First thing is first. Identify that you have a suitable GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) in your computer. This needs to have at least 3Gb of memory, so most onboard graphics won’t quite manage it. It will need to be a gaming GPU or such like.
If you are unsure if your computer has enough GPU processing power to mine Beam, you can check your device manager. If in further doubt, ping me a message and i’ll advise.
To make it simple, I am going to show you how to do this using one single software program, that you will need to install.
That is called GMINER. Gminer will allow both Nvidia and AMD GPU’s to mine Beam using a simple configuration line.
So, download the latest version suitable for your computer operating system (Windows or Linux currently available) from here:
Secondly, you need to get a Beam wallet, which will give you an address to mine with.
Identify your operating system and download the correct wallet. You can also use a mobile wallet on android or iOS.
In the wallet, generate a new address, and make it ‘never expiring’.
Copy the wallet address and paste it to the device you will be mining with (the computer with the GPU)
Next, run the Gminer software with a command line in the .bat file.
Let’s look at this from a windows perspective. Once you have extracted the Gminer software, you will find a file which is a file type .bat. Right click the .bat file and > edit. Remove all contents in it and paste in the following configuration.
miner.exe --algo beamhash --server pool.raskul.com --port 1690 --ssl 1 --user YOUR_ADDRESS.RIG_ID --pass x
Don’t forget to replace YOUR_ADDRESS with your wallet address.
Also replace RIG_ID with a desired computer name.
For example, desktop.
Save the file.
All being well, you should be able to simply double-click the .bat file and a CMD terminal will open, and begin mining for you. Don’t close this window, unless you want to stop mining!
After a short while you will see your Beam address appear on the http://pool.raskul.com/workers page, with corresponding rig name in a coloured graph.
You may need to allow the software to bypass your antivirus software – this is safe to do.
If you have any queries on how to do any of this, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and i’ll talk you through it.