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June 16, 2012, 06:35:58 PM
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Looking for some working mining software.  All the links I find to software are broken.  All the Mac related mining threads stayed in 2011.

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June 16, 2012, 06:41:52 PM
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June 16, 2012, 07:04:13 PM
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Mac mining is pretty much out of the question. You won't get much hashing speed at all.

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June 16, 2012, 07:07:42 PM
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And you may very well damage the Mac due to overheating. Macs were not designed for this kind of workload.

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June 25, 2012, 01:28:46 PM
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Try BitMinter client (bitminter.com). Works fine on Mac OS X with GPU or BFL FPGA devices. Support for Icarus and Cairnsmore FPGAs coming soon.

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June 25, 2012, 03:27:34 PM
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Let me make clear, the construction of the Mac is such that they design for compactness and quietness versus the ability to run the GPU at full time full throttle.

FPGA mining should be no problem on a Mac as the Mac is not doing the hashing. Avoid GPU mining on a Mac, unless perhaps you have AppleCare and you plan to need to use it.

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June 25, 2012, 05:52:53 PM
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Anyone tried hooking up GPUs og FGPA devices through thunderbolt?

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June 25, 2012, 06:28:16 PM
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I just cobbled together a post about getting cgminer to work on a Mac: http://blog.phraust.com/post/25807705339/cgminer

I'm mining natively with 10 BFLs, and its working pretty well.  I haven't seen enough of the new USB Thunderbolt peripherals yet, though GPU mining over Thunderbolt would be kinda cool I guess.
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July 04, 2012, 10:48:17 AM
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Don't listen to the trolls, OP!

Apples computers are no more or less compters than other makers/posix distributors, and they come shipped with a GPU and opencl for the most part (so you save a couple of hours of configuring!).

I doubt Apples defaults are optimized for crunching hashes, and AFAIK there is no easy way to change them but to install Linux. But we arent going to be bitcoin millionaires on our crappy single GPU anyway!

Diablo's miner is written in Java (i.e. platform independend, but will take some extra CPU if that's a problem for you). I use it. There is someone who wrote a interface with menus in sh, but he had an old version of the miner so I recommend you download if from DiabloD3's own threads.

Here's a little guide to set you up, easy as 1 2 3!

1: Download and extract Diablo's miner somewhere.

2: Then in the terminal, type (without quotes) "vim /usr/local/bin/bitcoin-miner".

This will open the VIM text editor. You hit "i" (as in Insert mode) to insert this text:

/Path/to/your/extracted/DiabloMiner/DiabloMiner-OSX.sh -o us2.eclipsemc.com -u lorem_MacBookPro -p qwerty -r 8337 -v 2 -w 64 -na

Obviously replacing "/Path/to/your/extracted" with the path to your extracted miner, and changing the username and password and port to that of your pool (if you don't want to mine on my behalf of couse Wink ).

To save and close VIM, you hit <Escape> followed by (without quotes) ":wq". The : means "command mode", "w" means "write file to disk" and "q" means, well, quit.

3: Then when you feel like smashing hashes, just type "bitcoin-miner" in your terminal and it will automagically start and be super nice.

That is it! Ask me anything if you wonder! And never be mean to noobs, and never be a troll!

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