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June 06, 2011, 11:39:27 PM
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Hi

I tried it all: CPU mining, GPU mining on AMD 64bit GNU/Linux servers, MAC OSX computers with graphic cards, included javascript on a heavy traffic webserver. Used Diablominer, cpuminer, patching graphic card drivers etc.
Now I made 0.0001 BTC within 4 days fidling around with all that.

The miner pool servers only rarely indicate that some BTCs are generated and rarely indicate the hashrate. Using miner scripts with ./bitcoin -server running does not seem to do anything than spinning the fan on a higher rate.

I just don't get it and must be doing something wrong.  Huh

Need some assistance, please. Just would like to dig my own coin and try to find out more about this virtual market place.

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June 06, 2011, 11:41:47 PM
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Post hash rates from each of your efforts.  That is much more meaningful than the amount you generated

CPU mining is not worth your time.
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June 06, 2011, 11:42:12 PM
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How much total hashrate did you have going across all machines?  At 1000 Megahash / sec it could take you several weeks of mining to find a block.
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June 06, 2011, 11:42:57 PM
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CPU mining really shouldnt be done unless you have a source of free electricity  Wink  It simply isn't worth it.

For your GPU mining endeavors, what was your hash rate?
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June 06, 2011, 11:43:32 PM
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I just don't get it and must be doing something wrong.  Huh

... do I really have to get out there and spend thousands of real life bills for bad ass graphic cards and CPU's to get some virtual currency coins? Exchanging real money into BTC's just feels stupid and boring. Would like to know the "real way".  Roll Eyes

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June 06, 2011, 11:44:57 PM
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Post hash rates from each of your efforts.  That is much more meaningful than the amount you generated

CPU mining is not worth your time.

Differs from computer to computer. Maybe between 1.8 Mhas/sec to 4Mhash/sec

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June 06, 2011, 11:45:11 PM
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I just don't get it and must be doing something wrong.  Huh

... do I really have to get out there and spend thousands of real life bills for bad ass graphic cards and CPU's to get some virtual currency coins? Exchanging real money into BTC's just feels stupid and boring. Would like to know the "real way".  Roll Eyes
No, your hardware might be reasonable as is.  However you have yet to tell us that important detail, so that we can help you  Wink
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June 06, 2011, 11:46:06 PM
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CPU mining really shouldnt be done unless you have a source of free electricity  Wink  It simply isn't worth it.

For your GPU mining endeavors, what was your hash rate?

... my "free" energy source is solar power :-P

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June 06, 2011, 11:46:12 PM
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Post hash rates from each of your efforts.  That is much more meaningful than the amount you generated

CPU mining is not worth your time.

Differs from computer to computer. Maybe between 1.8 Mhas/sec to 4Mhash/sec
Sounds like you are CPU mining.  That's fairly dead, unfortunately.   What graphics card do you have?
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June 06, 2011, 11:48:20 PM
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I just don't get it and must be doing something wrong.  Huh

... do I really have to get out there and spend thousands of real life bills for bad ass graphic cards and CPU's to get some virtual currency coins? Exchanging real money into BTC's just feels stupid and boring. Would like to know the "real way".  Roll Eyes
No, your hardware might be reasonable as is.  However you have yet to tell us that important detail, so that we can help you  Wink

ya... let's say between 1.4 mhash/sec to 4 mhash/sec (like 1400 khash/sec to 4000 khash/sec. (right?) Wink

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June 06, 2011, 11:50:42 PM
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Sure you can mine with CPU mining, but it will take you a LONG Time to see any rewards.  unfortunately GPU mining is the most bang for your buck right now.  
The best cards to get right now are going to the Radeon 5830's, or 5850's and even 5870's.  THese will give you about the best return for your dollar spent.  

I bought 3 5850's new from amazon for $149. Heres a link:  http://amzn.to/jfFMRP   You will have to keep your eye sharp, as these things are getting hard to find.

