Started my bitcoin mining last night (yes, 2 years too late). Still a lot I need to get my head round but as a concept, I can't fault it. Plus, it's nice to have my CPU / GPU actually max'ing out resources for a change. Funny, there are all kinds of burn tests for hardware but bitcoin does that while making money at the same time,
I do have a query. Since last night, I've installed the bitcoin client on PC1 using guiminer to utilise my dual 5850. It's been mining for a pool. Today, I put together PC2, with dual 5830 hoping to do the same, for the same pool.
My questions are:
1) does it matter that the 2 PCs have different bitcoin address?
2) since I'm registered on the pool, with the relevant workers on guiminer mining away, do I need to have bitcoin client running in the background on either / both PCs?
3) the pool does show me the combined hashrate of the 2 PCs but would any bitcoins generated end up in the same bitcoin address (the one I registered with originally)?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.