Advise for CPU+GPU Mining

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Crytorst
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Advise for CPU+GPU Mining

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Hi mates:

Hope all of you are well. I writing here to ask for help and advise on wich apps I shall use for mining in my iMac i9 and iMac i7 both with AMD Radeon Pro 5700 XT 16 GB; Also, I have two M1 that can be used for mining too. With MacMiner they reach 14 Mh in ETH.
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The 2 iMac remain unused weekdays from 18:00 to 08:00, and weekends all day. For the other 2 M1 Macs, very similar conditions.

So, I would like your advise to select the best apps or terminal code for each type of chip, Intel and ARM, to run at full speed with both, CPU and GPU at same time.

Your help would greatly appreciated. Thanks
Logi55
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Re: Advise for CPU+GPU Mining

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Crytorst wrote: Sat Jul 02, 2022 11:19 am Hi mates:

Hope all of you are well. I writing here to ask for help and advise on wich apps I shall use for mining in my iMac i9 and iMac i7 both with AMD Radeon Pro 5700 XT 16 GB; Also, I have two M1 that can https://zumbaliciouscrew.com/en/zumba-online-class/ be used for mining too. With MacMiner they reach 14 Mh in ETH.

The 2 iMac remain unused weekdays from 18:00 to 08:00, and weekends all day. For the other 2 M1 Macs, very similar conditions.

So, I would like your advise to select the best apps or terminal code for each type of chip, Intel and ARM, to run at full speed with both, CPU and GPU at same time.

Your help would greatly appreciated. Thanks
While mining on personal computers, especially with CPUs and GPUs, is not as profitable as it used to be, if you're interested in doing it for educational purposes or experimentation, here are some options for mining cryptocurrencies on your iMac and M1:

For Intel-based iMacs (i9 and i7):
XMR-Stak:
- This miner supports mining for Monero and other Cryptonight-based cryptocurrencies. It allows for both CPU and GPU mining.
- [XMR-Stak GitHub](https://github.com/fireice-uk/xmr-stak)
NiceHash Miner:
NiceHash is a platform that allows you to sell your computing power to the highest bidder. It automatically switches to the most profitable cryptocurrency to mine.
[NiceHash](https://www.nicehash.com/)
CGMiner:
CGMiner is a popular and open-source miner for Bitcoin (BTC) and Litecoin (LTC). It's known for its stability and versatility.
[CGMiner GitHub](https://github.com/ckolivas/cgminer)

For M1:
xmrig:
XMRig is a high-performance Monero (XMR) CPU miner. It supports ARM architecture and is suitable for M1 Macs.
[XMRig GitHub](https://github.com/xmrig/xmrig)
Ethminer: Ethminer is a command-line Ethereum (ETH) miner. It supports OpenCL and should work on M1 Macs.
[Ethminer GitHub](https://github.com/ethereum-mining/ethminer)
BeePool: BeePool has an ARM64-compatible version for mining various cryptocurrencies. It has a user-friendly interface.
[BeePool](https://www.beepool.org/)
Important Notes:
- Mining on personal computers may not be profitable due to high electricity costs and the diminishing returns of cryptocurrency mining.
- Ensure that you're compliant with local regulations and consider the environmental impact of mining.

Always check the legitimacy of the mining software and pools you choose, and be cautious of potential security risks. Additionally, keep in mind that mining on personal hardware may not yield significant returns and could potentially lead to increased electricity costs.
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