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April 21, 2013, 05:20:52 PM
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So I have been mining with btcguild for a few weeks and decided on a few hardware changes.

Started with x4 5830's for $80 each on Ebay. One wouldn't post after a week, sold it for $90 broken Cool (idk how....). Well at that point I had some btc and started to gamble on satoshi circle, the first time I played turned .3btc into 4.2btc and this was before the $250 mark.

So. I hit up bitspend and bought a huge radiator and two MPC pumps/res. Water cooled the three other 5830's for a few more weeks. (while I lost about 1.2btc on satoshi circle trying to replicate my wins). I then decided (dont ask why or how its a can of worms) that BFL is where I want to head in the future for mining.

So I sold the other three 5830's on Ebay for $330 free ship (a buy it now happened in 5 mins!), sold the radiator, fans, and the pump sells tomorrow. I then went to microcenter and got a shiny new 7950 so I can still game and get some mining in for the weeks (read months) between now and when I get a BFL.

Well the dif went from 7.6 to 9 I think since then. So I decided for the hell of it to solo mine.

I had been using CGMiner but I am not sure/couldn't find a tutorial on how to setup CGMiner and solo mining wallet server. But I did at one point think I was solo mining with bitcoinqt and GUIMiner.


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So I downloaded CGMiner and BitcoinQT and waited for the chain. I opened GUIMiner, set the client path to bitcoinqt, set the solo password, and then set GUIMiner with a new OpenCL Miner and set the pool to "solo", input my username and password default port 8332 and hit start, runs about 425Mhash (which I guess is fine for now) and it tells me my amount of dif 1 shares.

So I am sure this means I am mining solo, but how can I tell? Is bitcoinQt talking to the network in such a way that (idkkk) blockchain.info could find me as a miner? (I just want to make sure on the off-chance I find a block that I get the BTCBTCBTC!)

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April 22, 2013, 12:33:02 AM
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If you close bitcoin-qt and cgminer stops hashing then you are solo mining.

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April 22, 2013, 12:38:14 AM
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If you close bitcoin-qt and cgminer stops hashing then you are solo mining.

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April 22, 2013, 04:01:53 AM
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This is about the only reason that I like alt-coins. For practical uses and trading, I think they're worthless, and actually hurt BTC efforts. But for solo mining, TerraCoin can teach you a bit on how the solo mining process works, and what it looks like when you do mine a block, and what it looks like when you don't.

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April 22, 2013, 09:45:48 PM
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If you close bitcoin-qt and cgminer stops hashing then you are solo mining.

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Yes I did this first it does. I guess that is the best I can do ?
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