Please tell me if is any method to mint with this processor:
AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight - Core Processor - 4.0 GHz
In bitminter client at section devices not appear as valid for minting.
Is a hidden setting that must be done?
Thanks in advance !
i'm saddened that drharboro has jumped onto the no cpu bandwagon. cpu's and other hardware will likely not ever be "obsolete" Bitminter client version 1.3.2 can be used.
And i hope it will continue to be supported as i continue to make money using my cpu's. I made 7 btc my first year, all cpu's. Don't get discouraged by low hashrates. What you want is accepted work. that is all. regardless of what the hash rate is. You can still earn money. Hashrate is only part of the work your pc and the network do. Tweaking things to get your pc and network submitting shares to the pools faster was quite helpful. As does multiple connections to multiple pool servers. Like over at wemineltc. They have several back-up servers. If used all at once, give a more persistant flow of work. Even if some are interuppted.
i'm not sure which 1.3.2 or 1.4.3 also detects asics, and fpga When all are properly detected this software has had better results combined hashing then any other software i've tried so far. When i had bfgminer working combined cpu/asic it did very well and decreased rejections. Right now i'm struggleing to re-compile bfgminer for a new pc with cpu support =c
Take the time to pay attention to what is going on while mineing. In windows i use process hacker. in linux i have not found an adequate process manager. This will lead you to any software tweaks that can be made to help. There is some rather expensive software that enables further enhancements of ram etc that helped a lot. supercache and cacheman. and another one i can't recall right now. These are marketed to servers and network admins. But i saw much improvement in hash speed and overall system speed. Gaming was also much improved. Last i checked they were free to try.
sadly others have also done the same, and their software lacks support not just for cpu. but many other useful hardware. I'm not sure why, but they don't like to support things it seems. And don't make any plans to. I'm guessing no one is helping them do this.
This leaves the people that would otherwise be making them (bitminter/general pools) money, fighting for information on how to build it better. So that it just simply works. Many just give up on cryptocoin all together. Adding this as a reason for it being a scam.
Please use cpu if you would like. keep in mind you can change the priority in windows. You must do so carefully, and give time between switching up. do not use real-time unless you have more then adequate cooling and hardware meant for 24hr high heat situations. Most pc's are not made for this. A realtime os is super helpful, and has not overburdened any of my hardware. Currently i am able to run the client on a single core cpu. The process priority is idle, and it still uses 90% cpu. minderd bfgminer and the bitminterclient have all the ability to be paused or suspended flawlessly so far as well, via the process manager. So if you need to stop it to change things or use your computer. You can. I do it this way so as not to drop the work i've already been worked on.
So far i've only had to replace a harddrive, that was over 5yrs old.
The amd cpu's also are unified. All cores share the work. In my experience these true 64 (native) cpu's with unified memory or cores. perform the best. core2duo and core2quads i have used as well, with similar results.
I've run 13 instances of minerd with 4 threads each. with one instance of 1.3.2 set as message digest.On a single core celeron. p4. 2.4ghz oc to 2.8ghz I needed to add a fan to the case. It will sometimes need to be re-started after a week or so. Not sure why it gets bogged down yet. likely how windows deals with the processing of info.
my core2duov2 5800 runs ubuntu12.04.4 and 14.04+, i've had better results with 12 so far, but 14 detects the gma4500 gfx cards. This should support opencl 1.0 and 1.1. I've installed the drivers. but i think the software support was removed when intel did the same. This is an aspire 6930, i've setup 4 fans around it. which is absolutely needed. The hardrive has almost no airspace. many will tell us not to mine on laptops and cellphones for such reasons. They are simply not designed to deal with the heat.
This setup has run more then 13 instances of minerd each with 30 threads. 1 instance of bitminter client 1.3.2 and 1.4.3 and 3 instances of 1.5.
runs 24/7 for over a month now.
I've made 1.3 btc in under a month includeing the other pools. And 2 usb asics @ 333mhs oc'd 1.4ghs
You can do it, just keep the pc cool. don't let it run as hot as a hairdryer. This applies to all forms of intense data crunching and hashing. cpu,gpu and asics. it still applies. Keep temps below 90*c or 170*f If it runs hotter, when not under load. Research it's known ranges...consult the manufacture documentation as well. You can further tweak and mod to bring temps down. And keep performance. But this info is needed to do that.