now, i know that PCI is backwards compatible, so one could place a highend card like a HD6990 in an PCI-E x1 (or PCI V1.0 or something) slot and use that right?
i know that the bandwidth will slow down, wich sucks for gaming, but as we're talking mining and not gaming: does that matter in terms as Mhas/S?
and what about power? the PCI power cables from a PSU would surely deliver enough to compensate the loss of PCI-E x16 power (still HD6990) or would you need to underclock it? and a card like HD6970?
also, so i wont have to open a second thread; is there an ubuntu edition designed for mining to place on an USB stick that i can download somewhere, and use that without (much) fiddling around?
thanks in advance!
forgot bout an idea i wanted to ask about: mining costs GPU power, so the CPU barely has any load at all right? so wouldnt it be possible to let the CPU handle a part of the pool server stuff, so that you dont need a fee (i know about BTCguild, but not donating costs them money
or hosting servers like teamspeak?