Step 1: Litecoin LTC GPU mining This guide will show you how to get started with Litecoin GPU mining. If anything is unclear in this guide please leave a bitcoin mining 500 mhash about it. You’ll want to start with pooled mining as solo mining is not very viable anymore.
The difficulty of the network is too high to effectively solo mine with a single computer. It’ll take a very long time to get a single block of 50 LTC. I suggest you skip to step 2 for pooled mining. If you want to solo-mine you’ll need to have the litecon client installed and configured. You can download the litecoin client here, if you are running windows look for the latest litecoin-x.
After you installed the litecoin client it will have to catch up with the network first before you can start mining as you can see in the image below. Now you should get this pop-up as you’re trying to change the extension of a . In Windows XP this menu should be visible without pressing ALT. You should change the username and password for safety, even though you’re only allowing the localhost here trojans and mallware ect.
Step 2: Ltc mining software, cgminer and guiminer-scrypt Currently I advice you to use cgminer as guiminer-scrypt is still very unstable. Cgminer is command line software and a bit harder to set up but if you follow this guide it should be no problem as we also create shortcuts on your desktop to start the mining. I won’t be covering the Reaper miner here since it is less stable than cgminer and doesn’t have any performance advantages. Cgminer for windows, linux and the source are available here or a backup link for the windows client here. This one is not recommended but you can try it if you like. Now not all graphic cards support mining but if you purchased a medium range or better one the last 1-3 years you should be able to mine. AMD card you’ll need the AMD-APP-SDK, which can download here.
AMD drivers are up to date. Step 3: Setting up the mining pool If you are solo mining you can proceed to step 4. In order to mine with a pool you’ll have to register an account. I will be using coinotron in this guide. Make sure LTC is selected under coin. Step 4: Starting with mining Now you’ll have to determine the optimum settings. Intensity, this you can set anywhere from 0 to 18 where at 18 your computer becomes unusable and might even freeze.