Here is a pretty good explanation of setting up a cryptocurrency miner.
It is geared toward LiteCoins but seems to be easily generalized so that figuring out how to set up a miner for other cruptocurrencies, like Dogecoin for example, is straight forward. It’s especially helpful for GUIminer.
And then below this excerpt is a good step by step LiteCoin mining video tutorial.
Hello all! We decided to make a step by step guide, with pictures as well, since more and more people were requesting it(so many new people jump in the LTC train since the price skyrocketed). So, here we go! A detailed guide from scratch, hand by hand from downloading your wallet to start mining litecoins! Let us start!1. First things first, DOWNLOAD and install the latest version of the LiteCoin wallet! Grab it from the official site AND ONLY! Link –> www.litecoin.org We repeat: AVOID online wallets, echanges, hell, even pools to store your coins! ALWAYS HAVE YOUR COINS in your wallet, and make sure you backup your wallet as well!!
Grabbed the wallet? Installed?Awesome =D Now run it, let it sync(it could take several hours to do the first sync, don’t worry) and find your unique LiteCoin address in the Receive tab! It should be something like this:Copy and paste your address somewhere, preferably with the copy address button! We are going to need in a bit later. Lets move to step 2!2. You will need some descent GPUs to mine LiteCoins. In theory, you could mine with CPUs as well(heck, you could even mine with your mobile phone) but its highly NOT recommended. The difficulty now is SO HIGH and your hashrate will be SO LOW that you will end up burning electricity for nothing. While both AMD and NVIDIA cards can mine litecoins, we highly suggest AMD, since they mine faster. LOT faster. Our two personal favourites are the GigaByte 7950 card and the HIS 7950 ones, but literally any model/brand will do the job. Got the cards? Great! Lets go to step 3!3. VERY IMPORTANT!! Many people skip this 3rd step, and they end up having extremely bad results… So, here we go, with bold letters.Download AMD Catalyst 13.1 Software Suite Vista/7 64-bit AMDAND AMD APP SDK v2.8Link for AMD Catalyst 13.1 is here— http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/2196/amd-catalyst-13-1-software-suite-vista-7-64-bit/