This tutorial will show you how to configure Phoenix Miner v2.0.0 for NVIDIA/CUDA GPU's.http://www.clear.rice.edu/comp422/resources/cuda/html/nvidia_logo.jpg http://origin.arstechnica.com/journals/microsoft.media/vista_certified.png http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101023133512/uncyclopedia/images/b/b2/Compatible_with_Windows_7.png
This guide is only for Windows Vista/7 OSPrerequisites
1. Phoenix Miner v2.0.0 or the latest version available
2. An NVIDIA Graphics Card with the latest drivers
To update your drivers please find your NVIDIA GPU at the NVIDIA Driver Downloads page below
LINK: https://bitcointalk.org/annoyance.phpPlease note:
If you have an outdated NVIDIA graphics card mining will NOT
work on your computer. Once you start running the mining software (Phoenix v2.0.0), your computer will slow down drastically and sometimes your whole display might crash. To determine whether your graphics card is outdated or not please go to this page.
3. Basic Knowledge of Command Prompt
Now we can begin the tutorial.
Once you have downloaded the Phoenix Miner v2.0.0 .zip file, extract it. http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/3142/phoenix1ab.jpg
Now open the Phoenix-2.0.0 folder and open "phoenix.exe". http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/7380/phonenix2.jpghttp://img254.imageshack.us/img254/7541/phoenix3l.jpg
It should've now created an empty .cfg file right above "phoenix.exe". This .cfg file will store all of your settings once you modify it. Now open the empty .cfg file. If you've never opened a .cfg file before it should prompt you to select what program to use. Just select Notepad. http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/3614/phoenix4p.jpghttp://img269.imageshack.us/img269/5756/phoenix5.jpghttp://img856.imageshack.us/img856/7089/phoenix6.jpg
I have already made a .cfg file for NVIDIA users.
You can cut/paste the code below into your empty .cfg file and click Save.
backend = http://USERNAME:PASSWORD@example.com:8332
kernel = opencl
AGGRESSION = 4
BFI_INT = false
This is a pretty basic configuration, you can tweak the settings to your liking. Replace "USERNAME" and "PASSWORD" to the username and password of your mining pool. Also replace "example.com:8332" with your mining pool server.
Once you have saved this configuration into your .cfg file, run "phoenix.exe" once again and it should connect to your pool and start mining. http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/8035/phoenix7.jpg
If you have any errors with the .cfg file I have uploaded one with the configurations above.
Download pre-made .cfg file: https://bitcointalk.org/annoyance.php
If you have any other problems please contact me here: https://bitcointalk.org/annoyance.php