QtMiner Setup on Windows

QtMiner is the easiest mining software to utilize for the Alpereum Ethereum Pool.

  1. Download QtMiner.zip and extract the zip to a folder of your choice.
  2. Create a bat file, such as "start.bat" in same folder you extracted QtMiner.zip too.
  3. Add the line below to the start.bat, update your ether address and rig name. 
        qtminer.exe -s pool.alpereum.ch:3001 -u YOURETHERWALLETADDRESS.myrigname -G
  4. Click the start.bat

A DAG file will begin to generate over the next several minutes.

You may need to restart QtMiner a few times after the first DAG creation to get it going but once it starts submitting shares you should be fine! 

Do not forget to check your statistics on the workers page. Keep in mind it may take up to 30 minutes before your worker stats appear. Do not be troubled, all shares that are submitted the moment you start your miner count towards your total reward. 

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    Samuel

    what is myrigname ? please advice

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    ZacsCustom

    Hello Samuel, the myrigname will be your worker's name, Just name it anything you wish. Like for example use qtminer.exe -s pool.alpereum.ch:3001 -u YOURETHERWALLETADDRESS.Samuel -G 

     

    You can change the name after the . to anything you wish.

     

    I hope this helps!

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    Veridicis

    How do you force it to select the dedicated GPU, and not the integrated one?

    Later edit: you can't, must use another miner

    Edited by Veridicis
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    Tofeek Ganiyu

    qtminer doesn't start on widows 10 after all the procedure

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    Veridicis

    Tofeek, you might be doing something wrong. It starts for me

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    Tofeek Ganiyu

    i download qtminer extract it into a folder as directed copy i create a start.bat file and i copy this  qtminer.exe -s pool.alpereum.ch:3001 -u YOURETHERWALLETADDRESS.myrigname -G but put my wallet address n my rig name and i copy the bat file to the same folder i extracted qtminer too

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    Veridicis

    What happens if you run start.bat from cmd? You should get a message there or something

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    Tofeek Ganiyu

    nothing happens the cmd will just flash and go immediately am running windows 10 32bit i have tried everything it not working

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    Veridicis

    So if you have a cmd window open and type "start.bat" and hit Enter it will just dissapear?

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    Tofeek Ganiyu

    must i put this " wen saving the bat file cos after opening the cmd it showing me path not found pls help

     

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    Veridicis

    Here's a step by step:

    1. download qtminer archive from link above

    2. extract content of archive to "C:\eth"

    3. create start.bat (using notepad or notepad++) in "C:\eth" folder, add the required lines from above and save the file (make sure it's not saved as txt file, enable view of file extension in Windows)

    4. open a command window and type the following: (without the "-" sign, hit enter after each line)

    - cd C:\eth (and hit Enter)

    - start.bat (and hit Enter)

     

    Frankly speaking, if you can't manage this much, mining for crypto is not for you.

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    Tofeek Ganiyu

    it showing that the type of qtminer am running is not compatible with the type of window am running, is like it 64bit version but am running 32bit pls help

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    Veridicis

    Submit a ticket

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    Stefan Dimitric

    It choose my iGpu and not my Gtx1070 what should i do?

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    James Nelson

    if it opens then closes remove the -g i typed mine in manually to see what was up and it was a gpu error not a device with enough memory which is funny because it is a gtx1070 with 6gb...go figure

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    virtue

    f it opens then closes remove the -g i typed mine in manually to see what was up and it was a gpu error not a device with enough memory which is funny because it is a gtx1070 with 6gb...go figure

     

    I'm having similar issues, how do you select your GPUs? it seems to want to use the on board GPU and not my two GTX970s

    also, after removing the "-G" from that bat file, the miner crashes after waiting for share request...whats goin on here?

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    Pablo Ramos Reyes

    i cant run program!!

     

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    Chanchan

    first off thank you Veridicis for your step-by-step. It helped me immediately and I got the whole program to work. 

    However once I run the .bat from the command line, I get this:
    "
    QT: Untested Windows version 10.0 detected!

    connect to stratum server (blahblah)

    connection established

    Stratum Server error:
    Push: New work package recieved
    Grabbing DAG for (blahblah)
    "

    Then the program crashes. I'm not sure what else to do since everything seems to start up correctly. Side note I did have to remove the -G from my start.bat file, because my GPU apparently has insufficient memory. Will I need to buy a new graphic card before I can even start? I was hoping to at least start slow.

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    Veridicis

    Chanchan, if you only want to do CPU mining look into a CPU client like ccminer with CryptoNight or XmrStackCPU. Though imho NiceHash miner with CPU mining would be hassle free for you.
    Note that CPU mining is SLOW!!!, I make about 1$/day with 2 quad-core Xeon CPUs.
    You can test GPU mining with maybe a GTX1050Ti just for fun, or borrow a card from a friend and see if you are comfortable. Current ROI on expensive cards is around 6 months depending on the card, and is increasing continuously.
    Point is, if you want to make money you either invest in rigs or ASICs or you start trading (buy low, sell high). 

     

    Hope this helps!

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