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June 15, 2011, 11:05:27 PM
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Hello, and thank you for your time.

I am currently mining bitcoins on my main system without much trouble, ordered and looking forward to  a second 5770 to crossfire.

Anyways my question is I have an old computer here, I believe it has an AGP x 4 vid card ( Radeon 9550 XL, P/N 102A 0353110 )

Couple quick questions, is there a agp x 4 vid card available that supports opencl that I can buy?

2nd if I don't know much about building a computer, could i just buy a new motherboard, memory and add another windows xp ( for the new mother board )
( if the motherboard fits in the case )?

Or anyone have a link to a cheap complete system from like new egg?

 If I know I have every part I will need and they are compatible, I know I can put it all together Smiley 

I can't promise anything but if I use someones setup and it is a good deal I would be happy to send some bitcoins upon me purchasing it and getting it to work.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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June 15, 2011, 11:11:04 PM
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The best chance you're gonna have for an AGP is this...A radeon 4650:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161337

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As for your second question...

Get something like this :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16856101115

And stick the biggest/coolest videocard you can in there, stuff it somewhere, and let the thing mine and mine and mine:)

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At the beginning of 2010, I tried out an AGP HD 4670 for gaming in an old (built in 2004) single-core Pentium 4 system. The CPU bottlenecked the card, so I just sold off the components and used the money toward a (used) Intel X48 (Core 2 Duo) motherboard with PCI Express.

As far as your old system goes, I don't think it would be worthwhile to try and mine using it. An HD 4670 only gets about 36.14 Mhash/sec (40.11 Mhash/sec at best), and for $105 for the card after rebate at Newegg, it just doesn't make much sense pricewise. To compare, I got an HD 5870 on eBay for $220 that does ten times the hashrate.
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