Bitcoin Forum
September 26, 2018, 12:03:32 PM *
News: ♦♦ New info! Bitcoin Core users absolutely must upgrade to previously-announced 0.16.3 [Torrent]. All Bitcoin users should temporarily trust confirmations slightly less. More info.
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: A newbie question on mining, posting, gpus etc.  (Read 666 times)
Anenome
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 10
Merit: 0



View Profile WWW
August 04, 2011, 05:59:07 PM
 #1

I've been searching for a while and can't find any one document that explains all to newbies. Does anyone know? And I have zero money, in here or the real world. How can I get coins? Someone said mining, but what was my GPU. Well, I'm on a brand new mac G5 with 1 terabyte hard drive, 8 gigs RAM, etc. but don't know where to find info on GPU usage. Can someone explain?
Also, I've posted several times and this group is the only one I can post in. How do I enable being able to post in other discussions?

Please let me know,

Thanks in advance,

anenome
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1537963412
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1537963412

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1537963412
Reply with quote  #2

1537963412
Report to moderator
Stephen Gornick
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2506
Merit: 1001


View Profile
August 05, 2011, 09:29:15 AM
 #2

I'm on a brand new mac G5 with 1 terabyte hard drive, 8 gigs RAM, etc. but don't know where to find info on GPU usage.

Assuming that is an NVidia GPU, you're not going to be getting much from mining.  From 3 to 20 MHash/s maybe.  A $150 graphics card in a PC is going to get 10 to 50 times that.
 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_hardware_comparison


I've been searching for a while and can't find any one document that explains all to newbies.

If you wish to run the client, here's the steps:
 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Getting_started

and some more info:
 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Introduction

Some useful info might also be found in the FAQ:
 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/FAQ

For mining, here's a good resource:
 - http://ewoah.com/technology/a-very-good-guide-to-building-a-bitcoin-mining-rig-cluster-guide
gochk
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 136
Merit: 100


View Profile
August 05, 2011, 02:59:33 PM
 #3

Also, I've posted several times and this group is the only one I can post in. How do I enable being able to post in other discussions?

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=15958.0
Quote
You are considered "established" if you have spent 4 hours online and have made 5 posts.

zozpuff
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 11
Merit: 0


View Profile
August 05, 2011, 08:20:23 PM
 #4

i'm new too. here's my plan: accumulate some bitcoins in a wallet on my phone to start with, then after it becomes more than i would carry in cash worry about setting up a second wallet offline to send them to.

do you have an android phone?

https://market.android.com/details?id=de.schildbach.wallet

you run the app, generate a wallet, and have people send bitcoins to the address. they should show up. it's that simple.

the hard part is convincing someone to send you bitcoins.
cabreca
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 9
Merit: 0


View Profile
August 05, 2011, 11:25:25 PM
 #5

For GPU mining on a Mac use DiabloMiner.  Also, as it stands right now mining difficulty is too high to go at it solo on a single PC (you'll spend a lifetime and not generate a single bitcoin).  Look into the mining pools.
DrHaribo
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2464
Merit: 1019


Bitminter.com Operator


View Profile WWW
August 06, 2011, 04:53:50 AM
 #6

If you are new to bitcoins and want to try mining, feel free to check out my mining pool and mining software at bitminter.com - one of my design goals was to make it as easy as possible for newbies to use.

▶▶▶ Bitminter.com - Your trusted mining pool since 2011.
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!