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GPU Mining?

Discussion in 'Mining' started by Xactly, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. Xactly

    Xactly Quarker

    Is there such thing with Quark? I've searched and haven't found much that pointed to a definitive answer.
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  2. Mako

    Mako Quark Supporter Staff Member QuarkTalk Custodian

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  3. Xactly

    Xactly Quarker

    I actually tried that right before posting. I've personally never had luck with any DOS miner, and from what I can tell it only allows you to pool mine, where I'm trying to solo mine.
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  4. Mako

    Mako Quark Supporter Staff Member QuarkTalk Custodian

    i think it works solo mining, in the pool server try to use the IP of your mining machine, if its on local put 127.0.0.1 and for port use the rpcport setting that you have in the configuration file, let me know if it works.
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  5. Xactly

    Xactly Quarker

    I've had no luck so far. CPU Mining doesn't appear to be function either. CPU utilization while mining using the wallet only shows 3%.

    Using sgminer, I'm still having issues having it connect and verify username/password. I've tried using localhost, 127.0.0.1, and my local IP, however neither are working. I even a specific account with administrative privileges, since I typically use no password on my miner.

    Mind you I haven't had a lot of time to play around this weekend so I haven't thoroughly gone through everything.
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  6. Mako

    Mako Quark Supporter Staff Member QuarkTalk Custodian

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  7. locuratotal12

    locuratotal12 Quarker

    I mined quark a couple of days with my gpus, between monero and primecoin. I was trying gpu miners on cpu coins. :)
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  8. asdlolciterquit

    asdlolciterquit Quarker

    is it better cpu mine with the wallet inself, ore use some external program?
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  9. Mako

    Mako Quark Supporter Staff Member QuarkTalk Custodian

    yes use your wallet, set it at minimum and put it in tray, depending on your CPU you'll find block once each couple of days. Good luck!
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  10. asdlolciterquit

    asdlolciterquit Quarker

    Thx! A block right now have 1qrk?
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  11. MaxGuevara

    MaxGuevara Quark Founder Staff Member QuarkTalk moderator Quark Developer

    I can confirm that I've tested sgminer on Linux with AMD GPUs with the new wallet and it works good.
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  12. Xactly

    Xactly Quarker

    I'm a little inexperienced with sgminer (spoiled by GPUminer with bitcoin), and I'm missing something. I must have spent 6 hours attempting to figure out what I was doing wrong with absolutely no luck. If someone could provide a simple how-to gpu mine Quark with sgminer, I've got a few GPUs laying around I could toss at it 24/7. Nothing too serious (HD7950, HD7850), but at least they wouldn't be laying in a drawer anymore.
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  13. enLighteN85

    enLighteN85 Quarker

    i thought the whole idea quark was that it wasn't supposed to be able to be mined with a gpu?
  14. DeMeDeu

    DeMeDeu Quarkmod Staff Member QuarkTalk moderator

    You can mine it with your GPU but it is not a significant difference between GPU mining and CPU mining. So you can get as many khashes with CPU as the one who's mining with GPU.

    The purpose of its algo is to be resistant to ASIC's and other damn things that could make normal miners 'useless', because of the high hashrate you get with an ASIC.
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  15. tieum

    tieum Quarker

    I would love to see the possibility to mine with ASIC's but at a caped kH/s rate for example. just so we can reduce the power consumption.
    I am mining at 420 kH/s with a Xeon x3430 2.40Ghz CPU using cpuminer v2
    I am not able to test any GPU mining for quark as my GTX 650M doesn't seems to work with CUDA computable version 3.0 but only 2.1 and there is no gpu-miner for quark that support bellow 3.0
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