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This video will show you how to easily mine bitcoins using the GPU on your Apple laptop or desktop using guiminer.
Guiminer for Mac can be downloaded here: https://github.com/downloads/pletoss/poclbm/guiminer-poclbm-macosx.dmg
The website for the mining pool is mining.bitcoin.cz. They are really good, and I have received payments from them, so they are 100% trustworthy.
First, setup an account on a mining website (such as slush, but any can be used). Then, download guiminer for Mac from the link above.
Once Guiminer is downloaded, just double click on the .dmg. This will mount the dmg on your desktop, which will basically look like a pen drive. If you open up the mounted folder, then you will see the guiminer application inside. You CANNOT run it from here. Drag it to your desktop or to your applications folder.
Double click on the guiminer app after you have moved it, and wait a minute while it starts up.
When guiminer is started up, go to file, new miner, and select opencl. Then name it anything and hit ok.
Click on the tab at the top of guiminer for the miner you just created. Then click on the dropdown box and find the mining pool that you signed up for (slush is shown in the video).
Then, input your username and password for the miner.
Then select the hardware that you want to mine with. In the dropdown list at the bottom you will probably see your video card and processor. Your video card is usually going to be a lot faster than your processor, so I would recommend using that.
After that, just hit start mining and you're all finished.
When I create a worker on slushpools webste I can not set a password for the miner. And even though I it start working inside the GUIMiner program slushpool still tells me that the worker is off. what is the problem?
i have the GUIminer working on my mac.. my s3 looks like its hashing.. but i can't get the mining.bitcoin.cz to link to my s3 antimatter... what am i doing wrong!! i don't see the same options that you do.. it says my miner is offline.....
I'm running GUIminer on my Windows machine and works perfectly. Following your steps and trying on a mac it gives a "Problems Communicating with bitcoin RPC". Spent hours googling it but couldn't find anything useful... I'm running OS X 10.9.4 on a Mac Pro. Any suggestions anyone?
Nice tutorial but I'm having trouble, i use a ATI Radeon HD 6770m card and the only other option i have is my intel core i5-2500. The i5 intelcore has around 800 khash/s and my radeon card only makes 70-80 Mhash/s but both have a problem that Shares: 0 accepted. I am not accepting shares
Hi! When I run the miner I get "poclbm: poclbm error" on starting. I opened up the console to check it out and it doesn't give any explanation. I think I have the same computer as you do.
Late 2009 Macbook Pro, NVIDIA GeForce 9400m running Mavericks. Thanks!
just started bitcoin mining on macbook pro on 10.8 (developer version), only running at around 2.1Mhash/s, is this going to get me any bitcoins at all, or will it just take a very long time as well as much power?
That's the basic idea behind it. Basically your computer is doing the math for when someone sends bitcoins to someone else, similar to how a bank would process credit card transactions, and in return you get a small amount of bitcoins.
Thanks this was great, I was able to get everything set-up and it seems to be working. I just have two questions: Every time I hit "start mining!" the stale/invalid goes up by one and I currently have nothing accepted (although I'v only been mining for an hour) is this a sign of a problem? And, do you have a ball-park guess for what my Mhash should be with an HD 5000 graphic card? (I imagine not very fast, its going at about 4.0 now)
I'm having trouble finding what others are getting for speeds with the HD5000, but 4 MH/s seems a bit low, but is definitely possible. I would try mining with Diablo Miner (from my previous tutorial) to see if it is any better. The accepeted/stale/invalid counters don't necessarily work very well on guiminer. Instead of monitoring your progress there, I would recommend going to the bitcoin pool site, logging in, and just looking at your account there.
Hi nice guide you made here, but i got a little problem. im currently using windows 7. when i start mining i only get HW error. The text above Mhash and all that says " BFI_int patching enabled, disabling hardware check errors" using GUIminer everything worked fine. Any idea what i have done wrong? i did exactly as you said in the previous video.
sorry i should have explained a little diffrently. i was kinda tired when i wrote.im currently using GUIminer and doing GPU mining. it works perfect. but Diablominer dosent seem to work. my driver is up to date ive checked that twice. java may be the problem. i'll cehck that now.
First, I would double check that you have your java up to date, and then also check that you have all of your video card drivers up to date (if you are doing GPU mining). I would also try deleting Guiminer and downloading it again, but I've seen it be corrupted before. What hardware are you trying to mine on?
im using windows, i downloaded the one for windows. and just so im not confusing you i followed the steps for windows in your previous video. i should have sent the comment to the previous video for "diablominer" Guiminer works fine. it's diablo miner that dosent work.
Usually if it does not show up in Guiminer, it means that you do not have an OpenCL capable video card, or you are running and old version of OSX. What model of Mac do you have, ad what operating system?
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