Hey folks, so I've been reading about bitcoin mining for a while and decided to test the waters yesterday. Basically I don't have a great card nor do I figure I will make any money using my gear so I joined a pool just to check it out, see what it's like, and if I get my head around it and enjoy it I'll probably go out and buy 1-2 better GPUs.
So, that being said, I have a couple of questions. First, I'm using an nVidia 9800GT 1GB (I know right - pretty much the worst card out there from what I've read, but I'm just messing around right now). So, I'm using GUIMiner and want to try limiting my card further to keep temps down. I've tried adding "-s0.01" to the "extra flags" area, but when I do that it just fails to start. After I click "Start Mining" the status area that normally shows hash/s just says "Starting..." and never actually starts. Is there something else I can try?
Next, I'm in slush's pool and everything on the site is updating OK for me, but I wanted to ask how long it takes for "Unconfirmed Rewards" to be "confirmed". I have my send threshold set to .01 and in the last 20 hour or so since I started running I've accumulated .0092, so does that mean when it hits .01 it will be "confirmed"?
Thanks for the info folks, please remember that I'm not doing this for profit, just kind of looking at it as a little hobby/experiment for now and who knows, in the future I might invest a little money and see where it goes. Have a good one!