The CGMiner mining program is one of the most popular cryptocurrency mining applications among experienced miners. This is a console program, that is, it does not have an interface shell, which makes it much more difficult for an inexperienced user.
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Given the complexity of working with this application, it is obvious that the program is designed only for experienced miners. In order to start working with the application, it is necessary to have a good understanding of the principles of cryptocurrency functioning, and to understand that it is necessary to deal with software codes.
CGMiner supports significant overclocking of the video card, as well as almost all settings of modern pools. Also, the mining application allows you to get a high MH/S index on the CryptoNigh algorithm. The program works according to the NeoScryp algorithm, which, in turn, significantly increases the amount of cryptocurrency mined.
To set up CGMiner, you need to download the configuration file and set the necessary mining parameters in the form of appropriate codes. The same applies to connecting to various mining pools or connecting a specific crypto-coin to mining – the settings are also written in code.
CGMiner is not adapted to work with CUDA technology. Therefore, it is not customary to use it for working with NVIDIA video cards.
The best option in choosing a video card for CGMiner is different AMD models.
The program can be equipped with mining strategies, such as Load Balance and Round Robin, this will help increase the amount of coins received. In addition, the program can work through proxy servers (intermediate server, intermediary between the user and the target server).
The CGMiner program has a number of effective tools for accelerating the GPU (graphics processing unit, video card), which actually affect the rotational speed of the coolers.
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From the minuses of the CGMiner application: since there is no graphical shell, the time of artificial delays, as well as the width of the vectors, the time of reconnection – will have to be specified as a code in the configuration file (settings).
Editor: Yuliya Soroka