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We have compiled a new range of windows binaries of the hodlminer fork optimized by Wolf0 (source) with support for Intel AES New Instruction set (AES-NI). This is the faster CPU miner for mining HOdlcoin (HODL) than the standard release for processors without AES-NI support. Do note that the binaries below are available only for 64-bit Windows and will work only on compatible AMD or Intel processors with AES instruction support, for other processors you should stick with the standard hodlminer that is slower, but should work on much wider range of CPUs.
If you are not sure if your CPU does have support for AES-NI and what it the architecture it is based on you can easily check with the help of the free tool CPU-Z. Intel’s CPUs with AES-NI support start from the first models based on the Westmere microarchitecture that was introduced in early 2010 while AMD’s processors that do come with AES support start with the AMD Bulldozer Family 15h introduced in late 2011. This means that if you have a CPU later than that it will most likely have support AES-NI, though there is a catch, not all lower-end CPUs come with Advanced Encryption Standard Instruction Set supported. Intel has a list of all CPU’s that have support for AES-NI available here, so you can also use that to see if your CPU is in the list.
In the archive below with the different binaries there are number of executable files that have the type of michroarchitecture they are compiled for, so you just need to rename them to hodlminer.exe and try to run them depending on the type of CPU you have. The binaries with bdver1, bdver2 and bdver3 are for AMD CPUs with Bulldozer or later michroarchitecture while the others are for Intel starting with Westmere, then Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge and then Haswell and Broadwell. The Silvermont michroarchitecture is for specific set of low-power Atom, Celeron and Pentium branded processors used in systems on a chip (SoCs) made by Intel that aslo have support for AES-NI. If these binaries do no work on your processor, the standard hodlminer release should still be able to provide you with the ability to mine HOdlcoin (HODL).