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July 09, 2011, 09:13:54 PM
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Hey all.

Being now addicted to Bitcoin mining, I want to mine as efficiently as possible. But I have a dilemma: I use my computer most of the day.

So I'm wondering if there's a miner that would detect if my GPU's usage by another program exceeds 10% and pause the mining, so that I may constantly run it in the background automatically, but not have it lag down my gaming, video watching, etc.

It's a bit of a hassle to remember to enable GUIminer whenever I'm not ingame, and to disable it when I use MPC.
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July 10, 2011, 04:24:30 AM
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Hey all.

Being now addicted to Bitcoin mining, I want to mine as efficiently as possible. But I have a dilemma: I use my computer most of the day.

So I'm wondering if there's a miner that would detect if my GPU's usage by another program exceeds 10% and pause the mining, so that I may constantly run it in the background automatically, but not have it lag down my gaming, video watching, etc.

It's a bit of a hassle to remember to enable GUIminer whenever I'm not ingame, and to disable it when I use MPC.
GUIMiner uses poclbm and it frees resources as soon as needed, the only problem it doesn't do it fast enough so a game lags. Add -f300 extra flag to reduce lag, more about flags here https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Poclbm
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July 10, 2011, 10:16:07 AM
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Thanks! I had another response to this that said -f 60, and it seems to work alright.

Would there be any advantages/disadvantages to switching the framerate up to 200?
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July 10, 2011, 06:36:56 PM
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Thanks! I had another response to this that said -f 60, and it seems to work alright.

Would there be any advantages/disadvantages to switching the framerate up to 200?
Greater number means a game would be less laggy , but also less Mheshes with miner. With 300 i have 15 Mhesh drop, but can play WoW with no lag.
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