If you have a NVIDIA card and want to mine while using the compy the best is the rpcminer-cuda.exe
I am able to mine @ 62 Mhash/s average on 1 GTX 460
I know its not maxing out the card with the standard settings. This is good for my non-dedicated miner.
The cool thing is with standard settings on rpcminer-cuda it has had no noticeable effect on desktop activities (Win7)
I disable when playing intensive vidya games.
When using Media Player Classic - Home Cinema (by far the best movie player for windows
) if I watch the statistics on a full 1080p movie (.mkv) it drops frames occasionally. Its has no effect on less intensive video files (720p, 480i).
From what I gather the ATI cards are much
superior at mining due to their totally different architecture.
I wouldn't CPU mine, with my overclocked AMD Phenom X6 1090T cpu mining resulted in like 50khash/s
it used 100% of my cpu processing and barely did sh*t.
-Use ATI cards
-Don't Crossfire, it slows down mining
-Phoenix or Diablominer look like the best for ATI cards
-Experiment with different miners and settings, do it for Science!