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May 29, 2011, 11:40:24 AM
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Can mining rigs be used for something else, (if/when it is payed off, becomes cost ineffective) ?
I intend to buy 1 motherboard that can hold 2 or 4 graphic cards,
Could I run chess software on those graphic cards, to have a home chess "supercomputer" ?
I don't understand this, what OS is installed on mining rigs, linux, or something custom made for mining only?
I was thinking something like linux - wine - fritz software configuration on it...


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What should i do with bitcoin client on my computer ?
I have bought some btc, waiting for the "this time next year" scenario Smiley
I have stored several copies of encripted wallet.dat here and there...
I don't intend to spend them soon.
Should I just uninstall the bitcoin, so that some virus or worm or trojan could not find wallet on my pc ?

later, I just download and install bitcoin, copy paste wallet.dat in it ?
Is that how it should be done?
I don't want to screw something up...
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May 29, 2011, 11:46:58 AM
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Can mining rigs be used for something else, (if/when it is payed off, becomes cost ineffective) ?
I intend to buy 1 motherboard that can hold 2 or 4 graphic cards,
Could I run chess software on those graphic cards, to have a home chess "supercomputer" ?
I don't understand this, what OS is installed on mining rigs, linux, or something custom made for mining only?
I was thinking something like linux - wine - fritz software configuration on it...


2)
What should i do with bitcoin client on my computer ?
I have bought some btc, waiting for the "this time next year" scenario Smiley
I have stored several copies of encripted wallet.dat here and there...
I don't intend to spend them soon.
Should I just uninstall the bitcoin, so that some virus or worm or trojan could not find wallet on my pc ?

later, I just download and install bitcoin, copy paste wallet.dat in it ?
Is that how it should be done?
I don't want to screw something up...


1. Yes, you could probably run something like F@H.
 1a) no idea
 1b) You can use Windows, Mac or Unix, doesn't matter.
 1c) ^

2. At the moment I recommend waiting, this time last week they sold for about $6.50, now it's fluctuating around $8-9

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Should I just uninstall the bitcoin, so that some virus or worm or trojan could not find wallet on my pc ?

That won't make a difference, if you want them to be safe without encrypting, move them to a different directory, and rename.

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later, I just download and install bitcoin, copy paste wallet.dat in it ?

Yep
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May 29, 2011, 12:31:19 PM
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I think that GPUs aren't very good for chess and that the popular chess software do not use them.
A search brought up this blog about developing a GPU chess software.

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May 29, 2011, 12:33:54 PM
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Should I just uninstall the bitcoin, so that some virus or worm or trojan could not find wallet on my pc ?
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That won't make a difference, if you want them to be safe without encrypting, move them to a different directory, and rename.

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I just wanted to know if it is safe to uninstall and delete everything,
after i have stored (and encripted) wallet.dat somewhere.

thanx for reply...
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May 29, 2011, 12:35:41 PM
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I just wanted to know if it is safe to uninstall and delete everything,
after i have stored (and encripted) wallet.dat somewhere.

thanx for reply...
Yes, you can delete everything as long as you have a copy of wallet.dat somewhere.

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May 29, 2011, 12:55:32 PM
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Should I just uninstall the bitcoin, so that some virus or worm or trojan could not find wallet on my pc ?

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That won't make a difference, if you want them to be safe without encrypting, move them to a different directory, and rename.




I just wanted to know if it is safe to uninstall and delete everything,
after i have stored (and encripted) wallet.dat somewhere.

thanx for reply...


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