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June 28, 2013, 07:37:42 AM
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I have 2 USB block eruptors on the way to use with my macbook pro. I have never mined before. Would anyone be kind enough as to tell me the steps I need to take please? i.e which is the best miner to download, which is the best pool for small fish and how to get everything working please?

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June 28, 2013, 08:19:22 AM
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I have 2 USB block eruptors on the way to use with my macbook pro. I have never mined before. Would anyone be kind enough as to tell me the steps I need to take please? i.e which is the best miner to download, which is the best pool for small fish and how to get everything working please?

Regarding the software for mining, see this thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=214268.0;all

I personally use the TripleMining pool and I like it: http://ct1aic.triplemining.com

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June 28, 2013, 08:24:36 AM
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Thank you so id I simply download the mining software, plug in the ASIC miners then will I be able to select them  through the mining software?

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June 28, 2013, 11:19:30 AM
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Thank you so id I simply download the mining software, plug in the ASIC miners then will I be able to select them  through the mining software?

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Supposedly, the software will detect the USB Block Eruptors. But I didn't tried it yet, as I use a Raspberry Pi and MinePeon to mine with my 2 USB Block Eruptors.

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June 28, 2013, 12:59:31 PM
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I got a tip from a guy that's mining with erupters to mandatory use some USB hub and an external fan, your USB plug on the MAC could be damaged from heat dispersion.

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June 28, 2013, 03:54:41 PM
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I got a tip from a guy that's mining with erupters to mandatory use some USB hub and an external fan, your USB plug on the MAC could be damaged from heat dispersion.

Also they probably wont fit side by side. Macbooks have about 1mm clearance between two normal usb cables.
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July 02, 2013, 01:38:20 AM
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Hi there. I've posted an article on how to get started mining with the USB Block Erupter on OS X using either bfgminer or cgminer. You can check it out here. Hope it helps!

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