It contains everything!
Before we get started with the mining of Ethereum coins we need an Ethereum Adress that will be used for Mining and Transactions later on in the guide.
The First Wallet is from Freewallet and supports Android/IOS Phones and has an easy interface for beginners.
The Second Wallet is from Etherwall and supports Windows/OS/Linux and also has an easy interface.
To go on step 2 we need to see if your Graphics Card (GPU) is able to Mine Ethereum. So here is a list of all GPU's Supported for Mining: (Some Laptop cards are supported too like GTX 970m)
9xx cards in Windows 7 x64: Driver 368.81
9xx cards in Windows 10 x64: Driver 352.xx
10xx cards in Windows 7 x64: just use latest
10xx cards in Windows 10 x64: just use latest
7xxx, 2xx and 3xx, 2GB or more
So now that you know your GPU is compatible for mining we will go to the Opperating System that you will need to start mining. There are many opperating systems available and i will cover them all and what they are capable of in the list below so pick out your needs:
Windows 7: 4 GPU's
Windows 8: 5 GPU's
Windows 10: 6+ GPU's
macOS: No GPU's
Linux: 6+ GPU's
Ubuntu: 6+ GPU's
EthOS: 6+ GPU's
GenEthOs: 6+ GPU's
Now that you installed your opperating system on your system or miner you will need the software to start mining, you will need your miner from Step #1 and the download link from the miner Here. Make sure you download the miner: WIN or LINUX Buried ETH Claymore v7.3 Miner.rar and extract the miner to your desktop.
The extracted miner should look like the image shown next to this step.
After Extracting the Miner we need to adjust a file in the miner so that it mines on your adress.
To do so we see 2 files called "Start Miner 2GB Cards" and Start Miner 4GB Cards" So the 2GB file is for 2GB GPU's and the 4GB file is for 4GB GPU's and above.
Right click the file that is meant for your GPU and click "Edit", Change the Ethereum Wallet Adress to YOUR Adress and change the "YourMiner" to anything you like.
Also change to the nearest server by editing the "us1" to "eu1", "eu2", "cn1", "us1", "us2", "asia1".
When you changed the Adress, Miner Name and Server you should save the file and you are ready for the next step..
Now that your "Start Miner" File has been asjusted to your adress, you should double click it and you will see that it will start to mine Ethereum.
Make sure your GPU temperatures are not too hot and stable for at least 30 minutes.
To check your GPU temperatures you can use something like GPU Temp and you will be safe if you stay under 85 Degrees Celcius!
Now that your Miner is running you should check out how its mining Ethereum Realtime on a website called Ethermine.org.
If you click that link you should see an adress search bar in the right top corner, fill in your Wallet Adress you created in Step #1 and you can see everything you desire.
The payout is set to 1 ETH by default, to change it you will need to go to the "Settings" Tab on your miner page, after you change the payout to your desired amount you will need to save it using your IP adress.
You can see your IP adress on this link Here.