Dash Mining software (CPU mining)

You will need software, a good starting place is this:

https://github.com/elmad/darkcoin-cpuminer-1.3-avx-aes

This software depends on your CPU supporting the AES-NI and AVX instruction sets. You can use CPU-Z to check if this is the case for your CPU:

CPU-Z showing details for an Intel i7 Haswell CPU

If your CPU does not support AES-NI and AVX, then you can try more generalized software which does not require specific instruction sets, such as these:

https://github.com/ig0tik3d/darkcoin-cpuminer-1.2c

https://github.com/tpruvot/cpuminer-multi

Our goal here is to choose mining software that supports the maximum possible instruction sets available on your CPU, and then try to increase the hash speed.

Once you have made your choice, click Releases and download and extract the zip file. The folder should look something like this: