Are you a noob looking to mine Garlicoin? Do you own a Windows PC with an AMD graphics card?
If you answered yes to these questions, then this guide is for you.
Let’s not waste time, here’s how to get started mining Garlicoin on your Windows PC.
Mining can literally cause your PC to catch on fire. Proceed at your own risk.
Part 1: Set Up a Wallet in Garlium
Before you can mine Garlicoin, you’re going to need a wallet to store your earnings. Here’s how:
Go to the Garlium website
Download the “Installer for Windows” via the big blue button.
Install and launch the Garlium software.
Create a name for your wallet, or keep the default:
Garlium Setup Wallet Name Screen as of Jan 29, 2018
Choose the “Standard wallet” on this screen:
Garlium Setup Wallet Type Screen as of Jan 29, 2018
Choose “Create a new seed” here:
Garlium Setup Keystore Type Screen as of Jan 29, 2018
Choose “Standard” seed type:
Garlium Setup Seed Confirmation Screen as of Jan 29, 2018
Next, you’ll see the all important “wallet generation seed.” Write these words on a piece of paper, or print them out, but do NOT save the seed anywhere on your computer and certainly not online.
Garlium Setup Seed Screen as of Jan 29, 2018
Once you have the words written down, click Next.
Type in your seed from the previous step to make sure you wrote it down correctly, and again, click Next:
Garlium Seed Confirmation Screen as of Jan 29, 2018
IMPORTANT: Store the piece of paper with your seed words in a safe place, ideally secure from fire / water / etc. These words can be used to recreate your wallet from any computer.
Finally, set a password to encrypt your keys, then click Next. This is optional but recommended. Here’s the screen:
Garlium Setup Password Screen as of Jan 29, 2018
At this point, you should see the main Galium interface, which will default to a sad, empty History tab:
Garlium history tab as of Jan 29, 2018
Click on Receive tab. It looks like this:
The Garlium receive tab as of Jan 29, 2018
Copy your “Receiving address” by clicking the little blue icon.
Congratulations, you’ve just set up your first Garlicoin wallet and stored the address in your clipboard. Now let’s move and set up some mining software.
Part 2: Set Up the Mining Client
Choose your GPU brand to continue. If you don’t know it, you probably wouldn’t be reading this.
Mining Garlicoin With an AMD GPU
Download the SGMiner client
Extract the .zip file to the location of your choosing.
Open the folder, which should have a name like “sgminer-5.5.5-gm-nicehash-8-windows-amd64,” and find the file named 11GARLICOIN – POOL.bat
Right click on that file, choose “Edit” to see the .bat file:
The SGMiner BAT File, portions highlighted, as of Jan 29, 2018
Find the word “ADDRESS” and paste your Garlium receiving address from step #12 above in there. It should look something like “GeqxEKzj6R7BpFe2Qtnd1TqWrRGM59epP7” or similar.
Find the url “stratum+tcp://garlicbois.com:3333” and replace it with “stratum+tcp://freshgarlicblocks.net:3032” (without the quotes).
Make note of the intensity setting, which is the 13 you see highlighted above. We’ll tweak this a bit later to try and make sure you’re getting the most oomph from your GPU.
Next, save the .bat file and close it if you’d like.
Mining Garlicoin With an NVIDIA GPU
If you’re good at following directions, and a bit lucky, at this point you should be ready to start mining Garlicoin.
Part 3: Mining Garlicoin, Optiminizing Intensity, and Sweet Success
Okay, sooooo close! Now we’re gonna download a temperature monitor and start mining some garlicoin.
Before we fire up that .bat file, download, install, and run the appropriate temperature monitoring app for your GPU:
NOTE: If you already have a way to monitor your GPU temperature, or want to do your own research, please do. The examples above are just one option.
More coming soon! White you’re waiting, here’s what it looks like once you’re mining:
Mining console mining Garlicoin (GRLC) using ccminer. // Image via ccminer
And here’s an overclock screen:
Example of overclocked GPU settings in EVGA. [These are NOT recommended settings.] // Image via EVGA
And here’s a Garlium wallet:
Image via Garlium as of Feb 15, 2018
Garlicoin Mining Pools
Here are a few “popular” Garlicoin mining pools, with fees as of Feb 4, 2018:
Visit the Garlicoin pool list for even more pools that you can sort by hash rates, pool %, number of workers, fees, and more.