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July 17, 2011, 04:01:05 PM
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Hi,

I know this should go in the Mining forum but i'm still a n00b so can only post here!

So has anybody ever thought of using hi powered gaming laptops on college campuses (or any public place where your power usage isn't monitored).

I guess if you had something like an Alienware with Crossfire ATI you might get on pretty well as you don't have the power cost. It would be ideal if you spend full days in college at class or studying in the library.

I guess one concern is that savvy sys admins could monitor web traffic and weed out miners pretty quick I guess.

I'm not gonna be doing it cause I don't have a gaming laptop but I don't think it's too bad an idea..


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July 17, 2011, 04:07:30 PM
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This would work easily.  That means you'd get free power for BitCoin Mining.  I wish I could do that Tongue

They also seem to not really care how much you use and probably wouldn't find you for using lots of power.

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July 17, 2011, 04:11:45 PM
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At the very least would be interesting to see if the administrators of the network shut you down by blocking your traffic,

Since the new 6990M's are already out I would imagine it could do some pretty good hashing.
http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dkcwku2a&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&model_id=alienware-m18x

Too bad in a library that laptop would be very loud and eventually someone would complain.
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July 17, 2011, 04:49:59 PM
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this is my mining rig:


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July 17, 2011, 05:00:19 PM
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I am not sure how I feel about this idea from a moral perspective, then again if you are paying over 20k a year for your college I think you are not overstepping any bounds, if tax payers are paying then you are. If you are abusing for profit as opposed to having bought the rights to do something like that, yea idk
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July 17, 2011, 06:43:55 PM
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That is a super cool rig!! mining or not =D

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July 17, 2011, 07:28:08 PM
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Hi,

I know this should go in the Mining forum but i'm still a n00b so can only post here!

So has anybody ever thought of using hi powered gaming laptops on college campuses (or any public place where your power usage isn't monitored).

I guess if you had something like an Alienware with Crossfire ATI you might get on pretty well as you don't have the power cost. It would be ideal if you spend full days in college at class or studying in the library.

I guess one concern is that savvy sys admins could monitor web traffic and weed out miners pretty quick I guess.

I'm not gonna be doing it cause I don't have a gaming laptop but I don't think it's too bad an idea..


It is theft.  And your college will have full rights to expel you.

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July 17, 2011, 08:23:17 PM
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this is my mining rig:



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July 17, 2011, 08:33:11 PM
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I think it would be unethical and could be considered theft.

Why risk it?

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July 17, 2011, 09:24:25 PM
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seems risky
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July 18, 2011, 12:08:54 AM
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I think it would be unethical and could be considered theft.

Why risk it?
It's not theft.  What's he stealing?  Electricity?  People probably use their laptops all the time in libraries in colleges Tongue it wouldn't really be noticeable.

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July 18, 2011, 12:24:06 AM
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I'd do it if I had an electricity flatrate, as you do.. Wink

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July 18, 2011, 01:50:16 PM
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At the very least would be interesting to see if the administrators of the network shut you down by blocking your traffic,

Since the new 6990M's are already out I would imagine it could do some pretty good hashing.
http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dkcwku2a&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&model_id=alienware-m18x

Too bad in a library that laptop would be very loud and eventually someone would complain.

USD500 to upgrade video card to 6990M ...
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July 18, 2011, 02:19:17 PM
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Theft?  You all have got to be kidding me.  He is paying tuition which includes the cost of electricity.  If the university lets him use it unmetered then that is their fault, it's not theft.
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July 18, 2011, 03:16:02 PM
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At the very least would be interesting to see if the administrators of the network shut you down by blocking your traffic,

Since the new 6990M's are already out I would imagine it could do some pretty good hashing.
http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dkcwku2a&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&model_id=alienware-m18x

Too bad in a library that laptop would be very loud and eventually someone would complain.

USD500 to upgrade video card to 6990M ...

The sick part is that if you read it the line its USD 500 to upgrade to dual 6990M .... so $500 for 2 6990M that each card has 1120 Stream Processor Units

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Stream Processor Units: 1120
Compute Power: 1.6 TFLOPS
Transistor Count: 1.7 Billion
Engine Clock Speed: 715 MHz
Bus Width: 256 bit
Resolution: 2560x1600
Memory Clock Speed: 900 MHz
Memory Size: 2 GB GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth (max): 115.2 GB/s
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July 18, 2011, 03:24:23 PM
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At the very least would be interesting to see if the administrators of the network shut you down by blocking your traffic,

Since the new 6990M's are already out I would imagine it could do some pretty good hashing.
http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=dkcwku2a&c=us&l=en&s=dhs&cs=19&model_id=alienware-m18x

Too bad in a library that laptop would be very loud and eventually someone would complain.

An Ex-college student to a college student - they honestly won't care. Most are more worried about actual p2p sharing of movies and what not. In terms of energy use, as long as its not a fire safety issue you won't have to worry about it.
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July 18, 2011, 03:26:51 PM
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I probably wouldn't try to run a 100 mining computers (would you even have room?), but I personally had 3 computers setup in my old dorm room, never heard a peep.
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July 18, 2011, 03:30:54 PM
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Theft?  You all have got to be kidding me.  He is paying tuition which includes the cost of electricity.  If the university lets him use it unmetered then that is their fault, it's not theft.

I agree

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