Choose your pool based on the ping latency, uptime, fee, users, etc. Please support P2Pool nodes if possible, since they keep mining decentralized and protect the network from 51% attacks!
You will also need to create a Dash address to receive your payout. To do this in Dash Core wallet, see here.
Keep all your mining files in a single folder. In this example we will work from the Desktop. The node selected for this example is from the p2poolming.us list and is located in China:
- Reduce the number of threads for added desktop usability and heat reduction.
- If the CPU temp temperature is too high, consider fitting a new fan and check that the heat sink thermal paste on the CPU is adequate.
- Tweak the processor clock speed for added performance using a motherboard controller like AI Suite for Asus motherboards. Reduction of CPU core voltage will result in lower temperature but increased instability.
- Try to select a pool that is nearby to reduce network latency. If the node appears slow, switch to another location.