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June 07, 2011, 12:24:38 PM
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Hi all,

I previously got bitcoin working on a mac computer along with GPU mining, but when I try the same on windows I can't even get a preliminary "khash/s" in the bitcoin program nor do I see a button or dropdown option for starting to mine.

If I set my bitcoin.conf to autogenerate, then I see a "Generating" status, but nothing happens even if left overnight.

Any thoughts?
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June 07, 2011, 12:43:25 PM
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Ah thanks, that explains it;

I was under the impression that if I run the bitcoin client, then it provides a server for a GPU miner to connect to?

I'm using GUIMiner and it's giving me constant "Problems communicating with bitcoin RPC"

Do I need to install some library/other software on my pc that macs usually come with?
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June 07, 2011, 01:44:11 PM
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Mikerz,  you might also want to look at right clicking on the short cut and select 'run as administrator' that usually works with the bitcoinclient software on Win7

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June 07, 2011, 02:24:15 PM
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Well, thanks for the suggestions I'll try out running everything with full access as well as a different gpu miner.

According to the calculator, it should still be profitable for me considering i'll have .5-1 GHash/s at my disposal with multiple machines

How are the average yields in pools? I've avoided them because it seems like I would be putting in the same amount of processing for a potentially much lower yield.

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