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?
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
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.