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May 29, 2011, 07:29:59 PM
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I am new to Bitmining and I am running a NVIDIA 8600 GTS card and im getting about 7.6Mhashes using local mining.

Now the question i have is when i am running guiminer I notice that the difficulty level is always 1.  Do i set the difficulty? is there a way to set it? Is this the current correct difficulty level?

I have noticed looking at the mining calculators and such out there that at this difficulty i should be rakeing in the Bitcoins, but many other places I have seen shows that the difficulty is much higher?

What  gives?

Obviuosly i thought i had a decent video card untill i saw a list of how many more Mhashes/sec other cards get.

I hope you can help me answer any of these questions and all tips and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance
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May 29, 2011, 07:42:49 PM
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Are you talking about the -d1 flag? If so, that's the device, I believe, not difficulty.

Difficulty is something that is network-wide and you cannot alter it in guiminer.

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May 29, 2011, 07:42:57 PM
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you don't find coins, you find blocks. 1 block found earns you 50 bitcoins.

with that card it will be about a year before you find a block solo mining.
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May 29, 2011, 08:04:04 PM
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I am new to Bitmining and I am running a NVIDIA 8600 GTS card and im getting about 7.6Mhashes using local mining.

Now the question i have is when i am running guiminer I notice that the difficulty level is always 1.  Do i set the difficulty? is there a way to set it? Is this the current correct difficulty level?

I have noticed looking at the mining calculators and such out there that at this difficulty i should be rakeing in the Bitcoins, but many other places I have seen shows that the difficulty is much higher?

What  gives?

Obviuosly i thought i had a decent video card untill i saw a list of how many more Mhashes/sec other cards get.

I hope you can help me answer any of these questions and all tips and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance
-Razorboi

If you want to mine any coins without actually mining a block, look into "mining pools", such as http://www.bitcoins.lc
You can get fractions of BTC instead of mining an entire 50 BTC block.

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May 29, 2011, 08:05:15 PM
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Join a pool ... Slush, Deepbit, BTCMine, BTCGuild, etc

If that gfx card is in a machine that is only for Bitcoin mining then don't bother. Give up now.

If it is in a machine that you use for other things, gaming, work, surfing, etc, then carry on and join a pool.
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May 29, 2011, 08:30:19 PM
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The miner lists those low difficulty hashes mostly to show you that work is being done. In pooled mining, they are sent to the pool as shares.

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