Ahoy, all, me be Ahab.
I was literally introduced to bitcoin yesterday by a friend that was planning on paying bitcoins to people who helped him build things in minecraft, but I haven't heard back from him on that.
I originally thought that because of the logarithmic inflation rates that this was one big pump and dump scheme about a year ago, but since there's a strong community, I might as well jump in.
So now I've got an ewallet, guiminer and a mining pool, mineco.in, and I'm figuring out everything for the first time. I was messing around with guiminer and managed to BSOD, so I figured it was dangerous to go it alone, so here I am.
MHash/J isn't really a problem because I have a solar panel array on my roof. Also, my laptop is a 3 year old mid-line, so it only eats about 90w.
ASUSTeK X83vB Laptop
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T6400 @ 2.00GHz
Bus Speed 199.5 MHz
Rated Bus Speed 798.0 MHz
Stock Core Speed 2000 MHz
Stock Bus Speed 200 MHz
4.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 399MHz Stock (6-6-6-18)
512MB nVidia GeForce 9300M GS Driver 275.27
Bus Interface PCI Express x1
Shaders 8 unified
Physical Memory 512 MB
Virtual Memory 2304 MB
Bus Width 64 Bit
Current GPU Clock OC 666 MHz
Current Memory Clock OC 1332 MHz
Current Shader Clock OC 533 MHz
313GB Western Digital WDC WD3200BEVT-22ZCT0 SATA
Anyway the current predicaments I face are cooling because the solar is enough for a clock, laptop, minifridge and a few other things, but not enough for the window rattler, and not knowing how to correctly set stuff in GUIminer.
I add the arguments -v -w256 to the worker running my GPU and the hashrate jumps up to something like 226 GHash/s so obviously I don't know what the hell I'm doing. I also got a BSOD when I tried a suggestion that I run a CUDA worker. Is there a better mine client for laptop GPUs?
So now I'm learning, and my GPU is chugging along at a steady 1 MHash/s, and my CPU worker at 4 MHash/s, but doesn't have any work from the mine pool. Does that mean I can run shares from a different pool on my CPU?
So I have a lot of questions and I'll be researching them studiously, but if anyone prefers to help me I wouldn't say no to answers.
In the end it's something I can run in the background to make a few bucks. I'm currently unemployed, so every penny counts! If I get enough, I might trade it out and play the forex and speculate against bitcoin. My stats teacher said I might have a knack for it. It'd beat having a real job
See you all around.