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I've tried BFGminer, CGminer, and GUIminer. I'm registered on Slush's Pool. I can't get BFGminer.exe to even open though and GUIminer refuses to connect to Slush's Pool even if I manually put in the new address. I have no idea what I'm doing wrong. Can someone please help me? I'm super new to this if you can't tell.

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You cannot mine Bitcoin on a desktop (or laptop) computer these days. If you are trying to mine Bitcoin on Slush, you will need an ASIC. You can potentially mine ZCash on Slush, if you have a high performance graphics card. Slush does not support directly mining any other coins.

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Currently you can't mine BTC on your normal PC or laptop because now bitcoin blockchain dificulty lavel is too high . So you have to mine using cloud mining system and best performanable machine (E.G. Intel i9 board & processor, 8 GB DDR 4 RAM, Coller master SMPS also with a 1000 watt power supply and Nvidia TitanXP - Pascal - 3840 Cuda Cores - 12GB GDDR5X ) .

That is a only one way to mine BTC now days .

  • Mining on any kind of CPU is pointless now, ASICs are the only way you'll see any returns. Additionally, the wast majority of cloud mining is a scam. – Raghav Sood May 19 '18 at 11:41

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