Meanwhile regarding your rant full of inaccurate information ... if you spent the money of your electricity bill, that you using mining on the nVidia card, to buy BTC, you'd get more BTC and also help increase the price of BTC ... and reduce Carbon output at the same time
But if I didn't mess around with these miners, and learn all about this stuff, and just purchased the BTC,
i would be like ever other noob who hasn't a clue of how and why bitcoin is a better option than our current Federal Reserve System.
(corrupt officials can't exactly counterfeit BTC)
Like I said I am not here to mine, just to learn about the whole process, and what exactly is being "mined"
I disagree that my COMMENT was complete inaccurate, but my time and electrons are worth more than to argue with you over something that I already know.
There are no good cuda miners for windows, and the rpcminer was last updated nov of 2011.
And I am not going to switch to linux just to try a different miner (you show cg miner)
I tried cgminer with opencl and my hash rates were 1/2 of the cuda miner, and it used 75% cpu while using 100% of both gtx460 cards.
Rpcminer uses almost no cpu while using 100% of both gtx460cards.
The coin labs miner looks like its a mod of rpcminer. Plus is looks like you must use coinlabs to use their miner.
Why would you tell me to use a miner that requires me to use a different pool...
I am posting in the P2Pool because that is what I want to use, im not going to switch to a different pool just so I can use a special miner.
If the miner won't even work with the thread topic(P2 Pool), don't mention it, its useless info.https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=99523.0
My point that I was trying to make is ati owners can choose between like 10 different miners, but nvidia get what... 2?
(if you call cgminer even viable, at the horrid performace it does)
Tell ya what lets agree to disagree, because you attack my post and say its full of crap basically, but then you mention that I must switch to linux... to use cgminer... cgminer sucks with nvidia.. or use coinlabs miner, which IS rpcminer/requires you to leave p2pool...
But hey, everyone ignore me cause all this is completely inaccurate.
So lets make some use out of this post...
If i set my refresh rate to 100ms, at my low has rate (150mh/s) won't I never find a share because my GPU's don't have enough time on the current block to find any shares?
Doesn't the refresh rate REQUIRE a minimum hash rate to find any share or block?
What would increasing my refresh rate to say 1000ms do?
Give me potential dead/orphan shares? (local dead on arrival)
I have tried refreshrates of 100ms, 750ms, 4000ms, 8000ms...
If I go longer refresh rates (above 1000ms) then I will get lots of dead on arrival, but I find that my share # goes up.
Some arrive as dead, orphans, but more show up as good shares.
If I set my refresh rate to say 100ms... I find that I produce NO shares, no dead, and no orphans, in a 24hour period.
If I set it to 750ms, I find I can produce 1 share every 4-8 hours or so.
If I increase it to around 4000ms I have lots of local dead on arrival, with even more shares than a lower refresh rate. (but more dead and orphan shares show up.
I guess I don't fully get it all, but my understanding is that if you set the refresh to a longer rate, you might produce old shares.
But having some dead/orphan shares is better than none at all. So it seems that people with lower hash rates should use longer polling?
They may get more dead, but at least they will get something.
I found that not all were dead, only say 10% were dead when I had a polling rate of 4000ms.
So what gives, does polling rate depend on your overall hash rate?
What I notice, is with very low polling rates(100ms or less), I produce no shares at all. Even if I run it for two days.
But if I set it to 750ms or longer, I will produce about 1 share every 4-8 hours.
And if I set it to about 5000ms, I will produce about 1 share every 2-4 hours(with 25% of those shares ending up as dead/orphans)
So does polling rate depend on hash rate, if you want to produce any shares at all...(dead/orphan/good)