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June 19, 2011, 11:55:27 PM
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So I've got several old PCs lying around my house. They're all from around 2006... and certainly haven't been used for some time now. I'm just curious if anyone has tried to put their old PCs to work using Linux + Diablo. Is it even worth it to consider using old machines? Or is the only practical way to consider mining at this stage in BTC integration to get an entirely new rig?

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June 20, 2011, 12:23:33 AM
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Unless you can get some decent graphics cards in them, CPU mining will be a waste of money since it'll cost more electricity to run the machines than you'll get from their super low hashing power.
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June 20, 2011, 12:25:37 AM
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If there was only .. someway.. to harness... the power of the sun.

I'm off to make a thread on solar powered mining rigs :|


EDIT: http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=11878.0 Great minds

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