Hello, I have been thinking of using my recently adquired free time to build a mining rig, mainly just for fun but also for a bit of profit. I can't get it to work, here is what I did.
I have an old motherboard, 8gb of ddr3 ram, an i5-650 and a NVIDIA geforce 330 2GB version (yes I know nvidia is crap for mining, I plan on upgrading but I want it to work first).
I install windows 10 and update my graphics card drivers from manufacturer page.
I download geth and create a new account, then I proceed to synchronize to the blockchain by typing geth --rpc, this process has been runing for several hours 4-5 importing blocks by 2048, isn't it supposed to end earlier? is it working?
I also created a ethereum wallet for mining in a pool, which can be done without snychronizing to the chain as far as I understand. I followed this tutorial https://cryptocompare.com/mining/guides/how-to-connect-to-an-ethereum-mining-pool/
so I download Ethereum (++) and on the Release folder I launch this command
ethminer.exe -F http://eth1.nanopool.org:8888/myaddress-G
It begins building the DAG file and when it stops it displays an error:
I cannot seem to be able to solve this by searching it on the internet, any help please? thank you