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September 01, 2017, 06:03:38 PM
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So mining on pools, do i still need to download and sync the node/blockchains or is that just for solo mining?

I know the next question runs the risk of going slightly off-topic, but here goes....

I dont have a multi-GPU mining rig or ASIC equipment. I am only looking into mining at the moment as a hobby/interest. I have used several CPU/GPU mining programs without success. Both the GPU mining programs Ive used (Ethminer and Claymore) fail to detect/recognize my GTX 260... (all my drivers are up to date) any ideas?

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September 01, 2017, 06:31:09 PM
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Having a node is only required if you're mining by yourself.

As for your other point, the fact that you are using a card that dates back to before cryptocurrency was a thing might be why.

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September 01, 2017, 06:33:52 PM
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Having a node is only required if you're mining by yourself.

As for your other point, the fact that you are using a card that dates back to before cryptocurrency was a thing might be why.

Im 99.99% sure the GTX 260 is a mine-able card as its been named in other sections of this forum for its good performance for its age and low power consumption... I think i need older version of the mining programs but who knows...

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September 01, 2017, 09:14:34 PM
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The GTX 260 is OLD. Honestly its not worth trying to mine on it for anything more than a laugh. I think you might be confusing it with a GTX 1060 as a cheaper card that is good to mine on. Nobody is mining on a card as old as that 260.

Stop buying industrial miners, running them at home, and then complaining about the noise.
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