Feathercoin daemon and wallet production version 0.17.0.2

GUI-Miner Scrypt


  • | Tip 4DaysMining

    Hey guys,

    Looking at profitablity between mining LTC & FTC at the current time seems a no brainer to mine FTC. I pointed one of my rigs a pool(featherpool.com).

    My question is – my hash rate dropped across all the cards. And, it was considerable.

    When I would first start Gui-Miner – hash rates would match that of LTC mining. However, after about 2 or 3 minutes – it would drop major. The 6950s would drop approx 130-140 kh/s & 6870 would drop 70ish kh/s. This is on the Gui-Miner interface showing the hash rate. I took the same rig back off FTC and pointed back to LTC and back hashing away at the normal rates.

    Anyone got an idea why Gui-Miner Scrypt would vary that much from coin to coin?


  • | Tip ShadowEW

    Honestly, I don’t know the true answer to this. But rather than using the GUI-Miner I’d advise you just get Reaper and point the URLs to the pool you mine for.

    As Litecoin and Feathercoin both use the same algorithms (Scrypt) you can just run Reaper in ‘litecoin’ mining mode. Hashrates on my 6950 are 430-440 on LTC and FTC.
    Although, and interestingly, hashrates on my 7970 using Cgminer are very varied. 600khash for LTC and 440khash for FTC. Seems I’ll have to play around with settings or move back to Reaper for a little while until more support and guidance is given out for FTC mining.


  • | Tip Punkonjunk

    you can use the command line guiminer prints in it’s console to pop CGminer for more information. you can paste it straight into cmd, too. I use this to check other stats guiminerscrypt doesn’t display. I love taco, but I want more info, damnit!

    But yeah, I use the shit out of guiminer.

    I’ve heard anecdotally in #feathercoin that lower intensities helped. I get my full LTC hashrate mining on tailfeathers, so I’ve stuck there. if you watch the console, you might see why, too: i get a lot of lost shares for strat disconnects/pool unresponsive. this tanks what guiminer approxes for your hashrate.

    don’t let anyone tell you not to use guiminer, though: it’s just a cgminer wrapper, and it won’t do anything cgminer won’t do, besides tell you all your stats.


  • | Tip ShadowEW

    Then, I’ll tell YOU not to use gui-miner 😉
    Personally, setup your cgminer however you like or see fit and I’d recommend using CGWatcher for getting better stats and information out of cgminer.

    I’ll per-appologise if that sounded pushy, most likely did, but I find sticking to the basics and building up (i.e. using the core program itself before throwing myself into the myriad of different GUIs) the best way forwards.

    CGWatcher: http://manotechnology.blogspot.co.uk/p/cgwatcher.html
    CGWatcher in action for me:
    [img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/30499259/CGWatcher.png[/img]

    I’m not affiliated with anything I say, it’s all my own opinion and I respect that you can have your own opinion too. 🙂


  • | Tip 4DaysMining

    Okay – so I’ve done some playing around with GUI-Miner. My findings thus far:

    1. Hash is affected by the pool choice. For me - featherpool.com was about 350 kh/s slower than using fcpool.com. Not sure if latency is the problem(not sure where either pool is hosted).
    2. When using GUI-Miner for FTC – create new Reaper Miner Logs, Reaper seems to be rocking better than cgminer for me anyway. Using Reaper – I’m hashing at my normal LTC speed.

  • | Tip ShadowEW

    [quote name=“4DaysMining” post=“624” timestamp=“1367586360”]
    Okay – so I’ve done some playing around with GUI-Miner. My findings thus far:

    1. Hash is affected by the pool choice. For me - featherpool.com was about 350 kh/s slower than using fcpool.com. Not sure if latency is the problem(not sure where either pool is hosted).
    2. When using GUI-Miner for FTC – create new Reaper Miner Logs, Reaper seems to be rocking better than cgminer for me anyway. Using Reaper – I’m hashing at my normal LTC speed.
      [/quote]

    Fair enough findings, cgminer (believe it or not) is a better miner than Reaper for Scrypt. BUT, cgminer requires a lot more work to get a higher hashrate.

    Cgminer nets me 400 khash on my 6950, whilst reaper gets me upto 430khash.