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sgminer-4-1-0-windows

Sgminer 4.1.0 is another Scrypt GPU miner that is based off the latest cgminer version 3.7.2 that had support for Scrypt GPU mining as all of the later versions of the cgminer support only ASIC mining hardware for SHA-256 and Bitcoin. Sgminer 4.1.0 is very similar to cgminer 3.7.2, though there are some interface changes and also there are some extra features such as multiple experimental kernels to play with as well as some of the features found in the cgminer 3.7.3 kalroth edition such as xintensity and rawintensity modes besides the standard intensity mode form cgminer. If you are interested in trying out something different you might want to play with sgminer as it has some other useful features that are not available in the standard cgminer, the download link for the windows version is available below.

You can download sgminer 4.1.0 with Scrypt GPU suppor for Windows OS here…

stratum-mining-proxy

The original reason to use a local stratum proxy server is to be able to bridge some mining hardware designed to use the older getwork protocol to newer pools that use the better stratum protocol. An example of such devices are ASICminer’s Erupter Blade and Erupter Cube Bitcoin ASICs – these devices have a built-in miner software, however it uses the older getwork protocol and you would need to use a local stratum proxy in order to be able to set these devices to mine on a stratum-based BTC mining pool. Below you can find a link to download the Windows version of the stratum mining proxy, and here you can find the source code of the project.

You can however also use the stratum proxy locally in order to easily control all of your miners at once, if you point the miner to the local proxy server you only need to change the pool that the proxy will connect to and all of the miners will be redirected to that pool, so no need to individually change them. The stratum proxy will work with both getwork and stratum miners and will connect them to stratum pool on the other side.

How to configure the proxy server:

mining_proxy.exe -o uk1.ghash.io -p 3333

The above example will run the stratum proxy server on the IP address of the system it is running on and it will start to listen on local ports 3333 (stratum) and 8332 (getwork) and the miners that connect to them locally will be getting work from the uk1.ghash.io mining pool that will be connected on port 3333 externally. That is all you have to do, it is quick and easy to configure and use the stratum mining proxy.

To download the latest version of the stratum mining proxy for windows…

cgminer-3-7-3-maxcoin-windows

There is now an updated version of cgminer based on 3.7.2 (kalroth cgminer 3.7.3) with support for MaxCoin’s keccak (SHA-3) algorithm that is more stable and optimized than the previously available cgminer 3.6.6 with keccak support. So if you are still using the old version 3.6.6 of cgminer with keccak support, then you better update to the new cgminer 3.7.3 kalroth release for mining MaxCoins (MAX). You can also build the miner yourself from source if you wish.

You can download cgminer 3.7.3 karloth with GPU mining support for Windows OS here…


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