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June 06, 2011, 11:51:06 PM
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Post hash rates from each of your efforts.  That is much more meaningful than the amount you generated

CPU mining is not worth your time.

Differs from computer to computer. Maybe between 1.8 Mhas/sec to 4Mhash/sec
Sounds like you are CPU mining.  That's fairly dead, unfortunately.   What graphics card do you have?

Nvidia GeForce MCX 4000 (GNU/Linux) , Matrox MGA G200e (GNU/Linux) and Nvidia GeForce 9400M GT (MAC)

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June 06, 2011, 11:52:17 PM
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Sure you can mine with CPU mining, but it will take you a LONG Time to see any rewards.  unfortunately GPU mining is the most bang for your buck right now.  
The best cards to get right now are going to the Radeon 5830's, or 5850's and even 5870's.  THese will give you about the best return for your dollar spent.  

I bought 3 5850's new from amazon for $149. Heres a link:  http://amzn.to/jfFMRP   You will have to keep your eye sharp, as these things are getting hard to find.

tnx for this advice. Would donate a BTC if I had one :-D

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June 06, 2011, 11:52:28 PM
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ya... let's say between 1.4 mhash/sec to 4 mhash/sec (like 1400 khash/sec to 4000 khash/sec. (right?) Wink

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June 06, 2011, 11:53:25 PM
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Sure you can mine with CPU mining, but it will take you a LONG Time to see any rewards.  unfortunately GPU mining is the most bang for your buck right now.  
The best cards to get right now are going to the Radeon 5830's, or 5850's and even 5870's.  THese will give you about the best return for your dollar spent.  

I bought 3 5850's new from amazon for $149. Heres a link:  http://amzn.to/jfFMRP   You will have to keep your eye sharp, as these things are getting hard to find.

... and what miner script r u using?

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June 06, 2011, 11:54:46 PM
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ya... let's say between 1.4 mhash/sec to 4 mhash/sec (like 1400 khash/sec to 4000 khash/sec. (right?) Wink

*facepalm*

 Grin hehe. Comeon gimme a chance.

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June 06, 2011, 11:57:01 PM
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I am running Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit.
Right now I am loving Phoenix miner. I have my cards slightly overclocked, and they are running cool and stable. HAvent had a freeze since my last clock tweak 4 days ago and they have been running 24x7.  You can see my hashrate at BTCGuild.com in my signature.  Just to give you an idea, I mined a total of 2.9 BTC in 24 hours yesterday, but you really have to take luck into consideration.... for example, the block we are currently mining is at 3 hours of work, while most of them yesterday were between 20 and 40 minutes.
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June 06, 2011, 11:59:09 PM
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Exchanging real money into BTC's just feels stupid and boring. Would like to know the "real way".  ::)
Actually buying bitcoins was VERY profitable recently :) People made thousands of dollars out of thin air.

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June 06, 2011, 11:59:29 PM
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I am running Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit.
Right now I am loving Phoenix miner. I have my cards slightly overclocked, and they are running cool and stable. HAvent had a freeze since my last clock tweak 4 days ago and they have been running 24x7.  You can see my hashrate at BTCGuild.com in my signature.  Just to give you an idea, I mined a total of 2.9 BTC in 24 hours yesterday, but you really have to take luck into consideration.... for example, the block we are currently mining is at 3 hours of work, while most of them yesterday were between 20 and 40 minutes.

w00w. - Bloody hell! Nice.

I tried to get phoenix running, but failed due to OpenCL incompatibility. Really need to get out ther then to get a decent graphics card. - Thanks for your advice and help.

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June 07, 2011, 12:01:21 AM
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Exchanging real money into BTC's just feels stupid and boring. Would like to know the "real way".  Roll Eyes
Actually buying bitcoins was VERY profitable recently Smiley People made thousands of dollars out of thin air.

yes, sure. - I've seen the exchange rates changing rapidly. But as I said, it just doesn't feel the right way.

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