Aeon Mining With aeon-stak-amd On Windows 10

Recently I have been interested in Aeon so I have started to throw some hashing power behind it to accumulate coins. This guide will use aeon-stak-amd with prebuilt Windows binaries from this thread on Bitcoin Talk. I have also uploaded the binaries to my site in case something happens with that link.

Once you have downloaded and extracted aeon-stak-amd we will want to open up config.txt. Your first section you will need to edit will be this:

/* 
 * Number of GPUs that you have in your system. Each GPU will get its own CPU thread.
 */
"gpu_thread_num" : 2,

/*
 * GPU configuration. You should play around with intensity and worksize as the fastest settings will vary.
 *      index    - GPU index number usually starts from 0
 *  intensity    - Number of parallel GPU threads (nothing to do with CPU threads)
 *   worksize    - Number of local GPU threads (nothing to do with CPU threads)
 * affine_to_cpu - This will affine the thread to a CPU. This can make a GPU miner play along nicer with a CPU miner.
 */
"gpu_threads_conf" : [ 
	{ "index" : 0, "intensity" : 512, "worksize" : 8, "affine_to_cpu" : 0 },
	{ "index" : 0, "intensity" : 512, "worksize" : 8, "affine_to_cpu" : 0 },
],

/*
 * Platform index. This will be 0 unless you have different OpenCL platform - eg. AMD and Intel.
 */
"platform_index" : 1,

In my example above, I am mining on one AMD Video card (in this case a Radeon 7950) using two GPU threads. I had to use platform_index 1 instead of 0. If you receive errors try changing this.

The next section you will edit will be your pool information. Please see this post regarding Aeon-Pool.com.

"pool_address" : "pool.aeon.hashvault.pro:5555",
"wallet_address" : "WmrzosejkPA1vbx18hh9x3fCKsvLMUvbgX4bQwaS7Zds4VDq4kRchT25V1owsbnx8LDZ1xWg48DQnfjFFwGS3z6j2FX9H59F6",
"pool_password" : "x",

You can find a list of pools to join in the sidebar of /r/aeon or via http://aeonpools.net/

Now that you have filled out the config.txt the only remaining thing to do is to run xmr-stak-amd file.

aeon-stak-amd

As always, if you have found this useful and want to help keep these kinds of articles coming, please check out my donation page for coins I accept!

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Eugene Bondarev
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Hi there, cool article.

But why two threads with “intensity” : 512, “worksize” : 8

Currently mining monero on 7950 and there is no difference between one thread “intensity” : 768 , “worksize” : 8 and the config above.

Just curious how do this numbers relate to GPU hardware.

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