Litecoin Mining FAQ

So, how do you get started with Litecoin mining?

You will need a Litecoin mining rig.  This is basically a PC with 1 or more AMD Radeon graphic cards installed.  You can use Nvidia graphic cards but your hashrate will be less than 1/3 performance of AMD Radeon graphic cards so we don’t recommend it.

Want to build a Litecoin rig?  See How to Build a Litecoin Mining Rig!

Once you have a Litecoin rig built, you will need to run the actual mining software to mine Litecoins.  See How to Install Ubuntu and Optimize CGMiner for Litecoin Rig!  You can use Windows but we don’t recommend it much unless you are going to use your Litecoin Rig as your computer during the day and as a Litecoin rig at night when you sleep.

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11 thoughts on “Litecoin Mining FAQ

  1. Dave

    Can a lite coin rig be built for OSX? Interested in getting started in scrypt mining, but don’t want to go back to using windows.

    1. Martin

      I would assume it can use OSX but it might not be as efficient as other operating systems. Also, if you don’t want to use windows try linux, it’s very efficient.

  2. Billir

    Hey Max
    I noticed you used a 192.186 address for your pool.
    I guess that you are using your own pool ??
    If this is the case – can you do one of your really fine demo’s on how to do this?
    Pros and Cons
    What computer, OS, software and some setup tips and alerts.

    1. Max Lee Post author

      Yes, I use a P2Pool for mining Dogecoin and many other scrypt coins, this is a better way to go since you are not relying on public pools and have your own “node”. I should have a tutorial guide later down the line but if you want to make your own, try this guide:,5586.0.html

  3. michel

    is it possible to solo mine with gridseed / the fury gawminer on raspberry pi or windows? how do you do this? thx for your reply

    1. Max Lee Post author

      Yes you can do it but solo mining is only profitable if difficulty is less than like 200 I would say.

      If you are using windows 7, create a dogecoin.conf file in Users/(username)/AppData/Roaming/DogeCoin — Using this info:


      For Windows, you need to make a .conf file then mine to that address with your CGMiner, similar for linux/raspberry pi.


  4. CryptoCrackaz LLC

    That 750mh/s scrypt asic release is the beginning of the end of scrypt coins. its retailing at just over $6000 on which is insane that’s $8 per 1mh/s making the original gridseed asics worth about $3 I fell for the whole bitcoin asic rush and lost plenty of money so luckily I never even considered buying a scrypt asic but this 750mh/s scrypt asic goes to show these asic producers purposely under power asics so they can sell more units Im sure by now they could produce a gh/s scrypt asic but them slowing stepping the asics hashrate up so a week later you could have had double the hashrate for half the price seems like a shitty greedy thing to do but to each their own I guess.

    1. Max Lee Post author

      Yeah I think it’s better to hold you money, these ASIC Scrypt coins are junk, everyone lost money, I don’t know a single person who made enough money to even recoup their initial investment.


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