NVIDIA pool mining with Windows (AEON-Stak-NVIDIA)

Objective:
– Setting up your first NVIDIA pool mining software under Windows

Requirements:
– Windows 7 or higher
– A NVIDIA Graphiccard capable of mining
– Has an AEON Wallet address
– Has basic pool mining knowledge or has read through Basic knowledge of pool mining

Disclaimer:
– I am not a Windows professional, some parts of this guide can be improved and be done in a more professional way.
– The pool mining software shown in this guide is personal preference, you are of course free to choose any other software.
– The pool Serenity shown in this guide is owned by Hidden Jadestone, you are of course free to choose any other pool.

 


 

Table of contents:
Step 1: Download pool mining software
Step 2: Configure and start your pool mining software
 


 

Step 1: Download pool mining software

For this guide we will use the Serenity AEON Pool and the mining software “fireice XMR NVIDIA miner (ported to AEON by stoffu)”.

Go to Serenity AEON Pool and switch to the “Getting Started” Tab. Scroll down to the Mining Apps section.

We want to download “fireice XMR NVIDIA miner (ported to AEON by stoffu)”, so click on “GitHub” under the Downloads section.

Download the newest .zip file of this software by clicking on it. In this case it is: aeon-stak-nvidia.zip

Confirm with OK.
You will see not the content of the .zip file.

Files:
– aeon-stak-nvidia.exe
– config.txt
– cublas64_80.dll
– cudart32_80.dll
– cudart64_80.dll
– curand64_80.dll
– libeay32.dll
– libssl32.dll
– nvblas64_80.dll
– ssleay32.dll

Create a new folder on your computer with the name “aeon_mining”. Copy those 10 files from the .zip file to “aeon_mining”.

You just downloaded your first AEON NVIDIA pool mining software, now we have to set it up.

 

Step 2: Configure and start your pool mining software

Now its time to configure our pool software.

Rightclick on your config.txt file and click “Edit”

You will see now the content of config.txt file in a texteditor.
Scroll down till you see:
/*
* pool_address - Pool address should be in the form "aeon.sumominer.com:3333". Only stratum pools are supported.
* wallet_address - Your wallet, or pool login.
* pool_password - Can be empty in most cases or "x".
*/
"pool_address" : "aeon.sumominer.com:3333",
"wallet_address" : "",
"pool_password" : "",

Replace
"pool_address" : "aeon.sumominer.com:3333",
"wallet_address" : "",
"pool_password" : "",

With
"pool_address" : "serenity.hiddenjadestone.com:3333",
"wallet_address" : "YOUR_AEON_WALLET_ADDRESS_PUBLIC_VIEW_KEY",
"pool_password" : "x",

Click on File->Save.
After you saved config.txt, you can close the texteditor.

First step done, now we can start software. Double click on aeon-stak-nvidia.exe.

In case this dialog pops up, click on Execute.

Upon first start, the mining software will suggest a recommended mining configuration. We have to copy this information.
Rightclick on your command window->Edit->Mark
Mark now the suggested GPU configuration and press CTRL+C.
In this example we will copy:
"gpu_threads_conf" : [
{ "index" : 0,
"threads" : 16, "blocks" : 36,
"bfactor" : 6, "bsleep" : 25,
"affine_to_cpu" : false,
},
],

Please note, dont just copy paste this example of GPU configuration! It must be the one suggested by the mining software for your system.

Close the command window now.

Rightclick on your config.txt file and click “Edit”

You will see now the content of config.txt file in a texteditor.
Scroll down till you see:
* A filled out configuration should look like this:
* "gpu_threads_conf" :
* [
* { "index" : 0, "threads" : 17, "blocks" : 60, "bfactor" : 0, "bsleep" : 0, "affine_to_cpu" : false},
* ],
*/
"gpu_threads_conf" :
null,

Replace
"gpu_threads_conf" :
null,

With your suggested GPU configuration, in this example
"gpu_threads_conf" : [
{ "index" : 0,
"threads" : 16, "blocks" : 36,
"bfactor" : 6, "bsleep" : 25,
"affine_to_cpu" : false,
},
],

Click on File->Save.
After you saved config.txt, you can close the texteditor.

The last configuration of our NVIDIA pool mining software is now done, lets start the software. Double click on aeon-stak-nvidia.exe.

In case this dialog pops up, click on Execute.

You successfully started pool mining on your computer! If you experience a lot of lags on your computer, you might want to adjust the GPU settings to your needs.
While having the focus on your command window, you can press the “H” key on your keyboard to see the current hash rate of your setup.

Now that it is running, we want to check our stats. Go to Serenity AEON Pool scroll down to the section “Your Stats & Payment History”.

Enter your YOUR_AEON_WALLET_ADDRESS_PUBLIC_VIEW_KEY and click on “Lookup”.

Here you will see your pending balance, current hash rate, payouts and other stats.

All you have to do now is to wait for the pool to find a block!:)

 

Congratulation, you just setup your first NVIDIA pool mining software.