Leopard’, and requires a recent GPU which (in all recent Macs.) (AMD Radeon 5xxx and up; and Nvidia 8xxx and up.)

Setting up the miner
Launch the miner by double-clicking on the DiabloMiner icon in the /Applications folder
When asked, enter the hostname for your pool, mining.bitcoin.cz and press Enter
When asked, enter the port number for your pool, 8332 and press Enter
When asked, enter the miner’s name (user.machine, as explained above), and press Enter
When asked, enter the miner’s password (not the account password), and press Enter
—and you’re done. You only need to set up the application once. The server and account information is stored in a settings file on your Mac. So double-clicking on the application icon again will be sufficient to get the miner going again.

Check back in on your account page at BMP to see how your machine(s) are doing and to manage payout settings.




If you have a Mac Notebook, it's essentially useless for mining bitcoins, compare my 1400 khash/s on my MacBook Pro to "4,550 Khash/s using a CPU [Core 2 Quad] , versus my GPU[ATI 4850] getting 75,000 khash/s)" on Linux/Windows with an ATI card.

OpenCL isn't supported for my MacBook Pro so I have to CPU mine at 0.14 Mhash/s which in the long run, isn't worth it at all.

Model Name:   MacBook Pro
  Model Identifier:   MacBookPro7,1
  Processor Name:   Intel Core 2 Duo
  Processor Speed:   2.4 GHz
  Number Of Processors:   1
  Total Number Of Cores:   2
  L2 Cache:   3 MB
  Memory:   4 GB
  Bus Speed:   1.07 GHz
  Boot ROM Version:   MBP71.0039.B0B
  SMC Version (system):   1.62f6
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Great. This is exactly what I've been needing all along. I've had RPCminer running for a while on my macbook pro, since, as you say, GPU is a bad idea. At this rate I may be able to afford an ice cream by the time I'm 80.

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