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Alternate cryptocurrencies => Mining (Altcoins) => Topic started by: mikemar319 on December 07, 2017, 09:36:13 AM

Title: Been Researching But Need help (serious)
Post by: mikemar319 on December 07, 2017, 09:36:13 AM
Hey folks,

So anyways I've been in crypto for 6 months now, educated myself, and have done well. But I've never mined anything.

I have an old laptop from 2007 and YES I know its current guts won't get me jack sh!t (actually still works tho).

But I'm an engineer for a day job so I can afford to put a couple bucks aside and I'm here to ask if it's feasible to build the lap top into something useful.

It'd be nice if I could make an extra 50-100$ a month using something that I may throw away anyways.

If that's not useful I can get a computer off craigslist for 50$ and build it.

I went to a lot of sites like what to mine and coinwarz and was just totally confused, so I know I have some work to do.

Also, if you think this is super stupid and won't do me any good please say so!

I currently hold Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple and Potcoin.

Debating Dash and IOTA after their dips take place (currently in motion)



Title: Re: Been Researching But Need help (serious)
Post by: Cuzzle on December 07, 2017, 10:09:50 AM
You will not be able to earn any where near what you mentioned with a laptop

Best thing would be to mine a cpu specific coin like aeon.

Google cpu minable coins, I found this

This will introduce you to the mining world and you will learn a lot.

Use the information you learn to choose a mining direction ie gpu mine alt coins.

Title: Re: Been Researching But Need help (serious)
Post by: leonix007 on December 07, 2017, 12:26:00 PM
Mining with Laptop is not recommended, since you will be seeking a decent bucks return and not just a hobbiest thing or try these setups, so basically you will just fry the hardware as it is not design for a 24/7 full load mining, if you're aiming for an altcoin, GPU's are mostly miners are doing. those mining calculators were tools for reference what could be the most profitable at present pointing to your specific hardwares.