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June 22, 2011, 09:23:42 AM
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I have a pretty old Macbook, and I wanna try joining a mining pool or something to increase my chance of getting Bitcoins, what is a good miner to use? Also, should I use CPU or GPU mining?

I have a 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo processor, and a Intel GMA 950 graphics card. Thanks in advance (:
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June 22, 2011, 09:34:21 AM
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I have a pretty old Macbook, and I wanna try joining a mining pool or something to increase my chance of getting Bitcoins, what is a good miner to use? Also, should I use CPU or GPU mining?

I have a 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo processor, and a Intel GMA 950 graphics card. Thanks in advance (:

Unfortunately we are at a point where a single laptop has virtually no chance against the professional mining rigs and you will probably spend more money in electricity than you will get back from mining.
Another problem is that for some reason the mining on Apple computers has a way lower efficiency than under other operating systems.

If you are determined to try though, google for "DiabloMiner". It works on MacOS and uses your GPU. Depending on how comfortable you are with installing linux on that laptop, you may want to run DiabloMiner from there in order to harvest some more coins.
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June 22, 2011, 09:42:10 AM
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Diablo Miner works, but you'll need to use the terminal if you are comfortable with it.

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June 22, 2011, 09:45:10 AM
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So am I likely to make any money out of mining pools? Or even mining? Or should I just stick to selling stuff?
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June 22, 2011, 10:27:17 AM
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So am I likely to make any money out of mining pools? Or even mining? Or should I just stick to selling stuff?
You can make some, but very-very little. The GPU in your machine has no support for the technologies needed so you can't use it. And as others have said nowadays CPUs can't compete with GPUs, especially a mobile CPU from an older machine.
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June 22, 2011, 12:48:35 PM
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I wouldn't both with those specs. All it will do is cause your laptop alot of stress and heat with the risk of ruining it. If you want to mine I'd build a desktop with some nice ATI GPUs.
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June 24, 2011, 06:37:18 AM
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I use Diablominer on my new iMac but even with a 6750M I only get around 43 mhash/sec which isn't too good. You'd be better off selling stuff like you do. Smiley

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