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March 21, 2013, 09:52:00 AM
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I have noticed that my mining pool (50btc) are now offering the option of selecting share difficulty. A higher difficulty share pays more, but takes longer to generate, so what is the advantages if any of selecting a higher share difficulty? I am mining in pps.
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March 21, 2013, 10:09:51 AM
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I have noticed that my mining pool (50btc) are now offering the option of selecting share difficulty. A higher difficulty share pays more, but takes longer to generate, so what is the advantages if any of selecting a higher share difficulty? I am mining in pps.
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Less bandwidth usage.

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March 21, 2013, 12:17:31 PM
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i am using a hd 5970, catalyst 11.12, sdk 2.1, cgminer 2.11.3 and my hashrate is about 795mhs
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March 21, 2013, 12:18:35 PM
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so would it be better for me to use higher or lower share difficulty?
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March 21, 2013, 12:41:21 PM
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so would it be better for me to use higher or lower share difficulty?

That's a fairly low hash rate so it really wouldn't make much difference.  I don't think so anyway.  But it wouldn't hurt either and it would save you and the pool a little bit of bandwidth usage.

When you go to an ASIC based mining hardware for Bitcoin then you will want to increase your difficulty for shares.  Most pools have an automatic/dynamic option by default so if yours has that enable it and see what the pool does with your difficulty.

Basically the higher difficulty shares you submit the fewer shares you submit which lightens the load on the pools servers.
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March 21, 2013, 02:50:41 PM
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I have noticed that my mining pool (50btc) are now offering the option of selecting share difficulty. A higher difficulty share pays more, but takes longer to generate, so what is the advantages if any of selecting a higher share difficulty? I am mining in pps.
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Dunno how it works on 50BTC, but on HHTT increasing the difficulty to certain points lowers the fee.  Over a long period of time, you'd get the exact same number of difficulty 1 shares regardless of your set difficulty level.   Umm, if the fees are the same regardless, I think the only benefit might be that it uses less of your upstream bandwidth?

i occasionally mess around on HHTT and set difficulty to 10000, 20000, sometimes the max (65536) and just see if I get lucky...  65536 hit pays about .34 bitcoins or so...

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