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ptw-ace
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June 22, 2011, 04:03:13 AM
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Hi... My name is Philip, but my username is PTW-ACE. I heard about bitcoins through a news article so I proceded to do some internet research. I read some of the wikis out there on bitcoins and heard about bit mining. I've taking a great deal of interest and would like to get started.

I've downloaded and installed the bitcoin program which automatically created me an address. I also downloaded the a bitcoin mining program called GUIMinner, but I can't seem to get it working. I noticed it displayed some servers to connect to via a pool, which I want to do later, but I can't get the GUIMinner to work.

Here's the specs to my computer:
Computer: Alienware Aura (Purchased in late 2007)
OS: Windows Vista (32bit)
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS
RAM: 5gigs

I know it's a little old, but the sooner I can start mining the better. Right now I can't afford to upgrade yet... Exactly what will it take to get going ASAP?
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June 22, 2011, 04:12:03 AM
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Your computer is not the best to mine... Nvidia graphic cards are not efficient as ati vgas to mine.
If you want to know how to mine , go in the forum section dedicated to mining , you will find a sticky topic for beginners.
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June 22, 2011, 04:14:23 AM
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You'll have to create an account at a mining pool and then use the worker / login info from the pool in the guiminer.

Deepbit uses your email and password whereas slush has a username/password for each worker.
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June 22, 2011, 04:22:18 AM
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Your computer is not the best to mine... Nvidia graphic cards are not efficient as ati vgas to mine.
If you want to know how to mine , go in the forum section dedicated to mining , you will find a sticky topic for beginners.

Thanks a bunch for the quick response... Do you have a link to the forum?

You'll have to create an account at a mining pool and then use the worker / login info from the pool in the guiminer.

Deepbit uses your email and password whereas slush has a username/password for each worker.

That's something else I've been wanting to know about... What would be the best mining pool out there? I wouldn't want to run into any scam jobs out there considering how bitcoin has seemingly rising to prominence. BTW Thanks for the quick response.
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June 22, 2011, 04:33:57 AM
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Check out my site. Follow along and you'll be going. If you want to get serious you need to get ATI/AMD cards or you'll never get going.

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